Out in the kitchen, Elena removes Damon's peach cobbler from the bakery box, but that's no cobbler. It's a pie. There is a difference, people. Ugh. See, this is what I mean about details. I still blame the chyron. Damon tries to make nice with Elena, but she's cool to him, even as she berates him for plying Jenna with alcohol (Damon: "Well, I want her to like me...") and asks him how Operation Lockwood is going. Not bad, Elena, but it could use more nudity and mud. Damon invades Elena's personal bubble and whispers his answer in her ear: "He's my new BFF." Jenna enters and Damon thanks her for inviting him. When Jenna asks if she had a choice, Damon says, "Yes, and I know what you must think of me..." Jenna cuts him off. "No, you don't. You've never dated you. I have dated many yous." Love it. I wish she had a bigger role. Damon shrugs his admission. "Well, I'm a work in progress," but he's soon distracted by something shiny. Literally. Jenna has her parents' sterling out on the counter. For a fucking barbecue. Details, people. Details. Supper would have been a better excuse for the fine flatware. Ugh. Right. The wine's in the kitchen. Just give me a moment. Glug. Elena eyes him knowingly as Damon lifts a sharp carving knife out of the case.
Mossy Manse: Katherine insists she never compelled Stefan to love her. She simply compelled him to remove his fear, once he learned she was a vampire. Potato potahto Katherine, since I'm thinking his whole "angel" impression might have evaporated had you let him process his reaction -- free from your thrall. Stefan doesn't bother to explain. He simply says it doesn't matter how he might have once felt. His feelings have since turned to hate. Katherine, whom you'll recall is big on "I hate you" as prelude to a love story, says that there's a fine line between the two feelings, and she can wait. She then segues back into her walk down retcon road, explaining that George Lockwood was both intent on using vampires to cover his wolfy tracks, and willing to strike a deal to rid the town of vampires.