Credit: Quantrell Colbert/The CW ©2009 The CW Network Photo: Stefan Embraces Elena in Season 2, Episode 14: "Crying Wolf"

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 the power players from this week’s episode, “Crying Wolf.”

JOHN GILBERT
Ranking: 60 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 75 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Look up “nuisance” and you’ll find a photo of Elena’s dear uncle-daddy John. What is he up to?

CAROLINE FORBES
Ranking: 70 out of 100 Founders pins
Last week’s ranking: 90 out of 100 Founders pins
Still a team player, Blondie talked romantic sense into Bon-Bon. Now if only she could make things right with Matt.

JEREMY GILBERT
Ranking: 85 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 72 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Jeremy helped Bonnie get the truth out of Luka. Then he kissed her. Go JerBo!

BONNIE BENNETT
Ranking: 89 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 72 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Bon-Bon crossed two lines this week. One with Luka (when she drugged, kidnapped, and tortured the truth out of him). The other with Jeremy (when they locked lips for the first time.) One we approve of. The other we don’t. Guess which is which.

STEFAN SALVATORE
Ranking: 92 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 83 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Stef’s ready to plan a future with Elena. Too bad she’s not planning to still be alive. Thank goodness he’s forgiving. The Nice Salvatore saved her life anyway, ripping Brady’s throat out.

ELENA GILBERT
Ranking: 90 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 84 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Our girl found her parents vampire-slaying arsenal, cracked open more Jonathan Gilbert journals, kicked werewolf butt, and got one step closer to martyrdom. It was a busy day.

DAMON SALVATORE
Ranking: 92 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 92 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Turnabout was fair play when Jules and Co. put Damon in the hot seat. Thanks to Elijah (again) he survived with his ego in tact.

JULES
Ranking: 94 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 87 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Remember how Jules called for help and Brady came? Well, this week Elijah and the Salvatores put those dogs down. Now Jules is a lone She-wolf on the road with a pup Tyler.

TYLER LOCKWOOD
Ranking: 97 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 85 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Tyler chose a side. Too bad it was the wrong one. And after all but one of the wolves in the Brady Bunch died in a quest to lift the curse, the man of the Lockwood house packed up and left town.

BRADY
Ranking: 99 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 93 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
This the masochistic mister upped the ante, vowing to “kill every vampire in this town.” He almost did it too — until a lie of omission (and Stefan’s quick hand) took him down. R.I.P. Brady.

ELIJAH
Ranking: 100 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
Last week’s ranking: 92 out of 100 Founder’s Pins
What can we say? Right now all the balls are in Elijah’s court. And whenever the rep for the Original can be deigned to bother he’ll fire one or two off. Check, Damon here. Save a life there. If Elijah is just an O.V. peon, we don’t know if we can handle Klaus.