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The Vampire Diaries Episode Guide

Season 2 Episode 1
The Return Elena faces a shocking scene when she discovers Katherine's attack on John Gilbert - while her brother Jeremy lies unconscious upstairs. Caroline's life hangs in the balance after the car accident and when Damon realises that Katherine has returned, he and Stefan try to find out what she wants in Mystic Falls - but neither is happy about what they uncover. Nina Dobrev stars

Season 2 Episode 2
Brave New World A confused and desperate Caroline checks herself out of hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, but her behaviour causes serious problems. Damon proposes a drastic solution, but Stefan and Elena come to her defence, while Matt cannot understand the way she is acting. Damon's suspicions about Mason Lockwood grow, and he tries to trap him into revealing his secret

Season 2 Episode 3
Bad Moon Rising Elena, Damon and Alaric head to Duke University and trawl through Isobel's research on paranormal phenomena in the hope of solving the mystery surrounding the Lockwood family. Stefan comes face to face with a terrifying new danger in the woods, and Tyler makes a shocking discovery about Mason. Guest starring Courtney Ford (Dexter)

Season 2 Episode 4
Memory Lane Stefan takes drastic action to find out why Katherine returned to Mystic Falls, and is shocked when she tells him what really happened in 1864. Damon tries a new tactic to learn more about Mason, who insists that Tyler tell him the truth about their family, while Katherine delivers an ultimatum that leaves Elena and Stefan with few options

Season 2 Episode 5
Kill or Be Killed Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle Mason, who tells Tyler more about his family curse and Elena tries to keep Jeremy from becoming more involved with the Lockwood mystery. Sheriff Forbes receives some startling information from Tyler, leading to a night of violence, confession and heartbreak

Season 2 Episode 6
Plan B Despite Elena's efforts to keep Jeremy safe, her brother offers to help Damon and Alaric deal with Katherine. Bonnie accidentally discovers new information about Mason and shares it with Stefan, whose brother decides to take matters into his own hands

Season 2 Episode 7
Masquerade Stefan and Damon decide on a new strategy to deal with Katherine at the Lockwoods' masquerade ball, and she calls on old friend Lucy to attend the event with her. Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric do what they can to help the Salvatore brothers, but Katherine has a surprise planned that none of them could foresee

Season 2 Episode 8
Rose Stefan and Damon come to Elena's aid and uncover some surprising information about people, vampires and events from the distant past. Meanwhile, Jeremy helps Bonnie after she casts a difficult and exhausting spell, and Caroline supports Tyler in the aftermath of the masquerade ball

Season 2 Episode 9
Katerina 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, she swears Caroline to secrecy. Damon uses a new-found friend to help him try to discover the real purpose and power of the moonstone, while Jeremy and Bonnie meet a new student with a surprising family history

Season 2 Episode 10
The Sacrifice Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and comes up with a way to tempt Rose to help her, but things do not go according to plan. Jeremy joins forces with Bonnie to retrieve the moonstone, but when he puts himself in danger Stefan is forced to step in. Tyler takes Caroline to the Lockwood cellar, but she is not prepared for what she finds

Season 2 Episode 11
By the Light of the Moon As the full moon approaches, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for the transformation he is powerless to stop, while Stefan and Katherine play mind games with each other. Damon and Alaric are suspicious when a stranger named Jules shows up in Mystic Falls, searching for her missing friend Mason, and Elena is frustrated at the lengths Jeremy and her friends have gone to in order to keep her safe

Season 2 Episode 12
The Descent Damon tries to get the truth from Jules and asks Elena to keep an eye on Rose - a situation that turns unexpectedly dangerous. Caroline and Matt attempt to be honest about their feelings for each other. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Season 2 Episode 13
Daddy Issues Johnathan Gilbert's return to Mystic Falls comes as an unhappy surprise to Elena, Jenna and Damon. After Caroline tells him about her conversation with Tyler, Stefan does his best to reach out to him. Jeremy comforts Bonnie after her disturbing talk with Jonas and when Jules takes a hostage, the situation quickly escalates into a violent confrontation

Season 2 Episode 14
Crying Wolf Stefan and Elena go on a romantic weekend break at the Gilbert family lake house, not realising they have been followed, and Jenna starts to worry that Alaric is not being honest with her. Jules explains the importance of the sun and moon curse to Tyler, but leaves out an important detail, while Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society in a bid to talk to Elijah

Season 2 Episode 15
The Dinner Party Stefan tells Elena about a dark time in his past and the person whose influence changed everything for him. Jonas makes his feelings clear to Bonnie and Jeremy after getting the truth out of Luka, while Damon arranges a dinner party to try to catch Elijah off-guard, but his plans are thrown into chaos at the last minute

