Life in Mystic Falls, Virginia keeps getting more and more interesting and dangerous for Elena and her friends.

If you missed last night’s episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, keep reading.  Be warned, spoilers are ahead and can ruin the fun if you still plan on catching it.

Jules explains the importance of the sun and moon curse to Tyler, but leaves out an important detail.  He’s not aware that Elena – the doppelganger – must be sacrificed in order for the curse to be lifted.  She does tell him how he would never be forced to change into a werewolf again if they, and not the vampires, are the ones to lift the curse.  Driven by this information, his desperation causes him to unknowingly put Elena in grave danger.

Meanwhile with Johnathan Gilbert back in town, Elena begs Stefan to take her away for the weekend.  They hope it will be a romantic weekend at the Gilbert family lake house.  Unfortunately, neither realized that Tyler would be cunning enough to steal Caroline’s cell phone and send a text while impersonating her to find out where Elena would be.

While there Stefan is attacked by Tyler and another werewolf.  But while the latter pursues Elena in the house, Stefan is able to reason with Tyler and explain the curse to him – that it would involve the death of Elena to make it happen.  Unaware that this was the case, Tyler allows Stefan to go free to protect her.  Stefan kills the intruder, and Tyler embraces Elena while apologizing for putting her in harm’s way.

Jenna starts to worry that Alaric isn’t being honest with her, and he struggles under the weight of the secrets he’s been keeping.  It’s clear he wants to be able to confide in her but is unable to figure out how or when to do it.  And it seems that Jenna does sense something is amiss but can’t put her finger on what it is exactly.

Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society in order to talk to Elijah, but Elijah isn’t giving up any secrets. Damon knows that Elena is the key to what’s going on but cannot get the information from him.  So with help from Caroline and Jeremy, Bonnie uses deceptive measures to get shocking new information out of Luka. Under a powerful witch spell, Luka confesses that Elena must be sacrificed.  Once she dies, Clause is vulnerable and can be killed. While this information comes as a shock to Stefan, Damon, Jeremy and the others, it appears Elena knew exactly what was in store for her all along.

Finally, Tyler offers Matt some relationship advice before leaving town with Jules.

Stay tuned for next week’s episode titled “The Dinner Party.”  Stefan tells Elena about a dark time in his history and the surprising person whose influence changed everything. After getting the truth out of Luka, Jonas makes his feelings clear to Bonnie and Jeremy. Trying to catch Elijah off-guard, Damon arranges a dinner party for him with Jenna, Alaric and Andie, but last-minute information throws Damon’s plan into chaos. Marcos Siega directed the episode written by Andrew Chambliss.