Jeremy, Elena and Aunt Jenna arrive, planning to drop off their food, pay their respects quickly and leave the cocktail wake. When Elena spots Damon, she tells her family to go ahead; she'll join them shortly. Alone with Damon, she asks how he's doing, saying they're close enough that they should be able to talk about it. Damon says, "I kissed you. I thought you kissed me back. Doppelganger hijinks ensued. How do you think I'm doing?" He objects when Elena says she thinks he's hurting. He pretends he doesn't get hurt, but Elena calls him on his crap, so he calls her on a little of hers. "You're scared. You think Katherine's going to send me off the deep end, don't you? I don't need her for that... You know why... why is it such a surprise that I would kiss you?" Elena says it's not. "I'm surprised that you'd thought I'd kiss you back." Damon grimaces and swallows hard. "Now I'm hurt." He's about to leave when Bonnie runs up, visibly distressed. As Elena asks her what happened, we cut away.
Jeremy finds Tyler drinking from his dad's flask in the study. After an awkward moment, Jeremy apologizes for Tyler's loss. When Tyler raises an eyebrow at his concern, Jeremy says he remembers when his own father died, having to listen to a bunch of strangers tell him what a great guy his dad was. Tyler says, "The difference is, in your case, it was true. My dad was a dick." Jeremy knows this, and knows Tyler knows it, so he shoots straight. "Yeah. Yeah, he was." Tyler is half-offended and half-appreciative of Germ's honesty and offers him the flask. Just then, Brick House enters, confiscates the flask, chases Jeremy off (probably because he so very much needs to wash his hair), takes a swig and hands the flask back to Ty, who drinks deep.
Katherine tries to make small talk about the growth of the Lockwood estate. "The possessions of all the tomb vampires built them quite a fortune." Stefan asks why she wanted the tomb refugees dead, since she's the one who turned them. Katherine chuckles. "There's nothing more annoying than a vengeful vampire, Stefan -- just ask John Gilbert." Heh. She tries to flirt with him about how much stronger, meaner and sexier he is now, but Stefan will have none of it. "I haven't spent 145 years obsessed with you." Katherine flanks him as she smirks. "Yeah? Based on your choice of women, I'd say otherwise, though I'll admit it, it does bother me that you've fallen in love with someone else." Stefan tells her he was never in love with her -- since she compelled him, none of his feelings were real. Playing the coy minx, Katherine tells him she knows the truth and deep down, so does he. Stefan says the truth is, "You're the same lying, selfish, manipulative bitch that you've always been, so whatever it is that brought you here, why don't you just get on with it and leave town? Because if you don't, I will hunt you down, and I will rip your heart out." Shiver. When Katherine tells him she came back for him, Stefan says, "Well the problem, Katherine, is that I hate you." At lightning speed, she rips a candle stand out of the ground and stabs him in the gut with the business end. "You hate me, huh? That sounds like the beginning of a love story, Stefan, not the end of one." She removes her makeshift weapon from his person and leaves him moaning on all fours. Commercial.