Season 2 Episode 16
The House Guest Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realise that her knowledge of Mystic Falls' history will help them stay alive. Caroline finds a new way to get Matt's attention, Alaric makes a surprising confession to Jenna, and Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together

Season 2 Episode 17
Know Thy Enemy Isobel unexpectedly returns, leaving Jenna devastated and causing both Elena and Alaric to lash out at John. A heartbroken Caroline tries to figure out what to do about Matt, while Stefan and Damon realise they have a new weapon

Season 2 Episode 18
The Last Dance As the high school prepares to host a 1960s-themed ball, Elena starts receiving disturbing messages from Klaus via an unusual source. Bonnie tries to reassure Jeremy that she is strong enough to help his sister, and he asks Stefan for advice. Caroline talks Matt into taking her to the dance and Damon and Alaric attend as chaperones

Season 2 Episode 19
Klaus The Salvatore brothers are furious when they discover Elena has defied them to make a new ally and take control of the plan to outmanoeuvre Klaus. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full trying to keep a confused and frightened Jenna safe. In a flashback to 1491, Katherine's introduction to Elijah and Klaus is revealed, along with the origin of the moonstone curse

Season 2 Episode 20
The Last Day Damon is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent Elena falling victim to Klaus's plan to break the curse, which puts him at odds with his brother, while Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a disturbing phone call. As the full moon marks the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together - afraid it might be their last

Season 2 Episode 21
The Sun Also Rises Elena tries to prepare for whatever Klaus is planning for her, while Tyler faces his second transformation into a werewolf. Despite an unanticipated act of courage by someone, events spin out of control in a frightening way and eventually Damon reveals to Stefan the shocking new development they must confront

Season 2 Episode 22
As I Lay Dying As the residents prepare for a screening of Gone with the Wind, Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mingle with his thoughts of Elena in the present. Stefan tries to prevent a tragedy and Sheriff Forbes makes a deadly mistake while trying to protect everyone. Last in the series

Season 3 Episode 1
The Birthday Elena is distracted by thoughts of Stefan - who has been missing with Klaus for several months - as Caroline throws an 18th birthday party for her. Damon is conducting his own search for his brother, but is not sure that finding him is such a good idea. Meanwhile, Jeremy experiences unsettling visions and Alaric tries to deal with Jenna's death. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 3 Episode 3
The End of the Affair After arriving in Chicago with Klaus, Stefan is reunited with a vampire who has not moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. Damon gets a tip on the duo's whereabouts from an unexpected source, so he and Elena follow their trail. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes for help

Season 3 Episode 4
Disturbing Behaviour Klaus is still in Chicago and enlists the aid of a witch to help him track down information, while Stefan finds himself in danger - but receives help from a surprising ally. Back in Mystic Falls, a frustrating new enemy pushes Damon to breaking point, Jeremy makes a breakthrough with one of his ghostly visitors, and Bonnie has a strange encounter that will affect everyone

Season 3 Episode 5
The Reckoning Caroline is determined to have a normal start to the school year and enlists Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Tyler to help with Senior Prank Night, but uninvited guests arrive and the evening takes a shocking turn. Damon persuades Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to find a way to defeat Klaus, who strengthens his hold on Stefan and uses him for increasingly violent and dangerous purposes

Season 3 Episode 6
Smells Like Teen Spirit On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon is annoyed by a new house guest and the arrival of a student in Alaric's history class surprises everyone. Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realises he has made a serious mistake, while Stefan continues with his latest assignment from Klaus

Season 3 Episode 7
Ghost World As the residents of Mystic Falls prepare to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry ghost, Damon asks Bonnie to find the reason behind their surprising power. Elena persuades Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to help her find a way to reach Stefan, leaving her brother with a terrible choice

Season 3 Episode 8
Ordinary People Alaric enlists Elena and Bonnie to help him decipher the meaning behind his recent discovery, while Rebekah finally reveals her family's ancient secrets and the violent past she shares with Klaus and Elijah. Damon tries a reckless new approach to make a breakthrough with Stefan, and they are both surprised by an unlikely ally

Season 3 Episode 9
Homecoming On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah tells Elena why the evening is so important to her, while Caroline and Matt are shocked at Tyler's behaviour. Things takes a surreal turn when Klaus puts his latest plan into action and Damon enters into a dangerous partnership - leading to a terrifying turn of events. With a guest appearance by My Morning Jacket

Season 3 Episode 10
The New Deal Klaus turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that nobody is safe until he finds Stefan, who has hidden the coffins containing the bodies of his family. After a frightening incident, Elena and Alaric become more concerned than ever about Jeremy, while Tyler continues to enjoy his new status as a hybrid, though he does not foresee the consequences of his actions

