Elena & Stefan Are Not Sitting in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Elena is very, very angry with Stefan after the events of the previous episode. When Bonnie asks Elena about her wayward boyfriend, Elena resolutely declares that Stefan “betrayed us”. The two of them do interact in this episode, but will the outcome be what Stelena fans had hoped for? Elena also takes a few large and unexpected steps in this episode without consulting her allies.
Damon’s Got His Sad Face On: He may be a rogue, but Damon genuinely loves his brother, as we all know. Elena understands how much he’s grieving after Stefan screwed up their plan in the previous episode and when he finally meets up with Stefan again, he lets him know how angry and grief-stricken he is.
Tyler’s Loyalties Are Questioned: When Jeremy gets huffy with his sister and Alaric for their concern, he decides to invite Tyler inside for dinner. Elena and Alaric are both extremely wary of Tyler and his motivations because he was sired by Klaus. They ask him to explain his connection to the Original, but aren’t pleased with his answers. After all, as Elena says, “Klaus has terrorized every one of us and you’re just blindly loyal to him”. “You’re over-thinking it. I can still make my own decisions”, Tyler shoots back, upset that they’re questioning his choices like Caroline did. Can you, though, Tyler? It will soon become clear whose side Tyler is on.