Damon and Alaric reluctantly go along with Elena's new strategy to find Stefan, leading Damon into a dangerous fight with an unexpected enemy.
It's Elena's 18th birthday, and as she searches for Stefan, Damon tries to keep her from doing anything that might draw Klaus's attention.
The CW's number-one series continues for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. Based on the best-selling book series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town.
More than one life hangs in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.
As the full moon arrives, Elena prepares for whatever Klaus has planned and Tyler faces his second transformation.
Damon is willing to go to great lengths to prevent Elena from being a victim of Klaus's plan to break the curse, putting him at odds with Stefan.
Klaus is revealed and Elena learns shocking news about his motives. Plus, flashbacks to 1491 reveal Katherine's introduction to Elijah and Klaus.
Elena receives disturbing messages from Klaus. Expecting him to show up at the 1960s Decade Dance, Damon and Alaric attend as chaperones.
Elena and Alaric lash out at John when Isobel's unexpected arrival leaves Jenna devastated. Stefan and Damon realize they have a new secret weapon.
Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together, but Jonas's lack of trust leads to a violent confrontation.
Stefan tells Elena about his darkest days. Trying to catch Elijah off guard, Damon arranges a dinner party for him with Jenna, Alaric and Andie.
Stefan and Elena attempt a romantic weekend getaway, not realizing that they've been followed. Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society.
Johnathan Gilbert's return to Mystic Falls is an unhappy surprise to Elena, Jenna and Damon. Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused Tyler.
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.
As the full moon nears, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for transformation. Damon and Alaric are suspicious when a stranger shows up looking for Mason.
Jeremy's reckless attempt to help Bonnie lands him in a life-threatening position and forces Stefan to put himself in danger.
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