Elena is talking to her Aunt Jenna when Alaric approaches. Jenna asks how she looks. Elena says, "Beautiful," in such a sweet, sincere way. Once Alaric walks up to the ladies, they dance around the subject of not having seen each other for a while, and then he asks her if she wants to go get a drink, leaving Elena alone when Matt -- who is a pickled little Pudding Pop, walks up and asks her to dance.
Elsewhere, Damon runs into She's-the-Sheriff, but she's not the Sheriff, tonight. She's all dolled up and her hair looks fabulous. I wonder if her gay ex-husband helped her get ready. Damon pronounces the look smashing, and Liz is truly touched. She then talks ragtime, about how she had her doubts at first, but he won her over, just like everyone else on the Council. I say "ragtime" because he won her over first. Oh sure, she did have doubts but that all was just weird, wasn't it? Damon thanks her and makes a big deal about how wonderful it is to be feeling at home back in Mystic Falls, so Liz has to spoil the mood. She tells him Uncle Snark's intel was good. "The blood banks. The missing people. All of it is true. We might have a problem." Before they can get deeper into conversation, Jeremy approaches and asks for an update on the Vicki Donovan case. Liz is like she ODed. What else you want? Jeremy points out that it's likely she didn't bury herself. Liz snaps back into Sheriff-mode. "The investigation is ongoing, but there's nothing more I can tell you at this time."
Matt, looking as smitten as he is drunk, dances away from Elena, giving Stefan a chance to approach and beg for a dance from the belle of the ball. When Stefan spins her a little too vigorously, Elena bumps into the guy behind her. She immediately apologizes, adding, "My fault. I'm clumsy." And in a completely unbelievable turn of events, the guy tells her that maybe she should get off the dance floor, then. I'm sorry, I'm not buying that any guy would ever be so rude to such a beautiful young woman, especially at a small town party of founding families and such. Anyhow, Stefan confronts Rude Guy. When he won't back down, Stefan compels him to apologize.