Grill. Connor orders all the kids to take a seat, then demands Jeremy's cell phone. Jeremy pleads with Connor to let April go, since she has nothing to do with this. Connor says, "She has everything to do with this. Her and her father. Plus, she and I have history." April has no idea what he's talking about, and says she's never seen him before in her life. Connor: "You kids need to get some vervain." He then grabs Jeremy's wrist and adds, "And don't just wear it as a bracelet, where anyone can just take it off. Maybe then you'd remember our conversation at the hybrid's yesterday."
It's Jeremy's turn to be clueless. "Our conversation? Are you saying someone compelled me?" Oh Jeremy, there's no gambling in Casablanca. When April wants to know what the hell everyone's talking about, Connor flat out says vampires. Matt: "If you know so much, then you know our friends are going to come for us." Connor's counting on it. The more who come, the more he gets to kill. Using Jeremy's phone, he sends a group text message to Stefan, Damon and Tyler. "Hunter at Mystic Grill with hostages. They all die at sundown." Connor then lays the phone on the back of a booth and stabs it. What is with all the phone violence on this show? Although given a choice between phone violence, gore, and vomit, I'd choose phone violence (and then gore -- vomit is always a last resort, vomit and of course undefined raunch explosions). Commercial.
Lockwood Mansion. Damon is strategizing with... no, make that to Elena and Tyler, when Stefan walks in. Damon's plan amounts to ripping out Connor's heart and then feeding it to him. Stefan points out that's not much of a plan, as Connor has Jeremy and other hostages. Elena thinks Damon's right, since while the hunter is strong, he's no match for all of them. Tyler's even enlisting hybrid help. Just then, Caroline walks in and reports that her mother has squad cars blocking the street. The official story is that it's a gas leak. Damon is ready to go. Stefan tries to put on the brakes and says no one's going anywhere until he figures out what they're walking into. Damon: "Until you figure it out? Is that where you've been all morning -- out buying bossy pants?" Heh. Stefan reminds Damon that Connor's known for setting traps. "We'd be pretty dumb to walk into one -- especially if he has werewolf venom." Elena: "Does he?" Stefan realizes he's said too much, so he doubles down on his deception and looks Elena straight in the eye as he says, "He's had it before." Damon gives Stefan one hour to do recon, but says they're going to need more help. "Where the hell's the Wicked Witch of the West?" Caroline says Bonnie can't do magic. Damon: "Really? Well call her. Tell her Jeremy's life is in danger. Maybe that will bring her out of retirement."