Klaus shares his disturbing memories with Camille while Hayley is trying to have Sabine break the curse she placed on her family. Elijah will make an unexpected alliance to ruin Celeste's plan moments before a recovered Klaus attempts to exact the ultimate revenge on his own sister.moreless
Rebekah struggles with memories of her past while Klaus is informed of the reason his father appeared in N.Orleans back at 1919. Elijah will have to figure out a riddle to accomplish his goal and later choose between letting Klaus exact his revenge or save his sister from the hybrid's wrath.moreless
Sophie is shocked by the resurrection of Monique Devereux at the cemetery. Father Kieran finds himself in a great deal of trouble after being marked by a Witch from his past at the re-opening of St. Anne’s Church. Diego contacts Klaus after finding Papa Tunde’s sacrificed body at the Cauldron. It is clear that the Witches have declared war on the Original Vampires.
Worried about Hayley’s safety, Elijah instructs Rebekah to take Hayley to the plantation house. With the full moon looming, Hayley lets Rebekah in on her plan to throw a party for her werewolf clan at the plantation house, but things take a dangerous turn when uninvited guests arrive.
Marcel approaches Sophie and Monique with a plan to resurrect the remaining witches sacrificed from the Harvest. Meanwhile, Camille is conflicted when she makes a difficult decision involving the safety of Father Kieran, and Elijah finds himself facing his own dilemma when he has to choose between Hayley and his siblings.
Finally, Klaus takes drastic measures to find the resurrected Witches resulting in dangerous repercussions that affect everyone involved.moreless
With her impending death, 500-year-old Katherine reminisces about her life and the night she gave birth in 1490. Stefan informs Elena, Caroline and Bonnie that Katherine doesn't have long to live. Damon, Matt and Jeremy talk about Katherine's infamous moments. Stefan and Elena are forced to help Nadia save her mother. Caroline indulges in some scandalous behavior. Katherine and Elena share a moment of bonding.moreless
Davina loses control her powers and becomes violently ill and sends shockwaves, winds and rainstorms through the French Quarter. Elijah approaches the Sophie for answers and is informed that the Harvest Festival needs to be completed to save Davina. Hayle angers Elijah when she comes clean to about her role in Sophie's plan to complete the Harvest by consecrating Celeste dubois’s remains. Meanwhile Marcel takes Davina into hiding to prevent the Harvest ritual from being completed.
Elena is excited to move into her dorm with Caroline at Whitmore College after spending a summer enjoying her relationship with Damon and making sure Jeremy is adjusting to his life. Elena and Caroline are surprised to see a student, Meghan, instead of Bonnie who is supposed to have been traveling all summer. Katherine pays a visit to Damon, asking him to protect her from her enemies now that she is human. Matt and Rebekah return from Europe where they have met Nadia. Elena is under the impression that something is wrong with Stefan and Silas appears at the "End of the Summer"party in the town square.moreless
Graduation has arrived and Mystic Falls is filled with ghosts that are planning to settle unfinished business and to fulfill their destinies. Damon is in grave danger when he meets a ghost, while Matt and Rebekah work together against a ghost that is trying to reach the cure. Everyone gathers up for Graduation when help comes from someone unexpected. At the same time Caroline gets a surprising graduation gift and Bonnie is very close at closing the veil. Elena makes a decision about the Salvatores and has a showdown with Katherine. Stefan makes a horrifying discovery about Silas.moreless
Damon and Stefan try out a new way to make Elena turn on her humanity. Caroline is frustrated when her attempt to intervene is not successful. When Elena understands what the brothers are up to, they ask the help of someone unexpected. Matt gives Rebekah advice on her life choices and she tries to help him back. Caroline has a dangerous and confusing meeting with Klaus and Katherine is suspicious when Bonnie proposes something that seems to benefit both of them.moreless
After making a decision that infuriates Klaus, Elijah presents Rebekah with challenge that could change her life. Caroline is upset to discover that Elena has ruined her plans for the perfect Senior Prom, so she turns to Klaus for help. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon and Stefan both attend the prom, but they quickly lose control of the evening. When Elena suddenly behaves in a violent and unexpected way, Matt seeks Rebekah's help. Finally, Bonnie uncovers some terrifying news, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything.moreless
Elena and Rebekah take off to track down Katherine and end up in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has an unexpected run-in with Elijah. Stefan and Damon worry about Elena and try help her, but her behavior makes it clear that she doesn't want their help. Damon doesn't know how to react when Stefan reveals a startling new plan. Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline reluctantly agrees to help Klaus, who now recognizes Silas' powers.moreless
