Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jenna Saltzman is a major recurring character on The Vampire Diaries, guest character on The Originals, and main character on Legacies. She is one of the twin daughters of Alaric Saltzman and Josette Laughlin, the other being Josie Saltzman. Due to Josette's death, she was carried via surrogacy by Caroline Forbes. Her existence was revealed in Let Her Go by Kai, the babies' uncle. However, in I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime, Kai stabs Jo in the abdomen multiple times, killing her and supposedly killing the twins. However, in Best Served Cold, it was revealed that the Gemini Coven transferred the twins into Caroline's womb. Since then, she has been raised by both Alaric and Caroline.
Lizzie was born on March 15, 2014 and is the daughter of Alaric Saltzman and Josette Laughlin, and the fraternal twin sister of Josie Saltzman. She is also the surrogate daughter of Caroline Forbes, as the twins were magically placed into her womb by the Gemini Coven to save their lives.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In Let Her Go, while Jo was thinking she was sick from food poisoning it was revealed to her by her brother that she's pregnant after she gives him her power in order for him to survive the consequences of the merging ritual he performed with his brother, Luke, instead of Jo.
In A Bird in a Gilded Cage, Jo and Alaric began to pick out names for the baby.
In I'd Leave My Happy Home For You, Jo and Bonnie are attacked by Lily during Jo's bachelorette party. As she is about to feed on Jo, Lily hears the babies' heartbeats and tells her that she is expecting twins. Later, Jo tells Alaric that they will be having twins and that the Gemini Coven will want to get their hands on them to strip Kai of power by performing another twin merge.In I'm Thinking Of You All The While, Damon reveals that Jo is dead and believed the twins were also dead.
In Best Served Cold, it is revealed by Valerie Tulle that the twins actually survived Kai's attack on Jo, due to the fact that the Gemini Coven performed a spell to save the twins. It was also revealed that Caroline Forbes is currently pregnant with the twins.
In Postcards from the Edge, it was revealed that she and her sister had siphoned bits of magic from Caroline's body for a long time, but as they grew in her womb, they siphoned out more and more magic, until Caroline began to desiccate.
In This Woman's Work, Lizzie and her twin are born via c-section. Her father, Alaric allows her former surrogate mother, Caroline Forbes to hold her and her sister, first handing her Josie and informing Caroline of her name and namesake (their mother), then Lizzie who he informed Caroline was named after her mother Elizabeth. Lizzie and Josie are also seen with Caroline in the ending flash forward scene.
In Moonlight on the Bayou, Alaric, the twins and Caroline head to Dallas as he wants to keep his promise to Jo. While at a diner, the twins begin to cry and Alaric leaves with Lizzie to change her diaper. In a flash-forward, Caroline is seen with the twins in New Orleans at St. James Infirmary looking for Klaus. The bartender tells Caroline that Klaus hasn't been seen or heard from in 3 years, which leaves Caroline puzzled.
In Requiem for a Dream, Lizzie, along with her twin sister and their father, Alaric, call Caroline before they go to bed. Lizzie, along with her sister, appear to miss Caroline being she has been on the run with Stefan Salvatore trying to get away from Bonnie. Lizzie even voices that she misses her mother, Caroline, and Caroline tearfully responds that she misses Lizzie too. Before Lizzie, along with Josie, go to bed, they say their goodnight's to Caroline before Alaric takes the phone from them to talk to Caroline on his own, without the children listening.In Gods and Monsters, Lizzie, along with Josie, learn about their true siphoner-heritage and Alaric and Caroline ask Lizzie and Josie to open the Armory's doors for them, using their siphoning abilities to remove Bonnie's Sealing Spell. Lizzie, along with Josie, successfully open the Armory doors and Lizzie embraces Caroline triumphantly while Josie embraces their father, Alaric.
In Hello, Brother, Lizzie along with her sister Josie are seen video calling Alaric until he asked for Seline. Seline tells them to go put on their swimsuits while they chat. Later, the girls visit Caroline at work; Seline leaves to go have a salad for lunch and leaves the girls with Caroline. While she left, Caroline mentions that Seline probably loves kale which makes Lizzie ask her what's kale; Caroline responds with you don't want to know. The video, that is given to her by Seline from Pete, that Caroline is attempting to watch gets to a certain point and the sound messes up to which Lizzie tells her mommy that it is too loud. Later that evening Virginia breaks into the house, attacks Seline and tries to kill the girls for opening the armory. Virginia stalks through the house where she comes to the girl's room. When inside, she hears laughing come from the closet and proceeds though before she is able to approach is knocked out by Caroline. Caroline checks the closet and finds the girls, Lizzie saying hi to her mommy, to which Caroline tells the girls don't move while she handles Virginia.
In You Decided That I Was Worth Saving, Lizzie and Josie are first seen fighting over the tuning fork, to which Alaric tells Lizzie to put the fork down immediately; she tells her dad she had it first which prompts Alaric to yell at Lizzie to drop it. Lizzie drops the fork and she and Josie begin to scream over the vibrations the tuning fork makes. Alaric picks up the fork to stop the vibrations and proceeds to comfort his girls.
In An Eternity of Misery, Lizzie and Josie are getting ready for bed. Lizzie asks Seline for a bedtime story, which Josie answers nothing sad. Seline then tells them the "The Legend of Arcadius".
In Coming Home Was a Mistake, after news of Tyler's death, Seline takes Lizzie and Josie to the local carnival to take the girls off of Alaric's hands. At the carnival, they have fun playing games eventually win a goldfish, though find that it's dead. Seline explains to the girls that the deceased should be treated with dignity and takes them to a warehouse. There, she explains how special people, their souls are taken by Cade. She teaches the twins the Incendia spell and with that can show him what they've done as a tribute. The pile of wood then beings to be set ablaze.
In Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell, after Seline kidnapped her and Josie, Caroline and Alaric issue an Amber Alert. Seline takes the girls to a diner, where Sybil and Damon find them, and then to a motel, where she plans to offer them to Arcadius in exchange for and Sybil's freedom from being Arcadius' servants. Sparing the twins, Arcadius accepts Sybil's counteroffer of Damon and Stefan, to which Stefan agrees to. He would then reunite Lizzie and Josie with Alaric and Caroline.
In The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You, Lizzie and Josie visit Caroline for Christmas since they haven't seen her since Alaric took them away from Mystic Falls to a safer location.
In The Lies Will Catch Up To You, Alaric returns to Mystic Falls along with the girls. He brings them to the Armory and they are seen coloring as Alaric calls Caroline. He wants to bring the girls over to Caroline's and admits that he is in need of good parenting advice. As he looks on, the girls are levitating crayons above their heads.
Later that same night, Alaric arrives at Caroline's with Lizzie and Josie who are thrilled to see their mother; they embrace in hugs and she comments about how big they've grown. As the night progresses, Lizzie wants to use her sister's cup, the pink one, rather than her usual purple one. Caroline attempts to take the cup, though she grabs Caroline by the wrist and siphons her until she pulls away. She apologizes and tells Alaric that she didn't mean to do it. Josie, upset that her mommy was hurt, attempts to attack Lizzie with the Incendia spell and fails, without any magic, while Alaric and Caroline intervene grabbing the girls worried about their wild and troubling behavior.
In It's Been a Hell of a Ride, Kai breaks free from the Armory's holding cell and hunts his nieces. Hiding underneath their bed, they call Alaric and he tells them to go hide in their special place if a "monster" was to attack. They follow their father's command and flee to safety. Alaric and Caroline later subdue Kai and, with Bonnie and her guidance, she and Josie create a new prison world, locking him away, ensuring their safety.
In We're Planning a June Wedding, she and her sister are Stefan and Caroline's flower girls for their wedding, they are accompanied by Bonnie. During the reception later that night, she, Josie and Bonnie are trapped in Kelly Donovan's explosion of the Lockwood Mansion. However, with they are protected and Bonnie teaches them the necessary spell to redirect the fires away from them. Ultimately, they survive and Bonnie completely removes the residual fires from the building.In I Was Feeling Epic, Lizzie and Josie are led out of the charred building by Bonnie, reuniting them with Alaric and Caroline who are overwhelmed with joy at the sight of them. Eventually, Matt learns that they are still in danger from Katherine, who plans to destroy Mystic Falls with the Founder Bell and they gather their few possessions and leave, heading for the Armory. Sometime later, after Mystic Falls is saved by Bonnie, they are seen playing at the Salvatore Boarding House where Alaric unpacks the Salvatore Boarding School sign, where they are planning to establish a school for supernatural children. Their mother's spirit, Jo, continues to watch over the twins and Alaric as they play.
Throughout The Originals Series
In The Tale of Two Wolves, she and Josie wave at Caroline as she gives a tour inside the Salvatore School. Later, she and her sister bargain with Caroline as she asks them to help Klaus and Hope, who is dying due to The Hollow's dark magic inside her. Before Klaus could get a chance to talk to them better, Alaric shoots him with an arrow through the chest, leaving the twins looking at what happened. At night during the full moon, the girls begin a spell to siphon the magic out of Hope and to insert it into Klaus, who will proceed to kill himself. After the spell is completed, Alaric takes the girls away.
Throughout Legacies Series
In You Have to Pick One This Time, Lizzie attends the emergency squad meeting with Alaric, Kaleb, Josie, and MG. Hope barges into the session surprised about that and the barrier spell on the cage holding Malivore. Alaric explains that the session was about how they're going to deal with Malivore and how she would fit into that plan. Hope stays and listens to MG and eventually asks about Landon. Lizzie mocks her that she finally got around to asking, although it took her longer than expected. Hope admits it's a good plan, but they're afraid of how she acts to get Landon. Josie confirms that's the reason why they placed the barrier spell to stop her.
In accordance with their plan, she and Hope make a show of it in front of Malivore. Alaric even tranquilizes Hope to make things look good.
Lizzie checks in on Josie in the library, questioning if she's canceled her plans with Finch, unaware of Finch's presence. Finch takes the cancelation well and wishes them luck. Lizzie and Josie join Alaric and Kaleb in the gym. Malivore is aware of their plan to perform a head dive and search his mind. Malivore reminds them that he's aware of their actions, meaning they'll be dealing with his conscious mind. Lizzie wants to call off the plan, but Kaleb and Alaric go through with it. With Malivore distracted, MG and Hope perform their own head dive to search his subconscious for Cleo.
Meanwhile, Lizzie and Josie standby and watch over the pair should their plan backfire. Lizzie sits on the gym floor, siphoning magic from the school. Josie blows up at her, telling her to stop telling her how she should feel, admitting that she can be dismissive about her relationships. Lizzie quips that she and Finch aren't serious, again to Finch's awkward appearance. Finch has decided to join them since Josie couldn't make their date. She even brought a compatibility quiz so the three of them could get better familiar with one another.
As they sit and ask and answer various questions, she dismisses their relationship again, asking if Finch has ever had a relationship that ended up breaking her heart. Despite Josie's pleas, Finch answers the question, citing that people grow and change and you just hope it's in the same direction. Finch takes over asking questions, and wonders where they see themselves on their 25th birthday. The mood turns sour and awkward, but Lizzie notices that Malivore has awakened from the head dive, seeing MG and Hope on their secret mission.
Lizzie attempts to pull them out of the head dive, but Malivore isn't letting them leave. Finch learns that Malivore is the group project that Josie spoke about and offers to help any way she can. Lizzie turns her down, citing this is strictly witch territory. Josie's located a spell to sever any mental connection, but the problem is it's a chain spell, meaning they need to siphon from a person and not the school. Finch offers to let them siphon from her, as much as they need, despite the risks.
As Lizzie prepares the spell, Finch reveals she's been researching around the library, learning she's a Gemini witch. She found some interesting information, but it was incomplete. Lizzie breaks up their conversation to begin the spell. As they cast the spell, eventually, Kaleb, Alaric, MG and Hope are released from Malivore's hold on their minds.
