Klaus completes his preparations to break the moon curse but luring Tyler home to visit his mother after a non-accidental fall. The Salvatore brothers bicker worse then ever over how to protect Elena, who wants to take risks by doing things Elijah's way, which will kill her but relies on an ancient resuscitation elixir. Stefano takes her away on a 'last day' excursion. Matt finds helping the sheriff with Caroline about unbearable. Alaric's secret is finally discovered by Jenna, who takes it well but runs into tragic trouble. Klaus refuses to wait until the next full moon and unveils he even has a full backup plan. Tyler can't control his metamorphosis until he's safely locked into the tomb.