Whitmore College. Exterior. Damon tutors Elena as they follow the pretty blonde girl from the lecture hall. Elena approaches her out in the middle of the crowded quad and pretends like she's a student in the Anthropology class in need of the reading list. She compels her prey and is all ready to feed, when she notices the wallpaper on the girl's smartphone. It's her and her little sister. Our Lady of Compassion can't go through with the feed, and compels the girl to go back to class. Damon gives her hell. "Everybody is someone's uncle, or father, or camp counselor, or Bible study teacher. Elena, you don't know these people. Why do you care?" She cares because she's our Lady of Compassion.
They're interrupted by Bonnie, who asks what's going on. Damon snaps that Elena's teaching him about feelings. Elena asks Bonnie if she got to talk to Professor Shane. She did. He's found some of her grandmother's things, and he's going to dig them up for her. Bonnie then hands them a flyer for a "Murder House" frat party. Damon declares it solves all their problems. "Douche Central." He rubs his hands together and tells Elena she'll be eating well tonight, then asks the girls if they should dress as victims or killers.
Klaus Haus. In the red room of pain, Rebekah asks how Klaus knows Connor is one of The Five, since he doesn't seem to be sporting their trademark tattoo. Klaus exposits...zzzz
Oh, sorry. If you made it through this episode and then still wanted to read the recap, I should be way more considerate of your time and patience, because I know how I feel about hearing all of this once, never mind multiple times. Klaus says the tattoos aren't visible to the naked eye on the new model. He then leads Stefan and Rebekah into the dining room, where there's people food (not people who are food) on the table and a compelled young lady waits on them. Klaus is grateful to the now-exploded Council for rounding up all the vervain in town. Did they really get it all? I guess so. I don't think this is a plot point. I think it's more of a contrivance so that we no longer have to wonder why the locals are again compellable and edible. It just seems a bit facile to me. I get tired of the villains being so invulnerable while the good guys can't even get their hands on a plant. Whatever. I've skipped a bunch of exposition, mainly about Rebekah and Klaus's fight, Elena's blood, making hybrids, etc. but you're not missing anything. Stefan agrees, because he says, "Let me just name the million other people I'd rather be having dinner with right now." Preach it, brother. Klaus asks Rebekah's forgiveness. Rebekah says she'll take it under advisement. Stefan asks about Rebekah's hunter. We flashback to...