Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Stefan, Bonnie, and Damon in Season 2, Episode 10: "The Sacrifice"

DAMON SALVATORE
Ranking: 93 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 95 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Sir Salvatore saved Elena’s life again. Then he vowed to free his brother from the tomb. We like this softer, self-sacrificing side of Mystic Falls’ resident bad boy. And we’re happy he’s getting the proverbial “some” again — even if it is from Running Rose.

BONNIE BENNETT
Ranking: 95 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 95 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Bon-Bon’s not going to be happy until she has an aneurysm, trying to witch all Elena’s troubles away. At least she’s learned that every witch has her limit.

ELIJAH
Ranking: 99 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 0 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
For reasons we still don’t understand, this vengeful vamp spared Damon and Elena. But we do know this: As the rep for the evil and still-unseen king vamp Klaus, this Original Vampire is the new Katherine. Everyone knows Elijah’s name and they fear it. Rightly so.

Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Stefan in Season 2, Episode 10: "The Sacrifice"

JEREMY GILBERT
Ranking: 85 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 70 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Not-so-little Jer took on big bad meanie Katherine Pierce. And lost. While he didn’t get a kiss from Bon-bon, he at least got that moonstone out of the tomb. Now if only he could do the same for Stefan.

ELENA GILBERT
Ranking: 89 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 87 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Elena tried to make the ultimate sacrifice this week, running off to Richmond to surrender to the OVs (Original Vampires). Why can’t she see that her peeps won’t let her go like that?

STEFAN SALVATORE
Ranking: 92 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 90 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Jeremy would be Katherine’s sippy cup if it weren’t for this Salvatore.

Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Luka Gets Nosy in Season 2, Episode 9, "Katerina"

CAROLINE FORBES
Ranking: 70 out of 100 Founders pins
Last week’s ranking: 75 out of 100 Founders pins
Blondie’s still bonding with wolfman Ty. Is she playing with fire?

KATHERINE PIERCE
Ranking: 75 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 50 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Yes, Kat’s still locked away. And, yes, she’s still got pull. This week the moonstone hoarder also got a young Gilbert snack when Jeremy stopped by with dinner.

LUKA MARTIN
Ranking: 80 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 0 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Bonnie would be in a coma if it weren’t for the energy she stole from this warlock.

Sometimes life in Mystic Falls bites. Literally. There are vampires and werewolves and a town council bent on destroying them all. No wonder these people don’t get along. But who runs Mystic Falls and who gets run over? Here’s a look at this week’s power players from “The Sacrifice.”

Credit: Annette Brown/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Tyler in Season 2, Episode 10: "The Sacrifice"

ALARIC SALTZMAN
Ranking: 50 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 10 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Elena caught the history teacher and her Aunt Jenna in a post-coital ice cream binge. We saw his nipples. They’re definitely worth a point — or 20.

ROSE
Ranking: 65 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 80 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Look up “Cowardly Vampire” and you’ll find a picture of this bloodsucking miss. Did you see how fast she left the room when Elijah showed up? She didn’t even say goodbye.

TYLER LOCKWOOD
Ranking: 70 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 75 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
The wolf is coming. And Ty’s not ready. He cried while watching the video of his uncle’s first transformation. And we feel for him. No one should have to face that curse.