Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot10 September 2009
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somehalder star in this series, based on the best- selling book series, of two vampire brothers at war of the soul of 17- year -old Elena
17 September 2009
Elena goes to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but finds Damon there instead, who reveals surprising information about Stefan's past. Vicki begins to remember the attack.
24 September 2009
Elena invites Stefan and Bonnie to dinner, hoping that the two will bond, but the evening is disrupted by the unexpected and unwelcome arrival of Damon and Caroline.
1 October 2009
Stefan escorts Elena to the town's Founder's Party. At the party, Damon tells Elena a story about the Salvatore family, leaving Elena with questions Stefan refuses to answer.
8 October 2009
Stefan is hopeful of his plan to get rid of Damon, and decides to reveal parts of his past to Elena. Bonnie seeks advice from her grandmother (Jasmine Guy - A Different World).
Season 1, Episode 6: Lost Girls15 October 2009
In flashbacks, Stefan reveals to Elena the Salvatore family history, including how his rivalry with Damon began. In the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki's future.
Season 1, Episode 7: Haunted29 October 2009
Bonnie's abilities surprise Damon. Elena asks Jeremy not to see Vicki. Matt takes Vicki to a haunted house, but the night take a terrifying turn.
5 November 2009
Stefen gets a surprise visit from old friend Lexi. Caroline tries to get Damon's Medallion back from Bonnie.
12 November 2009
Jeremy gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis - Blue Crush). Damon reveals to Stefan the stunning reason he returned to Mystic Falls.
19 November 2009
When Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite Macintyre) tells Damon of another attack, he offers to track down the killer, learning startling information about the town's founding families.
Season 1, Episode 11: Bloodlines21 January 2010
Damon goes to Georgia to suprise an old flame, Bree (Gina Torres - Standoff, Firefly), and enlist her help. Meanwhile, Stefan uncovers a startling clue to the past.
28 January 2010
The Mystic Grill's Ben (Sean Faris) comes to Bonnie's aid. Damon and Stefan accompany Elena to a school dance with a 1950s theme. Alaric (Matt Davis) introduces himself to Damon
4 February 2010
Stefan and Damon recall the incidents that led to the rift in their relationship.
11 February 2010
Jeremy asks Anna (Malse Jow) to a party in the woods. Stefan, Damon and Elena work with Bonnie and Grams (Jasmine Guy) to open the tomb, and are shocked by what they discover.
25 March 2010
Recurring guest star Melinda Clarke appears as Kelly, Matt's long - lost mother. Damon is ask by Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite Macintrye) to be part of a fundraising bachelor auction.
1 April 2010
Anna (Malse Jow) brings a surprising guest to pay a visit to Damon. Elena and Stefan go on an awkward date with Caroline and Matt. Melinda Clarke appears as Kelly.
8 April 2010
Stefan is forced to make a frightening decision. Matt is hopeful that his mom, Kelly (Melinda Clarke) will stay. And, after Caroline's car breaks down in a storm, she makes a horrific discovery that shocks everyone on town
15 April 2010
Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Elena's uncle, John Gilbert (David Anders - Alias, 24) has returned to town an ugly turn.
22 April 2010
Elena and Caroline compete in a beauty pageant. Spencer Locke appears as one of the contestants. John Gilbert tries to scare Damo
29 April 2010
Elena learns what happened when Damon and Stefan were turned. Pearl has an ugly confrontation with John Gilbert. Jeremy and Anna get closer.
Season 1, Episode 21: Isobel6 May 2010
Isobel returns to town and stuns Alaric with her attitude and her demands that he arrange a meeting with Elena.
13 May 2010
Damon and Alaric try to stop John Gilbert from setting a plan in motion to brin Founder's Day to an end amid chaos, destruction and death.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Return9 September 2010
Elena arrives home to a nightmare. Damon is the first to realize Katherine has returned.
16 September 2010
When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action.
