In order to keep Stefan from being harmed by Sloan and the Travelers, Caroline and Enzo agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppleganger.
When Stefan tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena, her first instinct is to call Damon. While going through Dr. Wes' files, Caroline discovers a frightening secret.
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.
As Damon's behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene.
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.
When Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge, Damon makes an effort to do the honorable thing.
As she faces a new crisis, Katherine remembers the traumatic night in 1490 when she gave birth to the daughter who was immediately taken from her. Stefan lets Elena, Caroline and Bonnie know that Katherine's health has taken a turn for the worse, while Damon, Matt and Jeremy discuss some of Katherine's most notorious moments. Nadia (recurring guest star OLGA FONDA) comes up with a frightening plan to protect her mother, and Stefan and Elena are forced to help her. Meanwhile, Caroline is mortified when she realizes she forgot to fill Elena in on the latest shocking gossip, then indulges in a little scandalous behavior of her own. Finally, Elena and Katherine share an unexpected moment of connection.
Damon realizes Elena is in danger and enlists Stefan's help to find her. The brothers pay a visit to Aaron (recurring guest star SHAUN SIPOS), and Damon shocks Stefan by revealing his first-hand knowledge of Aaron's family. In an attempt to stop Damon, Dr. Wes (recurring guest star RICK COSNETT) 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 (recurring guest star OLGA FONDA) may be the one who can solve her problem.
Elena turns to Aaron (Shaun Sipos) for help. Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades. Stefan continues to offer Katherine support.
At Whitmore College, Elena and Caroline decide it's time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse (recurring guest star KENDRICK SAMPSON) suddenly needs Caroline's help. At Elena's request, Damon comes up with an effective method to get Wes (recurring guest star RICK COSNETT) to answer his questions. At the party, Elena finds that she and Aaron (recurring guest star SHAUN SIPOS) 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.
The power of doppelgangers . . . While Elena and Damon try to explain Amara's (played by series star NINA DOBREV) situation to Stefan, Dr. Wes Maxfield (recurring guest star RICK COSNETT) gives Katherine some deeply disturbing news. Nadia (recurring guest star OLGA FONDA) 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 (recurring guest star JANINA GAVANKAR) for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
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 (recurring guest star Janina Gavankar) 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 (recurring guest star Rick Cosnett). 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.
On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (recurring guest star Shaun Sipos – Melrose Place, Final Destination 2). 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 (recurring guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's evening at the ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia (recurring guest star Olga Fonda) 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.
While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, 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. A worried Matt tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline makes an effort to get to know Jesse (recurring guest star Kendrick Sampson) better. Meanwhile, Jeremy makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard, and Dr. Maxfield (recurring guest star Rick Cosnett) puts a plan in motion that will change everything.
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 (recurring guest star Janina Gavankar – True Blood) 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.
Without telling Elena that Stefan is missing, Damon turns to Sheriff Forbes (recurring guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (recurring guest star Kendrick Sampson – Greek) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (recurring guest star Rick Cosnett – The New Inventors). While Jeremy struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie, but he can't convince her that the time has come to let the others know she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia (recurring guest star Olga Fonda) uses violence to make a point about her own agenda.
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