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
A psychiatrist believes that he is being stalked by one of his patients who is in love with him, but the team starts to believe that there is more to these stalkings than just obsession. Meanwhile, Beth begins to dig deeper to her own stalking case and finds a shocking discovery.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
New York Detective Jack Larson joins the TAU team in Los Angles to help them catch a stalker who burned a young woman alive in her car. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Beth Davis must deal with a young college student who has been stalking his old roommate.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
Ryan and Joe must join forces to stop Mark and Luke from killing Claire as revenge for the death of their mother.
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
Joe launches his master plan and Mike and Ryan try to stop him. Meanwhile, Claire must make a decision, and Luke and Mark have to decide what to do next.
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
While Ryan tries to infiltrate the Korban compound, Mike makes a life-changing decision and Claire asks Carrie to give Joe a message from her.
Joe targets an enemy's son after being publicly condemned. Elsewhere, Ryan learns that Claire is alive, and Mandy makes a decision that could undo all of Joe's work.
While Ryan and Mike track down a new cult of killers, Joe continues training the Korban community in his unique plan to unleash a wave of terror and death.