Stefan tries to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the Phoenix stone. Meanwhile, Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, which causes Matt to spiral out of control; Tyler returns to town for Alaric's baby shower; and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.moreless
Damon becomes trapped inside the Phoenix stone and is tormented by a traumatic experience from his time in the Civil War. He is forced to face his darkest demon in order to get out. Meanwhile, Bonnie tries to rescue Damon before the effects of the Phoenix stone take over and change him forever.moreless
Damon and Stefan search for Julian in a small town outside of Mystic Falls, where Stefan takes matters into his own hands and sets off a tragic chain of events. Meanwhile, Bonnie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Nora; and Caroline does her best to navigate life as a pregnant vampire.moreless
Stefan and Damon confront their mother with painful memories from their childhood, but Lily reveals a dark secret she's been harboring for over 160 years. The revelation leaves her sons questioning everything they've ever known about their family. Meanwhile, Enzo challenges Julian to a duel; Matt becomes entrenched in a deepening mystery involving the residents of Mystic Falls; and Valerie reveals some life-changing news to Caroline.moreless
With Julian back in her life, Lily decides to hold a dinner party to introduce him to Damon and Stefan and to declare peace between her family of Heretics and the residents of Mystic Falls. Damon and Stefan have conflicting views on how to deal with Julian. While at the party, Bonnie and Matt discover a mystery involving some unsuspecting residents. Alaric reaches his breaking point.moreless
Damon decides to change his ways and, moving forward, will do right by Elena. As Lily prepares for an appearance of a special person from her past, Enzo isn't sure what to expect. Upon the advice of Caroline, Stephan meets with Valerie and learns details about her past. Enzo and Bonnie are at odds when they must fend off a violent threat. Bonnie is forced to confront Alaric when she learns disturbing information about the Phoenix stone.moreless
Damon goes on a road trip with Bonnie and Alaric to find something he can use against his mother; Caroline, who is being held hostage by the Heretics, learns some shocking information about Valerie's past; Stefan learns a few unexpected details about his own past from Lily; Alaric turns to Bonnie for her help after coming clean about a secret he's been keeping.moreless
Even though outnumbered, Spartacus and his rebel army make one last effort to win freedom in a decisive battle against the Romans commanded by Marcus Crassus.
Spartacus works toward securing a bargaining chip to use against the Romans. Crassus comes upon the knowledge that a fellow notable Roman has embarked on his same quest to get the glory of defeating Spartacus.moreless
Spartacus and his men reach a critical juncture while Crassus and his army continue their implacable pursuit of the rebels. The conflict between Caesar and Tiberius becomes bigger.
The rebel forces become stranded on a snowbound ridge where Spartacus and Crixus crash over strategy. Crassus' command on those closest to him fades.
Crassus leads an attack against the city occupied by Spartacus and his men resulting on Gannicus finding himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is forced to host a celebration in honor of a man he hates.moreless
Spartacus comes up with a plan intent on getting the upper hand by weakening Crassus' forces. However, once set in motion, unexpected betrayal threatens to ruin the rebels' designs.
Tension rises to new levels between Spartacus and his men after the possible infiltration of a Roman spy. Crassus resorts to a long forgotten form of Roman punishment to teach his soldiers a bloody lesson.moreless
To make sure that his people won't want for food and supplies Spartacus considers making a deal with a band of plunderers. Crassus' son, Tiberius, makes a brave decision that will prove fateful.moreless
Spartacus leads a bold attack in order to get food and shelter for his people, taking over a Roman city. Meanwhile, Crassus puts together an army to be reckoned with and enlists a young Julius Caesar to help the Roman cause.moreless
The rebellion Spartacus has created has turned into thousands, assembling a formidable army. With Crixus and Gannicus by his side, they begin to take on Rome outwitting the mighty Republic's best commanders . Unknowingly to them, Rome has enlisted the help of wealthy and ambitious Marcus Crassus to try and put an end to the rebels' rising.moreless