Damon, Alaric and Elena reach a hidden cage in the secret tunnel beneath the Lockwood mansion. Alaric studies the runes and primitive pictures, which indicate it was the home of an ancient Viking family, who interacted with the first werewolf, vampire and witch. They confront Rebekah, who is shocked to tie it up with her memories of their youth, when their father Mikael, now the only hunter they truly dread, bullied his sons, especially Niklaus, leading in interaction with the originally friendly werewolf neighbors to family drama and the origin of vampires. Adter taunting Stefano, Damon releases him from Lexie's 'aversion therapy' and take shim along to seek Mikael's help. Alaric and Elena work out that Rekebah's memories don't take account of a last, crucial cruel twist.