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.
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
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
A couple who just got engaged run into trouble when the girlfriend's engagement ring is stolen and they believe that the culprit is a person who has been stalking them for quite some time now. When the team is called in to investigate, they believe that a jealous ex is the cause of this, but they soon find out that there is more to these stalkings than just love. Meanwhile, Trent starts to become jealous over Jack and Amanda spending so much time with each other.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
Beth and Jack investigate the break in of a popular anchorman's home after his stalker sends a video of his daughter to his phone. Perry learns more insight about Beth's past.
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
When a bus driver is beaten up, the team soon discovers that it might be connected to a rape case that happened many years ago. Meanwhile, Beth tells Tracy the truth about her new boyfriend.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