Season 3 Episode 11
Our Town Caroline is in no mood to celebrate her 18th birthday, so Elena, Bonnie and Matt try to cheer her up with a small party in a very unusual place. After arguing with Damon over how best to handle Klaus, Stefan takes matters into his own hands in a terrifying and dangerous way. Bonnie is concerned about Jeremy's new plans, while Alaric meets Dr Fell again at a meeting of the Founders' Council

Season 3 Episode 12
The Ties That Bind Bonnie hopes to learn how to kill Klaus through her recurring dream about the coffins - and the visions also lead to her estranged mother Abby. Tyler asks for help as he tries to free himself from the sire bond, while Damon is intrigued by Alaric's new friend Dr Fell

Season 3 Episode 13
Bringing Out the Dead Sheriff Forbes delivers disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about the weapon used in a recent murder. In the Salvatore brothers' continuing quest to kill Klaus, Stefan turns to Bonnie and Abby, while Damon reaches out to an old acquaintance for help in setting up an elaborate plan. Klaus hosts a strange dinner party where he reveals another story from his family's violent past, but an unexpected guest brings the evening to an abrupt halt. Meanwhile, Caroline is heartbroken when she is unable to stop a tragedy from unfolding

Season 3 Episode 14
Dangerous Liaisons Elena is surprised to receive an invitation to a formal ball and when Damon and Stefan hear the party is being held at Klaus's newly renovated mansion, they both insist on attending with her. At the event, Elena learns of a horrifying plan that could lead to numerous deaths and she must decide who she can trust with the new information

Season 3 Episode 15
All My Children After starting her day with the discovery of Damon's latest indiscretion, Elena is frustrated to find that none of her friends agree with her on how to deal with the Original family's internal power struggle. Bonnie and Abby find themselves taking part in a ritual to appease the spirits of nature, while Elijah gives the Salvatores an ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, so they turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice

Season 3 Episode 16
1912 The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier. In flashbacks to 1912, he recalls a beautiful vampire who showed him a new way to exist. Meanwhile, Elena and Matt resort to breaking and entering in their search for evidence to prove Dr Fell is a killer, Elena comes to a new understanding of the path her life has taken, and Rebekah becomes interested in locating one of the town's oldest landmarks

Season 3 Episode 17
Break on Through A century after their first encounter, Damon and Sage meet again at the ceremony to begin off the restoration of Wickery Bridge and she devises an unusual method to help him figure out what Rebekah is up to. Abby is having a hard time adjusting to her new reality, despite Bonnie and Caroline's efforts to help. Damon informs Elena of his brother's latest struggles and she asks Stefan to help her save a friend in danger, in the hope it will help bring him even closer to his humanity

Season 3 Episode 18
The Murder of One Damon and Stefan focus on a new project that will bring them closer to destroying Klaus, and they bring Elena, Caroline and Matt in on their plan. After Klaus threatens someone close to Bonnie, she has no choice but to work on the spell he needs, while Rebekah formulates her own scheme to take revenge on Damon

Season 3 Episode 19
Heart of Darkness Elena and Damon set off together to make sure Jeremy is safe in Denver and to see if his special abilities can help reveal the information they need about ancient vampire bloodlines. Stefan and Klaus go to brutal extremes in their search for the missing weapon, Caroline is thrilled when Tyler returns to town, and Matt has his hands full trying to keep Rebekah busy organising the school's 1920s dance

Season 3 Episode 20
Do Not Go Gentle Alaric finds an unexpected ally to guide him on his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be. Elena asks Stefan to be her date for the school's 1920s Decade Dance, and Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Tyler shows up determined to sweep her off her feet - but Klaus does his best to come between them. The event takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realise they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and Bonnie to undo a spell that could prove devastating for everyone

Season 3 Episode 21
Before Sunset Klaus tries to leave town with Elena, but meets resistance from a surprising new foe, while Damon and Stefan talk about the future. Bonnie asks for Abby's help with a spell and as events spiral out of control, the friends must work together to ensure they win through

Season 3 Episode 22
The Departed Jeremy makes a major decision in an attempt to protect his sister, while Stefan and Damon leave town together on a mission, but separate when they learn that Elena needs one of them. Caroline and Tyler face a life-changing choice and Bonnie makes a secret deal that has devastating consequences. Last in the series

Season 4 Episode 1
Growing Pains The supernatural drama returns for a fourth outing as Elena awakens after her accident to discover she died with vampire blood in her system. Meanwhile, Bonnie pays the price for trying to change Elena's fate, and the town council members start to round up the vampires and their supporters

Season 4 Episode 2
Memorial Elena tries to cope with the highs and lows of being a vampire, while Stefan and Damon almost come to blows arguing over what is best for her. Later, a stranger arrives in town, and Stefan suspects he is a vampire hunter

Season 4 Episode 3
The Rager Connor continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy to work with him. However, a confrontation with Dr Fell, Damon and Klaus takes a lethal turn. Meanwhile, Elena discovers that taking on Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Nina Dobrev and Todd Williams star

