Klaus Haus. When Klaus enters the room where he's got a shirtless Connor tied up, Stefan is already there. Gesturing at Connor, Stefan says, "I was going to take him, but I figured you went to such trouble to truss him up in your red room of pain..." Heh. I like it when Stefan gets to snark. Klaus: "It's from the Inquisition. I thought it was a nice touch." And it is, but Klaus admits he hasn't gotten much out of Connor. He hasn't said anything about either the Council explosion or whatever "greater evil" is supposed to be coming their way. Connor reminds Klaus he doesn't know anything. Klaus tells him not to worry, as he (Klaus) knows plenty.
Klaus and Stefan leave the red room of pain (I really wish I'd made Red Room of Pain this episode's headline, darn it), to speak privately. There's yet more exposition about Klaus healing Elena. When Klaus is less than forthcoming about The Five, Stefan makes a bold threat: he'll hang around all day and pester Klaus. Um? Klaus is a nearly unkillable Original, and yet Stefan's threat to nag him strikes enough fear in Klaus heart to persuade him to talk, at least a little. Ah. More exposition. The Brotherhood of the Five was a group of highly skilled vampires. The Originals first crossed paths with them in 12th Century Italy.
Even flashing back to an Italian village, circa 1114 does not spare us from present-day Klaus's exposition. The Mikaelsons had followed the Normans as they conquered the south. They fed and turned people as they went. The exposition stops for a blessed moment, as one of the Chippendales Hunters, Alexander (Paul Telfer) preaches to the crowd about the demons who live among them. Expositing present-day Klaus interrupts via voice-over though. I look at the counter on my DVR and realize I'm only 11 minutes in. If I'm going to get through this without staking myself, I've got to do some glossing. Basically, the Originals were less than discreet with their kills, and attracted too much attention. I know, you're shocked, too. Oh, look. There's Elijah, circa 1114. Oh no. Has he not washed his hair in 114 years? Darn it, Show. When Daniel Gillies is on the show, his hair must be in top form, okay. If we can accept there were Vikings and horses in Virginia, circa 1000 A.D., we can surely accept that vampires of the Middle Ages bathed more than their human counterparts.