And you know how I said I'm sick of the Originals? Well scratch that, because just now, Klaus pops in and mocks these mopey-moos, saving me the trouble. "Well, this is depressing, isn't it?" Goodness, yes. Klaus found one Son of White Oak stake upstairs. He'd like the other and isn't in the mood to wait for Alaric to pass out. He'll just kill Ric instead. Stefan says, "Well then you won't know the location of the other stake." Klaus says he can live with that. Stefan explains the whole deal about how killing an Original kills an entire bloodline. Klaus is all, "So the fate of the entire vampire race depends on you finding a stake, and to get it, we need [Alaric] to pass out, which means I feel totally justified in doing this." He Stealth Salvatores past Stefan and breaks Alaric's neck. Yes, another sidebar.
Something Sidebar: Okay, so Klaus doesn't care about the last stake when he thinks it can kill him or one of his siblings, but he does care when he thinks it could wipe out all vampires from one line. Why? What's the difference from Klaus's perspective, here? If he was worried about himself, or his hybrids, I could buy that. But he's suddenly concerned about the "whole vampire race" -- really? And by the way, his listening and memory skills suck, because one stake cannot kill the whole race, since it burns up while killing an Original. At most, one stake can kill one bloodline. Dear heaven, I can't wait 'til the end of this season.
No Tell Motel, Exterior. Damon's returning from the ice machine when Stefan calls and informs him that Klaus got impatient and snapped ring-wearing Ric's neck. Damon figures Kol reported back to Klaus that Elena and Damon are in Denver. Stefan says that when Alaric wakes up, if he isn't Evilaric, he'll do whatever it takes to make him Evilaric. He then asks Damon if they've had any luck with Rose. Damon says they're stuck in "this motel" until Rose gets back to them. Stefan's all, "A...motel." Damon says they had to get away from Kol. He'll call Stefan when he knows more.