After school, Tyler is shooting hoops with the boys (no Matt this week, sorry Pudding Pop fans), but once he sees Caroline he takes off after her and accuses her of lying. When she won't come clean with the truth, he grabs her. She throws him off and to the ground, which sort of confirms his lying accusation, but Caroline erects a brick wall between herself and Puppy. (Yes, that's Tyler's new nickname, because 'Roid Rage just doesn't cut it these days.) He has a little tantrum and kicks a fully loaded metal trashcan into a car, causes a scene and... SCENE!
Road Trip: About 220 miles into the trip, Stefan shows Damon the weapons he got from Alaric. This week's Chekhov's gun is a vervain-filled grenade of sorts. Nifty! Stefan wants some road trip brotherly bonding, and thanks Damon for helping. When Damon tries to shut it down, Stefan gets right to the heart of the matter. "Are you in this car because you want to help your little brother save the girl that he loves, or is it -- is it because you love her, too?" Oh honey, it's both. Damon refuses to play, pointing out that he can step out of helping as quickly as he stepped into it. Lying pretty little Evil Pixie Monster -- you so cannot. Stefan agrees with me, and tells Damon so.
Gilbert Gables; Jeremy's Bedroom: Bonnie and Jeremy hang out on his bed to make it perfectly clear we're going to go somewhere with these two, eventually, and I'm all for that. They both need outside lives with insiders who understand. Once Bonnie starts feeling too comfortable with the Germ, she snaps out of it and realizes she can do another spell that might help Elena. Grimoire at the ready, she dispatches her manservant to get a candle and Elena's hairbrush. While he's gone, Bonnie writes a note to Elena, telling her that Stefan and Damon are riding to the rescue. She then balls some of Elena's hair in the note, holds the crumpled note in her hand and her hand over the candle's flame. As she quietly incants, Bonnie's nose starts to bleed again. Alarmed, Jeremy hollers her name and tries to snap her out of her trance, but Bonnie keeps going. Once he grabs her arm, the note bursts into flame. Bonnie opens her eyes, which quickly roll back in her head and she passes out in Jeremy's bed. Oh man, first Vicki, then Anna. If Bonnie dies, Jeremy's gonna become a monk and he's way too cute for that.