Stefan helps Katherine in order to deal with his pain until Caroline finds another way. Elena tries to fix things with Caroline and gets very concerned about Damon that she asks Aaron for help. Damon reveals aspects of his dark life to Elena and she tells him what she has just learnt about her family. Aaron takes a desperate path after a conversation with Dr. Wes.moreless
Stephen is determined to uncover what he hopes is the key to finding his father, and crafts a plan with The Tomorrow People that involves getting inside Jedikiah’s head. Meanwhile, Cara and Russell encounter an uninvited visitor in the subway tunnel base.
Stephen takes a risky opportunity and snoops around ULTRA.
Elena and Caroline decide to throw a party, but they are interrupted when Jesse requests Caroline's help. Damon gets information from Wes when Elena asks him to. At the party Elena finds out she is a lot like Aaron and Caroline is more and more concerned about Jesse. Katherine does a favor to Matt and helps Stefan coping with the events of the summer. Bonnie tries to deal with how things currently are and Damon makes a discovery about the secret society.moreless
After Stephen decides to have some fun with his newfound powers, Jedikiah takes extreme measures to ensure it doesn't happen again.
John feels tension between himself and Cara after he and Russell return from their trip while Stephen decides to try and handle a dangerous new breakout on his own but finds himself in over his head and needing help from his fellow Tomorrow People.
Stephen becomes even more determined to find out what happened to his father after having a moment of clarity about him.
Damon and Elena try to describe Amara's situation to Stefan. While Katherine gets disturbing news from Dr. Wes, Nadia is searching for her in Caroline's dorm. Jeremy's and Bonnie's discussion with Amara makes them hope. When Silas does not keep a promise, Damon turns to Tessa for assistance. Stefan makes a confession to Damon and Elena.moreless
Stephen and Russell head out for a night of fun only to run into a potential new breakout. They report back to John and Cara about the discovery but want to keep a low profile from ULTRA.
Russell learns of his father's death and struggles with the decision of whether or not to return home. John volunteers to go with him to keep him out of trouble.
Meanwhile Jedikiah has a secret that could destroy his career.
Silas promises to get something done in exchange for Damon's and Elena's assistance. Tessa announces her new plan to Stefan, only to realize Silas is ahead of her. Katherine tries to persuade Caroline to give her a place in their dormitory room. Bonnie is touched by Jeremy's attitude to her situation. Damon is surprised to find out what Tessa's plan is hiding.moreless
After Stephen breaks ULTRA protocol during a training exercise, Jedikiah's mysterious boss insists on meeting him. After learning Jedikiah is unable to help him Stephen turns to John who is only interested for selfish reasons.
Elsewhere Cara and John disagree on a dangerous plan when some of The Tomorrow People become desperate to attend a party in the outside world. And when Stephen again bails on plans with Astrid she decides to find out what he is really up to.
Elena is very touched by a student called Aaron. She and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Dr. Maxfield shares some disturbing information with Elena. Caroline is heartbroken. Nadia reveals her story to Katherine and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas, but things get out of control.moreless
When ULTRA's most wanted man Killian McCrane resurfaces after years in hiding Stephen enlists John's help in tracking him down. John agrees but changes his mind when he learn Killian isn't after Jedikiah as everyone first believed.
Stephen still wants to help but Cara explains the history between Killian and John: A history that brings back memories from John's past and forces him to do something he never thought he would ever do again.
Meanwhile Stephen's mom becomes suspicious of his whereabouts and activities placing him in an awkward position.
While Mystic Falls has its Observance Day in order to honor its dead, Damon and Elena try to help out Stefan, which has the emotional impact of its own on Elena. Matt is worried about his blackouts and tries to find out more about them. Caroline tries to get to know Jesse and Jeremy confesses something that affects Damon greatly. Dr. Maxfield sets a plan that will change everything in motion.moreless
Katherine and Elena convince Damon to help them find Stefan, after they both have the same dream about him being in danger. A mysterious woman called Tessa messes with their plans, reveals things from the past as well as some disturbing news for Damon's future. Meanwhile, Silas reveals the reason he is after Katherine, a search that puts Matt's life in danger and Damon and Elena have to face new facts.moreless
Stephen looks to his fellow Tomorrow People for help when ultra attempts to scan his brain. John refuses to help forcing Cara to help Stephen secretly.
ULTRA and Stephen both search for a new break out who is using his powers to commit crimes. when an ULTRA SWAT team arrives stephen again calls on John, Cara and Russell for help.
John attempts to convince Stephen to spy on ULTRA while continuing the search for his missing father.
Damon does not tell Elena that his brother is missing, but he turns to Sheriff Forbes for help. Elena and Caroline are trying to figure out who is behind the murders in the campus and Jesse gives Elena information about professor Wes Maxfield. Jeremy is still trying to cope with his new life and the only one who can communicate with Bonnie, but he cannot convince her that they should tell people. Damon asks Matt to keep Katherine out of sight when he finds out that Silas is looking for her, but things get out of control. Nadia uses violence to make her point.moreless
When Stephen Jameson begins hearing voices and waking up in strange places he discovers he is a member of a highly evolved race of people with superhuman abilities. Seeking answers leads him to discover others of his kind called The Tomorrow People. He discovers The Tomorrow People are caught in a struggle for survival against an evil paramilitary group known as ULTRA who seek to destroy them all.
Stephen also learns there may be more to the mysterious disappearance of his father than he'd ever imagined and he discovers his own ties to Dr. Jedikiah Price, ULTRA's ruthless leader could be deadly.
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
As Graduation approaches, Caroline tries to distract Elena with simple tasks, such as sending out announcements, but Elena won't give up her new obsession. Sheriff Forbes asks Stefan and Damon to help her, when someone starts attacking patients. Bonnie is trying to make Katherine help her and she won't give up on her plan to defeat Silas. A wind storm causes power outage on Mystic Falls and ghosts appear, some bearing good intentions and others wanting revenge.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
Klaus goes to New Orleans to investigate a mysterious piece of information about a plot against him. His research leads him to an old protege of his, Marcel, a vampire who is in control of both the humans and supernatural creatures of the city. Elijah is determined to help Klaus get his redemption, follows him and finds out that Hayley, who had visited the city searching for clues of her family, was captured by a powerful witch, Sophie. At the same time, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan go on with their plan with Elena, and Katherine reveals a vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to make a message delivery.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