Season 4 Episode 4
The Five During a fraternity costume party, Damon gives Elena a lesson in choosing a victim to feed from. Meanwhile, Klaus relives an encounter with a group of vampire hunters in a flashback to 12th-century Italy. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Season 4 Episode 5
The Killer Stefan and Klaus form an uneasy alliance to try to put an end to the trouble Connor has caused, but when he holds Jeremy, Matt and April hostage, Stefan and Damon have a serious disagreement about the best course of action to take. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley and Todd Williams

Season 4 Episode 6
We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes Elena makes a dangerous mistake after terrifying hallucinations leave her shaken and confused, and ultimately confesses a painful personal truth. Professor Shane reveals a story of ancient witchcraft to Damon and Bonnie, while Jeremy begins a new chapter in his life with the help of Klaus and Stefan. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 7
My Brother's Keeper Caroline lends support to Stefan and Elena as they go through a tough time, while Damon is determined to uncover Professor Shane's true motives. At the annual Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, April receives fashion advice, and Jeremy turns to Matt for help when he begins having vivid nightmares

Season 4 Episode 8
We'll Always Have Bourbon Street Stefan and Damon head to New Orleans to see if they can find anyone who remembers the events of their last visit in 1942. Elena, Caroline and Bonnie enjoy a girls' night while the Salvatore brothers are out of town, but emotions run high when one of them reveals shocking news. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 9
O Come, All Ye Faithfull As a winter wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan and Caroline find themselves at odds with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and his hybrids. Meanwhile, Elena and Damon retreat to the Gilbert lakehouse to help Jeremy conquer some dangerous inner demons. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 10
After School Special Rebekah tries to force Stefan, Elena and Caroline to answer her questions about a search for a cure, which leads to a surprising revelation. Rudy Hopkins accepts the role of Interim Mayor, which does not sit well with his daughter Bonnie, while Professor Shane finds himself in danger. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 11
Catch Me If You Can 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 the new vampires, and Kol makes it clear he will stop at nothing to find a cure. Meanwhile, Rebekah reminds Stefan that they were once close friends. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 4 Episode 12
A View to a Kill Klaus turns to Stefan for help when Rebekah turns down his plea to stop Kol and protect Jeremy. Meanwhile, Bonnie receives an unexpected visitor following a confrontation with her father over his unconventional approach to ending the conflict in Mystic Falls. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 4 Episode 13
Into the Wild Shane leads an expedition to an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he believes the secret cure is hidden. Rebekah and Elena continue their rivalry throughout the journey, while Stefan does his best to keep the peace and Damon believes he is being led into a trap. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 4 Episode 14
Down the Rabbit Hole On the island, Damon has a run-in with a hunter named Vaughn and realises he is one of the Five. Meanwhile, Stefan confesses his true feelings about becoming human again to Elena and new information about the cure is revealed. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 4 Episode 15
Stand by Me Caroline is concerned about Elena's state of mind when she returns to Mystic Falls. Stefan reaches out to Dr Fell and Matt for help, while Damon breaks bad news to Rebekah and is surprised by her reaction. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 4 Episode 16
Bring It On Stefan and Damon agree that returning to the routine of school would be the best thing for Elena. Caroline is pleased about her friend's return to the cheerleading squad, but is shocked by her dangerous behaviour. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 17
Because the Night Damon arrives in New York with Elena, under the impression that she needs some time away from Mystic Falls. However, returning to the city causes memories of his hard-partying lifestyle in the 1970s to come flooding back. Rebekah also shows up in the Big Apple, and is impressed by her friend's secret agenda. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Season 4 Episode 18
American Gothic Stefan and Damon worry about Elena's state of mind as she and Rebekah head for a small Pennsylvanian town in search of Katherine. However, when the pair arrive, they are greeted by another old acquaintance. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 4 Episode 19
Pictures of You Caroline turns to Klaus for help when her senior prom plans are disrupted by Elena. Meanwhile, Bonnie makes a shocking discovery. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola and Katerina Graham

Season 4 Episode 20
The Originals Klaus returns to his past in New Orleans and meets his former protege Marcel, who has control over the city's inhabitants. Supernatural drama starring Nina Dobrev and Joseph Morgan

Season 4 Episode 21
She's Come Undone Damon and Stefan resort to desperate measures to provoke Elena into restoring her humanity. Caroline has a dangerous encounter with Klaus, and Katherine is dubious about Bonnie's motives when made an offer that would benefit them both. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley

Season 4 Episode 22
The Walking Dead Caroline tries to distract Elena from her new obsession as graduation day approaches. Meanwhile a storm descends on Mystic Falls, bringing a power outage - and a series of ghosts with differing agendas. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola

Season 4 Episode 23
Graduation Mystic Falls remains overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores, and help comes from an unlikely hero at the graduation ceremony as the living dead converge. Elena makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine, while Stefan discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas. Last in the series

Season 5 Episode 1
I Know What You Did Last Summer New series. The supernatural drama returns for its fifth series. After spending the summer in Damon's arms and helping Jeremy adjust to the land of the living, Elena prepares for college and moves into her dorm room with Caroline. Meanwhile, Katherine turns up at the Salvatore household and demands Damon's protection now that she is vulnerable to her enemies. Nina Dobrev, Steven R McQueen and Candice Accola star

Season 5 Episode 2
True Lies As Silas continues his search for Katherine, Damon asks Matt and Jeremy to keep her out of sight. However, the situation quickly spirals out of control. Elsewhere, Damon turns to Sheriff Forbes for help finding his brother, while Elena and Caroline try to determine the person covering up a campus murder. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley

Season 5 Episode 3
Original Sin Elena and Katherine both dream that Stefan desperately needs their help, so they convince Damon to help find him. However, their plan is stopped in its tracks when a woman named Tessa arrives, who appears to know everything about his history. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 5 Episode 4
For Whom the Bell Tolls Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time - a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own, while a worried Matt tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 5 Episode 5
Monster's Ball Damon tries to make a deal with Silas, but when he demands that Damon commit an unthinkable act, it leads to a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, at the Whitmore Historical Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr Maxfield, who has a disturbing message for her. Supernatural drama, starring Ian Somerhalder

Season 5 Episode 6
Handle With Care Bonnie is touched by Jeremy's determination to stand by her. Meanwhile, Damon is shocked when he figures out the secret to Tessa's plan. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 5 Episode 7
Death and the Maiden Stefan makes a confession as Damon and Elena try to explain doppelganger Amara's situation to him. Meanwhile, Dr Maxfield has bad news for her other lookalike, Katherine. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 5 Episode 8
Dead Man on Campus Elena and Caroline decide to throw a party at Whitmore College, and Damon devises a useful method of getting Wes to answer his questions. Meanwhile, Jesse needs Caroline's help. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola

Season 5 Episode 9
The Cell Stefan decides to look after a dying Katherine, who is growing ever more desperate. Meanwhile, Elena gets herself into trouble asking for Aaron's help to find Wes, after he reveals that he is going to use a caged Damon as his next test object

Season 5 Episode 10
Fifty Shades of Grayson Damon and Stefan plan to save Elena from Wes, while Katherine begins to really struggle as the aging process speeds up

Season 5 Episode 11
500 Years of Solitude Stefan informs Elena, Caroline and Bonnie about Katherine's declining health, leading Nadia to come up with a frightening plot to try and protect her mother. Meanwhile, Damon, Matt and Jeremy discuss some of the ailing vampire's most notorious moments

Season 5 Episode 12
The Devil Inside After getting into an awkward conversation with Nadia, Matt decides to throw an impulsive party - where Caroline makes a shocking confession to Elena. Elsewhere, Enzo has a gruesome gift for Damon, and insists the pair should bond by carrying out an act of revenge

Season 5 Episode 13
Total Eclipse of the Heart Caroline persuades Bonnie and Elena to attend the Bitter Ball at Whitmore College, in the hope of helping everyone move on after recent traumatic events. Meanwhile, Damon and Enzo are still bent on revenge - and after acquiring Bonnie and Jeremy to help them, their plans take an unexpected an horrifying turn

Season 5 Episode 14
No Exit Damon's brother intervenes when his dangerous behaviour escalates, and Matt and Nadia have a heart-to-heart and seek help to protect Elena - but their discussions end in a violent confrontation. After the argument, Stefan comforts Caroline - but the pair uncover something horrific

Season 5 Episode 15
Gone Girl Nadia recalls her centuries-long search for her mother, as Stefan, Caroline and Matt make a desperate plan to save Elena's life. Meanwhile, Bonnie uncovers a terrifying - and potentially life changing - secret

Season 5 Episode 16
While You Were Sleeping Damon ponders how to make a disturbing confession to Elena, who is currently spending time with mysterious fellow student Luke while campus is vacant over spring break. Elsewhere, Caroline uncovers a frightening secret. Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev star

Season 5 Episode 17
Rescue Me Enzo and Caroline take a trip to Atlanta in search of a newly discovered doppleganger. Elsewhere, Damon and Elena attend Jeremy's parent-teacher conference, where they hear about his recent poor behaviour. Later, Damon reluctantly reveals some upsetting news to Elena about her adopted brother's personal life

Season 5 Episode 18
Resident Evil Stefan and Elena have unsettling dreams about an alternate life they could have had together, while Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams. Elsewhere, Enzo offers Damon unsolicited relationship advice, and Matt has a terrifying run in with the inhabitants of the Other Side

