We know that Stefan and Damon set out to dump Klaus' body in the Atlantic. In the promo, Damon says that he's not even half way of out Virginia and Elena is making deals to sell her soul to the Originals. Bonnie makes some remark about it being her choice.
OK-- I am going to over look the "half way out of Virginia" comment. You don't have to leave Virginia to get to the Atlantic, guys. Just drive East. Crossing state lines is not necessary, but I digress.
But I do not understand the order of events or logistics. Damon appears to be back in town. He's with Bonnie heading into a storage unit to show her Klaus' body. We know that Alaric and Rebekah both show up at the same self-storage facility. So the storage place must be back near Mystic Falls. Oh. So I have a thought. Do you think that the whole "We are taking Klaus' body to the Atlantic" is just a cover story? Perhaps Stefan and Damon put the body on ice close to home and are now heading off on a goose chase just in case someone is watching? They want to lead Rebekah or Alaric away from Mystic Falls? I can't really think of another explanation now.
So, Elijah shows up after Damon and Stefan leave town, and he wants to make a deal with the lovely Elena? He wants her to give up her soul, which presumably means turning, which will put an end to Alaric and protect the Originals and their subsequent bloodlines. Why would Elena agree to this deal? What's the leverage? I can only guess that Elijah shows up and says that he's the originator of the Salvatore bloodline, and that Klaus lied.
Elijah could threaten to kill other people Elena loves, but I don't see him going that route after all the remorse he demonstrated last time over his bad conduct. I don't think he'd be making the deal unless he felt that he was helping Elena avoid a certain tragedy. If Klaus didn't create the Salvatore bloodline and Alaric is capable of killing all of the other Originals, then eventually Alaric will indirectly kill the Salvatores. And when he hits all the Originals, he'll come after Elena. That's my thought on that part of things.
So, Damon comes back and is leading everyone to the real body? What the heck is Stefan doing then?
Caroline and Tyler realize they might not be safe in Mystic Falls with Alaric on the loose and decide to run away together to save their parents. Off they go. I can't figure out where Matt and Elena are heading, though it's probably to meet some appointed deadline to stave off certain death for someone.
Matt and Elena could be going to meet Elijah to secure the future of the gang. Elijah probably doesn't care about Klaus, and is willing to let him rot in his box. But Rebekah joins the fun and wants Klaus back. She apparently spends the episode chasing around after various people.
She runs Elena and Matt off the road, buy hey, maybe it's Katherine in the car! Maybe Katherine poses as Elena at some point to lure Rebekah off the trail while the real Elena deals with Elijah.
Then there's the Jeremy and Alaric scene. Alaric must be trying to enlist Jeremy's help in killing the Originals. Perhaps he says that if Jeremy keeps Elena alive (human) long enough for Alaric to complete his mission, then Alaric will allow Jeremy to kill him rather than being forced to kill Elena to end his life. Jeremy agrees to work with Alaric against the vampires because it means saving Elena. He does something stupid because, well he's Jeremy.
Frankly, with everything that's going on in this episode, I don't see when Elena will have time to pick a Salvatore, though I believe she does, and that her pick is Damon!
So, who is the Secret Hero? Doesn't Bonnie make a secret deal as well? What could that be, and with who? Alaric?
Edited by KatTV, May 6, 2012 @ 9:48 PM.