23 September 2010
Elena, Damon and Alaric go to Duke University to search through Isobel's research, hoping to uncover any clues surrounding the Lockwood family
30 September 2010
Stefan is shocked when Katherine reveals new secrets about what really happened in 1864. Damon tries a new tactic to resolve his issues with Mason
7 October 2010
Tyler learns more about the Lockwood family curse from Mason, and Sheriff Forbes receives startling information.
Season 2, Episode 6: Plan B21 October 2010
Katherine chooses a new victim. Bonnie discovers new information about Mason and shares it with Stefan.
Season 2, Episode 7: Masquerade28 October 2010
Stefan and Damon decide on a new plan to deal with Katherine at the masquerade ball. Things take an ugly turn when Matt and Tyler start doing shots.
Season 2, Episode 8: Rose4 November 2010
Stefan and Damon come to Elena's assistance and, in the process, learn surprising new information.
Season 2, Episode 9: Katerina11 November 2010
Elena puts herself in a dangerous position as she searches for the truth about Katherine's past and what her own future may hold. Knowing that Stefan would never agree to her plan, Elena swears Caroline to secrecy. Damon uses a new-found confidant to help him try to discover the real purpose and power of the moonstone. Jeremy and Bonnie meet Luka, a new student with a surprising family history.
2 December 2010
Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help. When things take an unexpected turn, however, Rose calls on Damon to deal with the plan Elena has set in motion. Jeremy's reckless attempt to help Bonnie retrieve the moonstone lands him in a life-threatening position and forces Stefan to put himself in danger. Bonnie and Luka form a closer connection. Tyler shows Caroline the Lockwood cellar, where she makes a discovery that leaves them both terrified.
9 December 2010
As the full moon nears, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for transformation. Damon and Alaric are suspicious when a stranger shows looking for Mason.
27 January 2011
While Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules, he asks Elena to keep an eye on Rose, a situation that turns unexpectedly dangerous.
3 February 2011
Johnathan Gilbert's return to Mystic Falls is an unhappy suprise to Elena, Jenna and Damon. Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused Tyler.
10 February 2011
Stefan and Elena attempt a romantic weekend getaway, not realizing that they've been followed. Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society.
17 February 2011
After confirmation by a terrified Katherine that the single ash-bound knife can kill an original vampire, Damon invites Elijah to a dinner party to stab him. Alaric finds out a nasty limitation to that method. Meanwhile, Stefan tells Elena about the time when he was a vicious vampire, Damon tries to do right, and John Gilbert plays a surprisingly positive part. Jeremy can't prevent 'immature' witch Bonnie from being questioned and suitably punished by accomplished Luka.
24 February 2011
The Salvatore brothers are unpleasantly surprised that killing Elijah didn't harm, but instead released Katherine. Damon indignantly rejects her flirtation. Dr. Jonas Martin uses invisible astral projection to enable his son Luka to retrieve the ash dagger and thus revive Elijah, but Damon notices and fights back and thus kills the invisible Luka. Grieved, Jonas attacks Jeremy, Bonnie, Caroline and Elena, but ends up dead and surprisingly restores Bonnie's powers. Alaric refuses to keep lying to Jenna, who refuses to be protected by secrecy, so they stop dating until the truth can be told. Matt confronts Caroline who ultimately convinces him of her love, and later discloses of being a vampire and has to heal him after a lethal attack.
7 April 2011
Jeremy is delighted to have Bonnie restored to her powers, yet worried when accompanying her and Damon to the house where a 100 witches were burned to gather enough power to undo the moonstone's curse. Elena's mother Isobel Flemming's return startles her and even Katherine, as turns out doing Klaus's bidding for a gruesome 'prize'. John Gilbert confesses more wrong choices, also at Jenna's expense, yet unlike furious Alaric, Elena ends up choosing to keep her father in her life. The Salvatore brothers piece together from the Gilbert diaries what they believe equals a secret weapon. Matt can't handle the vampire truth and gets Caroline to wipe his memory.
14 April 2011
Original vampire Klaus forces captured Katherine to torture herself. Meanwhile Klaus takes henchman witch Maddox's advice to possess Alaric's body and use his history teacher job as cover to work on the school-kids and attend the high-school 1960s theme dance, where he hopes to tempt Bonnie to overexert her hundredfold witch powers against an unbreakable charm until she dies. Jeremy mistrusts Bonnie's assurance she can cope and consults Damon, who doesn't even confide in Stefan, to brilliantly mount an elaborate trap. Matt teams up with the sheriff for Caroline's sake.