Damon understands that Elena needs to get away from Mystic Falls, so he takes her to New York, where he used to live and party back in the 1970s. When Rebekah shows up as well, she is impressed by Elena's secret plan. Flashbacks reveal Damon's wild lifestyle in the 70s underground club scene, along with an encounter with Lexi. Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline and Stefan try to convince Klaus that it would be best for him to help them location Silas, and Bonnie works to keep her hold on reality and determine the best course of action.moreless
Elena's recent behavior has everyone worried, and Damon and Stefan and Damon decide that returning to the normal high school routine would be best for Elena. Caroline is happy to learn that Elena wants to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but Elena's dangerous actions leave Caroline shocked. Damon and Rebekah continue to hunt for the cure, but Damon's unwanted advice surprises Rebekah. Klaus attempts to get some important information from Hayley and ends up making an intriguing discovery. Meanwhile, a Elena hosts a wild party and gets herself into an ugly fight.moreless
Stefan returns to Mystic Falls with Elena and Jeremy, and Caroline quickly starts to worry about Elena's state of mind. Stefan turns to Dr. Fell and Matt for help, while back on the island, Damon shares some sad news with Rebekah, and is surprised at her reaction. Damon and Rebekah uncover s surprising piece of news from Vaughn. The group is terrified when Bonnie shares the remaining part of Shane's plan. Elena is able to devise a plan of her own after Damon's efforts to help her.moreless
On the island, Damon experiences a violent encounter with a vampire hunter named Vaughn and realizes he is one of The Five. Stefan reveals his feelings about becoming human again to Elena. The group learns a shocking new piece of information about the cure, which changes the situation for everyone. Jeremy helps Bonnie distinguish between reality and illusion, and Shane finds comfort with Caitlin, a woman from his past. Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline and Tyler realize that they'll need Klaus's help as they try to decode the marks on the Hunter's Sword, though Klaus has his own agenda for unlocking the mystery.moreless
Professor Shane leads a group to a remote island off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he believes they will find the secret of the cure. As the group hikes to the island's interior, the rivalry between Rebekah and Elena continues. As Stefan tries to keep the peace, and Damon accuses Shane of leading the group into a trap. Bonnie and Jeremy work to decipher the message of the Hunter's mark, while Shane reveals more about the legend of Silas and the witch Qetsiyah, along with details from his own past. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler confronts Klaus, and Caroline finds herself in the middle of the ensuing violence.moreless
After Rebekah declines Klaus' demand to stop Kol and protect Jeremy, Klaus looks to Stefan for help. An angry Bonnie confronts her father Mayor Hopkins, about his unconventional methods to protect Mystic Falls from violence. After their disagreement, Bonnie has a frightening encounter with Kol, followed by a visit from an unexpected guest. Klaus adds to the tension between Stefan and Damon by revealing some information about Stefan's personal life, then surprises Damon by asking for some advice. Elena puts Stefan in a difficult spot after revealing her dangerous plan to save Jeremy. After Mayor Hopkins cancels the high school's 1980s Decade Dance, Stefan finds a charming way make the evening special for Rebekah.moreless
Klaus attempts to control Jeremy by threatening Matt's life, leaving Jeremy furious. Damon provides guidance to Jeremy as he prepares to face off against Klaus' new vampires, but they discover that Kol has beaten them to the task. Kol makes it obvious that he will not stop until everyone gives up the search for the cure. Rebekah, in search of a new ally, reminds Stefan that they were once close. Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Hopkins begin questioning Professor Shane about his role in the Founders' Council deaths. Bonnie starts to ask questions of her own, and Shane's answers push Bonnie to the edge of her powers. Elena makes a deal with Klaus to keep Jeremy safe but is forced to come up with her own plan after a new danger presents itself in the form of an unexpected enemy.moreless
Rebekah appears without warning at Mystic Falls High and immediately forces Elena, Stefan, and Caroline to answer her questions about the search for a cure. In the process, Elena reveals a shocking piece of information. Bonnie's father, Rudy Owens, agrees to serve as Mystic Falls' interim mayor. He focuses on protecting Bonnie, who is uncomfortable with the role her father suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane continues encouraging Bonnie to trust her powers, but he quickly finds himself in a life-threatening situation after revealing too much information to the wrong person. Later, Caroline tries to comfort Tyler after a violent situation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt train Jeremy, trying to improve his abilities a vampire hunter, but Klaus is not satisfied with the rate of their progress and takes action to speed up the process.moreless
Mystic Falls holds a winter-theme party but chaos brews when Stefan and Caroline disagree with Tyler's plans for Klaus and the hybrids. Klaus makes a discovery that leads to violence. At the Gilbert lake house, Elena and Damon join with Bonnie and Professor Shane to help Jeremy conquer his inner demons. Professor Shane tells them a piece of ancient history that leaves them stunned.moreless
