Now, I was all ready to pick on the fact that Jeremy said Elena was 300 miles from Mystic Falls and Elijah noted they were 3 hours from Mystic Falls, but honestly, I'm tired, so I'm going to let you do it, instead. Go ahead. There. Isn't that better? Anyhow, our beautiful Brothers Salvatore arrive on the mansion grounds. Damon wants to make sure Stefan knows how risky this caper is, as the vamps who grabbed Elena are probably 500 years or older. There's every chance they won't make it out alive. Stefan can't think of a better reason to die, but will understand if Damon stays behind. Of course Damon isn't staying behind.
Mansion Interior: Elijah toys with Trevor as the lesser vampire apologizes. There's talk of honor and loyalty and begging for forgiveness. Elijah grants it, and then knocks Trevor's head clear off his body. It's as gruesome as it is awesome. As Elijah moves toward Elena, she bargains for her life by sputtering out that she knows where the moonstone is and can get it for him. Elijah tries to compel her to tell him, but Elena says it doesn't work that way. Having been around the block, Elijah quickly realizes Elena's necklace must be a vervain charm. He rips it off her neck, tosses it across the room, grabs her by the hair and demands his answer. Elena, now under his thrall, tells him the moonstone is in the old Mystic Fall tomb, with Katherine.
Just then, Damon and Stefan enter. Elijah hears them, but they are Stealth-Salvatoring all over the place and teasing him with whispers of "Up here," and "Down here." After they shoot a stake through his palm, Elijah gets serious. As he looks for Damon and Stefan, Stefan pulls Elena aside and Damon pulls Rose aside and they shush the girls into silence. Elijah breaks a coat rack into a formidable makeshift stake as he calls out to the boys -- explaining that they'll never beat the likes of him. He just wants the girl.