Connor's Camper. Meredith arrives. Damon needs her to cut around the arrow (which went in his chest and is sticking out through his back) so that he can pull it out without adding any tension to the trigger wire. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, because I'm not exactly clear on the logistics of this contraption. Also, I'm still queasy from the blood puke of last week's episode, so let's not dwell on the yucky stuff. Instead, let's enjoy the unexpected chemistry between Damon and Meredith. When she asks why he didn't call Stefan, Damon admits he's too proud and stubborn. Mere seems to already understand they're in a fight. She thinks Damon is a good brother, going out and looking for their would-be killer, while Stefan gets to play schoolboy with their girlfriend. They exposit about Pastor Cliche. His suicide note was in reach, so Damon read it while he was waiting for Mere. They wonder what the Pastor meant about a "greater evil" coming to Mystic Falls. Mere finally loosens the arrow. Damon pulls it out. Nothing explodes.
MFHS, Interior. Rebekah finds Matt at his locker. She wants him to come to her party. Since she tried to kill him, and is responsible for vamping Elena, he's less than inclined to attend. In fact, he's so disinclined, he never says a word as Rebekah tries to plead her case. He leaves her with a glare and heads off down the hall, where he's confronted by Connor, who says something about Matt's earlier excuse for having a bandaged neck, then pulls the new bandage off Matt's wrist. Seeing the distinct fang marks, he says, "Kinky girlfriend." Wow. Connor has beautiful eyelashes. I just thought I'd throw that out there. Why is always the guys? Connor demands to know who Matt's feeding. Matt won't talk at first, but when Connor gets forceful, Matt says, "It's Rebekah. Rebekah Mikaelson." Ooh, my Pudding Pop is quick on his feet, even when his blood count is low. Commercial.
Mossy Manse. Elena is ransacking Damon's room when he arrives home. She lies that she's looking for booze to take the edge off, before going to Rebekah's party. He tells her to look in his top drawer. Elena does and finds his underwear. "You keep your alcohol in your underwear drawer?" No silly, he keeps his underwear in his alcohol drawer. Okay, no. He knows she's actually looking for the Son of White Oak stake. When Damon opens his shirt, Elena notices his arrow wound. He chalks it up to a hunter mishap. Elena tells him Connor was in their school today. Damon says he already knew, thanks to Jeremy. Elena asks why he was talking to Jeremy -- you know, her brother Damon once killed as part of an extreme hissy fit. Damon tells Elena not to worry her pretty little head about it, but Elena doesn't want Jeremy dragged into it. Damon shrugs that off. The Germ might actually prove useful. Damon -- knowing full well that Elena can't take her eyes off him -- peels off his shirt. When she just stares at him, he undoes his pants and asks her if she plans to stay for the whole show. I love him best when he's being a Pixie Monster. Elena, remembering herself, marches out of the room, pledging to find the stake. Insert your own cheap pun, here.