Season 5 Episode 19
Man on Fire Stefan tries to distract Elena from obsessing about the state of her relationship with Damon, while Bonnie does her best to be realistic about how the changes happening on the Other Side will affect her existence as the Anchor. Starring Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Season 5 Episode 20
What Lies Beneath Damon keeps Elena and Stefan in a cabin for their protection, but soon tries to find out their secret. Elsewhere, Bonnie's other side is kept hidden from Jeremy. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 5 Episode 21
Promised Land Stefan wants to talk about Elena's relationship with his brother when the duo find themselves stranded in a remote location having escaped from Markos's control. Elsewhere, Liv and Luke devise a new strategy to help the dopplegangers, and Matt and Jeremy help Damon to set a trap. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev

Season 5 Episode 22
Home Damon comes up with a dangerous plan that relies on precise timing from Jeremy and Matt, with explosive results for the residents of Mystic Falls. A remark from Liv provokes a surprisingly emotional response from Caroline, while Bonnie takes the opportunity to settle an old score. Supernatural drama, starring Ian Somerhalder

Season 6 Episode 1
I'll Remember New series. The supernatural drama returns, with Elena struggling to cope with the loss of Damon as she begins her second year at Whitmore College. Luke gives her a drug so that she can see the dead vampire again - but she soon develops side effects that give her violent tendencies

Season 6 Episode 2
Yellow Ledbetter A desperate Elena turns to Alaric for help in coming to terms with her loss of Damon. However, she must relive some painful memories to pinpoint the precise moment she realised she loved him, before Alaric can compel her to forget him. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 6 Episode 3
Welcome to Paradise Stefan compels his manager to give him a few days off as he hunts down Enzo in the wake of Ivy's murder, while Elena is feeling good after Alaric removes her memories of Damon

Season 6 Episode 4
Black Hole Sun Stefan attempts to show Elena what it is like to start over again with a new identity, while an unsuspecting Matt finds himself in a disturbing situation when Tripp lets him in on a dark secret

Season 6 Episode 5
The World Has Turned and Left Me Here Kai tells Bonnie and Damon that an upcoming eclipse could be the key to getting them back home. Meanwhile, Stefan asks Caroline to help Ivy learn how to be a vampire

Season 6 Episode 6
The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get Damon tries to get Elena to meet with him, believing all her memories of him will be restored when she sees him - but his former lover is hesitant. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 6 Episode 7
Do You Remember the First Time? Elena is forced to confront her problems, Liv and Tyler get even closer, and Damon finds a surprising clue that renews his hope. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 6 Episode 8
Fade into You Caroline and Elena prepare to host `friendsgiving' at the dorm, while Kai makes a dangerous discovery that brings him one step closer to his release. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia

Season 6 Episode 9
I Alone Damon finds himself in hot water after he carries out a plan that requires Alaric's unwilling participation. Meanwhile, Liv helps Damon and Elena with their plan to get Bonnie back, but she is left with a difficult choice to make when things take an unexpected turn. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia

Season 6 Episode 10
Christmas Through Your Eyes Bonnie tries to replicate her favourite traditions while reminiscing about happier times with her friends, and Sheriff Forbes brings holiday cheer to Caroline at Whitmore College. Alaric turns to Damon and Elena for help when Jo goes missing, while Stefan is forced to break some devastating news to Caroline. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia

Season 6 Episode 11
Woke Up with a Monster Kai holds Elena captive as he learns how to control his magic, while Caroline and Stefan go to North Carolina in search of a cure for Sheriff Forbes. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia

Season 6 Episode 12
Prayer for the Dying Luke and Liv try to talk their father into letting Jo and Kai take their place in the merge ceremony, and when Caroline's plan takes a heartbreaking turn, Jo sets out to save Sheriff Forbes. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 6 Episode 13
The Day I Tried to Live Elena and Damon celebrate Bonnie's birthday against Jeremy's wishes. After learning Stefan's secret, Enzo tries to interfere in Sarah Salvatore's life, and Caroline struggles to cope with everything going on around her. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 6 Episode 14
Stay Elena and Jeremy reminisce about their past, Caroline and Stefan grow closer, and Sheriff Forbes asks Damon for help with a case involving Elena's parents. Meanwhile, Enzo lures Matt and Sarah into his plan. Supernatural drama focusing on the lives of Elena Gilbert, her friends and the vampire inhabitants of the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, starring Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley

Season 6 Episode 15
Let Her Go Elena grows concerned by a change in Caroline's behaviour, while Alaric becomes wary when Kai turns to Jo for help. Bonnie finds herself in an unfamiliar situation, and Matt and Tyler contemplate a major life change. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev

