When Alaric stabbed Elijah in the back, I screamed, "ALARIC FUCK YEAH!" and then Alaric said to Damon, "Now get rid of him before Jenna comes back with dessert."
I DIE. So perfect. The Slaying BROTP of Damon and Alaric is back in action. Also, this might be the first time in recent memory that Damon actually had a witty snark line (haha, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). And the flashbacks? Oh wow, these are the flashbacks I like. LEXIE. My heart.
This episode is so good. I remember why I was obsessed with this show around this time last year. Cool. OMG Katherine escaped. AWESOME.
Conclusion: Less werewolves, more vampires, more Alaric = AWESOME. The only thing missing from this episode was quality Caroline time.