Klaus' brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) will return in the next episode of "The Vampire Diaries". To his sibling, Klaus declares that he will bring their family whole again. In another scene, Elijah is having a talk with Damon, who wants to negotiate a truce and hopes that Stefan's attitude won't screw it up.
In their escalating quest to kill Klaus, Stefan and Damon make their own moves. The former turns to Bonnie and Abby, while the latter reaches out to an old acquaintance for help in setting up an elaborate plan.
Intent on a plan of his own, Klaus hosts a strange dinner party, where he reveals another story from his family's violent past until an unexpected guest brings the party to an end. Meanwhile, Sheriff Forbes delivers some disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about the weapon used in a recent murder, and Caroline is heartbroken when she is unable to stop a tragedy from unfolding.
"TVD" is taking a week hiatus and will return with "Bringing Out the Dead" on Thursday, February 2 at 8/7c on The CW.