Later that night, Lizzie sits on her bed as Hope checks in on her. She's having another existential crisis, but Hope offers to sit with her. She apologizes to Hope for always shooting down her and Landon's relationship, admitting she does it with Josie's, too. Similar to Emma's therapy sessions, Hope mimics Emma asking why she might do that. Lizzie answers truthfully, that it's because she has something that she never really had but she's pretty sure she wants. Love. The kind that is soft and builds on mutual respect, that grows over time. Hope wonders if she should have this conversation with MG, but confesses he hasn't been around. Even though Ethan has, she had to cancel on him. Hope suggests that she un-cancel, but she doesn't believe she's ready. Hope doesn't think anyone is ever ready for that kind of love and that it just happens. Lizzie asks if she'll continue to sit with her until she falls asleep; Hope accepts. Into the night, Lizzie wakes to Hope's burst of inspiration.
In There's No I In Team, or Whatever, Lizzie magically tries to dress up the Movie in the Square t-shirt, but nothing works for her. Josie, laying on her bed, reminds her that she's a volunteer, but Lizzie wants to look cute for Ethan so they can enjoy the movie after setting up. She's unsure if he's epic romance material and has even compiled a checklist, one of which is willing to risk his life.
At the Town Square, Lizzie and Ethan continue with Movie in the Square preparations. They bond over common interests, and Lizzie even suggests a potential second date, doing something they both enjoy.
Later, she talks with Kaleb. Despite their common interests, she doesn't feel that that spark of romance. Unlike her, Kaleb is stuck shilling out popcorn to townies instead of rescuing Cleo. She reminds him that they're here so Hope and the others don't have to be. Lizzie siphons from him and causes the popcorn machine to explode spewing popcorn everywhere. Ethan rushes over to help Lizzie.
As night approaches, Lizzie and Ethan enjoy the movie, but gets up to grab a milkshake. However, she notices Ryan Clarke and walks over to confront him. He explains that he doesn't remember getting there, but again loses control to the dybbuk possessing him. His body transforms into a monster and moves to attack her, but Ethan intervenes, stepping up to fight off the misshapen "bully". The dybbuk easily swats him away, knocking him unconscious. With her back turned to check on Ethan, the dybbuk knocks her out, too.
Lizzie's held captive by the dybbuk who threatens to burn her alive. Kaleb arrives and attempts to confine the monster, but his superior strength knocks him through a wall. Hope whips the transfusion braid around the dybbuk's hand and performs the transfusion ritual, transferring the dybbuk out of Ryan, saving him.
Kaleb, Lizzie, and Hope rush Ryan back to the hospital. Lizzie confides to Kaleb that Ethan coming to rescue her was an epic move. She also thanks Kaleb for saving her, but he admits that Hope was the one to actually save her. With Ryan healed and taken care of, the three of them return to the Salvatore School, learning that Malivore has escaped with Ethan.
In We All Knew This Day Was Coming, at the Salvatore School, Lizzie and other witches work on locator spells, searching for Malivore and Ethan, who had been abducted. Their efforts are in vain.
Lizzie checks in on MG, who's listening for any clues on a police scanner, but he's not found anything out yet. Lizzie feels for Hope because her father lied to her, again. MG sticks up for Alaric, believing that he was doing what he thought was right. Sometimes you have to prioritize the greater good. Lizzie thinks that if she hadn't gone on the date with Ethan, then he'd probably be safe. He reassures her that it's not her fault. Ethan wanted to be supernatural before, even trying to get MG to turn him but he wouldn't do it. Either way, MG left him defenseless. However, to Lizzie, it sounds like MG chose the greater good. Over the scanner, the dispatcher mentions a 10-66 at the packing plant. It's a suspicious person.
Lizzie, Alaric, MG, Kaleb, and Josie arrive at the packing plant just in time to see the creature fall, but when Hope turns back, they realize that the monster was another missing student; Blake.
They return to the school, as Hope and Alaric storms off. MG and Kaleb use their enhanced hearing to listen in on their conversation and they learn that Hope is adamant on turning. Alaric leaves and wants them to reconvene in the library, though she and Josie remain behind to support Hope.
As Hope gathers supplies, she and Josie approach her. They're here for Hope and ask what she needs. Hope needs a favor. There's someone that knows Landon and she needs them to get her there. Lizzie and Josie send Hope to the 2028 prison world to talk to Rafael.
Later, she and Josie pull her from the prison world. Hope is surround by her friends and classmates. They've set up a meal at the Old Mill to spend Hope's last day alive together. Hope accepts.
Wade and others share stories about Hope, such as she casting a spell on a professor to only speak Sumerian or when she was taken control of by the slug. They enjoy her company and laugh at the various stories. MG asks what she'll miss most. Hope recounts that witches lose their abilities to do magic when they complete their transition. Not being able to cast another spell is something she'd miss, particularly with Lizzie and Josie. Speaking of, they've prepared a spell for the three of them to cast on another part of the school grounds. They join hands in a circle of branches and other herbs and as they cast the spell, the nearby Cherry trees begin to blossom. Beneath them, a sapling sprouts. They explain that it's a promise of new life and a life full of promise. The three of them embrace in a hug as Alaric approaches. Hope is now ready.
That night, Lizzie sits with Alaric and wonders how long it would take for Hope to wake up. After a few hours, she'll awaken in transition and then she'll need to feed to complete it. Lizzie questions if that is an option she or Josie should consider, believing it would solve the Merge. Alaric believes in theory it would be possible. Lizzie's unsure if that's what she wants, becoming a vampire, but it's an option. The day they're afraid of just might come. Lizzie would like to talk about the Merge more instead of it being a big, unspoken thing and Alaric accepts.
Later, Lizzie comes to join MG to watch over Hope with tea and sodas. However, she finds him unconscious on the floor. There's a burning hole in the balcony doors, the room is partially destroyed and Hope is gone.
In See You On The Other Side, Lizzie, Alaric, and MG learn from Jed that Ethan and Kaleb, enthralled by Malivore are going from house to house enthralling townies with black goo. They need to save the townies and find a way to bring back Landon and Cleo. Alaric is aware of Malivore's plan. He's trying to split them up and fight on multiple fronts. However, that's exactly the plan; he knows what each of them are capable of doing. Alaric will go to the abandoned train station, alone and face the townies to rescue Hope. He leaves the other two fronts to MG to lead. Lizzie and MG will see if they can free Ethan and Kaleb, and Josie and Jed will find a way to rescue Cleo and Landon.
MG and Lizzie track Ethan to Mystic Falls High School. Lizzie is to help Dorian evacuate the building while he'll search for Ethan. However, if she's to encounter him first, MG pleads with her not to hurt him. He's been hurt by the supernatural enough. Lizzie leaves MG and enters the school.
As MG defends himself against Malivore controlled Ethan Lizzie appears behind Ethan and grabs his head, siphoning. Ethan falls over onto the floor. Lizzie devised her own plan to save both the school and them. However, MG quickly learns that Ethan's no longer breathing.
Lizzie and MG perform chest compression on Ethan. Lizzie is upset that she's killed the one boy in the world that likes her. MG reassures her that he's not going to die and reminds her that he likes her too. She's shocked, but that gives him an idea. He wants her to use her magic to give his heart a shock to resuscitate him. He believes in her and Lizzie siphons him in time and casts the spell. Ethan gasps awake.
Lizzie and MG talk; she's concerned that Ethan will hate them since his compulsion will wear off now that he's supernatural. He doesn't know how Ethan will take things but knows that Lizzie was a hero today. She explains that a guy she seriously likes was in danger, but doesn't elude to who, him or Ethan. Ethan appears before them with beers stashed in his locker room. He's happy, by all accounts. They both saved his life and that makes them even. He bets that Alaric has booze at the Salvatore School and suggests they head back over. He's considering enrolling, now that he's supernatural.
In I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me, Lizzie is awoken by Deputy Lorde knocking on the doors of the Salvatore School. He's looking for someone in charge. Lizzie leaves to go wake her father, but the deputy stops her. He tells her he has some bad news concerning her father.
Lizzie and Josie are at the hospital, the former an emotional wreck. Alaric has spent his life protecting this town and now his life is in the hands of doctors who she feels aren't smart enough to save him. Dorian is out of the country visiting Emma and their mom is in the Congo. She believes that MG's blood can fix their dad. As Lizzie is ranting Josie reminds her to calm down. Everyone can hear her, though Lizzie refuses. Alaric is fighting for his life. They've already lost Landon, Josie fully believes that their dad is going to pull through. There's no reason to think of any other outcome. MG arrives, using his vamp hearing to listen to Alaric's updated status. He's out of surgery and stable. Lizzie wants MG to see him soon, but he's not sure if he'll be able to fix him. Kaleb and Cleo arrive shortly after, asking about Alaric and Hope. Lizzie is furious to see him.
Kaleb's off the phone with Finch. He learns that Hope's not at the school, and he's obviously missed something big while away. MG explains that Professor Vardemus has explained that since Alaric is in a coma, their blood can't heal him enough to wake him. The human brain doesn't heal so easily. The doctors have also stopped by and told them that they won't know the extent of the damage until Alaric wakes up; if he wakes up, Lizzie retorts. Cleo has an idea. Like they reached her in Malivore, they want them to use a head dive. They might be able to find and bring him back. Lizzie admits that's a good idea, but doesn't trust Kaleb enough to do it since he sold them out to Malivore. She entrusts the task to MG, who accepts. As they depart, Kaleb admits he deserved that. Cleo believes that Hope could need their help if there was another monster involved. Together, they set off to find her.
Lizzie, Josie, and MG dive into Alaric's mind. They replay his last memory of his confrontation against Hope, learning she's the one who's attacked him and left him in a coma. Left for dead, Lizzie rushes over to Alaric, though he's only a memory. Lizzie is furious. If Hope was here right now, she'd kill her. Josie doesn't believe that killing Hope is no longer possible. Though it doesn't matter. Her humanity is off and she doesn't want them around. Lizzie believes the best way they can protect their friends is to keep them in the dark. If they knew Hope was the one to do this, they would want to go after her and she'd likely end up murdering them, too. Josie demands for her to stop saying that. Their father is alive, all they have to do is find him. They're in his mind, so he has to be here somewhere. Josie believes that his psyche has left them a trail to follow and they set off.
They come to another memory, or a nightmare of Josie's. It's their eleventh birthday and it was utter chaos. Lizzie remembers it being sweet, but Josie has another account. They got into a fight with Alaric because he brought Hope, who they didn't invite. Josie remembers that Hope then filled their cake with worms and Lizzie retaliated with a Motus spell. Hope tried to Incendia Lizzie's dress and she put up a shield spell and it deflected her and set their presents on fire. She questions why their dad would want to revisit this day. Lizzie muses that it's the day they learned Hope was evil and when he actually took their side. They continue with the memory, and find Alaric and young Hope in his office. However, it's not quite what Lizzie expected. Josie wants to leave, since that's not their father, it's the memory, but Lizzie wants to see what he said to her. Alaric is disappointed with Hope, but eventually Alaric consoles Hope and takes her side. Much to Lizzie's dismay, they push through to another memory.
Lizzie and Josie find another, older memory of Alaric as the school was under construction. He's arguing with Emma, believing they can't open the school if they enroll Hope Mkaelson. Emma's psych evaluation is full of red flags, but she believes that's the point of the school. Alaric refuses. Hope has the potential to be the most powerful supernatural being who ever existed and she's a ticking time bomb. Emma doesn't like that phrase, more pointedly, him changing her words. In her professional opinion, if they screwed up, the decision would likely haunt them for the rest of their lives, but far less than not trying. She reminds him of all the good that Hope is capable of doing under the right guidance. Alaric's mind is made up and he leaves. Before they can continue, they're forced out of his mind. Lizzie is mad at MG, but it wasn't his fault. Alaric seizes and his heart monitor races as a group of nurses crowd his room.
Later, Josie informs MG that Alaric has had a hemorrhagic stroke. A fancy way of saying his brain is bleeding. They don't believe they can do anything to fix it. His brain is still showing signs of activity, and he may still be able to hear them, though the prognosis is grim. MG doesn't accept them. Alaric has alway taught them to try harder, to be better than humans. The timing is off, but he admits they've been going about this all wrong. There's no point in following Alaric around, they need to get ahead of him and figure out where he'll go next. Lizzie believes it will be about Hope, but MG disagrees. He's been there with them and believes he knows exactly where Dr. Saltzman will go next. Josie proposes that one of them remain behind, just in case something happens. Josie finally accepts there could be another outcome. She doesn't want to be alone either, and MG decides to go with her.
