Slayer Connor has escaped, killing his hybrid guard, and takes hostages, including Jeremy, to lure and kill the doted boy's vampire friends. Klaus convinces Stefano that they can't confide into Damon, who must be distracted as he would probably disapprove of a cure, or Elena, who finally regains courage once she learns kid brother's life is at stake. Witchcraft professor Atticus Shane proves to Bonnie through hypnosis that the late coven only made her believe she lost her powers. When Carolie surprises Tyler with stowaway Haley, he explains they must stick together until Klaus is dealt with. Once Connor is vanquished, Jeremy discovers that the invisible tattoos are now appearing on him.