Bonnie's Karaoke Date: Ben apologizes for his inability to sing. Bonnie says it's just a mistake to perform Metallica karaoke. Amen. They flirt back and forth and when he mentions a "next time" Bonnie subtly calls him on that. Ben nods and smiles. "Yeah." Bonnie smiles back, but she can't hold his gaze, because she's blushing. Oh, poor dear. Ben then asks her what her friends are up to. When Bonnie mentions Elena, he is far too interested, but Bonnie doesn't catch that, so she discloses too much. "Yeah, she's my best friend. [...] Elena and I are bonded for life. I can't imagine it any other way. [...] She's my... sister. I mean, I'd die for her." Ben drinks his coffee with an air of satisfaction.
Gilbert Gables; Front Porch:Damon confabs with Elena and Stefan and says he thinks the teacher has journal. "There's something really off about him." Stefan blends lies with the truth. "He doesn't know anything. Somebody got to it, right before me." They wonder who else could know and then Damon catches sight of the Germ through the blinds. Elena tells him to leave her brother out of it, but her pleas fall on deaf ears. Inside, Damon weasels information out of Jeremy. Anna is hyper-interested in the journal (too) and wants to meet him at the Grill, tonight. But while Germ is revealing that, Elena is answering a phone call from Bonnie. Anyhow, Damon encourages Jeremy to meet her there and offers to drive. Meanwhile, on the phone, Bonnie is telling Elena what a perfect gentleman Ben is. She just wants to plant a kiss on him. Elena tells her to go for it. Bonnie says she's a chicken, but she'll text Elena with an update. When they terminate their call, Stefan updates Elena on Jeremy and Damon's trip to the Grill. Elena panics that Damon will get the journal before they do, but Stefan whips out his photocopy, He says Alaric wasn't exactly kind enough to loan it, but... "I got it."