Elena, Bonnie and Damon head to Whitmore College. Bonnie visits with Professor Shane who took over the classes her grandmother used to teach while Damon teaches Elena how to choose a victim. Stefan questions Klaus about Connor but he insists that Stefan get Rebekah to forgive him before he gives any answers. Klaus tells how in the 12th century he encountered a powerful group of vampire hunters and how Rebekah learned their secrets after she fell in love with one.moreless
Connor continues to investigate the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to recruit Jeremy to help him. Damon and Klaus enlist Dr. Fell's help to question Connor, but the situation takes a deadly turn. Elena turns to Matt and Caroline for support as she tries to maintain some normalcy in her life and continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High. Elena struggles to control her anger when Rebekah show up at school, but she learns that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, Rebekah is feeling lonely and reaches out to April. Stefan tries to show Elena that her life can still be fun by taking Elena on a wild motorcycle ride. Tyler receives a surprise visit from Hayley, a werewolf who helped him break his sire-bond to Klaus. Stefan turns to a Caroline for advice as he worries about Elena and his own emotions.moreless
Elena struggles to cope with the emotional swings as she becomes a vampire, and Stefan and Damon nearly come to blows while arguing about what is best for her. Damon comes up with his own plan to help Elena asks her to to reveal the plan to Stefan. A stranger, Connor Jordan, shows up in Mystic Falls and starts asking questions of Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood, and Stefan quickly decides that Connor must be a vampire hunter. Jeremy and Matt are surprised when April, a girl from their past, returns to town and enrolls at Mystic Falls High. At a town gathering, Elena nearly loses control, but Caroline steps in and comes to her rescue. Finally, Damon reveals his true feelings to an unexpected friend.moreless
Elena wakes up the morning after the accident to discover that her greatest fear has come true: she died with vampire blood in her system and must now decide whether to suffer through the terrible transition to become a vampire or face death. Stefan promises Elena that he and Bonnie will explore every possible solution to her predicament, but Damon is furious with Stefan for saving Matt instead of Elena. Bonnie faces extreme consequences after attempting to help Elena, and Damon focuses his frustration and anger on Matt. In a rare moment of empathy, Rebekah is touched by Stefan and Elena's love for one another. Pastor Young and the Town Council members start to round up the vampires and their supporters, but their efforts lead to a surprising tragedy.moreless
Jeremy makes an important decision that will change everything as he tries to protect Elena. Facing the harsh reality of her present situation, Elena longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson and Miranda, and Aunt Jenna were still alive and her only concern was her relationship with Matt. Damon and Stefan leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon part ways when Elena needs help from one of them. Caroline and Tyler face a life-changing decision, and Bonnie makes a secret deal that has tragic consequences.moreless
Klaus tries to carry out his plan to leave town with Elena, but meets resistance from an unexpected new enemy. Bonnie turns to Abby for help with a particularly difficult spell. As things spiral out of control, Elena is determined to make sure that Caroline is safe. Damon and Stefan turn to Tyler for help, and Bonnie and Jeremy take a dangerous risk to make sure that her spell is effective. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.moreless
Alaric receives guidance from someone unexpected as he navigates his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to determine the best course of action. At the school's 1920s Decade Dance, Bonnie invites Jamie to the 1920s Decade Dance, and Caroline convinces Elena to ask Stefan to join her. Caroline is pleased to see Tyler show up at the dance and try to sweep her off her feet, but Klaus does everything he can to come between them. Things take a dangerous turn at the dance, and Stefan and Damon turn to Jeremy, Matt, and Bonnie to help reverse a spell that threatens everyone.moreless
Elena and Damon travel to Denver to check in on Jeremy and to see if his special abilities can help them track down the information they need about the ancient vampire bloodlines. When they arrive, they quickly realize that Jeremy has been hanging around a bad crowd. Meanwhile, Stefan and Klaus both go to extreme measures as they try to find the missing weapon. Caroline is ecstatic when Tyler returns to Mystic Falls, but he quickly starts to suspect that something has been going on between Caroline and Klaus. Matt stays busy trying to keep Rebecca focused on organizing the school's upcoming 1920s Decade Dance.moreless
Damon and Stefan work on a new mission with the hope of bringing down Klaus, and they enlist the help of Caroline, Matt, and Elena. Bonnie is forced to help Klaus with a spell after he threatens someone important to her. Meanwhile, Klaus and Rebekah find a way to convince Finn to help them, but Rebekah is focused on her own plan to exact revenge on Damon. Stefan's emotions lead to a dangerous confrontation with Klaus and, later, to a heartbreaking moment with Elena.moreless