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Most of this episode was built around the escalating vampire/werewolf war, as Jules took Caroline hostage and the former's pal, Brady, tortured her at length until Stefan showed up with Tyler. He had been trying to explain to the new wolf that their kinds didn't need to be enemies.
But all Hell broke loose when they showed up in the woods to make the exchange. Jules called on a slew of werewolf pals, Damon joined the fight and chaos ensued. Our favorite siblings were about to be killed when Jonas showed up with a curse. It paralyzed the werewolves. He told Stefan he was fulfilling Elijah's promise of keeping Elena's loved ones safe until Klaus showed up.
While this was taking place, Tyler hesitated about letting Caroline out of her cage. He eventually did so, but such hesitation caused Caroline to later get tough with him and tell him off.
As a result, a confused Tyler found comfort in Jules and Brady. He told them about the moonstone.
- John tried to make nice with Elena. He said she could trust him and he knew he could never replace her parents. But the episode then ended with him at the tomb, telling Katherine he was working on a way to get her out.
- Damon continued down his path of self-pity. He befriended a reporter named Andie Starr and ended up in the bathtub with her, compelling her to relax and listen to his confessions, only to soon bite her as the pair made sweet, hypnotized love.