Fortress Forbes: Caroline wakes in her own bed, when she hears the floorboards creaking. It's Tyler. He asks if she's okay and apologizes for stabbing her. "It was the only way I could think to get you out of there." Caroline says, "Oh yeah? Not -- 'Hey Caroline, I'm worried about what might happen this evening, so maybe you should just go home and watch Dancing With the Stars?'" Tyler says he knows that if she knew the Fellowship of the Falls was moving on Klaus, she never would have left.
Caroline doesn't get how she's supposed to be with Tyler, since he's sire-bonded to Klaus. Well, this time, she just says, "sired" but I still think that's a goofy-ass use of the word, so there. Tyler: "I need you to understand, Caroline." Caroline: "Understand what -- that you're one of the bad guys, now?" Tyler says this is who he is. He can't do anything about it. "Klaus can't be killed. I can't be fixed. Understand that I'm okay with it." Caroline: "But how are you okay with it?" Tyler says it's better -- mainly because he doesn't have to turn unless he wants to. He never has to suffer the painful werewolf transformation again. "If being sired to Klaus is the price I have to pay -- so be it." Caroline points out that means he doesn't have any true control over himself. Tyler: "I never did, before. The full moon controlled me. After everything that we've been through, you've been there for me through all of it -- don't turn your back on me, now." When Caroline can't even form words, her message comes through loud and clear, because puppies have excellent hearing. Finally she manages to say, "Tyler... I just..." Tyler stands, says, "I got it," and walks out of the room. Caroline takes a breath.
Mossy Manse: Damon rants to Elena about how their foolproof plan wasn't Stefan-proof. Elena says, "I don't understand, Stefan wanted Klaus free, more than anything. That's what we were counting on." When Damon says they blew it, Elena asks where Katherine is. Damon: "She ran for the hills, like usual -- the minute things got bad, and who could blame her? Klaus would have crushed her." After Damon yells some more and throws his drink in the fireplace, Elena tries to comfort him. She reminds him they always survive, and tells him to trust her. When he says they're never getting Stefan back, Elena says, "Then we'll let him go, okay? We'll have to let him go." It feels like they're just about to kiss when a phone call interrupts them.