Title: The Departed
Air Date: May 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Jeremy tries to protect Elena, but she's stuck flashing back to the past when her parents were still alive. One of the Salvatores returns to Mystic Falls at Elena's request, while Caroline and Tyler have to decide something life-altering. Bonnie's alliance has terrible consequences.
Title: Before Sunset
Air Date: May 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Klaus tries to get out of town with Elena, but Alaric thwarts his plan. Abby comes to help Bonnie with a spell, and the witch and Jeremy get in trouble trying to pull it off. Caroline is in a lot of trouble, and Elena is desperate to protect her friend.
Title: Do Not Go Gentle
Air Date: April 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Alaric's in danger, so Damon and Meredith team up to save him. At the 1920s Decade Dance sees Bonnie and Jamie, Elena and Stefan, and Caroline and Tyler do some coupling up of their own. Inappropriate chaperones Klaus and Damon arrive, but while the OV is focused on Caroline, Damon, Stefan, Matt, Jeremy, and Bonnie work on a spell.
Title: Heart of Darkness
Air Date: April 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Damon and Elena take a trip to see Jeremy in Denver, but he's made a scary new friend. In Mystic Falls, Tyler shows up to make out with Caroline, but he thinks something has been going on her and Klaus.
Title: The Murder of One
Air Date: March 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Damon and Stefan continue with their plot to kill Klaus now that they have weapons to do so. Elena, Matt, and Caroline all get involved with the plan. But Klaus is using Bonnie to cast a spell, and Rebekah gets torture-happy with her former friend with benefits (aka, Damon).
Title: Break on Through
Air Date: March 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
Damon's pal from yesteryear, Sage, turns up in Mystic Falls for the revamping of the Wickety Bridge. They conspire to spy on Rebekah, and Stefan has his own problems.
Air Date: March 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM PDT
When Damon (finally) notices a connection between the Mystic Falls murders happening in the present day and those that occurred 100 years ago, a flashback shows the Salvatore brother's relationship with a vampire named Sage.
Title: All My Children
Air Date: February 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM PST
Elena is happy when she discovers what Damon did after the Originals' ball, but she focuses on the family's internal strife. Everyone thinks she's making a mistake, however. Bonnie and Abby are wick deep in a ritual, and Elijah gets tough with Stefan and Damon.
Title: Dangerous Liaisons
Air Date: February 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM PST
When Klaus hosts a ball, all the usual suspects attend. Both Caroline and Matt have unusual dates, while Elena has two: Damon and Stefan. Caroline finds herself surprised by Klaus.
Title: Bringing out the Dead
Air Date: February 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM PST
Klaus hosts a dinner party, complete with an uninvited guest. More of the Originals' story is revealed. Bonnie and her mother, Abby, work on opening the fourth coffin, while something leaves Caroline devastated.
Title: The Ties That Bind
Air Date: January 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM PST
Bonnie's familal affairs take center stage as she reunites with her mother. Tyler grapples with some identity issues — mainly, how to regain his free will after being sired by Klaus — and turns to an “unexpected ally.” Meanwhile, Alaric’s new lady friend Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey DeVitto) catches the eye of his old buddy Damon....
Title: Our Town
Air Date: January 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM PST
Caroline is turning 18 so Elena, Matt, and Bonnie give her a surprise party. Alaric meets up with Dr. Mary Fell again, though she's occupied with her ex-boyfriend. Damon and Stefan argue over how to deal with Klaus.
Title: The New Deal
Air Date: January 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM PST
Klaus and Stefan have a standoff over his coffins, while Elena tires to make a deal with the hybrid. Speaking of hybrids, Tyler is enjoying his new abilities. A doctor, Mary Fell, notices Alaric's strange healing powers.
Air Date: November 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM PST
It’s homecoming in Mystic Falls, and the high school decides to celebrate with a dance (because those always go so well). When Rebekah tells Elena how much the event means to her, Elena starts to see her in a different light. Meanwhile, Tyler upsets Caroline and Matt with his dance moves (or his terrible behavior). In the most shocking...
Title: Ordinary People
Air Date: November 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
Bonnie and Elena help Alaric investigate the clue he discovered. Elena gets sidetracked when she and Rebekah have an encounter. At first, Rebekah plays rough with Elena, but she eventually tells the bloody back story of family, including some revealing information about Klaus and Elijah.
When Damon tries to help Stefan return to...
Title: Ghost World
Air Date: October 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year — Illumination Night! (This year, Mystic Falls is banning Halloween or something.) Not only are trick or treaters headed to town, so are a bunch of ghosts. When Elena asks Jeremy for help reaching out to Stefan, her brother makes a very bad choice.
Title: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Air Date: October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
School’s back in session for the teens of Mystic Falls, and new hybrid Tyler is stoked. Elena, Caroline, Bonnie, and Matt are still dealing with the terrors of Senior Prank Night, especially Matt, who asks for Bonnie’s help with his little ghost problem (It turns out being a walking Ouija board isn’t all it’s cracked up to...
Title: The Reckoning
Air Date: October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
While Caroline is trying to make the most of her senior year by forcing the gang to participate in ‘Senior Prank Night.’ Since this is Mystic Falls High School, unwelcome additions show up, turning the prank deadly. Also, Damon wants Jeremy to use his sixth sense to destroy Klaus.
Meanwhile, Klaus has Stefan commit even worse acts of...
Title: Disturbing Behavior
Air Date: October 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
Klaus won’t leave Chicago until witch Gloria helps him explain why his hybridization plan isn’t working. While Gloria is able to use her witchy woo woo to get glimmers of the truth, she discovers Stefan holds the key.Help comes from an unexpected source when Stefan finds himself in peril. A new enemy angers Damon, who does...
Title: The End of the Affair
Air Date: September 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
An unlikely source sends Damon and Elena to Chicago as they continue to track Klaus and Stefan. The Ripper will confront his own past, when he did something really monstrous in 1920s Chicago. An old love interest of Stefan’s named Bex is introduced via a flapper-era flashback. Meanwhile, werewolf Tyler starts to worry about...
Title: The Hybrid
Air Date: September 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
Elena plans to find her M.I.A. boyfriend, but instead, gets Damon into heaps of trouble with an “unexpected enemy” instead.
Things don’t work out for Klaus, either, when the baddie’s latest strategy to gain more power doesn’t pan out, even with the help of werewolf Ray Sutton (guest star David Gallagher) — who isn’t exactly keen on...
Title: The BirthdayWhile Caroline is putting together a party on the morning of Elena’s 18th birthday, the doppelganger is too busy trying to track down Stefan to think of anything else. Damon is keeping busy, both looking for his brother and helping Elena maintain a low profile to protect her from Klaus. At the same time, Team Ripper is on a hunt of...
Air Date: September 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT