The penultimate episode of The Vampire Diaries was quite the thrill ride. Now a vampire who was determined to kill the Originals and all other vampires, Alaric went to extreme measures to start accomplishing his goals. He kidnapped and tortured Caroline in order to convince Elena to kill her and become a true vampire hunter. But she discovered an important fact: his lifespan is tied to hers. If she dies, he does as well. This certainly gives her power over him.
Meanwhile, after learning about Alaric's new state of being, Klaus decided to leave town. He attempted to snatch Elena and run, hoping to continue using her blood to create hybrids, but the Salvatore brothers weren't crazy about that plan. In the end they, along with Bonnie's help, managed to place Klaus in a dessicated state,