Episode 8 was a flashback episode and i think they made it look very real although we don’t know how it were back then. In the first scene Damon, Alaric and Elena were back at the old Lockwood property and we saw the original family names carved in the cave there. In this scene Elena realizes that Mikael is the original father and how Damon likes to call him “Papa Original”. The next scene then is in school, where Elena wants to get some information about why they shouldn’t wake up Mikael from Rebekah. But first she blocks and did’nt say a thing. But then when Elena is at Alaric’s place, Elena gets a text from her that she should come over to chat. That leads to some amazing flashbacks from Rebekah, Elija, Klaus, Mikael and Esther. Elena learns that Esther, Klaus/Rebekah&Elija’s mother, is the original witch, which put the hybrid curse on Klaus and which we learned at the end was killed by Klaus and not as Rebekah thought by Mikael, her father. Mikael isn’t Klaus biological father but we knew that already from the episode “Klaus” of season 2 because Elija told that to Elena back then. We also see in the episode that the white oak tree was burned down because this was the only way to kill an original. But Mikael seems to have a weapon that could kill Klaus and as we see in the promo, Klaus will be back in Mystic Falls in the next Episode. I think it would be amazing when the original witch would come back to life, maybe she has already through the neckless that bonnie tried to burn. In the episode also Damon tried to help with Stefan, so he took him to a bar to remind him what freedom felt like, but at the end of the day Damon beats up Stefan. But when they were at the bar, Mikael came to them, threatening Stefan and made him make a decision, either let Damon die or betray Klaus. He chooses Damon! This was the right decision to make!!! At the end of the episode Elena confronts Rebekah with the truth about her mother’s death and Rebekah couldn’t handle that. I actually felt sorry for her at this point. The Last scene was incrediable! Damon and Elena have such a great chemistry. I hope they end up together soon! So I’m looking forward to next weeks episode, which also is the last episode this year, so sad the season has already gone that far..