Lizzie and MG head back into Alaric's subconsciousness. This time, they're in Whitmore Medical Center. It's the night she and her sister were born on March 15. Lizzie thinks that MG's screwed up, though Alaric bursts through the doors. This time, he isn't a memory and calls out to her. They rush towards one another and embrace in a hug. MG found him. Given their expressions, Alaric assumes things aren't going so well in the real world. He remembers what happened, but he believes that his life is flashing before his eyes. He admits there haven't been too many highlights but seeing Lizzie, now, is a sight. He asks about Joise, but she wouldn't leave her side. Lizzie wants to go and bring him back with them, but he's not sure he can. Alaric tells her that beyond the door is him holding her and Josie for the first time, and giving them their names. She questions why he's never told them the story before, but brushes off that it was a complicated delivery and thought he would have more time with his daughters. Their time begins to dwindle, as the hallway begins to dim and darken. He fears he's out of time and apologizes to her.
Lizzie doesn't understand why he wants to apologize. Alaric explains that he wants to apologize to her, and Josie, while he still can, for failing them. All these memories, the school, his whole life after this day became about one thing—protecting the both of them and making sure they remain protected, even after he was gone. That is why he changed his mind about Hope, though he came to realize that if they could have turned out so well, so could she. He imagined a world where they became friends and, even, family where they would protect each other. He believes he's let her down and pleads with her to forgive him. MG, too. MG immediately believes he doesn't have too. He's made plenty of mistakes, but offers his forgiveness freely. Lizzie, however, refuses too. She wants him to forget about walking off into the light and demands him to come back with them and for him to make it up to them and apologize to Josie. But just in case, he apologizes anyway. He's sorry for when he wasn't there for her and her sister, for all the times he prioritized Hope or being headmaster over being their father. For not telling them more often how perfect he thinks they both are in his eyes, and all the flaws that they think they have are what makes them. Ultimately, he's sorry for leaving them in a world more dangerous than before, when all he wanted to do was make it safer. However, he knows they'll figure it out, better than he could. He tells her he loves her and has her promise him that she and her sister will take care of each other, no matter what. Lizzie clings to Alaric as they're engulfed in darkness.
Lizzie and Josie sit in the waiting room. Josie is regretting her decision and she should have been there with her. All she did was watch as he slowly slipped away. She should have told Lizzie she wanted her to stay behind instead. But she didn't. She needs to get better, because they have a way of staying with her. Lizzie apologizes and, again, admits she's selfish. Something she doesn't say often. They forgive each other and Lizzie resolves to find a way to bring their dad back. As they leave the hospital, the school is there, holding a candlelight vigil, supporting them and Alaric. Finch embraces Josie in a hug and kiss as Jed plays his guitar. Kaleb and Cleo arrive in time for Wade to light them a candle. Lizzie embraces Ethan in a hug, then MG before bringing them all together. Kaleb confronts Lizzie and appears to reconcile their differences.
In You're A Long Way From Home, in Alaric's office, Lizzie skips Ms. Featherwood's class and Josie berates her for it. Lizzie scours numerous texts, looking for something to help her father, claiming that people grieve in different ways. However, Josie keeps having to remind her that their father isn't dead. Alaric remains in a coma, not exactly alive, as Lizzie puts it and scolds Josie for missing their meeting from hours prior. Josie explains that she was with the others, attempting to figure out what to do about Hope. This angers Lizzie, believing that Josie is more sympathetic for Hope as opposed to their dad, since the former was the one to put him into a coma in the first place. However, Josie rebuttals that they saw all the same memories and this isn't what their dad would want. Besides if anyone is powerful enough to heal him, Josie believes it's her. She's mad too, but they can't do this without her. Lizzie believes otherwise and puts Alaric first. If Lizzie finds a spell to help, she'll be there to help. As Lizzie rifles through more books, a secret compartment opens, revealing Alaric's journals. Within one, there's an ancient spell, something she believes that can help.
Cleo admires life from the Red Oak tree in the garden, noting that it's grown so quickly. Lizzie has been looking for her. As much as she'd love to get lost in a memory, she needs some translation help because she's not a polyglot. Cleo knows enough to realize that the symbols are ancient. Lizzie believes that, based on the drawings, it's a spell to bring someone back to life. She questions if thought it would work on Alaric. Cleo tells her that this spell may be further than she should consider going. Lizzie questions just how far the spell asks to take her. The spell, however, would require a human sacrifice.
Josie confronts Lizzie, gathering ingredients for her spell. She doesn't want to believe it, but Cleo was right. Lizzie admits that she wanted a spell and Lizzie has found one, no less in one of Alaric's journals. Josie tells her they can't go through with this spell because they're not murderers. Lizzie, however, wants to do the spell. People die in that hospital every day, all they need to do is find someone who's really sick. Dying a day early won't make a difference, plus they'll be saving a life, too. Josie is adamant that Alaric wouldn't want to come back this way, but Lizzie disagrees. There was a time in Alaric's life where there was no such thing as too far. If Lizzie won't listen to her, then the others are just outside and won't make it past them. Lizzie however prepared for that. She has the Illusion Ring and intends to walk right past them as her. Puting the ring on her finger, she appears as Josie. She siphons from the ring and casts a sleeping spell on Josie.
At the hospital, Lizzie cloaked as a nurse finds a patient in critical condition. The Doctor explains that all they can do is keep him comfortable.
Lizzie prepares the spell to save their father with the other dying man. As she casts the spell, a young woman beats on the locked door, wanting to see her dad. Lizzie tells her just a second and tries to keep going, but her pleas reach Lizzie. The girl wants to say goodbye to her father and Lizzie stops the spell.
Exiting the room and collapsing to the floor, Josie approaches her. Josie knows she didn't go through with it, but Lizzie admits that she almost did. She found someone on the brink of death, but his daughter was there, similar to their own situation. She thought she knew what the right thing was, but she always talked to her dad about it. Without him, she feels like she doesn't know what the right thing to do is anymore and feels like everything is on pause now. She can't guarantee she won't do something worse tomorrow. Coming to terms with her actions, she admits she needs help and rests her head on Josie's shoulder for comfort.
Cleo is ejected from the Chambre de Chasse device as Lizzie and Josie enter the gym. They would like to use the Therapy Box and ask for a minute alone.
In Someplace Far Away From All This Violence, in the Therapy Box, Lizzie travels in a stagecoach to a small western town, driven by Wade. He warns her that she's arrived at a bad time as the town is having a hanging the next day. He explains that a school teach has murdered his students and burned up his school. The hanging will occur at noon tomorrow that is unless Lizzie can stop it. She is the school teacher's daughter and means to prove her father's innocence.
Lizzie confronts her father who's sitting in a jail cell. People are calling him a monster for what he's done. Lizzie reassures him it's all hogwash, because he moved to this town to enlighten uncivilized people and questions what really happened. Alaric, however, has no recollection. One minute he's teaching and the next he's covered in ash and blood and her sister missing. There's a dark spot over his memory. He questions if he could have really done this, but Lizzie counters that he couldn't have. All he knows is that he found a necklace when he woke up, but doesn't recall where it came from either. Lizzie takes the necklace and vows to free him and see that the real perpetrators will hang and find her sister.
Night has fallen in the simulation. Lizzie is confronted by Kaleb, a hired gun. She's been asking around town about a necklace and she shows him. Kaleb explains that it's the mark of the Mikaelson gang and she should leave town. Alaric's already a dead man and she will be too if she crosses paths with Hope Mikaelson. She offers to pay him, if he's not too scared, but Kaleb says that she's no mere girl. She's a monster with not an ounce of humanity. Lizzie trades in facts and not tall tales. Kaleb retracts his offer and steps forward to her, revealing he too is a monster and apart of the Mikaelson gang. As he's about to attack, he's shot dead by a man that looks like her dad. It's her uncle Ric, and he assumes that his brother never told her about him.
Uncle Ric prepares his horse with Lizzie hot on his trails. She wants to follow and go with him. He gives her a wooden stake, though he prays that she'll never have to use it. Lizzie is determined to find Josette. Ric explains that her assailant was a vampire. She questions that if vampires are real and burned down the school, why doesn't her father remember. Ric explains that becoming a monster they get certain gifts they like to hurt innocent people with. He assures her that he will find Josette and will kill the bloodsuckers. Lizzie reaches for his gun, determined to go with him, but he rejects her, believing her soft and that they would eat her alive. He tips his hat to her and rides off into the night leaving her.
Lizzie rides horseback through a field, finding Alaric on the ground near his camp fire. Josie approaches her, asking if he's dead. She's covered in blood, but unharmed. She explains that she tried to drink it all, but it was bitter like him. She's become a monster, because of Hope. She's come to rescue her, but she's too late. Josie believes she's already been rescued and intends to do the same to Lizzie. Josie rushes towards her, but Lizzie has the wooden stake and plunges it into her chest, killing her. Josie questions why she did that, but Lizzie tells her she was already gone.
Alaric is wounded and bleeding from the neck. It looks bad, but he encourages Lizzie to go. She's already taken care of Josette. He didn't think she had it in her, and that makes two of them. He admits that he underestimated her and she's more like him than he realized. He tells her that his Isobel was turned into a vampire, too. He roamed the plains, killing the monsters in her name. Alaric believed him having gone mad. He was the smarter man and devoted his life to keeping them safe and away from him. A place far away from violence. Sometimes, violence is the only solution. Lizzie tells him that her father was wrong. They need to kill Hope, but she'll have to do it without him. He gives her two pistols, each with special bullets capable of killing Hope. Ric draws his last breaths and passes on, leaving Lizzie to wonder if she's like him or not.
Lizzie buries her sister and uncle as Hope finds her. She's prepared and plans to end her in an old fashioned pistol match, seeing who can draw their weapon quicker. Hope questions if she really believes she's faster than a vampire and they draw. Hope is quicker and shoots Lizzie in the shoulder. Nevertheless, Hope is impressed with Lizzie and offers her death or life. Lizzie chooses death and trips Hope, who falls into a makeshift cross, stabbing her in the stomach. Hope is a tribrid and believes she can't be killed. Lizzie fires several shots, killing Hope. There's always a loophole.
MG frees Alaric and tells him he has a visitor who has brought the culprit to justice. Lizzie is waiting for him, who explains that she found Josette but she didn't survive and Hope killed her. In turn, she killed Hope. Alaric wants to flee back east, never wanting this life for her. Though there's no going back now after what she's seen. Her gang is still out there. Alaric tells her that no amount of revenge will bring her sister back, but it will bring her justice to her name. Alaric didn't raise her like this, but Lizzie admits that he should have. Lizzie regains her memories, realizing she's in the therapy box simulation. She remembers that her real father was a vampire hunter once and trying to be a teacher is what put him in a coma. All her friends are trying to find a way to forgive Hope, but that's not what she wants to do, not anymore. She notices the poster on the far wall with Vindicta and says it aloud. It's her way out.
Inside the therapy box, Lizzie meets Josie. It's odd, because it's meant to be empty, but Josie explains that Hope came to the school and trapped her within. Hope isn't too far gone because she didn't kill them. Lizzie, however, knows exactly how to fix Hope. Josie doesn't understand her meaning. Lizzie's game is over and Josie's is just beginning and she's released from the box.
In You Will Remember Me, Lizzie bursts into Josie's room, claiming to MG, Cleo, and Finch that she's fine. At first, it's probably a bit scary within the therapy box, but if her experience is anything like her own, it will be revelatory. Cleo asks Lizzie about what happened to her during her simulation the previous night. She tells Cleo that she knows of a way to deal with their Hope problem. With Lizzie gone, they took their best shot at reaching Hope and failed and she doesn't want their help. Lizzie quips back that if Salvatore's Got No Talent is their best shot, then they're in major trouble. They’re lucky Hope didn't murder the entire school, though that might change if she returns. Cleo doesn't believe Hope will return to the school, but Lizzie wants to prepare in case she's wrong. They need to be ready for Hope and MG departs to train with Ethan. Finch remains by Josie's bedside in case she wakes up. Cleo asks Lizzie if she needs help with her plan, but Lizzie already knows what she needs to do. Although she can use some inspiration for the how part.
