Back at the party, Damon and Alaric follow Uncle Snark outside. Snark already knows who Alaric is, and that he has a secret. When Damon points out how much Jon knows, Jon says, "My knowledge of this town goes beyond anything that you or you, or the Council, knows. So, if you were planning on some high speed snatch ring/vamp kill move, know that if I die, everything I know goes to the Council." Details about how the original Salvatore brothers are the current-day Salvatore brothers will be included. Alaric, who must get tired of all these melodramatic guys, cuts to the chase and asks Snark where he got his ring. Jon says he inherited one, and his brother got the other. He then holds up his bling for their inspection. "This was his. Although I wouldn't have given mine to Isobel, had I known that she would hand it over to another guy." Holy crap, is he Elena's other biological contributor? And, did he steal Gray's ring before his death? I mean, there was nothing magical about the way Damon "killed" Jon, right? Maybe Grayson is dead because of him. If her uncle is her father, is Elena her own grandpa? Anyhow, Damon is stunned to learn that Jon knew Isobel. Snark: "Who did you think sent her your way when she wanted to become a vampire? [...] Katherine Pierce?" Damon demands to know how Jon knows about Katherine. "How do I know anything, Damon?" Hee. Damon asks Jon what he wants. Jon's not in a sharing mood, so much as taunting one. He turns his attention to Alaric and tells him it was a pleasure meeting him. "I've heard so much about you." Meeeeow.
Gilbert Gables: Elena and Jenna are complaining about all the Founders
Day events coming up as the walk in the door. Do you hear that, writers? Even your characters would like you to come up with a new excuse for all these gatherings. Anyhow, Elena goes to check on Germ, who is less than talkative. Given the pacing of this show to date, I was half expecting him to confront her there and then, but that's because I wasn't paying attention to the clock. She sulks off to her bedroom, and starts to get undressed, when Stefan Stealth-Salvatores her, scaring her nearly to death. He apologizes and explains why he disappeared. He tells her about Kelly's blood (although neglects to mention his little lick), and his confrontation with Rude Guy. He's freaking because he wanted to feed on Rude Guy, so very much. Elena reminds him that he didn't, though. He's trying to make her see how bad off he is. His head is pounding. His skin feels like it's on fire. His hunger is stronger than ever. "All I can think about is that I promised I would never keep anything from you." Elena is glad he isn't. She reaches for him, but he shrinks from her touch. He can't be that close to her. "I'm afraid of what I could do to you." Elena stresses that she is not. Oh little girl, you should be. She embraces him, as he cringes in agony and tells her how much he loves her. Elena: "Oh, I love you, too."