At first glance, it seems like Klaus is making some really questionable choices in the wake of booting his sister and Marcel out of the city. He holes up in his quarters and paints while leaving business matters to Elijah. He becomes Genevieve's bedtime playmate. He basically ignores everything going on in the compound and in the city around him. At least that's what it looks like to most of the people who know him. In actuality, he's forming an alliance with the wolves, offering to share his mother's magic so that they'll be more powerful than all the other supernatural creatures.
Meanwhile, the wheat grass smoothie Hayley coerced out of Celeste has worked on her family, breaking them out of their reverse-wolf curse. This means that Jackson and Elijah almost immediately start having pissing contests over Hayley. Hay-Hay is more interested in politics at the moment, though, and demands a seat at the negotiating table when Elijah calls together the city leaders to construct a treaty. Negotiations aren't going so well, so Elijah throws a party at the compound to win everyone over. It takes some dancing and man of bottles of booze, but it works. Well, mostly. There's still a lot of bad blood between the factions – literally and figuratively – and now there's a sexy new human member who seems shadier than the monster members. She has her eye (and possibly other parts) on Elijah.
In other subplots, Marcel gets over Rebekah by getting under Cami. It seems like Genevieve may have had something to do with the hookup, because Marcel finds a magical trinket in Cami's bedroom after the romancing is done. Marcel refocuses on more important matters, like keeping Davina safe and getting his city back from the Mikaelsons. He gets Josh to convince Davina to start practicing magic again, and talks Thierry into helping him build up a new vampire army. It felt a little slow and cumbersome on first viewing, but stay tuned for the full weecap to see if that initial impression changes.
Time passes as Klaus narrates to us about wounds and the scars they leave behind. Since Rebekah left town, Klaus has again picked up his canvas and paints. Hayley bides her time while she waits for the next full moon. Kieran continues to lose his mind while Cami tries to soothe his symptoms with prescription meds. Marcel stands around on a veranda without his shirt because his torso is fine. Klaus goes on to say that these wounds can make one act out in frustration and aggression. This is said over a scene of him making out with Genevieve, and then of Diego tearing out a policeman's throat with his fangs. "And all the while, we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger. Before we know it, time passes... and we are healed, ready to begin anew." Finally, it's the full moon again, and the reverse-wolves down Celeste's ooze, thus breaking their 20-year curse.
Apparently he's been saying all of this – or some of it, anyway – to Genevieve, in lieu of pillow talk after a nookie session. "Spoken like a man who's made peace with his demons," she says while he dresses. "My demons are dead, or chased off," he says. "Apart from the one lingering monster with whom you share a bed," Elijah says, walking into their love nest. Was he just hanging around outside, listening for a good opportunity to make a quip? Elijah sends Genevieve away, while pointing out to his brother that she's kind of the enemy. He's also annoyed that Klaus has been lolling about for the last month instead of taking over Marcel's spot as king of the city. "You wanted this throne; now you must accept the responsibilities that come with that." But Klaus just goes back to his painting.
So Elijah steps in, and calls a meeting at St. Anne's. Genevieve attends, along with Diego, Kieran and a handful of heretofore unknown players. Nobody seems very happy to be there, so Elijah spells it out for them" "You have one very simple choice ahead of you here. You can all play nicely together, or you can leave."
Davina, Monique and another young witch practice spells in a greenhouse full of dead flowers. Monique and the other girl each bring a rose back to life, but Davina just stares at her withered rose. Monique suggests Davina doesn't deserve to be one of them.
Bayou. The freshly un-cursed wolves celebrate their new human forms by beating the snot out of each other. Hayley and Jackson watch as two men tussle. "Shouldn't you be out there playing Fight Club with the rest of the frat boys?" she asks. "Naw, that's just for pecking order," he says. "They already know who's the alpha." If they're really trying to establish hierarchy, it seems like there should be more humping. That's how it's done at the dog park, anyway. Oliver doesn't seem too happy when he notices how chummy Hayley and Jackson are being.