It was a hit-or-miss Christmas with The Mikaelsons, but the midseason fireworks remained undeniable.
Damon and Elena time-warped back to '94 while Kai showed up suddenly in Whitmore. Drama ensued!
The titular "Blood Bath" wasn't just a metaphor! Major characters were killed off right and left and also someone literally bathed in blood. Good times!
Rebekah returned! Brothers fought brothers! Werewolves got engaged! Beignets were consumed! Just another week in New Orleans.
During an otherwise ordinary Friendsgiving dinner in the dorms, a ton of Gemini Coven revelations nearly ruined everything!
A major death and a very unfortunate makeover made for a highly unpleasant episode.
Klaus went on an awkward orchid hunt with his birth dad while the gang teamed up to take Finn hostage! A lot went down in this episode, and all of it was fantastic.
Elena tried to jog her heart's memory while Bonnie tussled with an imprisoned witch in 1994! Pretty typical day, really.
Elsa's birthday party was ruined when everyone got mad at her for literally selling out their friends.
Everyone's back from the dead and rising to the occasion!
Damon was back from 1994, and you guessed it: Things were not to his liking! Meanwhile the gang tried to rescue Enzo!
Matt Bomer as an underwear-clad hooker! Gabourey Sidibe as Patti LaBelle's daughter! Just two reasons why "Pink Cupcakes" was an excellent episode.
Tyler ran over a corn maze, Elena force-fed blood to everybody, plus Bonnie pulled a Bonnie. Just another successful Homecoming celebration!
At least one person suspects foul play.