Heart of Darkness
Season 3, Ep. 19
Elena and Damon set off to make sure Jeremy is safe, and to see if his special abilities can help reveal the information they need about ancient vampire bloodlines.
Original Air Date: April 19, 2012
The Murder Of One
Season 3, Ep. 18
Damon and Stefan focus a new project that will bring them closer to destroying Klaus and Rebekah devises her own brutal plan to take revenge on Damon.
Original Air Date: March 29, 2012
Break On Through
Season 3, Ep. 17
Damon meets an old acquaintance at the Wickery Bridge restoration ceremony and Elena asks Stefan for help.View Gallery ►
Season 3, Ep. 16
In flashbacks to 1912, Damon recalls a vampire, Sage, who showed him a whole new way to exist. Sheriff Forbes warns Damon not to get involved in her investigation.
Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
All My Children
Season 3, Ep. 15
When Elijah gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice.
Original Air Date: February 16, 2012
Season 3, Ep. 14
Elena is surprised to receive an invitation to Klaus' formal ball, and Damon and Stefan both insist on attending the event with her.
Original Air Date: February 9, 2012
Bringing Out The Dead
Season 3, Ep. 13
Damon reaches out to an old acquaintance for help in setting up an elaborate plan and Klaus hosts a strange dinner party to reveal another story from his family's violent past.
Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
The Ties That Bind
Season 3, Ep. 12
Bonnie believes her recurring dreams about Klaus' coffins lead Bonnie to a reunion with her mother, Abby.
Original Air Date: January 12, 2012
Season 3, Ep. 11
Elena, Bonnie and Matt surprise Caroline with a birthday party in an unusual location and Damon and Stefan disagree on the best way to handle Klaus.
Original Air Date: January 12, 2012
Season 3, Ep. 9
On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah opens up to Elena about why the evening is so important to her and Klaus puts his latest plan into action.
Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
Season 3, Ep. 8
With help from Elena and Bonnie, Alaric tries to decipher the meaning behind his recent discovery while Elena and Rebekah engage in a mean-girl power struggle.
Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
Season 3, Ep. 7
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. Finally, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.View Gallery ►
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Season 3, Ep. 6
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.View Gallery ►
Season 3, Ep. 5
Caroline is determined to see that they all enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins. However, when uninvited guests show up, it doesn't take long for the evening to take a deadly turn.View Gallery ►
Season 3, Ep. 4
Klaus uses Gloria to help him track down missing information that will explain why his plan isn't working whose spells reveal intriguing glimpses of the truth. When Stefan finds himself in danger, help comes from a surprising ally. A new enemy pushes Damon over the brink. Caroline struggles with her emotional issues. Jeremy makes a brief but disturbing breakthrough with one of his ghostly visitors, leaving him more confused.View Gallery ►
The End of the Affair
Season 3, Ep. 3
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 the 1920s, Stefan comes face-to-face with a shocking chapter from his past. After Damon gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus' whereabouts from an unexpected source, he and Elena follow their trail. Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes for help.View Gallery ►
Season 3, Ep. 2
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.View Gallery ►
Season 3, Ep. 1
On the morning of Elena's 18th birthday she is focused on searching for any clues that might help her discover where Stefan is. Damon is searching for Stefan, while trying to protect from doing anything that would draw Klaus' attention. 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.View Gallery ►
Know Thy Enemy
Season 2, Ep. 17
Elena and Alaric are upset with John after Isobel's unexpected arrival devastates Jenna. Damon, Jeremy, and Bonnie search for the spell they'll need to harness the power of Bonnie's ancestors. Caroline, heartbroken, doesn't know how to handle the situation with Matt. Damon and Stefan realize they have a new secret weapon.View Gallery ►
The House Guest
Season 2, Ep. 16
Even though Elena, Damon, and Stefan are tired of Katherine's constant mind games, they realize that Katherine's knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them survive. Caroline finds a new way to get Matt's attention after feeling frustrated with their relationship. Alaric reveals some shocking information to Jenna, and Katherine makes a different kind of confession to Damon. Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together, but Jonas' lack of trust leads to a violent and intense confrontation.View Gallery ►
The Dinner Party
Season 2, Ep. 15
Stefan tells Elena about a dark time from his past and the unexpected person who changed everything for him. Jonas gets the truth out of Luka and makes his feelings clear to Bonnie and Jeremy. Damon schedules a dinner party with Alaric, Jenna, and Andie in attempt to catch Elijah off-guard, but some last-minute information disrupts Damon's plan.View Gallery ►
Season 2, Ep. 14
Stefan and Elena make plans for a romantic weekend at the Gilbert's lake house, not realizing that someone has followed them. Jenna starts to worry that Alaric isn't being completely honest with her. Jules explains the significance of the sun and moon curse to Tyler, but leaves out an important detail. Damon attends a tea party at the Historical Society to get a chance to talk to Elijah, but Elijah refuses to divulge any secrets. With help from Caroline and Jeremy, Bonnie deceives Luka into giving up some surprising new information. Tyler offers Matt some relationship advice.View Gallery ►
Season 2, Ep. 13
Elena, Damon, and Jenna are surprised when Johnathan Gilbert returns to Mystic Falls. Caroline tells Stefan about her conversation with Tyler, and Stefan tries to help a confused Tyler. Jeremy consoles Bonnie after her upsetting conversation with Jonas. A violent situation breaks out after Jules takes a hostage.View Gallery ►
Season 2, Ep. 12
Elena has a new plan for the future, but Stefan has his own thoughts about how she should handle the situation. Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules and asks Elena to watch Rose, but things quickly become dangerous. Matt and Caroline try to be honest about how they feel about each other, and Caroline is surprised to see how Tyler reacts to her generosity. Damon finds it difficult to hide his true feelings when a life-and-death situation impacts him more than he expected.View Gallery ►
By the Light of the Moon
Season 2, Ep. 11
With a full moon approaching, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for his inevitable transformation. Stefan and Katherine play mind games on each other, and Damon and Alaric become suspicious when a mysterious visitor named Jules shows up in Mystic Falls, looking for her missing friend, Mason. Elena is frustrated at Jeremy and her friends' excessive efforts to protect her. Bonnie and Luca team up to work on a spell, though both continue to keep secrets from each other. Finally, Elijah makes an unexpected appearance with an offer that could change everything.View Gallery ►