Later, while Ethan and MG are training in the gym, Lizzie interrupts them. She needs Ethan. Forgoing practice, he goes with her, leaving MG alone.
In the Garden, she and Ethan spy on MG and Cleo's conversation, learning about the Red Oak and its capabilities to kill Hope. As the two walk away, Lizzie uncloaks them from her magic. They stand there and watch as the wood goes up in flames.
With the Red Oak tree burned to ash, Lizzie finds two remaining pieces. She needs to salvage whatever they can, though Ethan reiterates that it can kill Hope. He doesn't want to be an accessory to murder. They just heard them. No one at this school will hurt her. He just got here and should see that. He questions if the therapy box taught her that, but she explains that sometimes doing the right thing means people will call you the villain. Ethan doesn't know. Malivore already made him a villain, once, and he didn't like it. Lizzie, however, is asking him to be a hero. She's going after Hope alone, but she needs someone willing to protect the school and finish the job should she fail. Ethan questions what she'd do if he just phased back and warned MG and Cleo, but Lizzie tells him that would only put them in more risk. She can't have that and tosses him one of the two stakes. He asks if that is a threat, but the only threat they have is Hope. He has two choices, to lie to his best friend or she can do a spell to make him forget they had this conversation and insert a fake memory. For all he'll know they walked out to the Old Mill to talk.
Later that night, she sits in Alaric's office and is interrupted by Cleo who tells her that Josie has awakened from the therapy box. While there Cleo explains why she didn't inspire her today. The truth was, she was afraid she wasn't being honest and worried what that might inspire her to do. Likewise, that wasn't very honest of her. She tells Lizzie that she became aware of a weapon that can kill the tribrid, but kept it to herself, too afraid what others might choose to do with it. Now, she's destroyed it. Lizzie tells her she did the right things, though that response isn't what Cleo expected. Lizzie explains she was in a dark place and if she got ahold of a weapon that could kill Hope, she might have done something awful. She tells them they're good and Cleo accepts. As she leaves, Lizzie returns to sharpening a stake from the Red Oak wood.
Lizzie faces Hope's body, though unaware it's actually Aurora, claiming she's making a mistake. She attempts to explain that she's not who she thinks she is, even calling out for someone to help her. Lizzie explains that she cast a Conus silenti spell before she stabbed her and that no one can hear anything she's saying. She also tells her that the stake embedded in her hand is her weakness, Nature's loophole, and she gets to decide whether she lives or dies. Aurora casts the incendia spell and a plate held by a nearby waiter erupts in fire. Lizzie realizes that Hope would never miss with a spell that easy and believes what Aurora is telling her.
Removing the stake form her hand, Lizzie elects to talk with Aurora, who recounts her past and the trauma Klaus put her through. Lizzie muses how it runs in the family, telling her own story about Hope. Aurora points out how she's trying to compare the loss of a hair accessory to the physical and emotional torment that she endured. However, Lizzie's point is that they've both suffered at the hands of a Mikaelson, suggesting they join forces. Aurora muses that she has the body of the tribrid and doesn't need help, however, Lizzie explains that she just snuck up on her while Hope is in control of her thousand-year-old vampire body. Aurora questions why she should trust her, though quite simply they both want the same thing. To make Hope Mikaelson pay.
Back at Aurora's estate, she's quickly gaining control of her connection to Hope's magic, using the incendia spell to light candles. Lizzie tells her to stop stalling and questions what she has to put Hope down. Aurora explains that after the descendants of the original Triad freed her, she knew she would need an object powerful enough to trap the tribrid. She shows Lizzie a sarcophagus. If one were to believe the legends, it's some sort of prisoner jail, said to be capable of containing a god. Lizzie doesn't believe this, though she points out that if monsters are real, then why not divine beings. All stories come from somewhere and if these stories are true, then the sarcophagus should be strong enough to trap the tribrid. Aurora then plans to subject her to eternal torment at the bottom of the ocean. She will die and come back, drowning to death over and over again. She will then finally have her vengeance. Lizzie isn't convinced of Aurora's plan. Hope always finds a way out and she feels that it's a little biblical. While Lizzie wants to make Hope suffer, she doesn't believe that means she deserves an eternity of torture. Aurora is adamant to make somebody pay for what Hope's family did to her. Lizzie tells her that she's no better than Klaus Mikaelson and if she goes through with it, then she'll be no better than she is. Lizzie siphons from the Red Oak stake, but Aurora telekinetically takes the stake from her and shoves Lizzie back into a support beam. She's waited far too long for this, and she won't let anyone ruin her fun.
Lizzie calls Hope and tells her that the game has changed and has swapped sides. She has teamed up with Aurora; however, she thinks that her centuries-long vendetta might have knocked a screw loose. Lying to Hope, she tells her that she's trapped Aurora, for now, and is willing to help her get her body back, on one condition. Hope has to help her clean up the mess she made and save her dad. Hope agrees to Lizzie's deal. Aurora commends her for her brilliant speech and almost had her believing her. Lizzie, however, was telling the truth. Using the siphoned magic, the telekinetically opens the sarcophagus and pushes Aurora into it, shutting it behind her. Lizzie opens a small door, revealing her face. Aurora attempts to speak, but Lizzie casts another spell to silence her. They both know how the Mikaelsons can be monsters, but Lizzie tells her that her beef isn't with Hope and taking out her trauma on her won't actually fix any of the hurt or heartache that her family put her through. Similarly, she doesn't want her future to look like Aurora's. Lizzie has decided to finish this her way. While contemplating how to trap Hope, she's too late.
Lizzie is now face to face with Hope in Aurora's body. The therapy box has helped her discover a new side of herself. The side that's willing to do whatever it takes. Hope finds this interesting, wondering what her new plan is. Since she's not a tribrid anymore, and just a vampire, any old stake will do. Hope calls her bluff, believing that therapy is tricky, because knowing what you need to do and going through with it are two different things. Hope breaks off a piece of wood and hands it over, seeing what Lizzie is willing to do. Lizzie casts an illusion spell to make her appear like herself, as opposed to Aurora. Hope goads her into staking her, but all Lizzie can do is tell her how she hates this. She hates how many good memories they have and how she is the one to do this when no one else is willing to do it. Most of all, they are friends and she is a part of her messed up family. Ultimately, she can't be the one to stop her. Hope seemingly has her humanity back on with her heartfelt speech.
Seemingly with her humanity back on, Lizzie can't believe that she was tricked with the trident. Hope admits that she was reckless and attempts to apologize, but Lizzie wants to wait. Lizzie is honest with her. When Josie told her that she didn't think she was too far gone, she didn't believe her. Regardless, she doesn't know why she was the one that got to bring her back, but she's happy she did. Lizzie drops the illusion spell, prepared for Hope to stab Aurora and get her body back. She tells Lizzie that once she has her body back, she'll tell her something only she would know. Opening the sarcophagus, she stabs Aurora with the trident and regains her body. Hope steps out of the sarcophagus, telling her it worked. Panda promise. Aurora also awakens as they embrace each other in a hug. She tells Lizzie that she can't trust Hope. Once a Mikaelson, always a Mikaelson. Aurora pushes down a support beam and some of the floor collapses as she makes her escape.
Lizzie and Hope remain unharmed from Aurora's escape. The first thing Lizzie wants to do is to head back to Mystic Falls to have Hope save her dad. After that, then they can go after Aurora. Hope, however, has another question while holding the Red Oak stake. Convinced that Hope's humanity is returned, Lizzie tells her about the tree they created and how it can kill her. Hope remarks that Nature really doesn't waste any time, unlike her. In fact, she is disappointed in Lizzie because she had her shot and didn't even take it. Casting the incendia spell, she destroys the stake. Lizzie now knows that her humanity never came back on and it was all just an act. Deep down, Lizzie meant every word she said and still believes that there is still some good in her. Hope decides to prove everyone wrong and steps towards Lizzie. Lizzie refuses to run or to fight Hope. This whole act is stupid and she's only being a bully. She believes that she won't kill her. She hasn't killed anyone that she's cared about. There are some lines that even she won't cross. However, before Lizzie can even finish her statement or react, Hope vamps towards her and breaks her neck. Lizzie falls to the floor, dead.
Josie falls asleep on the bus ride out of Mystic Falls. In her dreams, Lizzie appears to her. Josie admits that she couldn't feel her. Lizzie couldn't feel her, either. Josie wants to know what happened, but Lizzie tells her he doesn't need to worry. She did something kind of dumb, but had an insurance policy. Josie wants to know where she is, that she'll come to her, but Lizzie refuses. They're both doing what they think is right, and that's okay. She made a choice and she has to see it through on her own. Josie has to do the same. No matter what she feels next, just know, wherever she is, she loves her. Josie loves her too, no matter what. Josie awakens from her dream.
Hope tries to destroy the sarcophagus, but it appears to be impervious to her magic. Hearing short, rattling breaths, she turns to find Lizzie getting up off the floor. Hope is surprised, she's supposed to be dead. Lizzie knows, but now all she is, is hungry. She's in transition.
In The Story of My Life, Lizzie is placed under a sleeping spell by Hope and held within the sarcophagus. Taken to Professor Vardemus' office at Whitmore College, Jen manages to open the sarcophagus. Rupert believes himself too late, but Lizzie bursts awake and uses the sword in Rupert's hand to slice open his neck for her to drink from, completing her transition into a hybrid. Rupert falls to the floor, bleeding out. Lizzie's still hungry and vamps after Jen who attempts to run. Lizzie blocks her exit and attempts to compel her to remain in the room. Before she eats her, she plans to kill Hope first.
Finding her trapped within Professor Vardemus' chambre de chasse, Lizzie appears to her to taunt her. Unlike her first attempt, she's determined to kill her now. Since she's practically an expert on mental prisons by now, she gives her a hint. Getting out is always about getting to the root of your problems. Plucking a key that has Hope written on it, she can leave whenever she wants and explains that she'll give her a goodbye before she kills her. Hope doesn't believe that she can kill her, but Lizzie shows her a whittled stake that holds up her hair. It was a large Red Oak tree and she made more than one stake. Vamping to a door, she leaves the chambre de chasse as the keys fall and scatter to the floor.
zie returns to Professor Vardemus' office. Jen believes that she's killed him. Lizzie bites into her wrist and feeds him some of her blood, completely healing him. Grabbing his throat, he thanks Lizzie, but assumes there's a reason for her saving his life. Lizzie needs his help because as much as she wants to kill Hope, she can't.
Back in the storage room, Lizzie demonstrates her attack on Hope, though each time she's forced to stop, never making contact with her. Professor Vardemus attempts to attack Hope, too, but Lizzie stops him. It's bad enough that she can't kill her, but now she assumes she's protecting her too. Rupert inquires exactly how she became a vampire, but in that moment, Hope is freed from the chambre de chasse.
Lizzie is surprised that Hope escaped. Hope admits that her showing up with the hint was just the help she needed. Lizzie made herself her problem and all she needed to do was find the key with her name. Hope uses the motus spell to take the Red Oak stake from Lizzie's hand, but Lizzie casts incendia and incinerates the stake before Hope can use it against her. Professor Vardemus however believes that Lizzie will do anything Hope says and demonstrates his. Lizzie reveals that she used the blood of whatever vampire donated their blood to the school's first-aid kits. Unfortunately for her, it was Hope's blood, meaning she's sire bound to Hope.
Returning to Professor Vardemus' office, they discover that Jen and the sarcophagus are gone. As Hope and Lizzie continue to argue, Professor Vardemus reminds them that they cannot let an immensely powerful artifact that may have ties to the gods loose into the world. Hope vamps out to find the sarcophagus as she doesn't want it being used against herself. Lizzie agrees, as Hope used it against her. With Hope gone, Professor Vardemus questions if her emotions are heightened, too. He employs her, because she's a good person, to consider his thoughts. Hope is in a very dark place, and she's going after an innocent student.
