Meanwhile, over at the Mayoral Mansion, Mayor Carol "Mama Mulva" Lockwood climbs the stairs as she leaves her M.I.A. son Tyler a voice mail. "I've had an accident and I'm in the hospital." Liar, liar, pants on fire! Oh, wait, as Mama Mulva closes with a plea for Ty to come home, we see Satan Klaus's new manwitch, Maddox, standing at the top of the staircase, coaching Carol on what to say. When she hangs up, she asks why she said what she did. Maddox tells her that's because she had a terrible fall and then he mojos her down the enormous staircase and over the bannister.
Mama Mulva: SPLAT!!!
Damon is drinking and arguing with Stefan about trusting Elijah simply because Elena does. Damon doesn't understand and while my feminist side appreciates Stefan respecting Elena's agency, my maternal side is sooooooooooo with Damon. Stefan is putting his faith in Elena because she chose to trust him despite what he is. "If I'm going to bet on somebody's instincts, it's going to be hers." Damon does a little eye-thing for our viewing pleasure. "Well then that makes you the biggest idiot of them all." When Stefan reminds Damon that Elena has chosen to trust him, too, Damon snarks, "Maybe you shouldn't be so sure about her instincts.
Elena and Elijah have a little heart-to-heart. She is willing to do this, even though Elijah's Elixir mightn't work, because she's the key to breaking the curse and she's got to do what she can to stop Satan Klaus from hurting people. She knows the chance she's taking and she's fine with it. I think Elijah's halfway to being a smitten kitten.
Sidebar of Idle Wishful Thinking: let Elena get vamped and give her a season of mayhem and macking with Elijah, while Stefan and Damon go out of their minds with jealousy (and possibly fool around with Caroline and Bonnie). Just a thought. Oh dear, I hope you variously portmanteau-ed 'shippers don't kill me. I just really like Elijah, m'kay?