The Vampire Diaries continues for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. In the tumultuous fourth season of the hit series, the world of Mystic Falls was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert came face to face with her worst nightmare - life as a vampire.
While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon and Stefan Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Their search for the cure leads the brothers, along with Elena's brother, Jeremy, and her best friends, Bonnie and Caroline, to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal, Silas, who has been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years. But Elena isn't the only vampire who longs to return to life as a human and the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow and a confession of true love.
The Vampire Diaries enters its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human and a shocking Salvatore secret.
01 - I Know What You Did Last Summer
In the tumultuous fourth season, the world of Mystic Falls, Virginia, was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert (series star NINA DOBREV) came face to face with her worst nightmare -- life as a vampire. While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon (series star IAN SOMERHALDER) and Stefan (series star PAUL WESLEY) Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Searching for the cure led the brothers, along with Elena's brother, Jeremy (series star STEVEN R. McQUEEN), and her best friends, Bonnie (series star KAT GRAHAM) and Caroline (series star CANDICE ACCOLA), to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal Silas, who had been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years. But Elena wasn't the only vampire who longed to return to life as a human, and the question of who would take the cure was resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow and a confession of true love.
02 - True Lies
Without telling Elena that Stefan is missing, Damon turns to Sheriff Forbes (recurring guest star MARGUERITE MacINTYRE) for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (recurring guest star KENDRICK SAMPSON - Greek) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (recurring guest star RICK COSNETT - The New Inventors). While Jeremy struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie, but he can't convince her that the time has come to let the others know she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia (recurring guest star OLGA FONDA) uses violence to make a point about her own agenda.
03 - Original Sin
When Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa (recurring guest star JANINA GAVANKAR - True Blood) who seems to know everything about Stefan's history. In flashbacks to a distant time and place, Tessa reveals the shocking secrets in her past and what she has planned for the future. She also has a disturbing message for Damon about his own future. Silas forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt. Finally, Silas reveals the reason he's determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.
04 - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time, which ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey. Caroline makes an effort to know Jesse (KENDRICK SAMPSON) better.
05 - Monster’s Ball
Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. When Silas demands that Damon commit an unthinkable act, it leads to a violent confrontation.
06 - Handle With Care
Bonnie is touched by Jeremy’s strength and determination to stand by her. Damon is stunned when he figures out the secret to Tessa’s (JANINA GAVANKAR) plan.
07 - Death and the Maiden
While Elena and Damon try to explain Amara’s (played by series star NINA DOBREV) situation to Stefan, Dr. Wes Maxfield (RICK COSNETT) gives Katherine some deeply disturbing news.
09 - Dead Man on Campus
At Elena's request, Damon comes up with an effective method to get Wes (RICK COSNETT) to answer his questions. Jesse (KENDRICK SAMPSON) needs Caroline's help. Bonnie tries to cope
09 - The Cell
Elena turns to Aaron (SHAUN SIPOS) for help. Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades. Stefan continues to offer Katherine support
10 - Fifty Shade of Grayson
In an attempt to stop Damon, Dr. Wes (RICK COSNETT) unleashes his secret weapon, forcing Damon to deal with a part of his past he thought was gone forever. OLGA FONDA guest stars.
11 - 500 Years of Solitude
Stefan lets Elena, Caroline and Bonnie know that Katherine's health has taken a turn for the worse, while Damon, Matt and Jeremy discuss some of Katherine's most notorious moments
12 - The Devil Inside
Damon tries to do the right thing when Enzo (MICHAEL MALARKEY) brings him a gruesome gift, insisting they take revenge. Elena finds herself in a life-threatening situation
15 - Gone Girl
Nadia (OLGA FONDA) remembers her search for Katherine. Damon seeks revenge. Bonnie learns of a terrifying secret that will threaten the lives of all her friends
16 - While You Were Sleeping
Damon must make a disturbing confession to Elena. At Enzo's (MICHAEL MALARKEY) insistence, Caroline asks Stefan to meet her, and they are joined by a group of Travelers
17 - Rescue Me
Bonnie has an unsettling encounter with Luke (CHRIS BROCHU), and learns more about his family history. The Travelers' leader, Markos (RAFFI BARSOUMIAN), arrives in Mystic Falls
18 - Resident Evil
Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams (JASMINE GUY). When Damon finds Markos (RAFFI BARSOUMIAN), he is both relieved and troubled by what Markos has to tell him
19 - Man on Fire
Through flashbacks to election night 1960, Enzo (MICHAEL MALARKEY) reveals to Elena, Stefan and Bonnie what happened to his long-lost love, Maggie (HEATHER HEMMENS - Hellcats).
20 - What Lies Beneath
While hiding in a remote cabin, it becomes obvious to Caroline that Stefan and Elena are keeping a secret, so Damon comes up with a parlor game designed to expose the truth
21 - Promised Land
While Bonnie searches for a way to stop Markos (RAFFI BARSOUMIAN), Caroline is witness to an unthinkable act of violence. Stefan talks to Elena about her relationship with Damon
22 - Home
In the season finale, Damon's plan causes a huge explosion in Mystic Falls, and everyone is caught up in the confusion, leaving a trail of heroism, sacrifice, relief and despair.