As Elena's walking to her car, her cell phone rings. It's Humpty Dumpty, threatening that next time, she won't get away from him. She jumps in her car and squeals off and into the commercial.
Mossy Manse: Elena whines to Stefan about her newest vampire stalker. "Why me?" Stefan wisely refrains from saying, "Because you look like Katherine, duh," and instead blathers about how "we're" predators and that stalking and hunting is as thrilling as the kill. That's quite a match you've made yourself there, Miss Gilbert. He then gives her the ACTUAL VAMPIRE COMPASS (which he got from Damon, who got it from Scum, who stole it from Germ) and in case we forgot he was a vampire, even though he just reminded us, the camera lingers on it while it whirls and whirs until it's pointing straight at Stefan.
MFHS; exterior: Caroline and Matt are painting decorations for the '50s Decade Dance, and they're painting each other a little too, but not in a full-on body paint way; it's just a little forearm play... I mean art. They giggle and bat their eyelashes at one another, enjoying their "friendship." But the conversation turns serious when Caroline tries to turn attending the dance into a date. Matt can't go. He has to work. As a busboy. You can imagine Princess Caroline's involuntary sneer. "Since when are you a busboy?" Matt gets understandably defensive (although my 11 year old thinks he was "mean") and explains that with his mom only popping in on occasion, he has no choice but to work. He leaves in a huff, but he's still sweet enough that even his huffs are pudding flavored. Caroline looks like she's starving for a taste -- just enough to get the foot-flavor out of her mouth, perhaps.