Caroline examines herself in the mirror. "Will these bites turn me into a vampire?" Buffy says, "To make you a vampire they have to suck your blood. And then you have to suck their blood. It's like a whole big sucking thing. Mostly they're just gonna kill you." Damon says it's more complicated. MYTHOLOGY MOMENT: "You have to feed on my blood, then die, then feed on a human's. It's a whole ordeal." It's still a whole big sucking thing, but with even more suck. After he sneers at Twilight, he playfully grabs Caroline. She giggles as he pulls her down on the bed, climbs on top of her, and plants shockingly sweet kisses on her face. His pace slows as he reaches her neck, and Caroline says he can be very sweet when he wants. Damon, of course, agrees. He brushes back her hair and strokes her face as he gazes down at her. Her expression changes to that of a child. Softly, she says, "Are you going to kill me?" As sweet as ever, Damon confirms this. "Mmm hmm. But not yet." Caroline asks why not. Damon says there's something he needs her to do. She smiles and says, "Anything." Damon asks how good she is at sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong. She shakes her head. "Oh, I'm excellent." He kisses her full on the mouth and we fade out. My word, that scene was hot, creepy and sad. And Caroline's character grew five layers in as many seconds. Don't get me wrong. This is still cheese, but it's as far from Processed "Cheese Food" as is Camembert.
Mystic Grill: Tyler's having dinner with his parents, Mayor and Mama Lockwood. Since this scene is mostly set up, I'll take a moment to thank Kaboom in the forum, for reminding me that Mama is played by Susan Walters, who was Delores/a.k.a. Mulva, in two episodes of Seinfeld, including the classic, "Junior Mint." I'd only pegged her as Priscilla from Elvis and Me. Now, where was I? Oh yeah, Vicki waits on the Lockwoods, and while the Mayor is friendly, Mama Mulva is silent, and Tyler won't even meet Vicki's eye. Over at Bonnie and Caroline's table, we learn that Bonnie doesn't have a date to the Founders' shindig because, apparently, those Mystic Falls boys who haven't had their eyes pecked out by that pesky crow can't see through the fog. Vee, from Vampire-Diaries.net says her S.O. calls B.S. on that, too. I think Bonnie should ask my Pudding Pop, Matt, who has been woefully, woefully absent from this episode. Okay, as people in the forum point out, it makes narrative sense that Matt isn't around, since he and Tyler kind of broke up last week, but still -- his absence? I'm against it. Caroline takes this opportunity to "confide" in Bonnie that Stefan and Damon have deep, sordid issues, but before she gives the deets, she makes Bonnie swear that she won't tell Elena. This is, of course, the quickest way to ensure that one teenager tells another teenager something, so whatever the dirt is, Caroline is clearly doing Damon's work, here. Oh, and despite what imdb.com says, Caroline's last name is not Truitt. It's Forbes, just like it is in the books.