When Caroline approaches, Elena tells Matt to keep mum, because Caroline has no idea what's going on. Caroline tells Matt and Elena that Klaus is there, and vents about how sire-whipped Tyler is. Caroline is surprised because Elena and Matt don't seem surprised at all. Elena says, "I've learned not to be surprised by anything Klaus does. I'm going to go find Bonnie." When Elena walks off, Caroline asks what's going on and why Matt is there with Elena -- not Rebekah. Matt: "Plans change. I need a drink."
Backyard: The band plays, giving my fingers a rest until my daughter notes that they look like they could be werewolves. My Morning Jacket is a real band, and as far as I know, they're not werewolves, but she's not wrong. We pan to Elena, who is watching Klaus and Stefan walk by. The guys are talking about MtVVS. Klaus says he's been planning his funeral for a thousand year. "Granted, in no version of it were any of these people invited, but you get the idea."
Stefan asks if Klaus can finally stop running. Klaus says that next, he plans to reunite his family. Stefan implies they might not be thrilled by that, as they're the people who Klaus currently carts around in caskets. Klaus: "None of that matters anymore. Mikael's gone. Bygones will be bygones." Their talk turns to Rebekah. When Klaus asks where she is, Stefan says he has no idea. "I thought she was coming with Matt." Klaus says, "Be honest now, Stefan. Where's my sister?" Stefan: "I said, I have no idea. Now would you like me to take you to your father?" Klaus wants MtVVS brought to him. Stef hesitates for but a moment and then agrees, but asks for his freedom in return. Klaus says that once MtVVS is dead and his weapon is destroyed, he will free Stefan from his compulsion.
Mossy Manse: Damon is pouring himself a blood bag, when MtVVS comes in and asks if Rebekah went to the dance. Damon lies that she did. When MtVVS shows him the magical white oak stake, Damon asks to hold it. Since it's the only thing that can kill an Original, MtVVS is not inclined to share.
Damon says, "I'd offer you a drink, but Katherine tells me you're a vampire-on-the-rocks kind of guy." MtVVS says, "Well technically, you could still offer." Damon resents the implication that any vampire would drink his blood, which both cracks me up (I mean it's only been a short time since he stopped feeding on poor Andi, and that's because his brother killed her) and also intrigues me. This idea of allowing another vampire to feed on him is clearly offensive to Damon, in the way that feeding off a human is not. Don't get me wrong. I like this bias. It's consistent. Although Damon and Stefan both have and will kill vampires, it's usually only when they're in a mess. Arguably, Stefan has needed a good staking all season, just as Damon was begging for one during the first season. They have a modicum of respect for unlife, I guess, is what I'm trying to say. At any rate, MtVVS says that while he had a hand in creating vampires, the bloodlust was unintentional. Over the years, he trained himself to feed on the predators rather than their innocent prey. Hey, if Stefan ever comes back from the other side, maybe that'll be a viable meal plan for him.