The Vampire Diaries Wiki
The Vampire Diaries Wiki

The second season of The Vampire Diaries began airing in the United States on September 9, 2010. There was a one-week break in October, then a two-week break in November, then a seven-week break from December to January 27, after that six-week break and then last six episodes will air.

Season Summary[]

Returning for its second season, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same beautiful girl Elena Gilbert, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon Salvatore returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons - Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch's spell all those years ago. At the end of season one, Elena's biological father John Gilbert set a plan in motion that brought the Founder's Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce.

Season two began when the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between the two brothers Stefan and Damon, fighting for the love of Elena, who can't choose between the two, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of the danger. In the meantime, one of Elena's friends, Caroline Forbes, became a vampire after being killed by Katherine while having Damon's blood in her system, forcing her friends to help her cope with the new outlook on the life she has been given. And if that wasn't bad enough, it soon became apparent that vampires may not be the only creatures of the night living in Mystic Falls, as not only the existence of werewolves came to light, but also the revelation of the Original Vampires. They are the genesis of the vampire species: the oldest, most powerful, and deadly vampires in the world. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible.

The series stars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert and as Katherine Pierce, Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers, Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett, Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes, Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood and Matthew Davis as Alaric Saltzman.

Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson ("Scream," "Dawson's Creek"), Julie Plec ("Kyle XY," "Wasteland"), Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "Private") and Bob Levy ("Gossip Girl," "Privileged")


Main article: Antagonists in Season Two


For more information, see Character Appearances.


Guest Starring[]



Writers (11)[]

Directors (16)[]

Episode List : 2010-2011[]

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
2x01 The Return~Elena-Stefan The Return Writer: Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec Director: J. Miller Tobin September 9, 2010 #2x01
The second season begins with Elena discovering her uncle John's bloody body and learning Jeremy's fate, and Damon realizing that Katherine has returned. Meanwhile, Caroline is taken to the hospital following a car accident, and Tyler's mysterious uncle Mason arrives in town.

2x02 Brave New World-Caroline-04 Brave New World Writer: Brian Young Director: John Dahl September 16, 2010 #2x02
When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena come to Caroline's defense. Matt is completely mystified by Carolines' ’s behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her. Damon has suspicions about Tyler's Uncle Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney) and uses Tyler's volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret. Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie takes her anger out on Damon.

2x03 Bad Moon Rising-Damon-Elena-Alaric Bad Moon Rising Writer: Andrew Chambliss Director: Patrick Norris September 23, 2010 #2x03
Elena, Damon and Alaric take a road trip to Duke University and search through Isobel's research on folklore and paranormal phenomena to see if they can uncover any clues to the mystery surrounding the Lockwood Family. Isobel's former student, Vanessa (guest star Courtney Ford, "Dexter") offers to guide them through the research and ends up getting quite an education herself. Stefan comes face to face with a terrifying new danger in the woods, and Tyler makes a shocking discovery about Mason, that he is infact a Werewolf

2x04 Memory Lane-Katherine-Damon Memory Lane Writer: Caroline Dries Director: Rob Hardy September 30, 2010 #2x04
Stefan takes drastic measures to find out the real reason Katherine has returned to Mystic Falls, and is shocked when she reveals new secrets about what really happened in 1864. Damon tries a new tactic to resolve his issues with Mason, but it proves costly. Tyler pushes Mason to tell him the truth about the Lockwoods. Finally, when Katherine delivers an ultimatum, Stefan and Elena are left with very few options.

2x05 Kill or Be Killed-Caroline-Sheriff Jess Kill or Be Killed Writer: Mike Daniels Director: Jeff Woolnough October 7, 2010 #2x05
Tyler learns more about the Lockwood Family curse from Mason. Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle Mason. Elena tries to keep Jeremy from becoming more involved with the Lockwood mystery, but Jeremy makes an effort to hang out with Tyler. Mason gives Sheriff Forbes some startling information, leading to a night of violence, confession and heartbreak.

