Mayoral Mansion. Caroline shows up at the door. She's ditching Becky's party to spend time with Tyler, who ain't nothing but a hound dog. He's glad to see his girl, but he's nervous. Caroline probably writes this off to his being surrounded by hybrids who are there on Klaus's orders, but we know the truth, don't we? He's nervous because he's got that pretty little brunette stashed in the office. Speaking of...
Klaus wanders in and meets Phoebe, who identifies him as an "Old One" on the basis of his accent. I'm just going to let that go, since clearly there are non-American vampires who aren't Originals, but Show, don't expect me to start calling them Old Ones. I've been calling them Originals forever now, and that's the way it's going to stay. Klaus finds it curious that Tyler has never mentioned Hayley, and then his super hearing picks up Tyler and Caroline's conversation.
Out in foyer, Tyler insists Caroline go to the party. She'd rather hang with her honey, but he claims he's no fun right now. Back in the office or den, or whatever that is, Klaus smiles. Now he knows why he never heard anything about Hayley.
Party. Elena finds April in kitchen. When she offers the girl a beer, April smiles as she reminisces that Elena used to read her bedtime stories. Elena: "And now I'm giving you beer. That's about right." Oh wow, she's become Aunt Jenna. I miss Jenna and her utter inability to act like a grownup. April takes a swig, and starts talking about her dad. She's spending the denial phase of mourning, by dreaming up conspiracy theories. Since her dad could detect the smell of cigarette smoke at 50 paces, there's no way he didn't smell the gas leak. She knows everyone's calling the explosion an accident but when combined with, "...the shooting at the church, it just feels like..." She's interrupted by Rebekah, who finishes, "Something wicked this way comes." I hope April read some Shakespeare, or at least some Bradbury, at her boarding school, because she's never going to learn a thing now that she's enrolled at MFHS.
Elena tells April to go explore the house. Why doesn't April think that's weird, since Rebekah is right there and is the hostess? Well, I guess she does, and just wants to escape before she drowns in the tension oozing out of Elena and Becky. Once they're alone, there's more bickering. Elena accuses Rebekah of blowing up the Council. Rebekah takes great umbrage at Elena leveling accusations, even as she's there, ready to swill Becky's beer. She rips the cup out of Elena's hand. As far as I can tell, Elena hasn't yet consumed any, which seems like a good thing, given Connor's earlier remark to Jeremy. As Rebekah takes a sip from the cup, she smiles, because she knows what's coming next. Elena's skin starts to sizzle. When Rebekah took the cup she also relieved Elena of her daywalker ring. Elena zoops across the kitchen, hides from the sunlight and orders Rebekah to give her back her ring. Rebekah throws it in the sink, turns on the garbage disposal and tells Elena to get it herself.