Elijah: Baby sister, you know how I feel about the Petrovas. Hands off.
Rebekah. I HATE YOU BOTH.
The next morning, at Gilbert Gables, Elena appears unscathed, so at least Matt's uncharacteristic action is also inconsequential. Damon and Stefan are visiting Elena, which... what? Stefan is there? Whatever. Elena tells the boys that Esther "Eloise Fricking Hawking" Original Witch was the toy surprise in the fourth coffin. Elena reports that per Elijah, Esther wants to live in peace with everyone, including Klaus.
Damon: But she was our weapon!
Stefan: And there's goes our Klaus-leverage.
Damon: I feel so used.
Fandom: Wait 'til the end of the episode, Damon. Just sayin'...
The doorbell beckons. When Elena answers, no one is there. There's an envelope lying on the mat, addressed to her, though. It's an invitation from the "Mikaelson" family to attend a ball, that evening, at 7:00 PM. That evening? Seriously? How is she supposed to dress for that, on such short notice?
The Spirit of Mystic Falls: We have town-wide social events nearly every other week. I'm quite sure the ladies of this town will rise to the occasion. As for the gentlemen, there's a tuxedo rental shop, on the corner of Main and High Streets. It's a cash cow.
Fair enough. I'm a little chuffed that the Originals are the Mikaelson family, because I've been tempted to call them that since we learned Papa Original's name was Mikael. Mikaelson more or less follows Nordic naming traditions, although I would like to see it spelled Mikaelsson. Oh, and I'd like to hear the Beckster referred to as Rebekah Mikaelsdottir. But these are my issues. Not yours.
Damon: When Elena flips over the invite, on the back is a note to her from Esther, reading, "Elena, I think it's time we finally meet."
Over at Klaus Haus, Kol and Rebekah are getting pretty for the coming ball, when Klaus stomps in and confronts Rebekah about trying to kill his hybrid wet nurse. Kol and Elijah get a little shirty with one another before Mama Esther comes in and tells them to can it. She calls Klaus into the other room, where he promptly tattles on Becky for breaking the peace. I love how he's the worst villain of all time, and an enormous crybaby.
Mama reminds Klaus that perhaps his siblings need some time to get over the fact that he's been daggering them and stowing them in coffins, off and on, for more than a thousand years. She then encourages him to bring a date to the ball, because she has a thousand years to make up for, when it comes to interfering in her children's private lives. Klaus is all, "Aw shucks," in one breath and hostile in the next, so you know, he's his usual self, but you also just know he wants to invite Vampire Barbie.