Annoying Elena and Annoying Rebekah are on an annoying road trip and annoying each other. How very annoying. By sheer chance (because there’s absolutely no way that sense or careful planning is going to happen with these 2) they stumble across one of Katherine’s blood donors. But it quickly becomes clear Katherine has messed pretty heavily with the woman’s brain to keep her secrets
Following them are Damon and Stefan and Stefan is taking great pleasure in mocking Damon for being outwitted by Rebekah and Elena (admittedly, this is a very very very very shameful thing and it’s possible he’s enjoying being the one to do the mocking for a change. Of course, all of this requires Stefan to be capable of enjoyment – I think I saw a smile! An actual smile!)
Klaus is having a really un-fun time trying to remove the white oak stake Silas rammed into his chest (isn’t it awkward when you just can’t reach those few inches of itch on your back? It’s like that only with open wounds, dislocated joints, blood poisoning and… actually not a lot like that at all really) when Caroline arrives to talk and be shocked “hey that could kill you” (she doesn’t have the best bedside manner). Turns out it’s Silas pulling another disguise and giving Kalus a warning – Silas gets the cure or he will make Klaus’s life miserable. If making Klaus miserable involves more of him writhing on the floor shirtless, getting all sweaty than I would like to declare myself Team!Silas.
And Elena and Rebekah are hot on Katherine’s trail – they split up, and Katherine finds Elena and prepares to kill her – and then Rebekah intervenes (alas). Time for hard questioning in the diner! Katherine expects Elena to be miffed about the whole killing Jeremy thing but Elena remains blasé, telling Katherine her humanity has switched off. She remarks – very pointedly – that it must be sad for the boys not to have their super-special human. Ain’t that the truth. She tries to leave bit Rebekah impales her hand with a fork. That simply must be unhygienic and definitely worries a waitress.
Katherine wants to cure to trade it to Klaus so he will stop chasing her. Oh Katherine, it’s been 2 seasons since Klaus gave a damn about you. There’s now Caroline, Elena, Tyler, Elena, his siblings, Elena, the werewolf girl Hayleigh I can barely remember, Elena and who the hell knows what else is keeping him in Mystic Falls before he reaches you on the list. And, frankly, if you wanted to make Klaus back off, being responsible for freeing Silas probably wasn’t the best plan in the world ever. Anyway, given Katherine’s long history of screwing everyone over for funsies, neither Rebekah nor Elena believe her and decide to check her phone instead and found that she has a meeting with someone called Em at 2. Elena plans to go in her place, Katherine doesn’t look thrilled by the plan.
This time the real Caroline goes to see Klaus. There’s a brief misunderstanding when he mistakes Caroline for Silas before asking her for help. Caroline quickly questions why she should help Klaus at all given the givens and he points out, as the head of their line, if he dies so does just about everyone they know – he points to a blooded pair of sheers and says he wants her to cut the stake out of him. Ouch.
Damn and Stefan catch up with Elena and Rebekah’s stolen car and Stefan is loving the “I told you so” gig poking Damon about him wanting Elena to embrace her vampirism. Yes – there is a middle ground between violent, dangerous, reckless sociopath and goody goody nice human. Actually, given the vampires ion the Vampire Diaries, I can understand why he wouldn’t believe that. And he talks about the difficulty of getting Elena back to Mystic Falls now she has an Original body guard (at last, some acknowledgement that Rebekah is actually dangerous!)