Craphole, Down East. Rebekah and Damon make like they're in an episode of Lost and traipse across the island, talking about Bonnie and bickering about whether or not she is scared of Silas. While Rebekah is getting in a few digs about Elena, Damon hears something, so he grabs Rebekah and uses the immortal as his
human vampiric shield. Poor Becky takes an arrow in the back. Damon apologizes and but then adds, "Better you than me," because he's Damon. It's Vaughn who is taking shots at them. After throwing the Beckster to the ground, Damon catches another arrow in his hand and then charges. He wrestles Vaughn to the ground, disarms him (but not in a Kol way) and knocks him out. We cut to...
Another part of the island. While Bonnie sobs, "Shane" prepares Spirit tea over his campfire and offers it to her. Bonnie refuses and casts the cup to the ground. As she grieves for Jeremy, her powers start to spin out of control, but "Shane" grabs her and calms her down by promising she's going to see Jeremy again. We cut to...
Gilbert Gables. Elena grabs her journal and returns to Jeremy's room, where she finds Meredith. As the doctor checks Jeremy's condition, Elena babbles about how once, when Alaric was dead, he was gone for nearly a day. She starts to worry that they'll have to be on guard against Jeremy turning into a Psycho Killer. Meredith's face is full of pity as she listens. Stefan is lurking somewhere, watching his ex feel all the feelings more feelingly than anyone has ever before felt feelings. Finally, Meredith discusses Jeremy's condition. Jeremy died of extreme blood loss and a broken neck. His muscles have tightened past rigor mortis. If left unattended, his body will start to bloat.
Steven R. McQueen: Oh hell, no. I've worked hard on that body. Don't let me bloat, Elena.
Elena: Stop! He's not dead.
Meredith: Release the body to me. I'll get him to a funeral home and have him prepared for viewing.
Elena (vamping out): What part of not dead do you fail to understand? You used vampire blood to save my life. There is no science here. There is MAGIC! Also, I'm not in denial.
Matt arrives and makes everything better for a second, but then he looks at the bed, sees dead Jeremy and starts to cry. Elena goes to Matt to comfort him. She promises that when Bonnie arrives, everything will be fine. We go to commercial so I can cry.
Downstairs, Matt brings Elena some tea. In her most lighthearted moment of the episode, she asks if he's drugging her. Matt smiles. "Poison your best friend once and suspicion follows you forever." When Elena explains that Damon stayed back on Craphole Down East to find Bonnie, Matt finds this strange.