This week's Vampire Diaries was the highly anticipated Original family ball where there were some interesting pairings, a big plot to take down Klaus, gorgeous dresses, hot guys in tuxes and an "I love you."
The episode opens with Elena and Matt leaving the hospital where they were visiting Alaric. Matt stupidly sends Elena off to her car (in the dark) where she has a run-in with a pissed off Rebekah. But luckily Elijah pops up and comes to Elena's rescue. She eventually makes it home where she receives an invitation to the Mikaelson family ball and a special note from Esther, who wants to meet.