He says if he cares, all he feels is pain. Caroline is hurt she had to hear from Bonnie about Elena kissing Damon. Stefan tries to behead another hybrid but is stopped by Damon. While there, Stefan and Klaus arrive. Damon and Tyler fight, but Bonnie keeps them from killing each other.
Stefan and Bonnie take Abby to the sealed coffin for her to figure out to open it. Elijah tells them they can either stop Esther from completing the ritual by killing either Bonnie or Abby or Rebekah kills Elena. Elena and Matt break into Meredith's apartment and find a secret box of files on the Council members. She links all her children together and Finn tells her that he is ready to die. Nik gave her everything she's wearing. Kol then beats Damon up with a metal baseball bat to get even with him. She asks him to intervene.
Elena goes back to Wickery Bridge and says good-bye to the Elena that was supposed to die with her parents. Kol flees, Elijah says he is leaving, and Esther and Finn have fled their family. Klaus then stakes Mikeal leaving him to burn to death, revealing Stefan has now earned his freedom from compulsion. Sage is about to end Stefan when she coughs up blood and dies. Along with the lively company of Elijah; Damon, Stefan and Klaus agree to consult a truce over dinner, with Damon trying to keep Stefan on good behavior. Bonnie heals Alaric and forgives Elena for her part in her mother's death.
Then she must decide who she can trust with her new information. Meanwhile, Stefan is forced to beat up Alaric to trigger his evil alter-ego, who, after some persuasion, tells Stefan that the last white oak stake is in the cave, where no vampire can get it. He tells her he likes her. Klaus compels Damon to admit there are actually eleven stakes in total. Jeremy and Katherine find Mikael's tomb and watch as he opens his eyes.
Stefan also tries to find out what Klaus and his sister Rebekah are running from. Klaus negotiates with Stefan to control the coffins of his family members. The family was distraught and the loss made Mikael obsessed with making the family invulnerable. Grinning, Rebecca slides on past Elena. Matt was taking Elena out of town and she decides to go back to say good-bye to Stefan, saying that he came into her life at the right moment, but maybe if she had met Damon first, it would have been different.
Later, Elena opens up her front door and finds Elijah smiling at her. Caroline answers the knock at her door. Klaus and Rebekah had to leave and Klaus compelled Stefan to forget them. Don't you have any other tricks? Alaric kills Klaus who was revealed to have made Damon's, Stefan's, Caroline's, Abby's and Tyler's bloodline. It's been a long day And all I've gotta say is make it strong It's been a long day And all I've gotta say is I've been wrong So take a leave of absence Tell me you'll be gone I don't wanna see your face It's been a long day And I just wanna hide away It's been a long week And all the lines come down heavy on me It's been a long week I'm finally feeling like it's ok to break Into a thousand pieced No one can replace Only I can find my way It's been a long day And I just wanna hide away It's been a long year And everyone around me is disappearing It's been a long year And all this mess around me is finally clear So can I have a moment Just to say hello Can u let your anger go It's been a long year And I'm finally ready to be here. After failing to use his own stake to kill Klaus Stefan hands it over and promises to bring the other two.
We should have said three spots. Stefan and Damon come up with another solution to the problem. Stefan goes to negotiate with Klaus and finds Damon bloody and half-conscious. Rebekah keeps Elena in the cave as Elijah goes to Stefan and Damon. On November 16, 2011, it was announced that was cast as Jamie a new love interest for resident witch Bonnie.
Esther says the purpose of the ball was to gather all her children together. It is revealed that Klaus knew Stefan in the 1920s. Sheriff Forbes reveals the attacker is not Meredith as Alaric wakes back up. Tyler went to meet Caroline where she was having her birthday party and told her that he loves her and kisses her but accidentally bites her. His father hunted him for 1,000 years and the closest he got was when he killed Klaus's favorite horse.
Rebekah tells him to be patient. Do we buy that she really wants to kill her children in order to make up for betraying the natural order of things? It is revealed that what Gloria needs is the necklace Stefan had given Elena. Jeremy and Anna realize he can feel her. She reveals how the family became vampires. Damon, who is also hurt with Elena's behavior, sees that Rebekah is hurt from Matt's rejection and the two of them end up at his bedroom having sex. Elena and Damon fight about how to teach Stefan to feed on human blood.