Mads Langer's "Beauty of the Dark," plays over our closing montage. Elena narrates to her diary that she's not a believer; people grow old and then die. We see Caroline settling in for the night. She looks at the crystal before she shuts off the light. As Elena says, "There's no magic, no mysticism, no immortality; there is nothing that defies rational thought," the moonlight shines through the pendant, producing a pentagram in a circle, on Caroline's bed. Bonnie stands at a door, and when it opens, she says, "I don't know what's happening to me." The camera pulls back to reveal Jasmine Guy, who is really the one who should be saying that. What did hair and make-up do to that pretty woman? And my word, she's only like 47 years old. Is she going to play Bonnie's Grams? Really. In her soft southern voice, Jasmine Guy says, "I know, dear," and gathers the weeping Bonnie into her arms. Bonnie says, "Oh, Grams."
Gilbert Gables: Jenna brings a bottle of wine and two glasses into the living room and looks around for Logan, who is upstairs rifling through Germ's room, for the pocket watch. It must be a vampire compass, yeah? Anyhow, Elena narrates: "People are supposed to be who they say they are, and not lie or hide their true selves." Elena, have you met people? Jenna calls for Logan, just as he finds the watch. He walks out of Jeremy's room and straight into Jeremy, in the hallway. Germ asks what he's doing there. Scum lies, "I'm just looking for the bathroom." Jeremy doesn't seem to buy it.
Mossy Manse: Stefan cradles Zach's corpse in his arms. We jump back to Gilbert Gables, where Elena continues: "It's not possible. I'm not a believer. I can't be. But how can I deny what's right in front of me. Someone who never grows old. Never gets hurt. Someone who changes in ways that can't be explained. Girls bitten. Bodies drained of blood." She flashes back to all those events from the past episodes, including Matt telling that Vicki said her attacker was a vampire. Elena looks at herself in the mirror, trying to come to terms with what she knows is true, even though it's nothing she would ever have claimed to believe in a million years. At the cemetery, Langer's song is playing on the car tape deck, I guess, because it just stops. All the small-town lifers say, "Not it," before Vicki, so she jumps up, goes over to the car, and pops the tape back in. When she pulls her head out of the car (or truck), she hears someone coughing down near the rear bumper. She asks if he's okay. It's Damon. He coughs and tells her, "Come here," and "Come closer." When she notes that he doesn't look good, he says he has something he has to tell her. As Vicki approaches, he seems about to do a header. Vicki catches him in her arms, reassuring him that she's got him. As she tries to help him steady himself, he bends her head back and sinks his fangs into her neck. CHOMP! Vicki struggles and cries out, but the small-town lifers don't hear her. Soon, she falls silent. Damon allows himself a moment to take a deep breath he doesn't need, and then returns to his meal. Vicki's hand slips off of the vehicle and drops out of sight. Is she dead? I don't think so, but we'll find out on Thursday, won't we?