Kevin and Ian face off at the church just minutes before the scheduled start of the nuptials. Gazing up at the altar, Caleb privately vows to dismiss any remaining thoughts of his former bride. Tess tries in vain to warn her double that trouble is brewing. Meanwhile, on the docks, Joshua cheerfully informs a trembling Livvie that he tricked her into coming so he could knock her off. As Rafe finishes dressing for his wedding, Lucy reminds her cousin how he and Alison were always destined to be together. Ian elects to shrug off Kevin's thinly veiled death threat. Jamal assures Marissa he has no regrets watching his former flame tie the knot. As Lucy listens, Ian advises Rafe not to waste a single moment now that he's found his soul mate. Amanda and Elizabeth agree to keep the peace for one day for Alison's sake. Advancing on Livvie, Joshua accuses her of trying to destroy everything he and Caleb have worked to create. Tess arrives and tries to help but winds up in the freezing waters of the bay alongside Livvie. Alison and Rafe's wedding finally begins. On the hour-long episode today, As the wedding march begins, Rafe beams to see Alison starting down the aisle. The bride-to-be quickly puts on the brakes, however, when her locket falls open and reveals the photo of a stunningly familiar face. Fleeing from the altar with her groom in hot pursuit, Alison tearfully tells Rafe she fears they may be brother and sister. Caleb is struck with a blinding pain as Tess and Livvie merge under the water into one being again. Determined to put "Olivia" behind him, Caleb asks Elizabeth to marry him right then and there. Rafe explains to Alison why he believes they've been set up by the town's resident vampire. After making love to his new wife, Caleb hastily departs for the docks to reunite with "Livvie." Rafe entreats a sobbing Alison to search her heart and trust in his love. Abandoned on her wedding night, Elizabeth sets her sights on Ian. Tess informs Caleb that Livvie is safe from him now. Alison and Rafe fall into each other's arms. Jack attempts to rescue Tess but gets knocked out by Caleb.
As Rafe and Alison finish making love, Lucy barges in to check on her cousin and is surprised to find the runaway bride also on the premises. A hungry Elizabeth sinks her teeth into Ian's neck. Filled with new doubt and remorse, Alison tells a stunned Lucy she may have just had sex with her own brother. Caleb gathers Tess up in his arms and bares his fangs, but Jack's attack forces the vampire to release his prey. Alison shows Lucy the photo of Katrina, then runs from the room in tears. Afterwards, Lucy explains to an appalled Rafe how Caleb made Alison's mother his wife. Meanwhile, Elizabeth urges a woozy Ian to give in to his desire. Heartbroken and feeling overwhelmed, Alison decides to go but Rafe begs her not to leave him. Caleb attempts to bite Tess but is suddenly repulsed by an unseen force. Incensed when Ian slams out of the apartment, Elizabeth begins trashing "Stephen's" place in a fit of rage. Alison is devastated to find a picture of Katrina with Malcolm. Tess tells Jack that Livvie is gone but refuses to elaborate. Caleb warns his new bride that he'll have to kill her if she dares to feed on another man.
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Alison says a painful goodbye to Rafe. Elizabeth doesn't tell Caleb that she bit Ian. Caleb is sympathetic to Elizabeth's confusion over what she has become and her fears of being unloved. Rafe goes to the rehearsal hall looking for Caleb. Joshua orders the band, who are revealed to be vampires, to attack Rafe. Rafe quickly emerges victorious. Caleb and Rafe come face to face. Jack plans on making it appear as though Livvie left town. Kevin arrives looking for Livvie and doesn't buy Jack's story. Kevin is amazed by Tess' resemblance to Livvie. Tess admits to Kevin that Livvie drowned. Kevin accuses Tess of killing Livvie.
Caleb becomes enraged when Rafe taunts him about Livvie. Later, Caleb seems to have killed Rafe. Tess tells Kevin that Livvie lives inside her and that she is protecting Livvie. Kevin is unsettled by Tess' touch when she tries to ease his pain and anger. Kevin pushes Tess away, causing her to fall into the water. Ian has an erotic dream about Lucy. Ian tries to push Lucy away when she wakes him from his nightmare. Lucy refuses to leave Ian, who confirms Lucy's fear that he has become a vampire.