Via flashback, George tells Katherine (in a stunning rich, red gown that doesn't fit with her role as a mourning daughter) that the vampire roundup will start that night, before they set the church ablaze. Katherine tells him to insist on a body count and that they should record 27 vampires. George tells Katherine she can access her escape route under the choir loft. He'll be waiting at the exit to set her free. Katherine warns him to make sure he's not followed. "I need everyone to believe that I perished in that fire." Back in the present present, Stefan is gobsmacked that she knew the founders were going to burn the vampires in the church. Katherine says, "I practically lit the match." When Stefan accuses her of selling them out, Katherine replies, "Without blinking."
Gilbert Gables; Contrivance Cookout; Interior: Damon brings the
cobbler pie to the table, complete with silver knife or server, and pointedly asks Mason to do the honors. Mason pauses, turns the pie, and picks up a piece with his paw, rather than using the silver flatware. When he notices Alaric watching him, he says, "I apologize. I'm an animal." Alaric knows he needs to dial down the tension so he asks if Mason and Jenna ever dated. They never did. Per Mason, she was always lost in Logan Fell land -- a dirty shame indeed. Per Jenna, that was her first mistake. She does add, though, that Mason always had girls lined up around the block. Damon cracks that he had pegged Mason as a lone wolf. Do ya geddit? Mason does. He snarks back: "Oh, I'm sure I wasn't half the ladykiller you were." Oh, good job. I love him even more than I thought possible. I'm sorry, Damon. My love flows freely, but fickly. Brick House proposes a toast to new friends and we cut to the girls.
Living room: Elena wants to go find Stefan. Caroline tries to talk her out of it by lobbing a clingy-girlfriend bomb. When she can't deter Elena, Caroline offers to drive. Once outside, she lets air out of her right rear tire. Oh, Care Bear.
Mossy Manse: Stefan wants to know what George got in return for helping Katherine fake her death and gain her freedom. Katherine hand-waves it away, saying everyone has a past. In a flashback, we see Katherine feeding on Stefan's vervain-poisoned blood. Flash to Damon and Stefan later freeing her from the paddy wagon. She voices over that she didn't want to be saved and blames it all on Damon. In the present, Stefan asks, "So Damon and I died for nothing? Nothing!" Katherine says he's wrong. "No, Stefan, you died for love." Eh... not so much.