Elena is walking in the middle of the street by herself and for some reason, she decides to lie down. In the house, Stefan is worried that they are going to lose her because Elena’s humanity is one of the things that makes her who she is. Damon tells Stefan that it’s only been a couple of days and reminds him that Elena is a vampire and that shutting down is one of the perks. Stefan reminds Damon that Elena burned down her family home with her brother’s dead body still inside but Damon flippantly replies, “it saves us the trouble of having to do it ourselves, I call that a win. Worse case scenario, I’ll invoke the sire bond and tell her to turn it back on.” Stefan is not convinced and says again that Jeremy just died and that if they force all of that grief on her all at once that it is going to overwhelm Elena. Stefan suggests that they need to give Elena a reason to turn it on. Damon says that they will show her a good time and that people like to have fun. Outside a car approaches Elena and a woman comes running assuming that Elena is injured. When she runs back to get a blanket for Elena, Elena attacks her. Damon has to pull Elena off the woman and she explains that this woman is the first person she has seen in days whose body is not laced with vervain and that she is hungry. Damon points out that if she is going to start leaving bodies all over the place that people are going to start asking questions. Elena replies that she does not care and moves to feed again. Damon pulls her away again and says, “I can’t believe you’re making me say this, show a little restraint.” Elena drops the woman on the ground and walks away.
Hayley is at a truck stop and stops when she hears a noise. A vampire begins to attack her and Klaus pulls him off saying, “that’s no way to treat a lady,” before making short work of the vampire. Hayley is happy to see Klaus who comments, “you did say that it was urgent.” He adds that she was foolish enough to make a deal with Katherine and now she is nothing more than a loose end and will be lucky if Katherine lets her live. Hayley reminds Klaus that he promised to protect her and Klaus replies, “I will, just as soon as you tell me everything you know about Katherine.”
Elena is in the shower, while Damon and Stefan discuss plans for her. It seems that Damon wants Elena to go back to school, but Stefan is not keen on the idea of going and playing chaperone and reminds Damon that he has to go and find the cure because Elena needs it now more than ever. Caroline walks into the room and says that she believes taking Elena back to school is a fabulous idea. Damon is surprised to see Caroline, who explains her presence by saying that their house has the only vervain free showers in town, thanks to their fancy water filters. Caroline says that Liz believes things are going to get worse and so Damon agrees to go after Katherine and instructs Caroline to take Elena to school. Stefan and Damon head into the bathroom to tell Elena the plan and she says that she has nothing better to do. Damon then uses his sire bond to tell her to go to school, learn, study hard and not eat anybody.
Elena is now at school and she takes down a flyer announcing a memorial for Jeremy. Caroline is on the phone leaving yet another long message for Tyler. Matt approaches Caroline to ask about Bonnie and Caroline says that Bonnie is fine and that she’s just a little drained from everything. Elena interrupts the conversation to ask about getting her old spot on the cheer leading squad. Caroline replies that she thinks this would make Damon really happy.
Damon is now at Klaus’ and says that he has come up with a list called, “things you suck at: number one, finding Katherine. Number two, covering up your secret conversations with that backstabber Hayley. So where is she and what does she know about Katherine?” Klaus asks why he should help them, since they killed his brother and then imprisoned him in the Gilbert living room. Damon tells Klaus that he needs to prioritize because Katherine has the cure and his guess is that she is going to want to use it on him. Damon suggests that he gets the cure and gives it to Elena so that everyone wins. Klaus replies, “I can’t help you mate, Hayley’s off limits.”
Liz and Stefan are talking and she tells him that the entire blood supply from the hospital is missing. Stefan asks if she is accusing the vampires and Liz replies that this town is at a tipping point and that one more unexplained house fire and things are going to tip over. Liz then apologizes and says that it’s been a rough week. She adds that Miranda Gilbert was one of her best friends in highschool and to see what’s happened to her family. Stefan promises that he will do whatever he needs to, to help. Liz replies that he needs to because whoever stole that blood put a lot of people in danger and risks exposing all of the vampires, including her daughter. Liz asks if Stefan can think of who wants blood that badly.