Mossy Manse, Stefan's room. Elena dresses in a lacy, off-white baby doll dress, that looks like a nightie if you ask me, but Dobrev manages to pull it off, because she won the gene pool lottery where looks are concerned. She sees Damon watching her and as she turns to face him, she tells him not to worry. She's not going to lose it, tonight, " At least not before the cake." Damon smiles as he shrugs. "It's your party. You can cry if you want to." Okay, I liked the Allman Brothers earworm better, but that made me chuckle. Damon walks all the way in the room and sighs about Stefan being such a pack rat. And he's not wrong. Someone should throw out that horrendous fleur de lis wall decoration. Damon picks up a photo of a happy looking Elena and Stefan and considers it a moment before gently returning it to his place, and announcing that he got something for Elena. She had forbidden him from buying her a birthday present and as he hands her the box, he insists he didn't. Elena: "You stole it?" Hee. No, it seems Alaric found her old Vervain containing necklace at his loft. Elena is touched by the gesture and glad to have this little bit of Stefan back. She looks lost in her thoughts as Damon puts the necklace on her. He offers her his arm and says, "Shall we." Commercial.
Downstairs, the party Elena never wanted is dialed up to eleven. The Manse is packed and the crowd (there's too many to call them guests) is so rowdy, you'd think they took their marching orders from Tom Brady. Damon spots a young woman with a bottle from his personal stash and quickly compels her. "You don't want that. You want the cheap young stuff, over by the cheap young people." Wheeeeee! Great delivery from Ian there, and a great line too, because after all, he's more than a century old. No matter how young he looks and acts, you know there has to be a bit of a grumpy old man inside that handsome young package. As Damon drinks from his rescued bottle and Caroline drags Elena off for drinks, Jeremy and Matt are getting high in another room. Oh no. Jeremy's hair looks really good. If he's going to be using again, can he at least keep looking like this. My daughter is horrified (and I'm thankful that she is) that Jeremy is smoking pot again and surprised and disgusted that Matt's partaking, too. The boys' conversation turns to how Jeremy has been seeing "things" since he died and Bonnie magically brought him back to life. When Matt asks what sort of things, Jeremy realizes that Matt is the brother of one of those things, so he demurs. At any rate, he's using that as an excuse for sparking up.