Gilbert Gables: Bonnie's awake and explaining to Jeremy that when she pushes too hard at the witchcraft, it pushes back. She begs him not to tell anyone about her weakness. Jeremy assumes she means Damon, but she doesn't want anyone who might hurt her to know. They share A Moment talking about how alone they are in all of this. Oh for heaven's sake, just kiss, will ya? Nope, they won't. Instead they start talking about the spell, wondering if it worked.
Southern Mansion: It certainly did. Elena goes back to the couch and finds Bonnie's note, but does she rip it up, or hide it in the couch or stick it in her pocket? NO! She just pets it.
Road Trip: Damon breaks out a juice box (blood bag) and offers it to Stefan with a wry grin, and then is bowled over when Stefan not only accepts and drinks from it, but confesses he's been taking a little bit of human blood every day, to build up his resistance and strength. Damon's eyes twinkle as he wonders if Elena knows about that. Stefan hesitates before admitting it's Elena's blood he's been drinking. It's clear from Damon's silence that he doesn't know how he feels about that (ASIDE FROM TERRIBLY JEALOUS). He tries for a witty comeback, but only manages to sneer "How romantic." Oh, Damon. He changes the subject to Stefan's original bloodsucking days when he liked nothing better than ripping into some fresh hot neck. He wonders if Elena would be so quick to open her veins to the guy who forced his own brother to complete his conversion to vampire.
Southern Mansion: Trevor's all atwitter. Elijah is there. He wants to flee, but Rose reminds him they're family forever and she has his back. Out in the hallway, the front door opens to reveal Elijah, who I'm ashamed to admit makes me feel Mason's loss a little less keenly. Did you ever watch Days of Our Lives? If so, is it just me, or does he look like a combination of the first two Austin Reeds (Patrick Muldoon and Austin Peck)?
After the commercial, Elijah is all Euro-elegant (I should mention Trevor & Rose are Brits) as Rose pleads their case. She has learned Katerina Petrova didn't perish in the fire back in 1864. Elijah is unsurprised by this and claims that when Rose summoned him to "this armpit of civilization, which is a mere 3 hours from the town we know as Mystic Falls, I surmised it had everything to do with Katerina. Do you have her in your possession?" Rose does not, she has something better -- a human doppelganger. Elijah insists that Katerina's family line ended with her, but Rose insists the facts have changed. Rose then makes her bargain, and although she included Trevor in her first explanation to Elijah, she doesn't explicitly mention him while striking the bargain itself, so yeah, Trevor's a goner. Whatever, I'm getting behind. Rose leads Elijah to Elena, he touches her and sniffs her neck. "Human. It's impossible. Hello there." Poor little Elena just trembles.