Gilbert Gables. As Elena showers, she hallucinates that the water is blood. Wow, Nina Dobrev has a beautiful back. I know that saying anything of Nina's is beautiful is hardly breaking news, but it's still worth noting, and much more pleasant to focus on than the blood pooling around her feet. If Buffy's Season Six was Season Sex, then The Vampire Diaries' Season Four is Season Gore. Out of the shower, she grabs a towel and gasps for breath that vampires shouldn't even need. We cut to the...
Kitchen. Our ever fastidious Damon is cleaning up Jeremy's blood and otherwise being obsessive-compulsive, when Stefan joins him. I love that Damon is a Felix. I just wish Stefan would be more of an Oscar, even when he's not in ripper mode. Jeremy's off to school to help Bonnie set up for some occult exhibit (and possibly to escape the house in which he was just murdered by his own sister).
Stefan hesitates to answer his phone when Klaus calls, but Damon says, "Quit avoiding him. You're being shady. Shady people get outed." Stefan answers the phone and says he doesn't want to talk about "it." Klaus is characteristically perturbed that he's lost both a hybrid and hunter, but they've got endless centuries in which to find a new path to the cure. He's just worried about one thing. "I'm concerned about your beloved. Have the hallucinations started, yet?" Stefan wants to know what Klaus knows about that. When Klaus learns Stefan is at Gilbert Gables, he's all, "How convenient..." Bee-Tee-Dubs, he's just outside. Did he walk there?
Stefan meets Klaus on the Gilbert Gables porch. Since he killed the original Brotherhood of the Five, he knows the score. "The hunters were spelled by witches to kill vampires. If you prevent one from fulfilling his destiny, then he'll take you down with him. [...] I mean Connor's death won't prevent him from making Elena his final vampire kill. She'll need to come with me, now. I'll lock her up." There's bickering between the two. She's not going anywhere with you. Blah blah blah. She'll kill herself if she doesn't. Blah blee bloo.
Elena's Room. Clean, showered and dressed, Elena looks in the mirror. When the ghost (or whatever) of Connor appears, she gasps and turns toward him. Connor wipes his fingers across his neck would and offers the drippings to Elena. This should give me chills or make me think of things to come, but instead I just start thinking about Thanksgiving Day gravy. I'm not hosting Thanksgiving, but I've got things to cook and buy. Why do I do this to myself? There's a lot of rationalization from Elena, but none of it helps me. It's all about her, per usual. Also, there's a lot of, "You're a monster," muahahaha from Connor. When Damon approaches, Elena still sees Connor instead, so she runs outside. Once she's on the porch, Klaus grabs her and Stealth-Salvatores her away. Damon looks at Stefan like, "YOU SUCK," which seems weird, because Damon's the one that let her run outside in the first place. Commercial.