Rebekah: The Salvatores may fight like dogs, but in the end they would die for each other. At least they know what family means. You destroyed ours.
Klaus: I wanted a family. They just didn't want me. And now we're unlinked. We're no longer responsible for each other.
Recapper: So the older a vampire is, the stronger he is. Likewise, the older a vampire gets, the whinier he gets. Someone put a certified Son of White Oak stake in these two, now. Please. I hope to high heaven that Elijah is the originator of the Rose/Katherine/Stefan/Damon/Caroline etc. line, because while I have enjoyed Klaus and Rebekah overall, it's time for them to go.
So anyhow, Rebekah asks Klaus if he's leaving. He says he will, as soon as they get the stakes. He'll take Elena with him and use her blood to create a new family. Rebekah wonders what happens if she chooses to stay in Mystic Falls. Oh no. Please no. Klaus tells her if she does that, she's just as pathetic as Finn. I hope that works on her insecurities, because just please go.
Stefan is in his Mossy Manse bedroom playing with his stake. Elena finds him and notes he's been awfully quiet since he got home. Stefan says he'll be a ball of sunshine as soon as Damon returns with Alaric's stake. Wait a second, Show. I know vampires heal fast and all and you want to give Stefan and Elena this moment to talk, but seriously? Damon is the one playing messenger right now? Hell, couldn't Caroline have gone to get the stake? Damon should be in his beautiful bedroom with attached, covet-worthy bathroom, downing a six pack of B positive. Let me start a new paragraph and get back on track.
Elena tells Stefan that when he was so intent on killing Klaus all alone, he scared her. Stefan's had a change of heart. He's now decided Klaus isn't worth all the time and energy he's spent hating him. Stefan says they lost and it's over. Now he's right back where he started. Elena reminds him that although Klaus put him through hell, he's come out the other side. He beat Klaus by being better than him. Stefan is mourning all he's lost in the process. Hating Klaus was easy. It allowed him to ignore everything he let slip away. Now he has to face that. He asks Elena to admit it ("it" being that he's lost her). Elena says she can't because she never stopped loving him. Stefan knows that, but he also knows that she's also in love with Damon. Elena says, "No," but then stumbles over her words. Stefan tells Elena that he loves her and will always love her, but he needs her to look him in the eye and tell him she doesn't feel something for Damon. Elena can't speak at first. She shakes her head and then finally admits she doesn't know what she feels. When she can say no more, Stefan closes his eyes and bows he head for a moment. When he looks at her again, his eyes are bright with tears. He nods, picks up his stake and walks off.