There's so much to get to, we don't know where to begin! First of all, we've been waiting patiently for the full story on Season 2 villain Katherine Pierce/Katerina Petrova. That's coming on the November 11 episode, "Katerina," when TVD flashes back to 1490s Bulgaria. "We find out how she became a vampire and what led her to become the person she is today — a selfish, maniacal woman who only looks out for herself," Bulgaria native Nina Dobrev tells William Keck of TV Guide. The site also has an exclusive look at a still from the episode — see it here.

"How she's turned is a secret," Keck spills, "as is the identity of a new menace we'll meet from the same era, who will journey to present-day Mystic Falls." TVD executive producer Julie Plec adds, "This villain has ties to the deep, deep past of the vampire legend. And then in our last episode before the holidays [December 9], we'll finally see poor Tyler Lockwood's [Michael Trevino] torturous transformation into a werewolf."

Our friends over at Vampire Diaries Online put together a handy timeline for what fans can expect from now until the December hiatus:

November 4 – Episode 2.08 "Rose"
November 11 – Episode 2.09 "Katerina"
3 Week Break for Thanksgiving
November 18 – Repeat of "Bad Moon Rising"
November 25 – Repeat of "Kill Or Be Killed"
Back for 2 episodes before Holiday Hiatus
December 2 – Episode 2.10 "The Sacrifice"
December 9 – Episode 2.11 (tentatively scheduled, no title as of yet)

Sources: TV Guide, Vampire Diaries Online