Season 2, Episode 19: Klaus21 April 2011
Resuscitated by Elena, who even hands him the dagger as proof of alliance, Elijah explain to her how his Bulgarian family became the first, still most powerful vampires, but witches prevented them becoming invulnerable. He loved Niklaus 'Klaus', being his brother, but has to turn against him in the end. They ingeniously staged the moon curse in order to get vampires and werewolves to help look for a cure for Klaus's real curse, doubly monstrous genes. Alari-Klaus toys further with Katherina and instruct Maddocks to fetch a new body so he can leave Rick's. Stefan bickers with Damon over how to protect Elena, who shocked both of them but also prevents a fraternal fallout.
28 April 2011
Klaus completes his preparations to break the moon curse but luring Tyler home to visit his mother after a non-accidental fall. The Salvatore brothers bicker worse then ever over how to protect Elena, who wants to take risks by doing things Elijah's way, which will kill her but relies on an ancient resuscitation elixir. Stefano takes her away on a 'last day' excursion. Matt finds helping the sheriff with Caroline about unbearable. Alaric's secret is finally discovered by Jenna, who takes it well but runs into tragic trouble. Klaus refuses to wait until the next full moon and unveils he even has a full backup plan. Tyler can't control his metamorphosis until he's safely locked into the tomb.
5 May 2011
Damon sees the bite on his arm with the growing wound. Meanwhile Matt shoots Tyler and then he tells to Caroline that neither her mother nor he is compelled and they know that she is a vampire. Jenna finds that she is a vampire; Greta completes her transformation and Klaus brings Jules and kills her. Damon tells Stefan that Klaus transformed Jenna into a vampire and John returns and meets Damon. Jeremy and Bonnie study the journals and the grimoire to see if they can save Elena. Stefan offers himself as the substitute for Jenna. Caroline brings Tyler home and Matt breaks up with her. Elijah promises to kill Klaus while John plots a deadly plan to save Elena from the transformation. Klaus does not accept Stefan and kills Jenna. However, during his transition, Bonnie uses her powers and Elijah comes to kill his brother in the name of their family.
12 May 2011
Damon asks Elena to forgive him for forcing her to drink his blood but she does not accept his apologies. Soon Damon is raving and he has daydreams with his life with Katherine in the past and Elena in the present. Stefan tells Elena Damon's condition and she decides to seek him out. Stefan meets Bonnie and discovers that Klaus might save his brother and he looks for Klaus. Meanwhile Jeremy finds Damon and brings him to the Grill; however Sheriff Forbes shoots Damon but hits Jeremy instead and he dies. Alaric brings Jeremy's body and Bonnie tries to resurrect him using her witch powers, but there is a side effect. Stefan meets Katherine in the apartment and out of the blue, Klaus arrive with Elijah. Stefan learns that Klaus's blood can save his brother and he accepts the horrible condition imposed by Klaus to save his brother.
15 September 2011
Damon is secretly tracking down Stefan's murders and covering his slaughtering in Tennessee with Alaric. On the day of Elena's birthday, Caroline plans a party for her at Damon's house. Meanwhile, Klaus and Stefan are chasing Ray Sutton, who is a werewolf, to know the place where his pack gathers. Jeremy continues to see Anna and Vicky and he tells Matt what is happening to him. During the party, Stefan gives a bloody message to Damon to stop following him and Carolina and Tyler spend the night together. Damon is shaken with Stefan's attitude and decides to forget him.
Season 3, Episode 2: The Hybrid22 September 2011
Tyler finds his mother vervain-poisoned his beloved Caroline, realizes she ignores his cursed paternal heritage and shows her, chaining himself down at fall moon for transformation. Assisted by will-less Stefano, Klaus forces torture-wounded Ray to betray his werewolf pack so he can bite them to create a hybrid army, but it fails, the spell having been crossed by Elena's secret resuscitation. Damon reluctantly follows Alaric and Elena, who recruited him to search for Stefano, wisely acting as backup. Jeremy, who is haunted by Vicky, gets initially reluctant Matt to help him magically conjure his late sister's ghost, which however yields scary warnings as well as pleas.
29 September 2011
Klaus takes Stefan to Chicago, where he wants to resuscitate his sister Rebekah, who might hold the key to breaking the curse. Gradually, Stefan is reminded of his Prohibition period affair with her her while still bloodthirsty himself, and its tragic end. Tyler is rightly worried, turning for an ally to her mother sheriff Forbes, about the whereabouts of Caroline, whose bully father Bill actually holds her in a dungeon for 'vampire aversion therapy' of the most flagrant kind. Katherine puts Damon on feared Klaus's trail, so he can mount a rescue with Elena after putting her in her place.
6 October 2011
In Chicago, Katherine meets Stefan in front of a store and she tells that Elena has the necklace that belongs to Rebekah. She also feels that Stefan is plotting a scheme against Klaus, but he does not share his plan with her. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Anna shows up to Jeremy and talks to him that she is alone in the afterlife. Gloria seeks out the necklace using a spell while Bonnie and Caroline visit Elena; out of the blue, her necklace burns her chest. Damon is upset with people trying to change him to be Mr. Nice Guy. Sheriff Forbes asks him to compel Bill to forget everything but Bill resists. When Damon decides to kill Bill, Caroline protects her father. Meanwhile Gloria tortures Stefan to discover who is wearing the necklace but Katherine unexpectedly kills the witch. Stephan discovers that Klaus fears a vampire hunter, Mikael, and tries to get more information from Rebekah. She suspects of his attitude and tells to Klaus that decides to return to Mystic Falls.
13 October 2011
Despite all that has happened, Caroline is determined to see that Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Tyler all enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins at Mystic Falls High School. However, when uninvited guests show up, it doesn't take long for the evening to take a deadly turn. Damon convinces Jeremy that he can use his new connection to the other side to help find a way to defeat Klaus. Finally, Klaus deepens his hold on Stefan and uses him for increasingly violent and dangerous purposes.
20 October 2011
Elena meets Stephan at the high school and he tells that he is watching her following Klaus's order. Rebekah, who is staying at the Salvatore's house, is in the same class as Elena. Elena plots with Alaric and Damon to lock Stephan in the dungeon of the Salvatore house. Tyler is fascinated and reveling in his sire bond to Klaus. Vicky convinces Matt to bring her back from the dead. Anna tells to Jeremy that darkness is surrounding Vicky, and that she has made a pact with an original witch. Vicky hits Matt on the head and seeks out Elena as part of her agreement with the witch. Meanwhile, Damon stays with Rebekah while Elena and Alaric abduct Stephan. Katherine awakens Mikael and he confesses that he does not drink human blood, he drinks vampire blood.
27 October 2011
On the day of the Night of the Illumination in Mystic Falls, Mason ties Damon to a chair and the vampire believes that it is a prank of his brother Stephan. Later Mason tells that he is seeking redemption and wants to destroy Klaus to help Tyler. He goes with Damon to a cave with tunnels where it is supposed to have a weapon to destroy the Original Vampire. Elena asks Jeremy whether he may contact Lexi to learn how she can bring humanity back to Stephan, but her brother explains that he has no connection with Lexi. Bonnie goes with Caroline to the place where the witches were burnt and she casts a spell from the Grimoire to bring the dead back. Her grandmother Sheila returns and tells that she must close the passage, destroying the necklace, since the Original Witch is sending every ghost that still has pending business back to Mystic Falls. Meanwhile, the vampires from the tomb also return seeking revenge. Lexi contacts Elena and she starts Stephan's "treatment". Caroline does not find the necklace on the place that Damon told her that it would be and she suspects that Anna has stolen it. Damon can not go ahead through the tunnel that is protected and Mason goes alone. Anna returns the necklace to Jeremy and Bonnie casts a spell; Lexi, Mason, Anna and her mother, the vampires from the tomb and Sheila vanishes.
3 November 2011
Damon, Alaric and Elena reach a hidden cage in the secret tunnel beneath the Lockwood mansion. Alaric studies the runes and primitive pictures, which indicate it was the home of an ancient Viking family, who interacted with the first werewolf, vampire and witch. They confront Rebekah, who is shocked to tie it up with her memories of their youth, when their father Mikael, now the only hunter they truly dread, bullied his sons, especially Niklaus, leading in interaction with the originally friendly werewolf neighbors to family drama and the origin of vampires. Adter taunting Stefano, Damon releases him from Lexie's 'aversion therapy' and take shim along to seek Mikael's help. Alaric and Elena work out that Rekebah's memories don't take account of a last, crucial cruel twist.
Season 3, Episode 9: Homecoming10 November 2011
The homecoming dance becomes the backdrop for a battle of lethal wits between Damon's party, including Mikael and Rebeka although not at all reconciled, and Klaus's, which fields the hybrids by diverting the party to the Lockwood mansion. Tyler surprises Caroline by stating he doesn't really mind being under Klaus's spell as hybrid, it's not worse then monthly lunatic agony as pure werewolf. Fearing even with the eternal oak stake in Mikael's hand Klaus may outsmart them, Damon secretly enlisted Katherine, but Klaus prepared the most stunning surprise.
5 January 2012
Bonnie has weird dreams with four coffins. Jeremy hangs around with Tyler and invites him in his house. Stephan meets Bonnie and asks her to hide the coffins of Klaus's family. Klaus tries to force Damon and Elena to seek out Stephan and compels Jeremy to stand up in front of a pick-up driven by a hybrid in high speed without his ring; however Alaric saves him but has difficulties to recover. Jeremy kills the hybrid and he takes Alaric to the hospital with Elena. Damon meets Stephan and he tells that he saved Klaus to save Damon's life. Then Damon asks to participate in Stephan's plan against Klaus. Stephan accepts provided Elena does not know the plan. Elena makes a deal with Klaus and delivers Rebekah to him. Then she asks Damon to compel his brother to leave Mystic Falls.
Season 3, Episode 11: Our Town12 January 2012
Bonnie tries to open the coffin and overhears something, but Damon and Stephan arrive in the house and Damon kills the hybrid. Elena and Bonnie are preparing a birthday party for Caroline at school and Jeremy says goodbye for them. Tyler meets Caroline to tell that he would never hurt her since he loves her, but Klaus controls him. Stephan threatens Klaus and asks him to send his hybrids out of Mystic Falls and beheads one hybrid in front of Klaus to prove that he is not kidding. Klaus summons Tyler and compels him to bite Caroline, but Tyler reacts telling that he will not hurt Caroline. When Caroline arrives home, Elena, Bonnie and Matt are waiting for her; however they go to a tomb to celebrate her funeral instead. Out of the blue, Tyler appears and bites Caroline on the neck. Damon and Alaric go to a counsel meeting to raise fund to rebuild a bridge and Damon meets Klaus that tells that Stephan must stop beheading his hybrids. Meanwhile Alaric flirts with Dr. Meredith Fell and protects her against her ex-boyfriend and coroner Dr. Brian Walters. Damon unsuccessfully tries to stop Stephan from killing hybrids. Stephan abducts Elena, calls Klaus, gives her blood to her and promises to kill her, driving his car in high-speed. Klaus agrees to send the hybrids away. Klaus goes to Caroline's home and gives his blood to Caroline and saves her. Damon brings Elena home and on the next morning Jeremy travels to Denver. Alaric meets Dr. Fell while Sheriff Forbes finds Brian murdered.
19 January 2012
Prophetic dreams about the mysterious fourth coffin lead Bonnie and Elena to a surprising source, while Tyler seeks help to break free from Klaus' bond so he can be with Caroline. Alaric's new friend Dr. Fell has a secret no one sees coming, and Stefan's interference in Elena's life reveals something that surprises even him.
2 February 2012
Now Klaus has Elijah back, they host a dinner party to negotiate a future with the Salvatore brothers, who actually procrastinate. Meanwhile combined witchcraft finally opens the mystery coffin, from which a scary surprise guest is released, but both families will be shocked. Alaric has been wounded dangerously by lover Dr. Fell, who happens to be supernatural, which makes saving him problematic, but Elena steps up. Caroline's father Bill Forbes refuses to survive his vampire bite by allowing Caroline to turn him into one like her.
9 February 2012
Now Klaus's original family's coffins are open, he's supplanted as family head by their sorceress-maker, mother Esther, who holds a grand ball in their splendidly restored mansion. Invitations with gifts and where needed other persuades go to the Salavtore brothers, Alaric, Matt, Caroline and especially Elena, who is asked for a private meeting. After Stefan prevents Damon from stopping her, she learns that Esther, aided by son Finn, needs Doppleganger blood to put a fatal spell on her children, the others being an 'abomination' except Elijah, firstly binding their fate. Tyler prepares his return.
16 February 2012
After starting her day with a startling discovery of Damons' latest indiscretion, Elena is frustrated to find that none of her friends agree with her on how they should react to the Original family's internal power struggle. Once again caught up in the destiny of the Bennett witches, Bonnie and Abby find themselves playing a part in a ritual to appease the spirits of nature. When Elijah gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice.
Season 3, Episode 16: 191215 March 2012
The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier. Flashing back to 1912, Damon recalls a beautiful vampire.
22 March 2012
Stefan still struggles desperately to get his blood-lust back under control. Damon keeps an eye on him, but has other priorities. Damon's former teacher Sage returns as his lover, in a secret pact against Rebekah, whom he seduces to keep an eye on her quest for the original white oak's sole known shoot. The old vampires are actually in league and torch the bridge made from its wood, fearing the weapon that could be made from it, but Damon stayed a step ahead. Dr. Fell tries to treat Alaric medically while Bonnie attempts to undo the curse which caused his hereditary madness, but the they aren't careful enough, so Damon must intervene. Jeremy calls home from Denver, telling he only suffers from melancholy but does well at school.
29 March 2012
Stefan's emotional turmoil leads him to a dangerous confrontation with Klaus and, later to a heartbreaking moment with Elena. Claire Holt and Casper Zafer guest star
19 April 2012
Caroline is thrilled when Tyler returns to town, but Tyler soon suspects that something has been going on between Caroline and Klaus. Matt tries to keep Rebecca (CLAIRE HOLT) busy.
26 April 2012
The 1920s Decade Dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and Bonnie to undo a spell that could be devastating for everyone.
3 May 2012
Klaus acts on his intentions to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.
10 May 2012
In the third season finale, determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.
11 October 2012
In the fourth season premiere, Elena awakens after the accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true. Damon is furious with Stefan, and takes out his rage on Matt.
Season 4, Episode 2: Memorial18 October 2012
Stefan and Damon argue about what is best for Elena. Jeremy and Matt are surprised to see a girl they used to know, April (GRACE PHIPPS), enrolling at Mystic Falls High.
Season 4, Episode 3: The Rager25 October 2012
Elena learns confronting Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) can be dangerous. Tyler gets a surprise visit from Hayley (PHOEBE TONKIN - The Secret Circle), a werewolf who helped him with Klaus.
Season 4, Episode 4: The Five1 November 2012
At a fraternity costume party, Damon gives Elena a lesson in choosing a victim. Klaus reveals an encounter with a group of vampire hunters - flashing back to 12th century Italy.
Season 4, Episode 5: The Killer8 November 2012
Stefan and Klaus form an uneasy alliance to try and contain the danger that Connor (TODD WILLIAMS) has unleashed. Professor Shane (DAVID ALPAY) works with Bonnie.
15 November 2012
Terrifying hallucinations leave Elena shaken and confused and she makes a painful confession to Stefan. Matt gives Damon startling information about Professor Shane (DAVID ALPAY).
29 November 2012
At the annual Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, Elena and Caroline give April (GRACE PHIPPS) advice, while Tyler and Hayley (PHOEBE TONKIN) work together on a secret project.
6 December 2012
Damon and Stefan visit New Orleans in hopes of finding someone who remembers their last visit in 1942. MADELINE ZIMA (Californication) guest stars as one of Damon's former flames.
13 December 2012
It's a winter wonderland in Mystic Falls. Plus, Professor Shane (DAVID ALPAY) reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves everyone speechless.
17 January 2013
Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) is back with a vengeance. Bonnie is uncomfortable when her father, Rudy Hopkins (RICK WORTHY - Supernatural), accepts the role of Interim Mayor.
24 January 2013
Jeremy is furious when Klaus tries to control him by putting Matt's life in danger. Damon coaches Jeremy as he prepares to take on Klaus' new vampires, but they find that Kol has beaten them to it. Kol makes it clear that he will stop at nothing to convince everyone to give up the search for the cure. Looking for a new ally, Rebekah reminds Stefan that they were once close friends. When Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Hopkins question Shane about his involvement in the Founders' Council deaths, Bonnie steps in with questions of her own, and Shane's responses push Bonnie to the edge of her powers. Elena negotiates with Klaus to keep Jeremy safe, but when danger suddenly appears from a totally unexpected enemy, Elena comes up with her own daring plan for Jeremy.
31 January 2013
When the 1980s Decade Dance at the high school is cancelled by Mayor Hopkins (RICK WORTHY), Stefan finds a charming way to make it up to a disappointed Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT).
7 February 2013
Shane (DAVID ALPAY) leads an expedition to a desolate island, where he believes the secret of the cure lies hidden. Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) and Elena continue their bitter rivalry.
14 February 2013
Damon has an ugly run-in with a Hunter, Vaughn (CHARLIE BEWLEY - The Twilight Saga), and realizes he is one of the Five. Stefan admits his feelings about possibly becoming human.
21 February 2013
Damon and Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (CHARLIE BEWLEY). Bonnie reveals the rest of Shane's (DAVID ALPAY) plan.
14 March 2013
Elena's new outlook has everyone concerned. Damon and Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) work together, but his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus tries to use Hayley (PHOEBE TONKIN).
21 March 2013
Realizing that Elena needs some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon takes her to New York City. Flashbacks reveal Damon's hedonistic life there in the 1970s.
28 March 2013
While in a small town in Pennsylvania with Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT), Elena has a surprising encounter with Elijah (DANIEL GILLIES). Klaus receives Caroline's reluctant help.
18 April 2013
When Caroline's plans for the perfect Senior Prom night are disrupted by Elena, she turns to an amused Klaus for a solution. Bonnie makes a terrifying discovery.
25 April 2013
Klaus returns to his past in New Orleans and meets with his former protégé, Marcel (CHARLES MICHAEL DAVIS), a charismatic vampire with control over the city's inhabitants.
2 May 2013
The Salvatore brothers ask for backup from a surprising source when Elena calls their bluff. Katherine is suspicious when Bonnie makes her an offer.
9 May 2013
Someone has been attacking patients at the hospital. A violent wind storm causes a power outage and ghosts suddenly appear - some with good intentions and some bent on revenge.
Season 4, Episode 23: Graduation16 May 2013
Season finale: It's Graduation Day. Damon's life is in danger and Elena faces an epic confrontation. Plus, Stefan discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.
3 October 2013
As the fifth season opens, Elena, after a passionate summer with Damon, heads to college nearby with Caroline as her roommate. Plus, a terrifying appearance by Silas (PAUL WESLEY).
Season 5, Episode 2: True Lies10 October 2013
A fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (KENDRICK SAMPSON) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (RICK COSNETT). Damon asks for help finding Stefan.
17 October 2013
When Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa who seems to know everything about Stefan's history. In flashbacks to a distant time and place, Tessa reveals the shocking secrets in her past and what she has planned for the future. She also has a disturbing message for Damon about his own future. Silas forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt. Finally, Silas reveals the reason he's determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.
24 October 2013
Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time, which ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey. Caroline makes an effort to know Jesse (KENDRICK SAMPSON) better.
31 October 2013
On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron. Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield, who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's evening at the ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia reveals her surprising history to Katherine, and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas. But when Silas demands that Damon commit an unthinkable act, it leads to a violent confrontation.
7 November 2013
Silas happily announces his new goal to Damon and Elena, but they are skeptical when he promises to accomplish one important task in return for their help. Tessa confidently tells Stefan about her next move, then realizes that Silas has managed to outsmart her. A desperate Katherine discovers a new and unexpected consequence of becoming human again, and realizes she needs a new place to stay. In exchange for a spot in the dorm room, she offers to show Caroline how to get answers from Dr. Maxfield. Bonnie is touched by Jeremy's strength and determination to stand by her. Finally, Damon is stunned when he figures out the secret to Tessa's plan.
14 November 2013
The power of doppelgangers.... While Elena and Damon try to explain Amara's situation to Stefan, Dr. Wes Maxfield gives Katherine some deeply disturbing news. Nadia shows up at Caroline's dorm room searching for Katherine. After a surprising conversation with Amara, Jeremy and Bonnie share a glimmer of hope. Silas fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
21 November 2013
At Whitmore College, Elena and Caroline decide it's time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse suddenly needs Caroline's help. At Elena's request, Damon comes up with an effective method to get Wes to answer his questions. At the party, Elena finds that she and Aaron have a lot in common, and Caroline grows more concerned about Jesse. Meanwhile, Katherine does a favor for Matt and manages to get through to Stefan, who is still struggling to overcome the events of the summer. Finally, Bonnie does her best to cope with her new reality, and Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society.
Season 5, Episode 9: The Cell5 December 2013
Damon is trapped by Dr. Wes, and realizes scary things about his past.
12 December 2013
Damon realizes Elena is in danger and enlists Stefan's help to find her. The brothers pay a visit to Aaron, and Damon shocks Stefan by revealing his first-hand knowledge of Aaron's family. In an attempt to stop Damon, Dr. Wes unleashes his secret weapon, forcing Damon to deal with a part of his past he thought was gone forever, as well as the consequences of his decades-long plan for revenge. Meanwhile, Elena is horrified by Dr. Wes' confessions about the dark history of Whitmore College and his own ultimate goal. Finally, a frantic Katherine turns to Matt for help, until she realizes that Nadia may be the one who can solve her problem.
23 January 2014
Back to Katherine's early life 1490, Nadia helps her mom with a fighting plan.
30 January 2014
Damon tries to get back together with Elena, however, Katherine has a plan and attempts to take Elena's body permanently. Tyler is upset with Caroline and Matt is used by Katherine. Enzo finds Damon and they decide to become a team again.
6 February 2014
Hoping to help everyone move past recent traumatic events, Caroline convinces Elena and Bonnie to attend Whitmore College's "Bitter Ball" for broken-hearted students. Bonnie is intrigued with a fellow student named Liv, who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft. Tyler starts to worry about Matt's relationship with Nadia. After making a disturbing discovery, Stefan has a frustrating conversation with Damon and Enzo. Dr. Wes struggles to continue his research project with help from a new benefactor named Sloan. Still bent on revenge, Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy to help them, but their plan takes an unexpected and horrifying turn.
Season 5, Episode 14: No Exit27 February 2014
As Damon's behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene. For reasons of her own, Elena volunteers to come along. Dr. Wes enlists the Travelers to set a trap that will once again test Damon's friendship with Enzo. After a heart-to-heart talk with Nadia, Matt enlists Caroline and Tyler's help to protect Elena, leading to a violent confrontation. Later, when Stefan tries to comfort a dejected Caroline, their conversation leads to a horrifying realization.
Season 5, Episode 15: Gone Girl6 March 2014
While Nadia remembers her centuries-long search for her mother, Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate new plan to save Elena's life. For the second time, Bonnie and Jeremy must turn to Liv for help. Damon baits Tyler into a nasty confrontation, then takes off to seek revenge on Dr. Wes. Caroline and Tyler come to a new understanding. Finally, Bonnie learns of a terrifying secret that will threaten the lives of all her friends.