During their conversation, Stefan is shooting arrows at Elena because baby that's what love is all about. Don't worry. They're not wooden. He's her new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, or something, which SPOILER means Voldemort is going to spring out of the back of his skull before the season is out. I think. What I know is that Stefan is giving Elena hunter-defense lessons. There are some cute couple-y moments between the two, and some good natured jealousy from Stefan. The skinny is that Bonnie has to go to Whitmore College. The professor who took over her grandmother's classes has some personal items for Bonnie. Damon and Elena are crashing the trip. Elena assures Stefan that he's the one getting her through this, no matter who teaches her how to feed. Stefan warns her to be careful. It's easy to get caught up in all the blood and the feed. Elena promises she will. We cut to the...
Mystic Grill. Rebekah shows up and presents Matt with keys to a brand new truck she bought him to replace the one that's still probably in the bottom of the river, from when she tried to kill him. Matt snarks that perhaps Rebekah should be giving it to Elena, since she actually killed her. I love Rebekah, but I hope she gets less needy as the season progresses. I can empathize with her only to a point. After that, my compassion (sorry, Elena, I know that's your gig) turns to contempt.
Klaus watches the whole scene and taunts his sister about trying too hard. He's not wrong, and yet scenes between these two always make me glad I'm an only child -- yeah, even beyond their undeniable incestuous vibe. There's exposition about how Klaus didn't leave town, which, yes, we already get because he's standing in the Mystic Grill. Rebekah reminds Klaus they're still in a fight, just like the Salvatores, but Klaus tells her things have changed. There's a chance The Five have resurfaced. Rebekah is all: I don't care about The Five and I hate your stupid face, or similar.
Whitmore College. Damon drives his beautiful blue convertible onto campus, and as near as I can tell, parks in the middle of a walkway right at the quad. I don't know a campus in America where that wouldn't get you shot, but I guess vampires don't have to worry about non-wooden bullets. To my non-American readers: I kid about the getting shot thing. I just realized that since our reputation as gun-loving yahoos proceeds us, you might have taken that seriously. Parking on the quad would only get you water-boarded at most American universities. I swear.