On February 21.
Fresh from the mayhem on the island, Stefan finally gets back to Mystic Fall with Elena and Jeremy. Caroline quickly notices that Elena is more mentally frayed than usual. She worries to Stefan about it and he decides to reach out for some professional advice. He calls on Dr. Fell for help. Lonely human Matt also gets pulled into the latest attempt to keep Elena from going off the deep end.
Back on the island, Damon has some grim news for Rebekah. Surprisingly, she doesn't really react the way he was expecting at all. As the two vampires talk to Vaughn, the hunter imparts a little important history to them that they were quite clueless about.
Things continue to pan out even more uncomfortably for everyone. Bonnie explains Shane's grim plans and they cause more than a few grumbles. Damon gets back to town and tries to help with Elena. The newbie vampire has a plan of her own about what to do next.