Across the room, Bonnie tries to talk to Caroline, but she's blaming Bonnie for Damon calling her stupid, shallow, useless and whatever other sweet nothings he hissed at her earlier. Bonnie says, "That's not true. Don't let him treat you like that." Caroline says, "Yeah, as opposed to how my best friend treats me." Bonnie refrains from saying, "I'm not your BFF. I'm Elena's."
Car 134, with the word "SHERIFF" emblazoned across the door drives up to the Grill. The deputy hears victim-girl cry, "Help me." He stands at the top of a stairwell, and shines his light down, then descends to the alleyway, where victim-boy lies in a pool of his own blood.
Meanwhile, in the bar, when Lexi can't order Tequila without an ID, she compels the bartender into giving it to her, on the house. And she ups her order from two shots to three when she sees Elena. Elena's too busy trying to look at Stefan without being caught to see Lexi approach her, so she's surprised to be greeted by the words: "The famous Elena." She's quick on her feet though, because she hails Lexi as, "Towel Girl." Just to make sure I'll really miss her after she meets her doom, Lexi says, "I've been called worse," and she does so with a good-natured smile. She offers Elena a shot, which she accepts, but never does drink. Lexi ends up downing all three, and gives a Mythology Moment: booze helps vamps control their bloodlust, as she and Elena get to know -- and like each other. She confides in Elena about her own true love -- a human -- and how hard it was for him to come to terms with her vampirism, but it was totally worth it. She also talks up Stefan like a good best friend should. He, of course, hears every word, and later thanks Lexi for being the bestest FBfBFF, ever. Her reply? "I was feeling epic. Whatever." Okay, she can die, now. Stefan stares across the room and locks eyes with Elena. Before either one looks away, we cut to...
Alleyway: She's-the-Sheriff and her deputy survey the scene. He points out the frightened girl, curled up in a ball, sobbing. Sheriff Forbes asks the girl if she saw what did this. The girl nods. The Sheriff smiles. "Tell me everything you saw." Commercial.
The Grill; Interior: Elena approaches Stefan and explains that she couldn't miss his 100th-and-whatever birthday. They laugh at that, and he nods shyly. We cut away.