2x06 Plan B-Caroline~Bonnie Plan B Writer: Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain Director: John Behring October 21, 2010 #2x06
Despite Elena's efforts to keep Jeremy safe, he offers to help Damon and Alaric deal with Katherine. Sheriff Forbes and Caroline share a few rare moments of quality mother/daughter time. Bonnie accidentally discovers new information about Mason and shares it with Stefan, leading Damon to take matters into his own hands.

2x07 Masquerade-Lucy-Katherine Masquerade Writer: Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec Director: Charles Beeson October 28, 2010 #2x07
Stefan and Damon decide on a new plan to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood's Masquerade Ball. Katherine calls on an old friend, Lucy (guest star Natashia Williams), to attend the ball with her. Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric all do what they can to help Stefan and Damon, but Katherine has a surprise planned that none of them could foresee. Things take an ugly turn when Matt and Tyler start doing shots with their friends.

2x08 Rose-Rose-Elena Rose (Episode) Writer: Brian Young Director: Liz Friedlander November 4, 2010 #2x08
Stefan and Damon come to Elena's assistance and, in the process, learn surprising new information about people, vampires, and events in the distant past. Jeremy helps Bonnie after she casts a difficult and exhausting spell, and Caroline does what she can to make things easier for Tyler. Finally, Stefan and Damon reach a new understanding.

2x09 Katerina-Flashback-Katherine Katerina Writer: Andrew Chambliss Director: J. Miller Tobin November 11, 2010 #2x09
After learning about the existence of the Original Vampires, the first-existing and most powerful vampires in the world, Elena puts herself in a dangerous position as she searches for the truth about Katherine's past and what her own future may hold. Knowing that Stefan would never agree to her plan, Elena swears Caroline to secrecy. Damon uses a new-found confidant to help him try to discover the real purpose and power of the moonstone. Jeremy and Bonnie meet Luka (guest star Bryton James), a new student with a surprising family history.

2x10 The Sacrifice-Stefan-Bonnie~Damon-02 The Sacrifice Writer: Caroline Dries Director: Ralph Hemecker December 2, 2010 #2x10
Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help. When things take an unexpected turn, however, Rose calls on Damon to deal with the plan Elena has set in motion. Jeremy's reckless attempt to help Bonnie retrieve the moonstone lands him in a life-threatening position and forces Stefan to put himself in danger. Bonnie and Luka (guest star Bryton James) form a closer connection. Tyler shows Caroline the Lockwood cellar, where she makes a discovery that leaves them both terrified.

2x11 By the Light of the Moon~Damon-Jules~Alaric By the Light of the Moon Writer: Mike Daniels Director: Elizabeth Allen December 9, 2010 #2x11
As the full moon approaches, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for the transformation, he is powerless to stop. While Stefan and Katherine play mind games on one another, Damon and Alaric are suspicious when a stranger named Jules shows up in Mystic Falls, searching for her friend, Mason. Elena is frustrated at the lengths Jeremy and her friends have gone to in order to keep her safe. Bonnie and Luka work together on a spell, while still keeping secrets from one another. Finally Elijah makes an unexpected appearance with an offer that could change everything. (Mid-season finale)

2x12 The Descent~Damon-Elena-02 The Descent Writer: Sarah Fain & Elizabeth Craft Director: Marcos Siega January 27, 2011 #2x12
Stefan has his own ideas about Elena's new plan for the future. While Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules, he asks Elena to keep an eye on Rose, a situation that turns unexpectedly dangerous. Caroline and Matt try to be honest about their feelings for one another, and Tyler's reaction to Caroline's generosity comes as a surprise to her. Damon struggles to hide his true feelings when a life-and-death crisis hits him harder than he expected.

2x13 Daddy Issues-Carol-Tyler~Stefan Daddy Issues Writer: Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec Director: Joshua Butler February 3, 2011 #2x13
John Gilbert's return to Mystic Falls comes as an unhappy surprise to Elena, Jenna and Damon. Caroline lets Stefan know about her conversation with Tyler, and Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused and conflicted Tyler. Jeremy comforts Bonnie after her disturbing conversation with Jonas. When Jules takes a hostage, the situation quickly escalates into a violent confrontation.