Season 6 Episode 16
The Downward Spiral Caroline gives her friends an ultimatum and Stefan's attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena in a race against the clock

Season 6 Episode 17
A Bird in a Gilded Cage Damon and Elena set out to rescue Damon's mother Lily, who is trapped in 1903, while Caroline is left to pick up the pieces when her plan for Stefan backfires

Season 6 Episode 18
I Could Never Love Like That With their humanity turned off, Stefan and Caroline begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon to come up with a risky plan involving Lily. Elena discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to re-evaluate her own life as a vampire, while Sarah turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo and he is forced to open up about his tragic past

Season 6 Episode 19
Because Damon ponders what life would be like if he and Elena had not become vampires. Meanwhile, efforts to restore some of Caroline's humanity fail to go according to plan, and when Bonnie discovers that Damon has betrayed her trust, she takes matters into her own hands. Supernatural drama, starring Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola

Season 6 Episode 20
I'd Leave My Happy Home For You Alaric and Jo reluctantly participate in their stag and hen parties, while Elena turns to Bonnie and Jo for guidance after Damon makes an impulsive offer. Enzo realises Lily is on a dangerous downward spiral and asks Stefan for help, Matt takes his frustrations out on Tyler, and Alaric considers a life-changing piece of advice

Season 6 Episode 21
I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime Alaric and Jo's wedding day arrives, and Elena and Bonnie do their best to help a stressed-out Jo with the last-minute preparations. Meanwhile, Stefan takes Damon on a road trip to give him some perspective on his future with Elena, and Caroline returns to Mystic Falls after dealing with the fallout from her monstrous rampage, in the hopes of making amends with her friends. Supernatural drama, starring Nina Dobrev, with Matt Davis and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Season 6 Episode 22
I'm Thinking of You All the While Elena finds herself in mortal peril in the wake of the tragic turn of events at Alaric and Jo's wedding, as an uninvited guest arrives. Bonnie defies Matt's advice to leave town and takes matters into her own hands, and as Stefan and Caroline find themselves at an emotional crossroads, a reunion with Liv forces Tyler to make a decision that could change his life for ever. Last in the series

Season 7 Episode 1
Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take As Elena lays unconscious in a coffin, Caroline writes a journal for her, while Stefan tries to deal with Elena's absence. Elsewhere, Alaric, Damon and Bonnie go away to Europe, and in Mystic Falls, two Heretics brutally kill two teenagers as revenge for running over one of their friends earlier

Season 7 Episode 2
Never Let Me Go When Damon makes an impulsive decision, it could undermine a deal between Lily and Stefan, while Alaric goes to Bonnie for help with a potentially dangerous artefact. Plus, Caroline uncovers a stunning secret. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley

Season 7 Episode 3
Age of Innocence Damon, Bonnie and Alaric set off on a road trip in search of anything they can use against Lily, while Caroline learns information about Valerie's past

Season 7 Episode 4
I Carry Your Heart with Me Just as Damon thinks he has the upper hand in his fight against Lily, an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for plan B. Meanwhile, Damon's actions force Stefan and Caroline to distract girls at a ball at Whitmore College, and Enzo is determined to find out what Valerie is hiding

Season 7 Episode 5
Live Through This Damon decides to make a change, while Lily prepares for the arrival of someone special from her past. Elsewhere, Bonnie and Enzo are faced with a violent threat, and disturbing information regarding the phoenix stone emerges. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley

Season 7 Episode 6
Best Served Cold Lily hosts a dinner party to introduce former love Julian to Damon and Stefan, while Bonnie and Matt uncover a mystery involving unsuspecting residents, and devastating revelation causes Alaric to reach breaking point

Season 7 Episode 7
Mommie Dearest Stefan and Damon try to get through to Lily about Julian's manipulative ways, and confront her with painful memories from their childhood. However, they are left questioning everything they have ever known about their family when she reveals a dark secret she has been keeping for 160 years. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley

Season 7 Episode 8
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Julian and Lily throw a party to celebrate Mary Louise and Nora's anniversary, while Stefan and Damon plan to eliminate a new threat posed by Julian. Elsewhere, Caroline is forced to face her new reality after a major revelation uncovered by Valerie, even as it threatens to destroy her relationship with Stefan. Finally, Lily makes the most difficult decision of her life, in an effort to do what is best for her family. US Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 7 Episode 9
Cold as Ice The search for Julian leads Damon and Stefan to a small town outside Mystic Falls. Meanwhile, Bonnie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Nora while managing a Christmas toy drive at Whitmore College, and Caroline does her best to navigate the difficulties of being a pregnant vampire, but Alaric is concerned the baby might be affecting her more than she is letting on. Supernatural drama, starring Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Season 7 Episode 10
Hell is Other People Damon learns the consequences of crossing Julian when he wakes to find himself trapped inside the Phoenix stone. There, he is forced to face his darkest inner demons before he can achieve freedom. Meanwhile, Bonnie races to help him find a way out before his mystical imprisonment changes him forever. Supernatural drama, starring Ian Somerhalder

