Gilbert Gables. Matt and Jeremy satisfy their munchies with ice cream. As he leaves, Matt asks if he can take the rest of it home with him. Heh. Matt also wants to know what happened in the car back at Mossy Manse. He knows he heard Jeremy say Vicki's name. Eventually, Jeremy confides in Matt that he's been seeing visions of Vicki ever since he died and Bonnie brought him back to life, but Matt doesn't get it. I think he kind of does, but you can almost see him scurrying to erect a wall between himself and the truth. He says he sees Vicki all the time too, because he wants to -- wants her to be there. Jeremy can tell Matt doesn't really want to know the truth, so when Matt says, "Look I know we've got our hands full with all the supernatural stuff in this town, but... ghosts?" Jeremy respects Matt's shield of denial, forces a laugh and says, "Like I said, Matt. My head's all messed up." Oh Matt, you really kind of failed Jeremy there. Between that and the way you've been toward Caroline, I don't even want to call you Pudding Pop, tonight.
Tulley, Southern Comfort Bar. Poor Ray is now bleeding and suffering on a pool table, as Klaus walks around and tells him, "Okay, it's a three step process, Ray. This is step one. I want you to drink from my wrist." Ray: "I already told you where to find the pack. What more do you want from me?" Klaus leans over his victim. "Have you been listening to a word I've been saying, Ray?" He points the tip of his knife at Ray's cheek. "I have great plans for you." He slices his own wrist open and thrusts it in Ray's mouth, as he tells the compelled bar patrons that Ray will thank him for it later. Once Ray finishes choking down the blood, he asks what Klaus is going to do now. Stefan returns just as Klaus says, "It's time for step two, Ray," and then snaps Ray's neck. Stefan winces just a little as he looks at Ray's corpse. When Klaus says, "You're back," Stefan asks, "Did you doubt me?" Klaus: "Not for a second. I knew you'd pass the test. You still care for your brother -- your old life." Stefan shrugs it off and says he doesn't care about anything any more. Klaus says, "You put on a good show, Stefan. I almost believe you. Let's hope for your brother's sake that he does." As a tormented Stefan leans on the bar, Klaus comes up behind him and whispers, "You never stop caring about family, do you? But every time you feed, the blood makes it easier to let go." Okay, so wait... Klaus knows he can trust Stefan because Stefan still cares for Damon and his old life. But Klaus revels in Stefan feeding, because every time he does, the blood is going to make it easier for him to let go. So riddle me this. If Stefan becomes what Klaus wants him to become, how will Klaus trust him? I don't understand Klaus's motive for keeping Stefan with him and corrupting him into a full-blown Ripper, I guess. I barely understand why Klaus also wants to make an army of other vicious, invincible creatures. Am I still looking at this wrong, or over-thinking it, or does it just not make a lot of sense if you look closely? Huuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr.