When Damon gets back to the Magically Abandoned But Terrifically Well-Preserved, But Not All That Dusty, Considering Apartment, Elena is hiding out with a weapon of some kind, maybe a vervain dart or hypo. I can't tell. She can't believe it took him so long to get back to her. She called him an hour before. Damon throws her luggage at her and tells her to go change. He knows where Stefan is going to be tonight. Elena can't believe this is his reaction to learning she was nearly discovered by Klaus. Well, what the hell are you doing going after Stefan at this point, Elena? And Damon, did you take stupid pills this week? All he has to say for himself is, "I had an hour to realize what a bad idea it was to leave you here alone, process it, and move on." He waits a beat and then asks if she's okay. When she says she is, he tells her, "Get dressed. You're all road trippy and gross." Yeah, you know that Elena. She always looks a mess. Poor, unattractive thing. Elena asks, "So you know where he's going to be?" Damon says Stefan will be with Klaus, so Damon will distract Klaus, while Elena "deals with" Stefan. Elena: "Okay, thank you." Damon eyes her for a moment and then stands up. "But you're gonna have about five minutes tops before that hybrid freak rips my heart out, so please, tell me you can do this." Elena is full of resolve, if not common sense. "I can do this."
Gloria's Bar: Gloria is looking for Rebekah. Klaus says, "She'll be here. I can't conjure her on demand." Stefan then tries to tease out why Klaus wants him as his wing man. Is it because he liked the way Stefan tortured innocent humans? Klaus says that's half. The other half is that Stefan used to want to be Klaus's wing man.
1920s, Speakeasy: Stefan fluffs Klaus's ego. "They're jealous. Your family wants you dead because they can never be what you are." Klaus: "What -- an abomination?" Stefan says, "No, a king." Klaus laughs as he refers to him and Stefan as two sad orphans. He then warns Stefan that Rebekah is a force of nature when it comes to falling in love. "Be careful. She's totally mad." When Stefan thanks him, Klaus adds that eventually she will leave Stefan. "When she does, don't let your heart do anything stupid." Stefan nods, raises his glass and says, "You know, you're a good friend, Nik. I'm glad I met you." Back in the present day, Klaus raises his glass to Stefan and says, "To friendship."