The expedition factions move in on Silas's tomb, desperate for the single dose of cure, but the primordial monster is awoken. Pretending to be Elena, Katherine gets away with the cure. Jeremy is mortally wounded, and the only known way to resuscitate him would also liberate all supernatural evil. Elena, who initially simply denied her brother's natural death, finds some solace with Matt decides to burn him and all traces of their past in the Gilbert home. Atticus is heartbroken when he learns his plan to undo supernatural killings including is family's is flawed, Bonnie hesitates whether to risk a third dozens killings for it.