Caroline must deal with the situation regarding her mother as reality sets in. Elena notices a strange change in Caroline's behavior. Alaric is suspicious when Kai turns to Jo for help. Bonnie is placed in a new situation. Matt and Tyler think about making a major life change. Damon offer coping advice to Caroline and revisits painful memories about his own mother.moreless
Jeremy reminisces with Elena on his last day in Mystic Falls; Stefan and Caroline grow closer when they prepare Caroline's family cabin for her mother to live out her final days; Sheriff Forbes turns to Damon to help solve one of her remaining open cases involving Elena's parents; Enzo lures Matt and Sarah into a dangerous plan.moreless
Elena becomes determined to celebrate Bonnie's birthday and tries to send her a message, but the situation turns dire when she makes an unsettling discovery. Meanwhile, Enzo enlists Matt's help to interfere in the life of Stefan's great-niece; Stefan keeps a close watch on Caroline when she unconventionally attempts to cope with everything going on around her; and Jeremy contemplates leaving Mystic Falls for good.moreless
Liv and Luke try to convince their father to let Jo and Kai take their place in the merge ceremony. Meanwhile, Caroline's plan to cure her mother takes a devastating turn; and Damon's risky plan sends things spiraling out of control just before the merge.moreless
Kai holds Elena captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic; Liv and Alaric prepare Jo for the impending merge ceremony with Kai; Caroline travels with Stefan to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother's cancer; Enzo demands to know what Stefan is hiding.moreless
Bonnie tries to replicate her favorite traditions, while reminiscing about happier times with her friends; Sheriff Forbes brings holiday cheer to Caroline at Whitmore College; Alaric turns to Damon and Elena for help when Jo goes missing; Tyler approaches Liv and Luke with a risky plan; Jeremy helps Matt carry out a plan to take down Enzo; Stefan is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline.moreless
Damon gets into trouble when he carries out a plan that requires Alaric's unwilling participation; Elena is surprised by Jeremy's reaction when she shares hopeful news about Bonnie; Matt takes matters into his own hands when Enzo's actions cross the line; Kai continues to be a dangerous threat.moreless
Caroline and Elena host Friendsgiving at the dorm and receive news about the Gemini Coven; Tyler tries to help Liv after she and Luke reveal some disturbing information about their witch lineage and the impending plans their coven has for them; Jo reveals some painful details about her past; and Kai makes a dangerous discovery that brings him one step closer to his release.moreless
Elena's past comes back to haunt her; Jo opens up to Alaric about her tragic past; Stefan, Matt and Enzo resort to extreme measures when Tripp withholds information about his vampire-killing operation; Sheriff Forbes gets caught in the middle of a dangerous plan; Tyler and Liv grow closer; and Damon stumbles upon a startling clue that renews his hope.moreless
Alaric realizes Jo can't be compelled, so he asks Elena to dig into her background. Meanwhile, Caroline learns Enzo has been captured by Tripp and tries to rescue him; Jeremy hits rock bottom and lashes out in a destructive way; and Damon takes matters into his own hands when he receives some upsetting news.moreless
Elena invites Liam to attend a party at the corn maze; Caroline helps Stefan clean up a mess created by Enzo; Alaric and Jo try to save lives after a devastating accident; Tyler is put in a dangerous position when his werewolf curse is put to the test; Damon and Bonnie make an important discovery that affects their quest to get back home.moreless
Damon relives a horrible day in order to find his way home. Elsewhere, Alaric tries to help Jeremy cope with loss; Stefan teaches Elena about creating a new identity; and Tripp shares a dark secret with Matt.moreless
Elena and Caroline meet at a swimming hole where Elena plans to introduce her to Liam, but things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, Tyler asks Liv for a favor; Stefan returns to Mystic Falls and notices a strange change in Elena; Jeremy makes a discovery about the anti-magic spell that could put Elena in danger; and Damon and Bonnie stumble upon clues that lead them to believe they are not alone.moreless
Elena deals with the loss of Damon and turns to Alaric to help her move on with her life. Meanwhile, Enzo gets Caroline to help him find Damon and Bonnie; Jeremy spends time with a mysterious girl who recently arrived in Mystic Falls; and Damon and Bonnie reluctantly band together to uncover the mystery of where they are and how they are going to get back home.moreless
Season 6 begins with Elena returning to Whitmore College for the start of sophomore year. Meanwhile, Caroline becomes desperate to reverse the anti-magic spell the Travelers put over Mystic Falls; Tyler has a run-in at a football tailgate; Matt worries that Jeremy is dealing with the loss of Bonnie in a self-destructive way; Alaric struggles to adjust to his new life as a vampire; and Elena learns the truth about what Stefan has really been up to.moreless
Season 5 ends with Damon trying to stop the disintegration of the Other Side. Meanwhile, Elena takes matters into her own hands and demands that Liv and Luke help her; and Markos uses violence against Tyler/Julian to prove that Mystic Falls is under the control of the Travelers.moreless
