"Masquerade"

A masquerade ball is at the center of this episode, as Stefan is forced to take Katherine as her date and pretend she's Elena. That can't be a good idea, can it?

  • 3.5 / 5.0
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Jeremy offers his help to Damon and Alaric on this installment. Meanwhile, Bonnie stumbles across new information on Katherine and shares it with Stefan.

  • 4.8 / 5.0
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"Kill or Be Killed"

Tyler learns more about his family's curse on this episode, while Elena tries to keep her brother away from the Lockwoods. Caroline's mom also plays a key role on "Kill or Be Killed."

  • 4.9 / 5.0
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"Memory Lane"

It's flashback time! We got back to 1864 again this week, as Stefan takes drastic measures to learn just why Katherine actually came back to Mystic Falls.

  • 4.0 / 5.0
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"Bad Moon Rising"

Alaric and Damon team up on this episode. They head to Duke University to learn more about Isobel's research. Elsewhere, Stefan comes across a brand new danger.

  • 4.4 / 5.0
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"Brave New World"

A carnival is held in Mystic Falls this week, while Tyler learns more about Mason and who/what he is. We've recapped "Brave New World" in detail.

  • 4.0 / 5.0
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"The Return"

Katherine is back, and Mystic Falls will never be the same! This is the second season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, as repercussions from a major return are felt by all characters.

  • 4.2 / 5.0
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"Founder's Day"

It's all come down to this episode for Vampire Diaries fans. During the hour, Uncle John sets a plan in motion that has dangerous consequences for all at the Founder's Day festival.

  • 4.9 / 5.0
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Isobel is back this week, and she has a demand for Alaric: set up a meeting with Damon. She also interacts with her daughter, but it doesn't exactly go well.

  • 4.1 / 5.0
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"Blood Brothers"

This is a significant episode for one major reason: Elena learns just how Stefan and Damon were turned into vampires!

  • 5.0 / 5.0
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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.