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.
Two major deaths! A German snuff film! The thrilling conclusion to the Edward Mordrake saga more than made up for last week's slow build.
Stefan started over, Kai is not what he seems, and Jeremy wrestled with Alaric. Just another day in Mystic Falls-adjacent.
The ghost of a literally two-faced rascal paid the Freak Show a visit this week and spooky times ensued! (Somebody sang a Lana Del Rey song.)
Esther finally made her intentions clear via some juicy flashbacks and a jump into a much better body. Also she is rude as h*ck, pardon my French.
The gang met down at the swimming hole for some Jell-O shots and puncture wounds! Meanwhile Bonnie and Damon's two-person purgatory suddenly became a three-way. "Welcome to Paradise" was just a good episode in general.