Title: The Birthday
Air Date: September 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM PDT
While 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 their own, for werewolf Ray Sutton. Joining the gainfully employed Matt at the Mystic Grill is Jeremy Gilbert, who is still seeing the ghosts of his ex-girlfriends Anna and Vicki. Alaric wants to take care of Elena and Jeremy, but he’s still grieving over Jenna. There’s a new complication in store for Caroline and Tyler.