|IT'S MY PARTY - On the morning of Elena's 18th birthday, Caroline is busy planning a party, but Elena is focused on searching for any clues that might help her discover where Stefan is. Damon is also searching for Stefan, while trying to protect Elena and keep her from doing anything that would draw Klaus' attention. Meanwhile, Klaus and Stefan are busy trailing a werewolf named Ray Sutton. Now working at the Mystic Grill along with Matt, Jeremy is struggling to understand why he keeps seeing the ghosts of Vicki and Anna since he was brought back to life by Bonnie's magic. Meanwhile, Alaric does his best to watch over Elena and Jeremy, while dealing with his grief over Jenna's death. Finally, Caroline and Tyler face a new and unexpected challenge.|
|THE NEW ORDER - Klaus puts a plan in motion that will give him even more power, but even with the unwilling participation of werewolf Ray Sutton, things don't go exactly as Klaus had planned. Damon and Alaric reluctantly go along with Elena's new strategy to find Stefan, leading Damon into a dangerous fight with an unexpected enemy. Jeremy turns to Matt for help as he continues to try to understand what the ghosts from his past want from him. Unaware that Caroline is in need of his help, Tyler faces an emotional confrontation with his mother.|
|47||9/29/11||2J6003||The End of The Affair|
|THE ROARING TWENTIES - Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire who hasn't really moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. In a flashback to Chicago in the 1920s, Stefan comes face-to-face with a shocking chapter from his wild past. After Damon gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus' whereabouts from an unexpected source, he and Elena follow their trail. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes for help.|
|FAMILY TIES - Still in Chicago, Klaus uses
Gloria, a witch he knew long ago, to help him track down missing
information that will explain why his plan isn't working. Gloria's
spells reveal intriguing glimpses of the truth, but she soon realizes
she needs Stefan's knowledge to complete the puzzle. When Stefan
suddenly finds himself in danger, help comes from a surprising ally.
Back in Mystic Falls, a frustrating new enemy pushes Damon over the
brink and he lashes out in a way that will have lasting consequences.
Caroline struggles with her own emotional issues, even as she tries to
help Elena face her feelings. Jeremy makes a brief but disturbing
breakthrough with one of his ghostly visitors, leaving him more
confused than ever. Finally, Bonnie has a strange encounter that will
Gloria: Charmin Lee. : .
|A SENIOR PRANK NIGHT TO DIE FOR - Despite all that has happened, Caroline is determined to see that Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Tyler all enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins at Mystic Falls High School. However, when uninvited guests show up, it doesn't take long for the evening to take a deadly turn. Damon convinces Jeremy that he can use his new connection to the other side to help find a way to defeat Klaus. Finally, Klaus deepens his hold on Stefan and uses him for increasingly violent and dangerous purposes.|
|50||10/20/11||2J6006||Smells Like Teen Spirit|
|WELCOME BACK, SENIORS - On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon is annoyed by a new houseguest, and everyone is surprised by the arrival of a new student in Alaric's history class. Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realizes he made a serious mistake. Meanwhile, Stefan continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus.|
|NIGHT OF ILLUMINATION - As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie to find the reason behind the ghosts' surprising power. Elena convinces Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan, leading Jeremy to a terrible choice. Finally, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.|
|THE ORIGINAL FAMILY - With help from Elena
and Bonnie, Alaric tries to decipher the meaning behind his recent
discovery. Elena and Rebekah engage in a mean-girl power struggle,
until Rebekah finally reveals some of her family's ancient secrets and
the violent past she shares with Klaus and Elijah. Damon tries a
reckless new approach to make a breakthrough with Stefan, and they're
both surprised by an unlikely ally.
Rebecca: Claire Holt. : .
|ROCK BAND MY MORNING JACKET PERFORMS - On
the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah opens up to Elena about why
the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting
emotions. Caroline and Matt are both shocked at Tyler's behavior
throughout the evening. The night takes a surreal turn when Klaus puts
his latest plan into action. Determined to outsmart Klaus, Damon enters
into a dangerous partnership, leading to a terrifying turn of events.
The band My Morning Jacket performs in the party scenes.
Rebecca: Claire Holt. : .
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