Lizzie arrives in the parking lot just as Jen picks up a piece of the destroyed sarcophagus, planning to kill Hope. Lizzie grabs her arm from behind and siphons from her, catching her off guard. Outnumbered, Jen decides to abandon the fight and flies off into the sky. Lizzie is confused, questioning what she is. Hope, hazarding a guess, believes she's a god.
Lizzie and Hope talk after their confrontation with Jen. Though Hope is happy the sarcophagus is destroyed, Aurora and the gods are still present. Despite their situation, she needs her help. Hope explains that as powerful as being the tribrid makes her, she has been waltzing into traps, being blindsided ever since she shut off my humanity. She cares so little about everything that she has been reckless. She wants Lizzie's help in taking down Aurora. Lizzie gives her request a hard pass, but Hope reminds her that she's sire-bonded to her. She can't pass. Lizzie attempts to talk her way out of it, but Hope won't hear it. Lizzie even mentions that her friends are going to come look for her as soon as they find out what happened. Hope, however, has her own solution to that problem.
Lizzie astral projects to the Salvatore School, to MG and Cleo. The latter encourages MG to hug her, but he passes right through her, as she's not physcially back at the school but astral projecting. They have a lot to catch up on.
Lizzie ends the astral projection, returning to her body and to Hope. She's mad at Hope for making her lie to MG, but as far as he's concerned, she's going to spend some time with her mom to get accustomed to being a vampire. Hope believes this could be the beginning of a beautiful, mutually beneficial relationship, but Lizzie doesn't think that. She believes it's a suicide mission against Aurora and there is nothing in this for her. Hope explains that once Aurora is dead, she will make her promise to not to kill her and then send her on her way; she'll be free-ish. Given their sire bound, Lizzie relents and admits that codependency is her crutch and decides to go along as if she has to help her kill anyone, Aurora's pretty high up on her list. Great. Together they set off.
In Follow the Sound of My Voice, Lizzie and Hope come upon a carnival. Though Lizzie is less enthusiastic, Hope decides to use this opportunity to make sure she can handle her new vampire powers. Lizzie believes to have a handle on her powers just as well as Hope does; her mother is even a vampire, she reminds her. Hope adds, who's never around, her father is an alcoholic vegetable, and her sister left her behind for a walkabout. Lizzie loses control over her magic, causing several popcorn containers of carnival goers to explode, proving Hope's point. Hope can push her buttons too easily, and her emotional stability has never been at the top of her résumé. If Lizzie can't control her emotions, then she has no shot at controlling her powers. For Hope, that makes her useless. Their first lesson in Vampire 101, is mind compulsion. Lizzie tries to compel the Ticket Taker, but fails. Demonstrating her skill, Hope compels their entry into the carnival, as well as all the cash from the ticket sales.
Next, Hope has her demonstrate her control over her newfound strength while stepping up to the High Striker Carnie. Hope wants her to get as close as she can to the top without actually touching the bell. The closest between them wins. Using a single finger, Hope makes the striker come just short of the bell. Lizzie, however, destroys the game, causing the striker to throw off the bell. The carnie is confused at what he's just witnessed, as they move to their next test.
After a while, Hope continues to rubs it in her score, she's seven to Lizzie's zero points at Vampire 101. Lizzie wants to know what she must do to get this over with and Hope gives her a final test. Hope tells her that when they first got here, they passed a vendor selling stuffed animals. She wants her to find that vendor's voice with her enhanced hearing. All she needs to do is concentrate and filter everything else out, to just focus on that one voice in the crowd. Lizzie listens, but eventually finds a girl, Luna, crying and goes to find her. She tries to comfort her and learns that her sister is missing, that someone took her. Hope hands her some money, telling her to go get her some cotton candy. With the girl gone, Hope intends to leave, but Lizzie refuses and wants to help. Hope reminds her about no extra complications, and this is just that.
As night falls on the carnival, Lizzie tries to get Hope to help her with Luna, believing it will be good training for her vampire powers. Hope believes this to be more about Josie, to which Lizzie eventually admits to. Hope passes on the situation, telling her that she's walking into an easily avoidable risk because she's letting her emotions control her. She believes Lizzie has failed the most important test. If she can be manipulated that easily then she's unless to her. Hope sets her loose, deciding that their partnership is over.
Lizzie goes through the Haunted Tunnel finding a bloody handprint. Pushing forward, she eventually finds Valentina's corpse. She's been attacked and killed by a vampire. However, she's attacked from behind and drugged. Coming too, she calls out for help to Hope, to which she comes to rescue her. Saved, Hope tasks her with a new test.Toegether, they're going to hunt some condescending vampires.
When Magnus the Magnificent takes center stage, asking for two volunteers, she and Hope raise their hands. He chooses them and they join him on stage. For Magnus' next trick, he attempts to compel Hope, unaware of what she is. The trick fails and he turns to try the same thing on Lizzie. Again, he fails. Realizing he has some troublemakers, he calls out to his vampires to remove them, but none answer his call. Lizzie tells them they're indisposed while Hope commands him not to leave. Then she and Hope telekinetically take a saw and dismember him where he stands. The crowd applauds what happens seemingly uncaring.
As sirens blare in the distance, Hope takes it as their cue to leave, though Lizzie has one more thing to do. She wants to talk to Luna one last time. Lizzie kind of knows what she's going through and explains that what comes next is going to be scary and hard. The pain will probably never go away. She tells Luna that she is going to miss her sister and that's okay because she compels Luna that she'll feel something else. Luna will always feel her sister beside her, no matter what, like she's a part of her. She gives her Valentina's necklace as her parents call for her. Hope commends her on her compulsion and Lizzie wonders what the next test will be. Hope has had enough tests, though. They can find their own way that works. Lizzie admits that not having her connection to Josie has been messing with her. Maybe after they find Aurora, Hope might not release the sire bond. She doesn't believe she's ready to face the world alone.
In Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost, Lizzie finds Aurora at a diner and intervenes when she threatens a waitress. Aurora wonders how she found her and she explains that the coffin she had been stuffed in, also had her hair too. Lizzie also takes the moment to show Aurora her new hybrid nature, having transitioned into a vampire since their last meeting. Aurora isn't threatened by her appearance as she's just a distraction. Hope is already behind her and breaks her neck with a spell.
In a motel room, she and Hope imprison Aurora in enchanted chains. Lizzie thought she wanted to kill Aurora, and not whatever she's doing now, but Hope wants to know her plan and why she's after the gods. Lizzie quips that it doesn't matter. If Aurora is dead, then she can't find them. Hope is too concerned with the possibility of someone else finding them and all she wants is to be left alone. Aurora, having recovered and been eavesdropping, begs the question of why she's working with Lizzie. Lizzie asks about her notes, though Aurora refuses to elaborate on their meaning. Hope asks how Lizzie would proceed with their hostile witness. Lizzie wants to do a head dive to expand her vampire training, but Hope refuses. She has something else in mind.
To get the information she wants from Aurora, Hope decides to torture her and commands Lizzie to remove her daylight ring. Lizzie attempts to sway her go unheard and does as she commands. Hope opens up the curtains and Aurora begins to burn in the sunlight Lizzie recoils as Aurora screams, bursts into flames, and sher skin sizzles from the sun.
Taking a break, Lizzie confronts Hope. She thought Hope was going to kill Aurora, not torture her. She tells Hope that Aurora has healed, though still unconscious. They've been at this for hours and Aurora hasn't revealed anything to them. Lizzie wants to try another approach, though Hope is already thinking of something to do. Having stolen a black magic grimoire from Professor Vardemus, Hope intends to recreate something similar to Papa Tunde's Blade, something she learned from Aurora. Lizzie's disgusted with another torture device, meaning that Hope's not listening to her. Hope reminds her about the sire bond, though Lizzie can't forget considering what Hope is forcing her to do. However, she believes her opinion should count for something. Hope explains that a head dive won't work because, for one, it's painless, and two, she's too strong. Lizzie still wants to try given her now weakened state, though Hope would rather continue with torture and gives Lizzie a choice. She can either try a head dive on her own, or sit there and help her with her plan.
Lizzie apologies to Aurora, still on fire from a bit of sunlight. What she's experiencing is unnecessary and inhumane but they can end this if she only opens up her mind to her. Aurora is in a state and believes Lizzie to be her dead brother, Tristan and knows how to defeat Hope. Keeping up the ruse, she inquires if it has something to do with the gods. Lizzie gets Aurora to tell her more of her plan.
Lizzie continues to pretend to be Tristan, questioning if the gods could kill Hope. Aurora believes that, if not all, they have a singular immensely powerful father. Ben even confirmed her suspicions about the existence of the gods and she was right about the origins of the sarcophagus she stole from the museum. It was crafted by the very hands of a god, along with several like it, to protect them. Lizzie's lost again and questions why the gods would need protection. Aurora doesn't know, though the sarcophagus she recovered was empty, meaning a god walks free. Ben explained to her that mythology has come to know her as Vulcan or Hephaestus or a hundred other names, but always as a man, when in reality she is an impossibly gifted engineer and blacksmith who crafted weapons and fantastic machines for her family of gods. Lizzie realizes she's already met her and admits that Aurora has one crazy plan. That's all that she has considering the Red Oak has been destroyed. She pleads to Lizzie, believing it to be her brother, to release her before Hope returns. However, it's too late. Hope explains that she's not talking to Tristan and turns her around to show her Lizzie who apologizes. Aurora now realizes that she was in a state and remembers that Tristan died in a box at the bottom of the ocean in agony the moment the Hollow killed Elijah. Hope, however, has finished plan B.
Lizzie tells Hope that they don't need a plan B. They already have the information they need. Hope, however, has gone through the trouble of creating a dark object. Though it's not nearly as fancy or powerful as Papa Tunde's blade, she hopes it's just as painful. Hope slams the thermostat-turned-dark object into Aurora's chest and activates it with a spell. Aurora screams in pain as it burrows into her chest over her heart.
Outside the motel room, Lizzie tells Hope that there's nothing good about what she's doing. She may be a monster, but at least she knows why she's hurting and where she's coming from. Hope is another story. Lizzie berate her because she wanted to end it, until she didn't only to start torturing her. Lizzie reminds her that the only reason she shut off her humanity was because she lost someone she loved, just like Aurora has lost her brother. Despite trying to appeal to Hope's emotions, she explains that hatred is an emotion and you only hate something you love. She believes that Hope hates how much she relates to Aurora.
Hope decides to have Lizzie stake Aurora. Perhaps she'll be less judgmental when she has blood on her hands, too. Lizzie won't do it, though Hope uses the sire bond to force her to do just that, handing her a broken chair leg as a stake. Lizzie resists and Hope doubles down, commanding her to drive the stake into her heart. Lizzie screams out and drives the stake into Aurora's chest through to the right of heart, missing it. Hope is surprised that she missed, removes the stake and turns to finish it herself, though Lizzie meant to do that, which means she broke the sire bond. While distracted, Lizzie breaks Hope's neck. With Hope momentarily out of the way, she uses her magic to remove the dark object and release Aurora.
She and Aurora return to the diner and talk, the former wondering why Lizzie saved her. In classic Lizzie Saltzman fashion, she was selfish. She couldn't let her die without apologizing. She had called her crazy and was being dismissive and judging her symptoms and not their cause. She was treating Aurora the same way everyone treated her after an episode. She used to think that her brain was a weakness, but now believes that maybe all the issues she's struggled with are what allowed her to break the sire bond. In her defense, Aurora claims that she can be quite symptomatic at times. Lizzie empathizes with her because she lost someone she loved, but no amount of lashing out will ever bring them back. Aurora thinks she's trying to get her to forget about Tristen, but that's not the case. She knows the hole a sibling leaves in your heart never goes away. All she's asking is that she do something to heal it, instead of staying stuck on revenge. Aurora doesn't understand. Tristen is dead and there's nothing she can do. Pulling out her notebook, Lizzie has another idea. She believes that these gods she was looking for have all kinds of powers, including the ability to wield and shape time. They could take them back. Back to when Tristan was alive, to when her father wasn't broken, to when Hope had her humanity and Josie was still with her. Aurora believes it to not be a bad idea, though she no longer has any inspiration. She pulls a piece of the sarcophagus out from her bag. Turns out she's already met "Vulcan", and they can start by finding her.
