Group time is over. In The Vampire Diaries synopsis for Season 4, Episode 15, “Stand by Me,” half the wandering Mystic Falls crew heads home, while others stay behind on the Canadian island.
Even though Canada has free healthcare, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is tasked with taking Elena (Nina Dobrev) to Dr. Meredith Fell (Torrey DeVitto). Caroline (Candice Accola) is worried about the new vamp’s mental well-being, so Matt (Zach Roerig) is called in for reinforcements. Clearly, they're all dealing with what happened to Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen).
On the island, (this is all so Lost), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finds Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) reaction to his Debbie Downer announcement surprising. Apparently, the Five member Vaughn (Charlie Bewley) has stopped hunting and started sharing, because he fills them in on some recent developments.
Shocker: No one likes what Bonnie (Kat Graham) has to tell them about Professor Shane’s (David Alpay) plot.
Damon and Elena are still in communication, because his assistance helps her formulate a plan.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SYNOPSIS — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET)
“Stand by Me” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE TERRIBLE TRUTH — When Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Caroline (Candice Accola) is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey DeVitto) and Matt (Zach Roerig) for help. Still on the island, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) relays somber news to Rebekah (Claire Holt), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley). Everyone is horrified when Bonnie (Kat Graham) reveals the rest of Shane’s (guest star David Alpay) plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Julie Plec (#415).