Damon is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent Elena from being a victim of Klaus’ plan to break the curse. He forces her to drink his blood so that if she dies, she will live on ... as a vampire.
Damon’s actions put him at terrible odds with Stefan and the tension that started brewing between the bros over their differing opinions of how to help save Elena’s life blows up into full-scale conflict.
Elena confesses to Stefan that she does not want to become a vampire. She goes with Klaus, who is prepared to conduct the sacrifice. To do that, he will need ...
A werewolf and a vampire, as well as a witch. Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a disturbing phone call - by Maddox, who threw Tyler's mom down the steps.
With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Tyler came back to see his mom and ran into Caroline. Both were captured by Klaus' henchman.
Damon and Matt rescue them, however, and kill Maddox, throwing a wrench into the sacrifice plans. Sort of.
Klaus has a backup plan: He will now sacrifice Greta, Jules and his newest vampire creation, Aunt Jenna, in place of Maddox, Tyler and Caroline.