Thursdays 8:00 PM on CW

The Vampire Diaries Season 3

"The Departed"

The season three finale of The Vampire Diaries will flashback to Elena's parents, while also forcing this character to make a choice.

"Before Sunset"

Klaus aims to leave town with Elena this week, but runs into resistance. Bonnie, meanwhile, needs help from her mother for a new spell.

"Do Not Go Gentle"

Alaric finds an unexpected ally to guide him on his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be.

"Heart of Darkness"

Tyler is back! Damon and Elena are in Colorado! What else will go down on this episode of The Vampire Diaries?

"The Murder of One"

Rebekah is on the war path this week. And that doesn't mean anything positive for Damon on The Vampire Diaries.

"Break on Through"

Sage appears in present day on this episode of The Vampire Diaries, while Abby must adjust to life as a blood sucker.

Ready to travel back to 1912? We visit that year on this episode of The Vampire Diaries and meet a woman named Sage.

"All My Children"

Bonnie and her mom play a role in a ritual meant to appease the spirits of nature this week. Elsewhere, Elijah gives Damon and Stefan an ultimatum.

"Dangerous Liaisons"

The Vampire Diaries dresses up this week, as the gang attends a grand gathering that teaches us more about Klaus and his family.

"Bringing Out the Dead"

Sheriff Forbes has disturbing news for Alaric and Elena this week. It concerned the murder weapon used to take out Brian.

"The Ties That Bind"

Ready to meet Bonnie's mother? Persia White makes her first appearance on this episode as Abby Bennett.

Happy 18th birthday, Caroline Forbes! The character is reluctant to celebrate this big occasion this week.

"The New Deal"

Klaus grows desperate to find the coffins of his family on the first episode of 2012. Tyler, meanwhile, faces the consequences of his hybrid actions.


It's the night of Homecoming on The Vampire Diaries this week. But Klaus' return makes it anything but an evening to celebrate.

"Ordinary People"

The Vampire Diaries flashes way, way back this week. We meet Klaus and Rebekah's mother and father.

"Ghost World"

Mason makes his presence felt this week, while other spirits also invade Mystic Falls. Elsewhere, Alaric discovers something about his past.

"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

It's the first day of senior year in Mystic Falls. A new student arrives this week, while Tyler feels the effects of being turned.

"The Reckoning"

It's senior prank night on The Vampire Diaries. But a few uninvited visitors show up to the event.

"Disturbing Behavior"

Klaus remains in Chicago this week and tries to work with Gloria. Elsewhere, Damon is unhappy with life in Mystic Falls.

"The End of the Affair"

It's back to Chicago on The Vampire Diaries this week. Ready to meet one of Stefan's ex-girlfriends?

"The Hybrid"

Klaus puts a plan in motion this week on The Vampire Diaries. Its goal? To increase his power.

"The Birthday"

Happy 18th birthday, Elena! That big occasion highlights the third season premiere of The Vampire Diaries.

Air Dates:
Total Episodes: