Klaus: Isn't that just the most adorable thing you've ever seen?
It's up there. Poor Bonnie. Klaus blahs something at her about the spell and we cut to Mossy Manse. Caroline finds Ric recovering on the couch. She makes a crack about his run in with "Buffy the vampire." I pretend that's a shout-out to me. She's there to check up on Alaric, in case he's not himself. He says he is. Caroline figures not-him would make the same claim and delivers some herb juice from Elena. They agree that it's revolting, but necessary.
Caroline brings up the elephant in the room. Alaric apologizes for killing her father and admits he doesn't even know what else to say. Caroline graciously confesses the murder she committed right after she turned, and even more generously adds that she liked it. She says she has blood on her hands -- they all do. Ric yeah buts her because the blood on his hands is her father's. Caroline acknowledges that, but points out that her victim must have had loved ones, too. Her point is that she knows she's no better than he.
Caroline: So, I'm going to take a page from the Elena Gilbert handbook and choose to believe that you can be saved, okay?
Recapper: *Weeps* Shut up, you guys. I'm a sucker for forgiveness and redemption stories.
Elena meets Stefan downtown. He reports that Finn is at the Grill, so they should take advantage of the opportunity to stake him. Elena reminds Stefan that Rebekah has Damon, so saving him needs to be their priority. Stefan wants to stick to the plan. Elena doesn't want to risk Damon's life. Stefan says Damon's head would explode if they squandered an Original-killing opportunity just to save him. Elena gets that, but she also knows that if the roles were reversed, Damon would stop everything to rescue Stefan. Stefan says he knows what Damon would want. Elena says what he'd want and what they should do are two different things. They stare each other down for a moment and then Stefan gets all, "Are you going to help me with this or not?" When Elena doesn't answer, he says he'll figure it out himself and swans off.
Klaus Haus, Torture Salon. Damon's just hanging around (sorry) bleeding and suffering, when Elena walks in. He can't believe his eyes, and he shouldn't, because this is all a Rebekah-induced hallucination, but we don't know that yet. Hallucination Elena frees Damon's hands from the animal traps. He can barely stand, so she bears his weight as they make their way through the mansion. Damon falls and says he needs a minute. Elena offers him her wrist and orders him to drink her blood. He hesitates at first, but she persuades him. They stare into one another's eyes as he drinks. When he's done, they are about to kiss, but the hallucination ends.