Italy. 1114. Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah have daylight rings (I questioned this in the recaplet because I thought they didn't need them, but my friend Christy refreshed my memory). They believe this keeps Xander from suspecting they're supernatural beasties, but c'mon, we know how this is going to end. When Elijah asks about the brotherhood, Xander says, "We are but five men, bound by fire and the last breath of a dying witch to single cause -- the destruction of all vampires." They believe they can achieve this because they have the ultimate weapon which they believe no vampire can survive.
Back in the present, Stefan asks how a weapon is the answer to all his prayers. Klaus and Rebekah share a look. Stefan suggests they stop with all the theatrics and get to the point. Klaus is all about the theatrics though, silly Stefan. It's like you and brooding. It's his gift. Klaus interrupts me to point out that they'll get to the "weapon" but first they need to solve the puzzle. The puzzle in question is the hunter's tattoo. It's a map that will lead them to its "treasure." Rebekah points out that the map seems to be invisible, but Klaus is already two steps ahead. He knows Jeremy can see it, and he's already had his hybrids snatch him. Stefan flies to Germ's side, but Klaus stops him from rescuing the boy. When Jeremy declares he's not helping Klaus do anything, Klaus snatches his Protect-o Ring and begs to differ. Commercial.
Whitmore College. Night. Murder House Frat Party. Damon and the girls are dressed as Jack the Ripper and two victims. Their costumes are way too nice for a spur of the moment party, aren't they? Professor Shane is there. Bonnie goes off to talk to him while Damon helps Elena survey the living menu before her. She looks uneasy until she notices some guy slip a roofie in a girl's drink. She walks up to the couple, but instead of bumping into the girl and spilling her drugged drink, she bumps into Roofie Rapist (RR). Really, Show? You couldn't have put two more seconds thought into that. You underestimate how much of your audience already hates Elena. Since this is yet another episode about her overwhelming compassion, I don't think you mean this scene to play out the way it does -- which is to say, that while Elena thinks drugging a girl makes RR deserve a good bloodletting (and hey, no one's arguing with that), it looks like she doesn't give a rat's patootie that the poor girl is still going to be drugged into rape-able oblivion -- in the middle of a gosh darned fraternity party. Sheesh. Anyhow, Elena gets RR to follow her into an empty room, where she compels him into silence and then feeds with gusto. Damon has to stop her from draining her victim dry. He talks her off the ledge at the last second. She compels RR to leave and forget about "this." Damon compliments her and asks how she feels. Elena takes a moment to ponder and then is happy to announce she feels good. She hugs Damon and whispers into his ear, "I want more." She never, ever wipes her mouth, which is just rude, not to mention unsanitary.