Downstairs: Jeremy catches up with Anna who accuses him of trying to use her -- i.e. begging her to turn him. Jeremy plays tit-for-tat, and reminds her that she only befriended him so that she could enjoy the irony of using Gilbert blood to revive Pearl. When Anna asks how he knows that, Jeremy demurs, but he does brag that he knows everything.
Back upstairs, Elena is beating herself up for feeding Stefan her blood in the first place. Before Damon can respond, his brother walks in. Now that he's on full feed, Stefan seems less Zen about the idea of Elena being "their" girlfriend and wants to know what's going on. Damon admits straight up that he just squealed about Stefan's extra-curricular activities. When Stefan plays obtuse, Elena says, "I know about the blood, Stefan." Damon takes his leave. "I'll be downstairs, drinking." Once the lovebirds are alone, Stefan lies that he was going to tell Elena, that he's fine, that nothing's changed. He then plays the blame game. Why would he have willingly told her, considering how she's acting right now? Elena is not going to join in. She calls him on his crap -- stealing blood and lying. Stefan continues to insist he's fine. "Elena, I thought you believed in me." Before she can respond, Mama Mulva knocks and enters. Elena begs for just a moment, but Mulva is firm. "Escorts wait downstairs, Stefan."
Stefan retreats to a bathroom, vamps out, and then breaks a mirror with his fist. Poor Amber chooses that moment to enter without knocking. Use that panic, girl. Run! Nope. Commercial.
The Founders Court is introduced. First up is Tina "DUI" Fell. While she descends the staircase, Mulva asks Caroline and Elena if they've seen Amber. They haven't and Elena can't see Stefan. Caroline looks with her, but all she can see is her boring non-Matt escort. It seems Pudding Pop has to work (read: the CW is cheap) and won't be there in a tux. Boo. Elena decides she's not going through with the pageant. She has to find Stefan, and this just isn't her, anymore. Caroline stops her and reminds her she had her chance to drop out. "You're doing this because it was important to your mom." Aww. Given her (justifiable, in some senses) jealousy of Elena, that was a lovely, mature, generous thing to do. Before, I was hoping she'd lose because I am a sucker for the DRAMA, but now, I hope Caroline wins. Besides, she deserves it. Just then, her name is called. She descends the stairs in her lovely green satin gown to meet her escort, Jeffrey Lockwood-Hamilton. Mulva tells Elena she's next.