Anyhow, simpering Charlotte shows up with another victim. He's not dead yet, but you could totally throw him in the cart. Stefan freaks out when he sees the victim bleeding. Lexi rushes him out of the bar. On her way out, she turns back to Damon and tells him that, like Stefan, Charlotte is better off without him, too.
SNAKE WATCH: Okay, so crazy stupid female is so crazy stupid that when Damon is late for dinner, she drags a bleeding, dying man into a bar. Ugh.
PLOT WATCH: So, we're supposed to believe that after Charlotte snapped the sailor's neck, Damon didn't use his sire bond powers to order her to be more careful about bringing victims into the public eye? Really? Yuck. Okay, moving along... the stated point of this scene is to show is that the longer the sire bond continues, the more harm it causes to the bound party. Story-wise, this is important because it is Damon's reason for wanting to free Elena. Aside from always wanting things with Elena to be "real," he also doesn't want her to turn into a psycho. Fair enough.
New Orleans. Present. Damon can't remember where the witch's shop was, so Stefan suggests they find Charlotte. Damon says that he last saw her at the corner of Bourbon Street and Dumaine. "I kind of told her to count every brick in every building in New Orleans -- that I'd meet her on the corner. I was gone by morning." Stefan heads off for the corner. Damon follows.
SNAKE WATCH: Okay, that's just gross. Crazy stupid Charlotte has spent the past 70 years (give or take) counting bricks, all because her man told her to. I know, I know. It's the sire bond. I hate this frigging story, daughter.
PLOT WATCH: Up until now, this story has indicated that Damon hired a witch to break the sire bond. All of a sudden, we're looking for (and will find) Charlotte, still counting bricks. Much later, we will learn that the witch never broke the sire bond, but at this point (on my first viewing) I was so confused.