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On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah opens up to Elena about why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions. Caroline and Matt are both shocked at Tyler's behavior throughout the evening. The evening takes a surreal turn when Klaus puts his latest plan in action. Determined to outsmart Klaus, Damon enters in a dangerous partnership leading to a terrifying turn of events.
The scene opens with Stefan calling Klaus on the road. He tells him Mikael is dead. We see Mikael staked with a knife on the floor. One hour earlier: Stefan, Damon and Elena scheme at the house, including a plan about feeding Mikael vervane and the story they found a dagger on him they were going to use on Rebekah, but used on her father instead. They wonder how they're going to convince Klaus that Mikael is dead, especially since Klaus' compulsion on Stefan prevents him from lying. Mikael is there and in on the scheme. He tells them to lure Klaus to the house. He'll kill him. He has a dagger from the white oak tree, but isn't saying where it is. It's his insurance policy against them leaving the dagger he presents to them in his heart. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 3.17 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) and Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman) do not appear in this episode.
Trivia: Stefan Salvatore is 162 years old.
Stefan: You've wanted Klaus dead for five hundred years. Why would you risk all that just to save Damon's life?
Katherine: I wasn't just trying to save Damon's life, Stefan. I was trying to save yours. Your humanity. Let's just say I like the old you better.
Damon: In the back. Harsh.
Elena: It had to be done. Rebekah was never going to be completely on our side.
Damon: Hey, I'm not judging you. It's very...Katherine of you.
Elena: Not the way to make me feel better about myself, Damon.
Damon: It was a compliment...sort of.
Elena: Hey, listen to me. We'll survive this. We always survive. Trust me.
Damon: We're never getting Stefan back. You know that, don't you?
Elena: Then we'll let him go. Okay? We'll have to let him go.
Mikael: Where's my dagger?
Rebekah: Elena has it. So you can forget your plans to use it on me.
Mikael: You were never the one I was after.
Rebekah: Nik was my family. If you were after him, you were after me.
Mikael: He blinded you, Rebekah. He killed your mother.
Rebekah: I know what he did. And he'll pay for it with his life. But Nik was not born a killer; none of us were. You did this to us when you turned us into vampires. You destroyed our family. Not him.
Stefan: I'm a hundred and sixty-two years old and I'm going to a homecoming dance. I need better ties.
Elena: You could not go.
Stefan: I'm compelled to protect you, and if I look at your track record at high school dances, it's pretty tragic. With my luck, you'll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen.
Season 3, Episode 8:
Elena learned the story of how Klaus, Mikael and Rebekah were turned into vampires in 3x08 "Ordinary People
Season 3, Episode 8:
Damon convinced Stefan to work on his side in 3x08 "Ordinary People
" and to lure Klaus back into Mystic Falls so Mikael could kill him.
Season 3, Episode 5:
Katherine and Jeremy woke Mikael, the vampire hunter, in 3x05 "The Reckoning
Season 3, Episode 7:
Alaric and Damon found tunnels under the Lockwood property in 3x07 "Ghost World
" with ruins that detail how to kill an original vampire.