At the dance, people are dancing, like you do, as Klaus trawls the party and picks out some apt pupils for a little extra-credit compulsion. Ooh. Evil.
Outside, Jeremy offers Bonnie his protect-o ring. She tries to crack a joke about how going steady is so 1950s, but it falls flat. He has to do something to protect her while she's risking her life for his sister. Bonnie says the ring won't work. It was enchanted to protect against the supernatural, not to protect those who are supernatural. So, what? You can't tweak it a little, Bonnie? You have the power of a hundred witches swirling around in you. She's not listening to Jeremy or to me. Instead, she tries to make Jeremy think she's less likely to die than she is. As she hugs him, she spies Damon over his shoulder, he gives her his Cheshire Cat grin and walks off as Elena and Stefan join them. I love how Damon can just go to a school dance. MFHS chaperoning is for the birds. Inside, one of Klaus's apt pupils announces the next song is dedicated to Elena from Klaus. Commercial.
Elena says she knows everyone there and doesn't think Klaus is there. Damon goes off to talk to Alaric, who is still Klaus, and is a little miffed when Damon notes he's not impressed by Klaus's attempt to be twisted. When Caroline shows up, Stefan spins Elena into Damon's arms to dance, because he totally doesn't know what happened when they danced last year. Elena is startled at first, but soon relaxes and even enjoys herself with Damon. These two and their eye-sex. Oh Stefan, look out, boy. He can't hear me, he's cutting in on Matt and Caroline to let her know that Klaus is there, somewhere and they have to remain on their guard.
Damon cuts in on Bonnie and Jeremy and soon admits to our witch that he overheard her arguing with the Germ and knows she's laying her life on the line for Elena. Bonnie swears him to secrecy. Damon wouldn't risk Elena, so her secret is safe. When he wonders, though, if there isn't someway to improve Bonnie's chance of survival, she's caught off-guard and makes a crack that someone might think he actually cares. Oh and then there's eye-sex between them. That's probably an occupational hazard when working with Somerhalder, and yet, I think it's intentional. I know a lot of you hate triangles, and if so, I think you're watching the wrong show, so I hope you get other things out of it. I hate badly done triangles, but I have to hand it to TVD. They always give me something to enjoy at every angle. Bonnie and Damon are no exception.