All right. I'm a little distracted. Don't say I didn't warn you. After the professor begs off, April asks Matt and Jeremy why Shane is so familiar. They boys claim to have no clue, so April again asks about Rebekah's disappearance. She's the best friend Becky ever almost had! When April explains (again) that Rebekah was supposed to help her find out about the explosion, but then just disappeared, Matt and Jeremy sort of smirk at her. I love them both. You know I do, but right now, I think they suck. They know she's been compelled to forget things -- a fate these two share with April -- so their smirking is decidedly unbecoming. I tried to find a way around it. That is, I tried to interpret it in another way, like the smirks are really about Rebekah, but they're not. They're feeling superior to April, even though they've both been compelled more times than I can count. Stinkers. Let's all smirk at them until our rage passes, okay?
Gilbert Gables. Bonnie is there. She can't believe the boys lost Elena. They explain that Klaus took her and all about they Hunter's Curse that's currently haunting Elena, but Bonnie claims she can't help. Damon continues to treat Bonnie like she lives in his tool box. "Wave your magic wand. Hocus pocus. Be gone, hunter ghost-us." Bonnie says while the spirits won't let her harness the magic she'd need to break the curse, she can ask Shane for help because he knows everything. Satisfied, Stefan sets off to try and retrieve Elena from Klaus. Let me stick a pin in this moment. I'll be back to it, I swear.
Klaus Haus. Klaus shoves Elena into a beautifully appointed room. The windows have been bricked up to protect his art collection, which makes it an ideal setting for a soon to be suicidal baby vampire. Elena says she'd never kill herself, and everyone who watched the past two seasons laughs 'til their sides hurt. Klaus refrains from reminding her of her recent past by instead explaining his distant past. After he killed the Original Five, he fell under the Hunter's Curse for 52 years, 4 months and 9 days, not that he was counting, or anything! Yes, for yea long, Klaus was tormented by his supernatural victims. He tried to kill himself but couldn't because he's immortal and all. Elena wonders if Stefan knew this would happen if she killed Connor. Klaus sets her straight. "All he knew is that the hunter had to be kept alive. You should have listened to him when he said he had it covered, love." When Elena asks what else Stefan knew, Klaus evades the question and starts to leave the room. Realizing he won't be a party to her impending breakup with Stefan, Elena asks Klaus how he got the hunter-haunting to stop. Klaus: "I didn't. Eventually, it just stopped. The hallucinations tend to appear in strange forms. Don't say I didn't warn you."