In Was This the Monster You Saw?, Lizzie and Aurora speed down a road, with the latter driving while Lizzie tracks their target with a spelled map. Aurora's frustrated that she's keeping her at arm's length in regards to the direction and questions how she's tracking the gods when magic doesn't work on them. However, Lizzie still has a piece of the sarcophagus and is tracking that instead. Aurora admits that it's quite clever. Lizzie thinks so too, if it only leads them to Jen and the rest of the sleeping gods. Making another last minute turn, she questions Lizzie why she doesn't trust her with the map. Lizzie has a billion reasons, none of which she believes she can handle hearing.
Lizzie and Aurora have hit a snag in their plan, namely a flat tire. Lizzie berates her for not being able to follow simple directions. Aurora considers the source of the directions, but Lizzie cites her profound trust issues and that the car is a metaphor for their partnership. Lizzie, however, believes she knows how to fix her, though Aurora mentions that Tristan tried "fixing" her where a doctor or a monk would stick her in ice baths or cut her open, to try to help. Lizzie has a different method of therapy in mind, though apologizes for what she went through. Aurora dismisses it, believing that her family would have done the same in her day. Lizzie doesn't believe so because what Aurora refuses to see is that Tristan was the problem. From the outside, their relationship seems abusive and toxic, yet she'd still do anything to have him back, similar to her wanting Josie and Hope back. Regardless, Lizzie decides to vamp to the nearest town to compel themselves a new car.
Aurora drives the car, still with a flat tire to a gas station with the map in hand. Lizzie comes out with two slushies, knowing that she would take the bait. She was also testing her to prove a point. Aurora didn't need to look at that map, but she did anyway. She explains that maybe that's not the only thing she's right about. Aurora questions if this is modern therapy.
Aurora comments on how dreadful the slushy is, yet continues to drink it. Lizzie believes that based on what she's learned, she chooses to do things that are harmful to her as a consistent pattern. However, Aurora can say the same about her, but Lizzie hears her out. Aurora explains that she can't function on her own and she's obsessively fixated on her sister and Hope. The more time they spend together, though, she wonders if it's even about them, because now she's partnered up with her. She believes she just needs someone to feel superior to. That is Lizzie's pattern and she needs to break it to learn to be alone and to like the person she is enough to spend time with herself without having to be distracted. This resonates with Lizzie but she brushes it off. Aurora stands to leave, but Lizzie reminds her that she can't, she has the mad and she needs her to find the gods. Despite her instability, she loves herself and she believes she's capable of doing it herself without Lizzie's help. Leaving Lizzie alone, Aurora vamps away.
Lizzie eventually finds her way to Jen's hideout and, in a cargo container, four sarcophaguses. Lizzie enters the cargo container but it is booby trapped. Unable to get out, she calls out for Jen to come out. However, Aurora is the one to appear. She stands corrected as Lizzie didn't need her help and her retorts that Aurora merely followed her. Lizzie pleads with her to help her, though Aurora can't just let her out. Lizzie was right about one thing. They have profound trust issues. Lizzie tells her that she can fix that if she lets her out since her magic doesn't work on this god stuff. Aurora already knows how to fix their problem if Lizzie agrees to her terms.
Aurora branded Lizzie's forearm with the Triad symbol, reminding her they're a part of a blood pack which means neither of them can back out or betray the other while they quest to raise the gods. Lizzie knows this as Aurora forced her to cast the binding spell. Lucky for her, she knew all the words, otherwise, she probably wouldn't have. She's also upfront about her terms. It also ensures that she won't be alone in this endeavor and they both get what they want. As much as Aurora detests the things Lizzie said to her, many of them were true. Likewise, the same thing is true with Lizzie. However, what makes them most alike is that people have always made them feel as though they need to be fixed. But they don't need to believe them when they say they're broken. Lizzie finds Aurora's words borderline empowering, though Jen has returned to her hideout. She already knows Lizzie and questions who the new person is. Aurora introduces herself. They know who she is and they need to know who else is sleeping in the coffins.
In The Only Way Out is Through, Lizzie and Aurora return to meet Jen, who's working on a new welding project and tells them she's not talking about her family. They've come with food to make amends and to bribe her with an offering. Aurora pleads with her, explaining that hearing about her family is a matter of great importance. Ultimately, Jen accepts their offerings.
Having won her favor with their offerings, Jen talks to Lizzie and Aurora about her family. She explains that they're a bunch of douchebags, except for Chronos, god of Time, since he never once forgot her birthday. They all thought she was a freak, because she didn't fit in. They were into war and destruction, and she was more into construction. She's a blacksmith and an artist. Her father, Ken, hated her for that. He demanded her to make weapons for the gods, but she refused to make something that takes a life. Instead she offered to make them armor for protection but Ken cast her out. He said she wasn't one of them and had the heart of a coward. In time, she worked alone in her cave, forgotten. Until one day, out of nowhere, Ken came to see her, calling her daughter. He admired her skill at the forge, calling her work unparalleled. Though she was glad to be in his favor, it was her that he needed, and sought the protection she once offered. For the first time, she saw fear in his face. Aurora wonders what makes an omnipotent deity know fear. Jen explains that gods are only as powerful as people's belief in them, which had diminished over the years. However, the ultimate death sentence for a god came along. A creature that could make the world forget you ever existed–Malivore.
Lizzie and Aurora continue to listen as Jen recounts her family. Ken has asked for her help so that he can hide from a fight. The reason for the sarcophaguses. Her family would be spelled to sleep until Malivore was destroyed and, as an incentive, Ken promised a boon to whoever defeated Malivore and woke them up. Lizzie believes something is missing from the story. Malivore is already dead, yet her family is still asleep. Jen explains that she lied. The spell to wake them up never existed. After a millennia, her father was finally offering her a place in the family by his side, but all she could think about was how he punished humans for every little thing with earthquakes, fires, floods. Her family were the real monsters, and she didn't want to be like them. Instead, she locked them up and claimed she destroyed the key. Lizzie is surprised to find out that she betrayed her family. Jen also retorts that should they ever wake up and find out, she'd be in a world of hurt, meaning she can't let them free any of them.
Lizzie doesn't understand. If Jen wanted to rid the world of her family, she could've just tossed those fancy coffins into a volcano or something. Jen claims she didn't want to lose track of them but Lizzie offers a counter explanation. She believes that Jen couldn't bring herself to actually close the door on her family forever. She has similar sentiments with Hope, which makes her assume that it wasn't so easy to betray her family. Aurora knows she never destroyed the key. Jen comes clean and reveals that she hid the key in a place where she'd never be able to get it. She explains that she had a half-brother, Ben, who was treated worse than she was. He was chained to a rock to be eaten alive by monsters and then come back to life and do it all over again. She used to sneak bread and water to him if she could and that was their little secret. However, this one time, she had a secret he couldn't know about. She hid the key inside of him. By his side she explained that their father was asleep and she could set him free, however his curse will remain so as long as their father lived. She believed if he was absorbed by Malivore it could all stop. In their last meeting, she believed him absorbed. The biggest part was that the Malivore forgetting spell doesn't work on the gods, meaning she remembered everything. The look on his face and betrayal. With Malivore dead, wherever Ben is, she believes he's there for eternity. She'll never get the chance to apologize and explain that she hated what she had to do. Lizzie and Aurora exchange looks, knowing that Ben isn't, or no longer, trapped in Malivore. With this new information, they thank Jen for her time and quickly depart. Jen however liked hanging out, offering to do it again sometime.
Lizzie and Aurora make their way back to the Salvatore School. They know where the key is, though Lizzie doesn't know if they should be doing this, given the information Jen has given them about her father. Aurora reminds her about their binding agreement and Lizzie doesn't want to break it, just to raise a different god. She wants to raise the god of time and then they can go back and fix what went wrong. After all, they're trying to be better people. Before she can keep talking, she sees Alaric leave the front of the school, previously unaware he's out of his coma.
Lizzie is shocked to see her father alive. Her dad's already back and she believes that this whole plan is pointless, but if she doesn't go through with it, then their blood pact will kill her. Aurora reassures her that it wouldn't. She wouldn't consider her quitting a betrayal and tells Lizzie to go to her father. If she could have Tristan back, she wouldn't let some silly brand keep her from that. Lizzie thinks it a trick and Aurora, at one time, would have tricked her, but she reiterates Lizzie words. She's trying to be a better person. Lizzie, however, doesn't go to Alaric. She questions if raising Chronos doesn't work, what would she do. Aurora will do whatever she has to do, including raising Ken. If she does that, then Lizzie will be forced to tell her father, to which Aurora would consider a betrayal. Aurora offers her a choice: to stop now and risk losing everything or keep going and to help her raise a better god and see it through to the end.
Lizzie stays and works along side of Aurora, finding Ben at the Old Mill. While Aurora distracts him, Lizzie appears behind Ben and siphons from his head. Ben falls to the ground unconscious.
In Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found, Lizzie and Aurora hold Ben captive and chained to a tree. Lizzie rushes Aurora to cut him open and retrieve the key, but Aurora questions if she's ever witnessed how complicated the inner workings of the human body are. Aurora's only hesitation is what to do with the key once they have it. Lizzie retorts that they obviously wake the time god, whoever that is, which proves Aurora's point. They lack necessary information and that every move they make must be considered more than the one before. If Jen was telling them the truth about the key, she questions Lizzie about how they would identify the sarcophagus that holds the god they're after. She also questions what they do with Jen herself, who's clearly loath to raise any god. Lizzie dismisses the question, believing that she's a wimp all of a sudden. Aurora hands her the key to let her do the job herself. Lizzie attempts to cut into Ben's torso, but stops short. She'd rather talk about getting past Jen. Ben, however, is now awake and chimes in on their conversation. He explains that his half-sister is far more intelligent than she appears. Lizzie begs to differ because she's named her metal shop "Torch 'n Toke." Aurora points out that they don't trust each other, let alone him since he doesn't have any skin in the game. Ben begs to differ and believes they can work together.
Ben is sure that their plan will never work. Jen is a god and as docile as she may seem, she will surely crush them. He believes the better plan is to take the key out of him and destroy it. Ben believes they want it to raise his father, but he's wrong. They want to raise the time god, Chronos, as they'd know him as. He questions why they want him and Lizzie explains that they want to go back in time and fix all of the mistakes they've made. Permitting they allow him, he too wants to go back as well, to the time when his lover, Ashur was alive. Lizzie sympathizes with him and attempts to convince Aurora to let him join. Aurora doesn't trust him, though Ben tells them that they're trying to trick a god. He's only ever seen it done once by the very person they're trying to trick. He believes it to be worth the risk, if they can get past Jen. He's sure that manipulating her is the one part of this plan that he's certain he will help them achieve. Aurora mocks Lizzie's trustworthiness, telling her to throw caution to the wind.
Jen works at her metal shop, Torch 'n Toke, until she's greeted by Lizzie. Jen questions why she's here. Lizzie explains that she and Aurora had a bit of a falling out and asks if she'd like to join her. She has tickets for a monster truck event and doesn't want to go alone. Jen accepts her offer.
Lizzie and Jen return from the Monster Truck rally. She had no idea Lizzie was into that kind of destruction. Jen asks if she'd like to get some coffee and an edible, but Lizzie has something else in mind and pulls over at a pasture with horses. Jen loves horses and tells her that she used to have one as a kid before her father smote it. She'd also sneak down the mountaintop and visit the human stables to feed them apples. Lizzie, however, hands her a basket of apples, much to Jen's surprise, though immediately knows that she's being played. She breaks the basket handle off, a wooden stake, and threatens Lizzie. She's only ever told one person that story and knows that Ben must be free from Malivore and asks where he is. From her point of view, it's pretty obvious that Lizzie doesn't really want to be her friend.