Stefan and Elena become stranded in a remote location, after escaping from Markos, and he gets philosophical about her relationship with Damon. Liv and Luke develop a new plan after their attempt to protect Stefan and Elena goes awry. Meanwhile, Damon, along with Matt and Jeremy, sets a trap for Markos. Bonnie admits to Caroline that she's been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone. Caroline witnesses an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers.moreless
Tyler reveals that Markos' plans to break the witches curse isn't without its dangers to Elena and Stefan. So Damon takes Stefan and Elena to a cabin, once owned by Caroline's dad, to keep them safe, and then he devises a parlor game to get them to reveal a secret they've been hiding. At the cabin, a spirit uses violence and fire to let them know it is there. Matt's charged with getting information from one of the Travelers. Meanwhile, Bonnie keeps Jeremy in the dark regarding the truth about the Other Side, in spite of Grams warnings.moreless
Elena obsesses over the state of her relationship with Damon. Enzo, through flashbacks to election night in 1960, learns what happened to his long-lost love. When he enlists Liv and Luke's help, things take a bad turn. Damon's attempts to calm Enzo down results in a confrontation between Enzo and Stefan. Bonnie deal with changes happening on the Other Side. Jeremy and Matt admit to Damon that the Traveler knife is missing. Markos enlists Sloan's help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers. Tyler finds himself forced to play a risky part in the ritual.moreless
Stefan and Elena experience unsettling dreams of the life they might have had together. Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams. Enzo searches for a woman he loved decades ago. Bonnie is angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv. Matt, Tyler and Jeremy help Liv keep track of the Travelers who plan to take over Mystic Falls. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Luke shows up and tells Damon, Elena and Enzo what he knows about Markos. Damon finds Markos and is both pleased and concerned about what he hears.moreless
Caroline and Enzo make a trip to Atlanta to find a recently revealed doppleganger. Enzo tells Caroline about his past. When Damon and Elena find out about Jeremy's bad behavior at school after a parent-teacher meeting, Damon lets Elena in on some disturbing news about Jeremy's personal life. Bonnie come across Luke and finds out more about his family history. Jeremy makes a deal with Liv after she tells him about the Travelers' next move and shows him how substantial her power has become. Caroline and Stefan share a special moment. The leader of the Travelers, Markos, makes an appearance.moreless
When Elena wakes, Stefan tries to fill her in on what has happened. Caroline finds a terrifying secret in Dr. Wesley's files just as Enzo shows up claiming to possess the solution. Caroline calls Stefan and asks him to meet her and Enzo in an mysterious location. When they get there, a group of Travelers lets them know something new about the importance of doppelgangers. Elena runs into Luke on campus who seems to know her. Rather than take him up on his suggestion to go on a drinking binge, she sends him off to find Bonnie and Liv. When Damon finally gets around to filling Elena in on his recent activities, they come to a new agreement about their relationship.moreless
Stephen is still walking a fine line with his ULTRA partner Hillary who continues to question his loyalties.
When ULTRA and The Tomorrow People both learn of a breakout using her powers to benefit humans both sides seek her out to join their cause.
Meanwhile Morgan takes a risk and betrays Jedikiah's trust to help The Tomorrow People but Jedikiah learns something from her that is an even bigger surprise.
Even as Nadia is going back over the memories of her centuries long search for Katherine, Stefan, Caroline and Matt figure out a new plan to save Elena's life. Jeremy and Bonnie need Liv's help again. Damon is determined to get revenge on Dr. Maxfield. Caroline and Tyler work out a new understanding. Bonnie discovers a horrifying secret that endangers her friends.moreless
Julian returns with a vengeance but when he's caught by ULTRA he is forced to strike a deal that could cost him and Stephen their lives.
John disobeys Cara's orders again when he learns Julian has discovered the location of The Tomorrow People's lair.
Meanwhile still plagued by nightmares from her near death experience Astrid turns to John for comfort and support.
Since Dr. Wes injected Damon with the serum his behavior has gone from bad to worse. Stefan feels bad telling Damon never to return to Mystic Falls so he sets out to find him with Elena tagging along. Once again Dr. Wes asks the Travelers for help when he decides to test the friendship between Damon and Enzo. Matt recruits Caroline and Tyler to help protect Elena ending with a violent confrontation. As Stephan later tries to console unhappy Caroline, their talking leads to a shocking realization.moreless
After receiving some shocking news Stephen attempts to restore order in both his worlds by striking a deal with Jedikiah.
Cara and Russell contend with a new break-out and must also deal with an ULTRA trap.
Meanwhile Jedikiah is closer to developing a secret technology that could change his future.