New Orleans. Damon and Stefan go to the witch's shop. Nandi (Adina Porter) is behind the counter. Damon refuses to pretend he doesn't know about witches and tells Nandi about meeting the witch, Valerie (Takara Clark), who ran the shop years ago. Nandi says Valerie was her great-grandmother. We flash back to...
1942. Valerie tells Damon he needs dark, powerful magic to break the sire bond. Before responding, he takes note of Valerie's daughter. She's about 10 years old and is in the back room, writing. Anyhow, Valerie doesn't want money for the sire bond breaking spell. She needs the sacrifice of 12 human souls.
Present. Stefan -- who was willing to kill, in order to get the hunter's mark to grow and find a cure -- berates Damon for seeking a spell that involves human sacrifice. Nandi breaks it up by lying that there's no magic like that going on here. If there ever was, it was lost when Valerie's grimoire was lost in Hurricane Katrina. If a spell like that ever existed, it's gone for good.
Mossy Manse. Elena tells off Bonnie and Caroline and minimizes Damon's track record as "kind of spotty," then admits she's falling in love with him. Caroline blurts out that Elena isn't falling in love -- she's sire bound. Elena refuses to accept this at first, even when Caroline explains about the blood bags. At some point, Caroline suggests Stefan can confirm the theory. YES, BY ALL MEANS, THE SILLY GIRL WILL BELIEVE THE WISE MAN. Elena is understandably disturbed that her friend went to Stefan with this information. When Caroline insists that Damon took advantage of her, Elena orders her friends out of the house.