Klaus is still dressed all up in Alaric's body so he might be crazy, but he's got good taste. Katherine is still a hostage to his compulsion and she's hangin' with him in Alaric's apartment. She's giving him the forced skinny on how the dagger and ash are no threat to him at the moment as they're otherwise engaged in keeping Elijah dead in the Salvatore basement. Katherine begs to be killed a little so you know she's scared shitless of Klaus and his crazy. Klaus doesn't seem to go in for the "get what you need and get out" brand of info gathering. He would prefer to keep her around and compelled to torture herself for his own amusement. Which is why he's presently having her jab a knife into her own leg repeatedly. Matt Davis is quite good at playing a psychotic killer. I am appropriately creeped every time he Klaus's out.
Over at the Salvatore Manse, Elena is with a lawyer signing all of the necessary paperwork to become the sole owner of the the place so now I won't know what to call it. Bonnie is there to get the exposition about how this means only Elena will be able to invite people in, helpfully keeping any unwanted vampires out. The brothers are outside waiting for ownership to officially transfer. They're chatting while they wait about various aspects of their very loosely defined "plan" for Bonnie to kill Klaus. Damon seems sad at the prospect that Klaus may have already killed Katherine since disappearing with her in the last episode. Damon should really see a professional about his issues. The front door opens then and Elena thanks her lawyer and sends him on his way. The brothers walk toward the front door and straight into the mystical barrier that keeps the undead out of our homes. Elena kindly invites Stefan in and then makes Damon promise to "obey" the owner of the house or she won't let him in. He "agrees" and she lets him in. She and Bonnie then start to head out for school and the boys are all "Wha? We just gave you our house so you'd be locked up safe, why are you LEAVING?" She's like "blah blah normal life. And besides, powerful witch in all my classes." Stefan concedes reluctantly and goes with them. Damon stays behind and rolls his pretty eyes.
Sheriff's House of Lies and Betrayals. Matt has stopped by for a flip out. He's concerned that he can't keep up the charade and Liz is like "just shut up and do it." He's worried that Caroline knows him too well to buy what he's selling but the Sheriff is all "dammit, Matt! Just do it!" I see why she went into law enforcement and not motivational speaking. She recaps what they know in case some members of the audience are new or slow. It was worth it for Zach Roerig's delivery of "a werewolf" though. That really amused me for some reason. Anyway, Liz is having a flip out of her own about how there's no one in the town she can trust anymore. Matt still isn't convinced he can fool Caroline into thinking he knows nothing. He stands there a while thinking about it and being gorgeous.
History class. Alaric has done up the large cork boards at the back of his classroom to let us know that they're discussing the "1960's" and apparently the Vietnam war or so the posters of Army helicopters and fiery explosions would suggest. Elena shows Stefan a flier for the "60's Decade Dance". Then Kalaric arrives and does a bit of business asking the class what they're talking about today before writing "'The 60's'" on the board. I know they have their hands full with, like, murderous fiends and whatnot, but would it kill them to teach proper punctuation at this school? Anyway, there's a thing with Kalaric eyeballing Elena's doppelganginess and Elena calling him "Ric" and then being all "er, Mr. Saltzman" when everyone looks at her like she just farted in class. And we cut to...
...that spot on campus where they're always painting the big signs for the Mystic Falls function of the week. Caroline goes to greet Matt and gets made out with instead. The scene has absolutely no purpose save to show him be pretty convincing as a loving boyfriend who isn't part of a plot to take her down in some potentially gruesome fashion. I'll allow it because I'm in favor of anything that puts Matt and/or Caroline on my television.
Back inside, Jeremy and Bonnie are having an argument about whether or not she can/should channel the dead witches to bring down Klaus and save Elena and, if she does plan to do such a life-threatening thing, whether Elena should know about it. You're all smart enough to know who is in which camp on this argument. Elena arrives then and does a bit of expository business about living arrangements (she's at the Salvatore house, Jenna is at school and Jeremy is at the Gilbert house with Uncle John). He leaves in a sulk and Bonnie makes excuses in the vein of Jeremy being peeved he has to dress up to accompany her to the dance this evening. Later, when we see what he wears, we'll retroactively believe that that actually was what the fight was about.
Anyway, (Not Now) Dana stops by to tell Elena that a "totally hot" guy just asked her to ask Elena if she's going to the dance tonight. Bonnie's like "uh, tell him she has a boyfriend" and Dana persists that Elena should at least meet him, his name is Klaus and he'll be at the dance that evening. So, I guess I'll just assume that Kalaric compelled Dana to think she met a "totally hot" guy named Klaus who was not wearing the body of her history teacher? Sure, why not. The name Klaus twigs Bonnie and Elena and the soundtrack and all three go sort of "barely contained hysteria" on us as Dana gushes about Klaus's cuteness at wanting Elena to save him the last dance.
Salvatore House of Gilbert Ownership. Damon thinks they should all go to the dance, find Klaus and get the confronting over with. Stefan disagrees on the grounds that they don't know who they're looking for then he takes a shot at the girls all "not as safe as you thought, huh?" I love when Stefan gets bitchy. Kalaric lets himself in then and apologizes for being late. Damon tells Ric he needs to be added to the chaperon list at the dance. If that doesn't get Alaric fired, nothing will. Then they tip their whole hand to Klaus as Bonnie tells Kalaric and the bunch that the plan should be that they'll just find him and she'll kill him. Bonnie demonstrates her badassery by flinging Damon across the room with her mind. Kalaric looks on with interest. Commercials.
We're back at Alaric's apartment where Katherine has spent the day jabbing a knife into her knee under the watchful eye of Whitey the Warlock. Kalaric is searching for an appropriate wardrobe choice for the dance and hatching a plan for taking down Bonnie. I do enjoy a multi-tasker. Kalaric is a little worried that Bonnie will render him vessel-less but Whitey lets Kalaric in on the thing about too much power killing witches so they decide that the right course of action is just to provoke her into over-dosing. I'd just like it noted for the record that this whole thing of witches being felled by using "too much" power is super annoying. That'd be like if vampires died from killing too many people or something. Whatever, they whip up a little protection spell for Alaric's body (good on them) before Kalaric heads to the dance for some witch baiting.