Back at the party, things are still loud and rowdy. Caroline is swilling down a bottle of booze as she watches Tyler and Sophie dance sexily with each other. Matt walks up and says, "Since when are they a thing?" Caroline says, "I thought you were ignoring me." He says he's not. She shoots back that he's hardly said five words to her all summer. Matt says, "Maybe because every time I've seen you, you've been with him." Caroline says that's because Tyler is her friend. She then gives Matt a look. "...Which is what I thought you were." Matt's still bitching about Caroline hanging so much with Tyler and says he thought vampires and werewolves are supposed to be mortal enemies. Caroline shushes him, because they're in a middle of a crowd and she's not really ready to come out to the whole town. Matt pleads that he's out of it, apologizes and walks away.
When Tyler and Sophie walks up, Tyler wants to know what happened with Caroline and Matt, but she just tells him, "Nothing." Sophie smiles. "Great party, Caroline. Caroline flashes back a fake smile and with her voice unnaturally high says, "Thanks." The camera zooms in on Caroline's right eye. She turns on the compulsion glare and her voice drops two octaves as she adds, "Now leave it." Ha! Tyler's all, "What the hell?" But Caroline ignores him and storms off.
Back on the patio, Damon's putting away his cell phone as he tells Alaric that Andie wants him to pick her up. Alaric says, "You mean your fake, compelled girlfriend wants you to be a chivalrous boyfriend." Damon smirks. "Well, it's a complicated dynamic." Indeedy it is. He tells Alaric to hold the fort down in his absence. Alaric says, "You mean the fort full of my drunk history students?" Damon: "Drink more. It'll feel less weird."
Upstairs, Caroline yells out, "This room is off limits," until she realizes it's Elena entering Damon's room. Caroline's there to take a beat and drink a bag of blood. When she asks if Elena if she's hiding, Elena says she was just looking for Damon. Caroline says he'd better be there somewhere because they haven't even done the birthday cake, yet. Elena would like to pass on that, but Caroline insists that she do it. "It's your birthday, dawn of a new day, and you can't get on with your life until you've made a wish and blown out the candles." Elena wonders if getting on with her life is what everyone wants from her. Caroline wants to make sure that Elena's life doesn't pass her by. Elena won't give up on her search for Stefan and says her only wish is to find out that Stefan is alive. Caroline apologizes, blames her insensitivity on her drunkenness. Elena only half listens though, because she catches sight of Damon's whole closet full of Stefan clues and opens the door to investigate further. She is shocked to realize Damon is tracking, in her words, "Klaus." Caroline asks why Damon wouldn't just tell her what he was doing. Elena doesn't know.