On Graduation Day, Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies.
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.
Damon and Stefan try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires.
Klaus returns to his past in New Orleans and meets with his former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire with control over the city's inhabitants.
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.
Elena and Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) take off in search of Katherine and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance: Elijah (recurring guest star DANIEL GILLIES). Stefan and Damon are both concerned about Elena's state of mind and are determined to do what's best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult. Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus receives Caroline's reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas' powers.
Realizing that Elena needs some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon takes her to New York City, where he lived and partied hard in the 1970s. When Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) also shows up in New York, she's impressed with Elena's secret agenda. Flashbacks reveal Damon's hedonistic life in the underground club scene and a complicated encounter with Lexi (recurring guest star ARIELLE KEBBEL). Meanwhile, Caroline and Stefan try to convince Klaus that it would be in his own best interest to help them track Silas down, and Bonnie struggles to keep her grasp on reality and do the right thing. The band DEAD SARA performs.
Elena's new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan and Damon to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena's behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus tries to use Hayley (recurring guest star PHOEBE TONKIN) to get the information he's after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight.
When Stefan arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena and Jeremy, Caroline is immediately worried about Elena's state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell (recurring guest star TORREY DeVITTO) and Matt for help. Still on the island, Damon relays somber news to Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (recurring guest star CHARLIE BEWLEY). Everyone is horrified when Bonnie reveals the rest of Shane's(recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY) plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own.
On the island, Damon has an ugly run-in with a Hunter named Vaughn (recurring guest star CHARLIE BEWLEY – The Twilight Saga), and realizes he is one of the Five. Stefan confesses his true feelings about the possibility of becoming human again to Elena. When a stunning new piece of information about the cure is suddenly revealed, it changes the stakes for everyone. Jeremy helps Bonnie recognize what is real and what is an illusion, and Shane (recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY) is comforted by a woman from his past,Caitlin (guest star CAMILLE GUATY – Prison Break). Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline and Tyler find that their attempt to translate the code on the Hunter's Sword is futile without help from Klaus, who has his own reasons for solving the puzzle.
Shane leads an expedition to a desolate island off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he believes the secret of the cure lies hidden.
When Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) turns down Klaus' plea to stop Kol (recurring guest star NATHANIEL BUZOLIC) and protect Jeremy, Klaus turns to Stefan for help. After an angry confrontation with her father, Mayor Hopkins (recurring guest star RICK WORTHY), over his unconventional approach to ending the violence in Mystic Falls, Bonnie has a frightening run-in with Kol,followed by an unexpected visitor. Klaus complicates the already tense feelings between Stefan and Damon by revealing a bit of Stefan's personal life, then surprises Damon by asking for personal advice. Elena tells Stefan about her dangerous plan for Jeremy,leaving Stefan in a difficult spot. When the 1980s Decade Dance at the high school is cancelled by Mayor Hopkins, Stefan finds a charming way to make it up to a disappointed Rebekah.
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 (recurring guest star NATHANIEL BUZOLIC – Out of the Blue) 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(recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) reminds Stefan that they were once close friends. When Sheriff Forbes (recurring guest star MARGUERITE MacINTYRE) and Mayor Hopkins (recurring guest star RICK WORTHY) question Shane (recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY) 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.
Appearing unexpectedly at Mystic Falls High, Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) wastes no time trying to force Stefan, Elena and Caroline to answer her questions about the search for a cure, leading to a bombshell piece of information from Elena. When Bonnie's father, Rudy Hopkins (recurring guest star RICK WORTHY – Supernatural), accepts the role of Interim Mayor, he makes it a priority to protect his daughter, who isn't at all comfortable with the role he suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane(recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY) continues to encourage Bonnie to believe in her powers, but he soon finds himself in danger when he reveals too much to the wrong person. Later, Caroline does her best to comfort Tyler after a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt train Jeremy, trying to raise his game as a hunter, but Klaus is impatient with their progress and intervenes to speed up the process.
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. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley (recurring guest star PHOEBE TONKIN)finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence.Meanwhile, Elena and Damon retreat to the Gilbert lake house to help Jeremy conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie and Professor Shane (recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY), who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless.
When Stefan confronts Damon with a suspicion about Elena, Damon has no choice but to help Stefan investigate. Searching for answers,Damon and Stefan visit modern-day New Orleans to see if they can find anyone who remembers the events of their last visit in 1942,including one of Damon's former flames, Charlotte (guest star MADELINE ZIMA – Californication). Elena, Caroline and Bonnie share a girls' night while the Salvatore brothers are out of town, and emotions run high when Elena delivers some shocking news. At Hayley's(recurring guest star PHOEBE TONKIN) urging, Tyler confronts one of Klaus' hybrids, Kimberly (guest star ALYSSA DIAZ – Red Dawn),and the situation quickly escalates into violence. Finally, Damon is faced with a heartbreaking decision.
Thursdays on The CW always pack a bite. Watch TVD Thursdays at 8/7c.
Check out the band Rush & Roulette's winning song!
Arielle Kebbel recaps the unveiling penultimate episode of TVD in this week's edition of TVD Rehash!
Spoiler Alert! Malese Jow dives into the latest drama from "Into the Wild" in this week's episode of TVD Rehash!
Malese Jow recaps Elena's humanity switch and all things Silas in this week's edition of the TVD Rehash!
Spoiler alert! Malese Jow recaps your reactions to "A View To a Kill" in this week's episode of TVD Rehash!
Original spoilers! Malese Jow recaps all the drama from New Orleans in this week's edition of TVD Rehash!
Explore the secrets of the originals in a whole new light with The CW Network and SmartGlass apps for Xbox 360!
Go behind the scenes with Joseph Morgan and more in this look at Thursday's all new episode of TVD!
Go behind the scenes with Joseph Morgan and more.
Talk about a prom! Malese Jow recaps the latest drama in this week's edition of TVD Rehash!
The CW's #1 show begins another explosive season with everything in transition. Elena awakens from her accident to find her worst nightmare realized: she must now endure the terrifying change of becoming a vampire - or face certain death. Stefan and Damon are torn even further apart over how to help her, and a mysterious new villain is introduced who seems intent on destroying Mystic Falls.
The final stop on The Vampire Diaries Hot Topic Mall Tour is Los Angeles, California!
Katerina answers even more viewer questions in CW Connect!