Lizzie and Jen race back to her workshop, calling Aurora. Lizzie questions if she told Ben about the boon, and Aurora threatens to hang up. She explains to Lizzie that she knew he was dangerous which was why she cut the key from him and left him chained to the tree. She questions why she's changed her mind. Lizzie tells her that Jen told her his story and how he'd do anything to bring his old lover back as well as that Chronos isn't in any of those sarcophaguses. Ben lied to them. Jen explains that Ben's cursed and the only he can break that curse is with her father, which her father will only break the curse as a boon in exchange for his freedom. Lizzie knows she screwed up but she knows that Aurora is in Jen's metalshop planning to do something stupid, but begs her not to make any sudden moves. They are in the endgame. Aurora agrees to wait until she arrives, however, she's attacked from behind by Ben as the two listen.
Jen and Lizzie arrive back at the metalshop, they find a large pool of Aurora's blood, but she's missing. Jen also sees that the sarcophagi have been taken, her trapps completely destroyed.
Jen tries to comfort her with leftover burritos. Lizzie doesn't believe she should be making any more decisions. Jen asks if she wants to talk about it. Lizzie's screwed up so many things, even her plans to fix them and how she's hurt so many people she loves. Jen tells her she's good at fixing things, machinery mostly, but offers to help if she can.
She's convinced by Jen to return to the Salvatore School to see her father. Finding him in his office with MG, she introduces her new friend. though Almost immediately, however, she believes it was a mistake and wants to leave. Alaric tells her no and has MG help him to her and the two of them embrace her in a hug. Lizzie believes she's done something really bad.
In I Wouldn't Be Standing Here If It Weren't For You, Alaric brings her breakfast in bed, though she's hiding from the world and her problems. He's brought her Belgian waffles, explaining that she's going to have to face the world at some point. Lizzie doesn't want to face anyone, but Alaric tells her that the lack of communication is half the reason they're in this mess and that's no longer an option. He explains that he's been doing some thinking in Limbo, something that Lizzie's not aware of due to the lack of communication. He wants to do better, starting now. Though she feels they'll regret this personal growth, she shows him her arm. Her brand is gone, which means either Aurora found a way to undo the spell, or the purpose of their covenant has been completed and someone raised a god. She tells her father that it's all bad and talking about it isn't going to help because no one will understand how everything just snowballed. Alaric assures her that they'll work on the god stuff but encourages her to talk to someone, even if it's not him.
Following her father's advice, she goes to talk to Hope. She's between a rock and a hard place and believes that everyone is going to think the "sire bond" is just an excuse because they have no idea how intense it can be since none of them have ever had one. She basically willed herself free from it, which is rare, but also assumes she'll get no credit for that either. Hope snaps at her, telling her it's a bad time for them to talk. However, Lizzie points out that she's locked in a cell and her schedule is wide open. She tells her that she's the only one she can talk to about it since she's regained her humanity. Hope knows they need to talk and that she owes her an apology, but it needs to wait. The dark, humanityless version of her is still hanging around, and she needs to get rid of her before she gets stronger. Lizzie gets pushy with her, asking how long it will take because her whole life is on pause until she can find a way to explain what happened to everyone. Hope chimes in, telling her that they both made some really stupid and self-destructive choices and, instead of apologizing, she wants people to understand and excuse her. They bicker over the things they've done, such as Lizzie working with Aurora to raise the gods, which she points out as an effort to fix her mistakes. Hope points out that she wanted to kill her, only for Lizzie to remind her that she actually did kill her and put her father into a coma. Hope explains that it wasn't her choice because her humanity was off, but she has to live with the consequences and while the worst version of her is still here. Tipping the argument, she tells Lizzie that the worst version of her is just her. Lizzie scoffs at her remark and leaves.
Despite what Hope said, she returns to the cells and admits that she was right. She was worrying about herself when she has a bigger problem, though she believes she can help.
Lizzie has an ornate box and passes it to Hope through the cell. Hope muses if they're going to use a jewelry box to get rid of her dark side. Lizzie explains that the box isn't important, but the spell is. Emma taught it to her when she was young. The spell is to help her to release things, specifically, what she's afraid of. Though Hope appreciates the box and spell, her problem is her dark side. Lizzie gives her a bit more insight and believes that her dark side isn't the one holding on to; she is. It's a defense mechanism, and believes that her dark side is just that. Hope finds that explanation to be ridiculous but Lizzie continues. She was so angry and mad at Hope and not because she hated her. She idolized Hope. A part of her thought that she would never want to be friends with her, so she pushed her away. She points out that she did the same when she had to kill Landon and her humanity switched off. Her dark side scoffs at the thought, believing that won't get rid of her. Hope now thanks otherwise and asks Lizzie to show her the spell.
Hope questions how the spell works. Lizzie instructs her to concentrate on what she's afraid of and to imagine filling the box with it. Her dark side attempts to taunt her, telling her that the gods are coming and when they're dead, she'll be coming back to her. Lizzei attempts to get Hope to separate her fear and anger while her darkness pushes her further, that her friends will die remembering the worst version of her. Hope realizes why she's holding on to her. The lights flicker and the box shakes as her darkness dissipates into it. Speeding around to the next part, she wants her to picture her fear transforming into something beautiful and they repeat the spell together. The box opens and a butterfly flutters out. All they have to do now is watch it slowly fade away. Hope speeds up the process by casting incendia, just in case.
Outside, a crack of thunder and a crash of lightning rings out over the grounds signaling Ken's arrival at the school. With a booming voice, he demands for them to hand over his traitorous daughter. If they refuse to hand her over, they'll all die. She and Hope make their way to find Alaric, Ethan, and MG in discussion about Ken and their next plan. Hope, however, already knows what she must do.
Hope knocks out everyone in the school with a sleep spell, much to Lizzie's confusion. Lizzie was right about her and what she said about her dark side. She was holding on to her because she was scared of losing them all. From the moment that she became immortal, a part of her knew that she was going to outlive everyone she loved and figures that triggered stuff about her parents. She didn't want to feel that pain again. She knows she'll have to eventually but that doesn't have to be today. Lizzie wonders if this means she's reverting to her martyr-complex because she can't face a god alone. Extending a pinky finger, she asks Lizzie to stick with her until the bitter end. They'll face Ken together.
As Hope distracts Ken with a magic, Lizzie appears behind him and siphons from him, but she's overwhelmed and blown back by a gust of wind. Turning from her, he strikes Hope down with a bolt of lightning, sending her flying through the air. With Hope down, he turns his attention to Lizzie. Picking her up by the throat, he throws her into the school gates, impaling her in the stomach.
Later that night, Lizzie recovers in her dorm room with Alaric by her side. She's scared him, but notes that the school is still standing, so that's something. She asks about Hope and he tells her that she's resting. She can't rest because all of this is her fault. She spent all day hiding from that instead of owning it and apologizes to him. She needs to find a way to make it up to him and everyone else. Alaric offers her some advice. As somebody who's made their fair share of mistakes, he believes that the trick to atonement is to ask the people that you've wronged how to earn it, instead of deciding for them.
In Into the Woods, Lizzie appears at Ethan's door, asking about his and MG's plan, noting that vampire hearing is awesome. MG dismisses her, saying that he's got things covered and that they both should be resting, like Hope. Vampire healing is just as awesome and she's back in the game. Changing to a more serious tone, she apologizes for all of the stupid things she did, including going after a god without him. She assumes he's pretty mad at her, but MG denies it. Lizzie doesn't believe him, but it doesn't matter because her dad told her that the best way to make amends is to listen to what people need. That's why she's here, because they need help fixing Ethan's powers. Ethan uncontrollably phases again and his shirt falls off. MG appreciates the offer, but he's going to hit the books alone. Lizzie tells him not to bother because all those books will tell him he needs magic, something she'll be able to help him with. Ethan pipes up, asking if she can really fix him. Lizzie believes she can truly help and looks for MG's approval.
Lizzie equips the pukwudgie with an enchanted collar. MG is confused at what this will accomplish with their Ethan problem. The way Lizzie sees it, the pukwudgie has the same powers as Ethan so they can gather data on his powers using the device. She explains that everytime the pukwudgie phases, the collar will track the distance and frequency of its jumps so that way they can learn how far and how often he uses his powers before he runs out of juice, like Ethan. MG ponders how they'll get him to phase and Lizzie's thought of that too. She hands him a tennis ball and asks him to chuck it as far as he can. The farther he can throw it the farther the pukwudgie will have to phase to go get it. MG does as he's asked and the pukwudgie phases to go get it. Lizzie walks in the direction of the thrown ball but stopped by MG, wondering if the pukwudgie will just fetch it. Lizzie reminds him that it's not a trained dog. On the bright side of things this will give them the time to talk about why he's mad at her. MG denies this, but follows her into the woods anyways.
As Lizzie goes over her list of possible things that MG could be mad at her for, he continues to deny that he's mad. However they come to a public clearing, realizing that MG had thrown the ball too far. With their time running short, Lizzie cuts to the point. She wonders if he's mad because she tried to kill Hope. He points out that she didn't and understands because she was grieving. Lizzie assumes then it was because Hope actually killed her and she lied to him about it, though again, that's not it and she was sire bonded to Hope. Getting nowhere with her questioning, she knows him well enough that he's mad at something. MG quips back to her, that if she really knew him so well to make a long list, and wonders how she can't not know what's bothering him. In some respect, Lizzie was right, but MG explains it's not what she's thinking. However, before they can continue their conversation the pukwudgie appears in front of several people, causing them to scream. Lizzie tries to tell them that it's their show dog, and asks whether or not he wants to compel everyone. The pukwudgie phases from one couple to the next before stopping in front of Lizzie and MG. It drops the ball and collapses on its side. Lizzie assumes it's playing dead, but MG points out that he's not playing.As Lizzie conducts her tests, MG returns with grave news. When he went to bury the pukwudgie, it dematerialized and disappeared in his hands. At least now he doesn't have to hide the body from Pedro. While they wait to find out how similar Ethan's body chemistry is to the pukwudgie, she wants to talk. She wants to know what he was going to say to her earlier. MG doesn't think now is the right time, but Lizzie points out there's never a right time around here. MG tells her that it's the opposite of nothing. She's everything to him and he's been waiting for years to tell her, but there's always been something in the way. All those things are gone now except for Ethan. What hurt him the most was when her back was against the wall, when she really needed someone, she went to him.Lizzie believes that's why he's mad, but that's not really it either. He doesn't blame Ethan, but it hurt all the same because he had hoped it would have been him. It has and always will be her for him. He doesn't even remember anything on that list, any of the bad things she's said or done, because he loves her. Before Lizzie can express her feelings, her tests fizzle out. Her theory was correct. The pukwudgie's powers are finite. Its life span only lasts as long as its powers do, and the more it phases, the quicker it dies. MG doesn't want to get ahead of themselves, but Lizzie confirms that this was Ethan's blood that she's tested.
Lizzie appears to be a typical high school mean girl, underneath bubbles a darkness that cannot go unaddressed. Given both her sinister lineage and the questionable biology that accompanies it, Lizzie possesses the power to render great harm unto the world if her behavior continues to go unchecked. She shows signs of mood swings, self-absorption, and over-possessiveness. It's ultimately Lizzie's attachment to the superficial that will prevent her from doing the introspection necessary to avert the breakdown clearly on the horizon.
While she cares deeply for her sister and father and would do anything for them, she is incapable of seeing things from their perspective. During the school election for the honor council, she expected to win and felt betrayed when Josie won instead. She only saw how she was slighted instead of being happy for her sister. Lizzie is also a narcissist with a fragile ego that hates when she doesn't have her father's full attention.
During Summer break, Lizzie underwent intense behavioral therapy. She met with medical professionals and healers to help treat her bipolar disorder. She made great strides and started to treat herself and others with more respect. She even supported Josie in her magical endeavors instead of feeling threatened by her sisters' progress. Her progress was temporarily thwarted when MG accidentally made her think she was hallucinating. This was made worse when she was possessed by an oni, and she even expressed a desire to die as she didn't want to live in a mentally unstable state any longer. When Lizzie realized she wasn't hallucinating, she was able to regain a healthier mental state while being the same witty, fun, and brutally honest girl she always was.
