Jeremy sits on the ground near the bleachers, in the dark, holding something to his head -- a cold beer can, maybe? Vicki finds him there, kneels down, pulls the beer can from his forehead and takes a breath. "It wasn't just for the drugs." Oh, well, Vick, if it wasn't just for the drugs, that makes everything better, right? Germ is still too beat down to say that, so he just looks up at her sadly. She squeezes his arm, rises, and walks away. Have you thought about taking a break from the boys, just for a little bit? Just 'til your neck heals. How about that?
Stefan helps Elena on with her jacket as she wonders what kind of animal could be killing all of these people. "Why would it come out of the woods and attack someone in the middle of town?" Stefan says he doesn't know. He starts to caress her face, but she grabs his hand, looks at it and says how sure she was that he cut his hand. "I saw it." Stefan says, "I'm fine. I'm fine. We're fine. That's what matters." Their foreheads meet as if in agreement and then they embrace. We cut to...
Mossy Manse: Stefan tells his diary how he thought there was hope that he could reach whatever remained of his brother's humanity, but now he knows that there's no goodness or love in there, and he's just a monster who must be stopped.
Gilbert House: Damon stands over Elena's bed and gently traces her cheek with his index finger. When she stirs, he's gone. She sits up. Puts her diary on her nightstand, and shuts off the light as Moby's cover of New Order's "Temptation" sings us home.
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