A search for an elusive serial killer leads the TAU to a shocking revelation. Also two team members return to work.
Ryan puts the pressure on Theo by holding a press conference, and the killer retaliates by going after someone close to Ryan looking for bait for a trap. Meanwhile, Gwen and Ryan starts to reconcile, and Mike hangs onto life by a thread.moreless
Max sets out to find the missing Ryan, but Eliza's mole in the FBI has other ideas. Meanwhile, Theo plans to exact vengeance on Ryan for Penny's death, but things don't go according to his plan.moreless
Season 6 ends with Elena in jeopardy when an uninvited guest arrives. Meanwhile, Bonnie takes matters in her own hands when she is put on the receiving end of a twisted plan; Damon is faced with the most difficult decision of his life; and Stefan realizes the lengths to which his mother will go to reunite with her "family".moreless
The team goes after a suspect who could be linked to a number of murders. Meanwhile, Beth must make a decision about her future with the LAPD while still coping after her attack. Also, Vicky reveals the real reason she moved to LA.moreless
While Ryan and Max continue the search for Theo and the missing Erin, Mark and Daisy make a deal with Theo to get Mike.
Theo tries to trade Mike for Penny, and Ryan is forced to turn to Max for assistance. Meanwhile, Daisy and Mark have a parting of the ways, and Lisa is called in to assist in the investigation.moreless
Alaric and Jo's wedding day arrives with lots of last minute preparations. Meanwhile, Stefan takes Damon on a road trip to give him some perspective on his future with Elena; Caroline starts making amends for her rampage; and Bonnie believes Lily is coming for her and enlists Matt's help to take her down.moreless
While the FBI seeks out a new serial killer with ties to Theo, Theo and Penny look for the person who can restore their anonymity. Meanwhile, Ryan continues to descend into insanity as visions of Joe haunt him.moreless
Alaric and Jo reluctantly participate in their bachelor and bachelorette parties. Meanwhile, Elena turns to Bonnie and Jo for advice over Damon's impulsive offer; Enzo asks Stefan to help Lily who is on a dangerous downward spiral; and Matt gets fed up with the supernatural threats that plague the town and takes his frustration out on Tyler.moreless
Joe manages to take three hostages and demands that Ryan visit him before his hostage. Meanwhile, Theo recruits an ally and attempts to solve Strauss' encryption.
The race is on to rescue Beth, who is fighting for her life against Ray, who has sinister plans for her.
Damon struggles with whether to tell Elena about the cure and talks to her about what life would be like if they weren't vampires. Meanwhile, Bonnie discovers Damon betrayed her trust; and Enzo learns the truth about the day he was turned into a vampire.moreless
Theo convinces a man that he is the chosen one so that he can get in contact with Joe. Meanwhile, Mark tracks Daisy down, while Mike and Max try to track down the missing laptop from Mark's safe house.moreless
While Ryan and his team close in on Theo, the killer finds his family life at risk due to a nosy neighbor. Meanwhile, Gina considers retirement and Gwen realizes that Ryan is losing it.moreless
As Joe's execution nears, Ryan and Mike face a new threat, while Max is cleared to rejoin the task force and immediately finds herself in harm's way.
While Mike and Ryan track Strauss to a small town and a dark secret, Max considers confessing to Gwen... unaware that Tom is still secretly monitoring her.
Mark, Kyle, and Daisy pick four new targets and then go after a fifth. However, Ryan and the others realize who their true target is.
The case against Strauss begins to unravel in court, and Ryan has to locate a key witness--and old flame--before it's too late. Meanwhile, Mark tracks down the woman pulling Kyle and Daisy's strings.moreless
Damon and Elena embark on a plan to rescue Damon's mother who is trapped in a 1903 prison world. Meanwhile, Caroline's plan for Stefan backfires; Enzo and Alaric's attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn't go as planned; and Bonnie's unexpected gift shakes up Damon.moreless
Ryan, Mike, and Max hunt down Neil, while Mark abducts two reporters so that they can tell his side of the story.
Caroline gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum. Stefan tries to intervene and sets off a dangerous chain of events. Meanwhile, Damon learns some devastating news about his mother; Enzo becomes intrigued by Sarah Salvatore; and Bonnie begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world.moreless
Ryan tries to determine the connection between Joe and Mark. However, he soon finds himself in a dangerous situatoin and is forced to face the truth... or die Meanwhile, tensions within the group continue growing.moreless
Ryan tries to move on with his life now that Joe is awaiting execution for his crimes. However, a new series of grisly murders drags him back in and Ryan realizes that Joe's murder spree was only the beginning.moreless
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
The team tries to help a young woman when it looks like she is being stalked by not just one person, but a whole group of them.
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
After a high school coach receives threading text messages and is almost crushed by the school's bleachers, the clues lead to a teenage girl who has a rocky relationship with her boyfriend. The team starts to investigate and learn some dark secrets about the teen's life. Meanwhile, Perry and Ray start to think of a plan to help them get their hands on Beth.moreless