After completing her transition, Lizzie's personality traits are heightened, making her emotional ranges more extreme. Upon awakening, her desire to kill Hope is amplified, even toying with her in the Chambre de Chasse for fun. Lizzie retains her light-hearted, witty, snarky, and fun attitude, as she enjoys her newfound vampiric powers. Many of her actions early-on in her transition are reliant on the sire bond she shares with Hope. It forces her to comply with Hope's every whim, an action that proves difficult as Lizzie's desperation to avoid Hope and the situation is also heightened. It also forces her to take a protective role over Hope, who Lizzie still views as the root of all her issues.
Because of her mental health status before her transition, Lizzie has a unique emotional capacity that allows her to overcome the sire bond by sheer will, a feat that vampires and hybrids twice her age were incapable of doing. She also retains the therapy she endured as a witch, citing that as her reason for having exceeding control over her vampiric urges and mood swings. She sees herself in one of the first sired vampires, Aurora de Martel, who suffers from the same bipolar condition as Lizzie, only having endured heinous treatments throughout the years. Lizzie views Aurora as someone worth saving, showing a great display of sympathy, empathy, and forgiveness for her transgressions against both Hope and herself. Her desperation to return to a time before "everything got messed up" propels her decision to help Aurora raise the Gods, despite the many warnings presented to her. As she realizes her mistakes, Lizzie strives to atone by helping Hope and the Salvatore group defeat the gods. Her ability to forgive extends to Hope, helping her after her humanity turns back on, despite Hope having killed her. While Lizzie remains snarky and capable of verbal volleyball, her growth in her short time as a vampire is significant.
Although people describe Lizzie's personality and possibly even her appearance compared to being a "mean girl," she is a beautiful, young woman with light skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair.
Powers and Abilities
Lizzie was originally born as a siphoner, a witch with no power of her won, meaning that she could only practice magic by siphoning it from another source. However, after becoming a vampire, she retained her siphoning abilities, allowing her to function as a witch-vampire hybrid.
Lizzie had the typical weaknesses of a siphoner-witch. After dying and completing her transition, she has the typical weakness of a siphoner-witch non-Original vampire hybrid. Additionally, having been sired with Hope Mikaelson's blood, she is sire bonded to her.
- Main article: Alaric, Caroline, Josie and Lizzie
Alaric Saltzman and Caroline Forbes are the parents to Lizzie Saltzman. Alaric is Lizzie's biological father and Caroline is Lizzie's mother, but not her biological mother. Lizzie's ancestry consists of bloodshed and a witch coven, which was destroyed about a year prior to Lizzie's birth. After Lizzie's biological mother (Jo Laughlin) was killed by her murderous twin brother, the Gemini Coven placed Lizzie's fetus into Caroline. Alaric and Caroline found out about this a few months after the Gemini Coven's massacre and they agreed to raise Lizzie (along with her twin sister, Josie) together. Today, Lizzie now lives in Mystic Falls and she grew up there as well. As a siphoner/witch, Lizzie witnessed her parents running her magical school, the Salvatore Boarding School, while they helped to raise her. Currently, Alaric is the only one raising Lizzie extensively due to Caroline's travels. Lizzie was told that her travels involved school-recruitment in Europe; however, it was in fact to search for a solution about the Merge. Lizzie misses her mother, but she visits Caroline whenever she can, which Lizzie did so at least once, on Legacies. Lizzie is now struggling to get by without her mother and her father is more involved with the school as of late. However, Lizzie still loves her parents and yearns for their attention and approval.
Josie is Lizzie's twin sister, trusted best friend, and the person who provides Lizzie with advice and a shoulder to lean on whenever her temper goes awry. They grew up together and have gone to (and currently go to) the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted for most of their lives. Alaric Saltzman and Caroline Forbes are their father and mother, but Jo Laughlin was their biological mother. There is a dark history in which their biological mother perished from. Also, both twins are descended from a dark history involving their magical lineage, which is partly due to their siphoner-heritage. Despite this dark history, Lizzie is learning to control her dangerous powers with Josie's help along with her boarding school's help.
In Malivore, Lizzie is helped by Josie in campaigning for the school's honor council. She attempts to ask Josie about outfit choices and such. However, ignoring that Josie is there, Lizzie asks Rafael out as a deal if he voted for her. However, later on, Lizzie is shocked that she lost against Josie. Penelope gives Lizzie some hard advice saying that Josie will never have a normal romantic relationship with Lizzie in her life, which upsets Lizzie a lot. And Lizzie later apologizes to Rafael that she didn't realize Josie would vote against the decision to keep his foster brother at the school.
Lizzie met Hope when they were children, as both attended the Salvatore Boarding School. Hope sought to be friends with Lizzie and her sister Josie, but their relationship became tumultuous with neither liking the other for various reasons. When the Malivore monsters arrived, they were forced to put their issues aside to work together, something they both struggled to do. Lizzie was jealous of Hope over the attention she received from Alaric, Lizzie's father. She viewed Hope as the bane of her existence, hoping to one day be rid of her. Despite their many differences, they slowly grew closer, especially after Hope returned from Malivore, as only Lizzie remembered who she was. They battled many monsters together, facing triumphs and defeats as a team. Lizzie, Hope, and Josie became best friends who viewed one another in high regard. Lizzie didn't want Hope to endure the transition to a tribrid, hoping they could find another way to defeat Malivore. When Hope accepted her destiny and decided to transition, the trio cast a spell to plant a tree that would symbolize Hope's new life, ensuring she didn't feel alone in her last human moments.
After Hope defeated Malivore, she turned off her humanity and brutally attacked Alaric to ensure the other students would leave her alone. Lizzie became obsessed with killing Hope, crafting stakes from the red oak tree and training to kill her. When it came time to kill Hope, Lizzie couldn't bring herself to do it. She had too many good memories with Hope, viewed her as a member of her family, and even admitted to hating Hope for making her love her. The two worked together to stop Aurora, though Hope betrayed Lizzie by killing her, unaware that Lizzie had consumed Hope's blood from the school's first aid kit. Lizzie completed her transition into a vampire-witch hybrid, only to learn she couldn't hurt her sire due to a sire bond. Now unable to let anyone else hurt her, Lizzie was also forced to obey a humanity-less Hope's every whim. They worked together in a mutually beneficial relationship, as Lizzie asked Hope not to take away the sire bond after their goals were completed. She wasn't ready to face the world alone. Hope soon tired of Lizzie's righteous ways and used the sire bond to force her to kill Aurora. Lizzie, desperately not wanting to do it, broke the sire bond, betrayed Hope by snapping her neck, then freed Aurora. The betrayal forced Hope to feel a flicker of emotion that made her question her humanity, especially Lizzie's comparison of Hope to a monster.
- "Guys like you make me nervous... you know...hot..."
- —Lizzie to Rafael in This is the Part Where You Run.
Lizzie first meets Rafael, along with her twin sister, Josie, when he first arrives at the Salvatore Boarding School. Lizzie takes an immediate liking to him and enthusiastically gives him a tour of the school, with Josie. Lizzie, almost immediately after meeting him, admits she has a crush on Rafael to Josie. She attempts to flirt with him at a school sports game, but he immediately turns her down, which shocks and angers Lizzie, which later causes her to go into a fit of rage and makes her believe that she's broken. Despite Rafael's rejections and wanting little to nothing to do with Lizzie, she still makes it clear that she wants him and calls "dibs" on him when Josie asks about Rafael.
In Malivore, Lizzie attempts to make a deal with Rafael. The deal was that he would vote for her and take her as her date to a party. He gladly accepted, but not before hesitantly looking at Josie, who was also in the room when Lizzie asked this of Rafael. Later, when Lizzie had found out long since it happened that she lost the student council election, she goes to the school's gym to try and blow off some steam. However, Penelope later enters the gym and says some hurtful, yet truthful words to her that causes Lizzie to break down crying. Rafael shortly runs into Lizzie crying and attempts to excuse himself, but she stops him by apologizing that she had no idea Josie would vote 'no' to keep Landon at the school. After Rafael says it's okay and attempts to leave the gym a second time, Lizzie desperately stops him and kisses him. Rafael attempts to stop her, but they both ultimately give in after Lizzie states, "Don't think about it." They then sleep together in the gym, only for Rafael to backtrack and tell Lizzie the next evening, during their dance at her sixteenth birthday party in Mombie Dearest, that they weren't going to be more than friends.
Lizzie has been good friends with MG for awhile. They attend the same school together at a boarding school, but Lizzie tends to only pay attention to MG whenever she needs something from him. Although Lizzie is unaware, MG has romantic feelings for her. For now, Lizzie doesn't return said-feelings for MG, but it is shown that it frustrates her whenever MG flirts with other girls, whether they be human or supernatural. Their friendship was also in jeopardy when MG made out with Lizzie's twin sister's ex-girlfriend, but this has been resolved. They are currently good friends and allies in defending their boarding school together (with their other friends).
- "In my five centuries of being on this planet, little has changed in the way that people treat one another. This world is cruel to those it considers broken. But the Salvatore School, for all its aggravations, is different. It's the kindest place that I have ever been. That's why I want to stay there. If you'll have me."
- —Sebastian to Lizzie in This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent.
Lizzie first met Sebastian at the Old Mill and was instantly attracted to him, even telling MG that she might have a crush on him because he didn't know who she was. This prompts Lizzie to enlists MG's help in finding out if he was a new Malivore monster, but she comes to learn that he's a vampire. Sebastian confesses he is drawn to her and they share their first kiss together. MG watches from afar but only sees her kissing the air. While on a picnic date with Sebastian, MG interrupts them, and inadvertently convinces Lizzie that Sebastian isn't real and that she's having a psychotic break. MG later learns that Sebastian was real and was communicating with Lizzie in a diminished and desiccated state and eventually reunites the two. Although, she wanted nothing to do with Sebastian, she retained her attraction. Their relationship turns romantic, followed by sex, after Lizzie brings him with her while searching for Landon.
- Lizzie and Jo Laughlin (Biological Mother/Former Allies)
- Lizzie and Penelope (Frenemies/Former Classmates)
- Lizzie and Kaleb (Frenemies/Classmates/Allies)
- Lizzie and Landon (Classmates/Allies/Lizzie killed him once to save him)
The Vampire Diaries
- Where You Left Your Heart (Indirectly Mentioned)
- One Wrong Turn On Bourbon (Mentioned)
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Indirectly Mentioned)
- God's Gonna Trouble the Water (Indirectly Mentioned)
- The Tale of Two Wolves
- When The Saints Go Marching In (Indirectly Mentioned)
- The name Elizabeth is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.
- Jenna is of Arabic origin, and the meaning is "heaven." In the Western world, it is a variation of Jennifer, the Cornish variant of Guinevere which means white (fair, pure).
- Saltzman is an Ashkenazic Jewish occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German Salz "salt" + Mann "man". Altered spelling of German Salzmann.
- If the Gemini Coven found out about the twins then they would have tried to take them from Jo and Alaric in order to strip Kai of his power as leader of the coven.
- However since it was revealed that they were siphoners, the Gemini Coven would wait for another set of twins to lead them because of their own prejudice against Siphoners.
- Along with Elena, Lizzie and Josie are the only characters known to have two different mothers for any reason.
- She and her twin sister, Josie, are the first babies that are known to have been carried by a vampire.
- She and her sister were the third on-screen birth after Nadia's birth in Katerina and Hope's birth in From a Cradle to a Grave.
- However, she and Josie were the first to be born via C-section.
- Lizzie and Josie are fraternal twins.
- She was originally named Jenny.
- According to MG in Mombie Dearest, Lizzie's favorite color is lavender, favorite dessert is key lime pie and she likes the blend of hip-hop and old school Motown music.
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- Between When The Saints Go Marching In and This is the Part Where You Run, there has been a two-year time jump to 2028. Despite this time jump, Lizzie and Josie celebrate their sweet sixteen - having been born on March 14, 2014, in This Woman's Work, this is a timeline error. Without the timeline error, this would make them 14, not 16. As of Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, the timeline error is continued with their 17th birthday.
- Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing
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