Last night's The Vampire Diaries episode, "Children of the Damned," featured the show, once again, at its best: equal parts doom and gloom, romance, and madness. If the ladies were featured heavily in last week's episode, it was the boys turn to shine this time around.
Damon, as you would suspect, is thrilled to be working with Elena and Stefan toward a common goal (not unlike Veronica Mars' Logan, he's at his most honest when he's at his most sarcastic). He even gets Jenna drunk and makes the family dinner (why? Don't ask. We'll never know). He also, thanks to a series of flashbacks, figures out that Jeremy's new friend Anna is Annabel, the daughter of a vampire he knew back in his human days. He grabs Jonathan Gilbert's diary (endless, endless journalling on this show), declines her offer to work together, and heads off to dig up his dad, who took Emily's grimoire to his grave. Of course, that's where he finds Stefan and Elena, who already accomplished that task (not using vampire speed for reasons unknown) and are just about to open the grimoire (why? To check for an "if found, please return to Emily the Witch. P.S. That last part is a secret" inscription?). Damon, not doubt thankful since he didn't bring a shovel anyway but definitely feeling betrayed, (unbelievably) forced his blood down Elena's throat, so Stefan handed over the grimoire. Guess it's time to crack that puppy open!