Season 7 Episode 11
Things We Lost in the Fire Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience of the Phoenix stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls

Season 7 Episode 12
Postcards from the Edge Damon spirals out of control under the influence of the dangerous and reckless Julia, and Stefan attempts to reason with him, only to uncover the devastating reason for his descent. Caroline begins experiencing dangerous side effects as a result of her supernatural pregnancy and is forced to turn to Valerie for help, while Bonnie, Nora and Mary Louise attempt to track down a ruthless vampire hunter named Rayna they suspect has re-emerged

Season 7 Episode 13
This Woman's Work Stefan and Valerie take extreme measures to try to save Caroline and her babies, while Enzo uncovers a dark secret about Damon and uses it to his advantage

Season 7 Episode 14
Moonlight on the Bayou In order to lure a vengeful vampire hunter named Rayna Cruz away from his friends, Stefan heads to New Orleans, where Valerie has learnt of a safe house that can protect him. Meanwhile, after learning that Alaric has decided to leave for Dallas with the twins immediately, Caroline offers to accompany them on the trip and finds herself contemplating her own future in Mystic Falls

Season 7 Episode 15
Damon comes up with a plan to take Rayna down for good, but Bonnie makes a shocking discovery that stops his scheme in its tracks. Elsewhere, a conversation with Caroline leaves Stefan questioning their future together, while Matt decides it may be time to truly take a stand against the vampires of Mystic Falls

Season 7 Episode 16
Days of Future Past Damon offers to have Stefan's scar magically transferred to him, while Enzo attempts to clear his name after being framed for breaking Rayna out of the armoury

Season 7 Episode 17
I Went to the Woods Stefan wake to find himself thrown into a life or death situation with only his basic instincts to rely on. Meanwhile, Damon follows an unusual lead as he races to save his brother and Matt sends Valerie to Dallas to enlist Alaric's help in the search

Season 7 Episode 18
One Way or Another Determined to capture an escaped vampire who may be the key to getting Stefan back safely, Damon heads to Memphis with Alaric, who makes his unwillingness to participate clear. Enzo takes matters into his own hands when he learns some devastating news from Rayna

Season 7 Episode 19
Somebody That I Used to Know Enzo's efforts to protect Bonnie end up putting her life in jeopardy, but it appears Rayna may hold the key to her survival. Tensions escalate when Stefan travels to Dallas and comes face to face with Alaric, and the two are forced to confront the fallout from Stefan's absence in Caroline's life

Season 7 Episode 20
Kill 'Em Al Damon and Enzo lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens, while Stefan reluctantly teams up with Matt. Caroline joins Alaric on a mission and quickly realizes how much she's missed her former supernatural lifestyle and Damon makes a fateful decision that will forever change his relationship with Bonnie

Season 7 Episode 21
Requiem for a Dream Damon's risky attempt to save Bonnie takes an unexpected turn, a new threat leaves Caroline's life in jeopardy, and Enzo painfully watches Bonnie in the fight of her life

Season 7 Episode 22
Gods & Monsters Despite their best efforts to help Bonnie through the harrowing predicament she now faces, Damon, Enzo and Caroline realise their options are running out and drastic measures need to be taken. Enzo keeps Bonnie preoccupied by bringing her back to their cabin, but when his plan takes an unexpected turn, it is up to Damon to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his closest friends

Season 8 Episode 1
Hello Brother Stefan searches for Damon and Enzo after their disappearance from the Armory vault. Meanwhile, Caroline and Alaric fear that someone is targeting their family

Season 8 Episode 2
Today Will Be Different A person from Stefan's past may be Damon and Enzo's next target, and Bonnie tries to free Enzo from whatever has a hold on him. Later, Alaric and Georgie find a mysterious symbol

Season 8 Episode 3
You Decided That I Was Worth Saving Enzo continues to fight the control over him, while Bonnie is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision involving two of the most important people in her life

Season 8 Episode 4
An Eternity of Misery Tasked with finding a mysterious artefact, Damon's latest mission takes him to Texas, where a violent run-in with Peter Maxwell leads to a surprising revelation

Season 8 Episode 5
Coming Home Was a Mistake Damon spirals down a dangerous path of self-destruction, forcing Stefan to make a decision that threatens to change their relationship forever

Season 8 Episode 6
Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell Caroline takes drastic measures to ensure her family's safety when her children become the focus of the Siren's latest plan

Season 8 Episode 7
The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You Stefan's Christmas Eve dinner with Caroline is crashed by Damon and Sybil, and in a series of flashbacks Stefan is faced with an unimaginable decision



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