2x14 Crying Wolf-Brady Crying Wolf Writer: Brian Young Director: David Von Ancken February 10, 2011 #2x14
Stefan and Elena get away for what they hope will be a romantic weekend at the Gilbert family lake house, not realizing that they've been followed. Jenna starts to worry that Alaric isn't being honest with her. Jules explains the importance of the sun and moon curse to Tyler, but leaves out an important detail. Damon attends a tea at the Historical Society in order to talk to Elijah, but Elijah isn't giving up any secrets. With help from Caroline and Jeremy, Bonnie uses deceptive measures to get shocking new information out of Luka. Finally, Tyler offers Matt some relationship advice.

2x15 The Dinner Party-Damon-Stefan~Elena The Dinner Party Writer: Andrew Chambliss Director: Marcos Siega February 17, 2011 #2x15
Stefan tells Elena about a dark time in his history and the surprising person whose influence changed everything. After getting the truth out of Luka, Jonas makes his feelings clear to Bonnie and Jeremy. Trying to catch Elijah off-guard, Damon arranges a dinner party for him with Jenna, Alaric and Andie Star (guest star Dawn Olivieri), but last-minute information throws Damon's plan into chaos.

2x16 The House Guest-Band Singer-Caroline-02 The House Guest Writer: Caroline Dries Director: Michael Katleman February 24, 2011 #2x16
Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them stay alive. Frustrated with her relationship with Matt, Caroline finds a new way to get his attention. Alaric makes a surprising confession to Jenna, and Katherine makes a different kind of confession to Damon. Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together, but Jonas’ lack of trust leads to a violent and fiery confrontation.

2x17 Know Thy Enemy-Isobel-Elena-04 Know Thy Enemy Writer: Mike Daniels Director: Wendey Stanzler April 7, 2011 #2x17
Elena and Alaric both lash out at John when Isobel's unexpected arrival leaves Jenna devastated. Bonnie works with Damon and Jeremy to find the spell they'll need to harness her ancestors' power. A heartbroken Caroline doesn't know what to do about Matt. Stefan and Damon realize they have a new secret weapon.

2x18 The Last Dance-Jeremy-Bonnie The Last Dance Writer: Michael Narducci Director: John_Behring April 14, 2011 #2x18
As the high school prepares to throw a 1960s Decade Dance, Elena starts receiving disturbing messages from Klaus via an unusual source. Her mother. Bonnie tries to reassure Jeremy that she is strong enough to help Elena, but a worried Jeremy asks Stefan for advice. Caroline talks Matt into taking her to the dance. Expecting Klaus to show up at the dance, Damon and Alaric attend as chaperones, but Klaus is playing a complicated game that keeps them on edge. Finally, Damon comes up with a new plan of action that shocks and upsets everyone.

2x19 Klaus-Flashback-Klaus~Trevor Klaus (Episode) Writer: Kevin Williamson& Julie Plec Director: Joshua Butler April 21, 2011 #2x19
Stefan and Damon are furious when they discover that Elena has defied them both to make a new ally and take control of the plan to out-maneuver Klaus. Disagreement over how to protect Elena leads to growing tension between the Salvatore brothers. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full trying to keep a confused and frightened Jenna safe. Flashbacks to 1492 reveal Katherine's introduction to Elijah and Klaus, along with the origin of the moonstone curse. Elena learns shocking new information about Klaus’ motives.

2x20 The Last Day-Elena-Stefan The Last Day Writer: Andrew Chambliss& Brian Young Director: J. Miller Tobin April 28, 2011 #2x20
Damon is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent Elena from being a victim of Klaus' plan to break the curse. Damon's actions put him at terrible odds with Stefan and the tension that started brewing between the brothers over their differing opinions of how to help save Elena’s life blows up into full-scale conflict. Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a disturbing phone call. With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together — afraid it might be their last

2x21 The Sun Also Rises-John The Sun Also Rises Writer: Caroline Dries & Mike Daniels Director: Paul M. Sommers May 5, 2011 #2x21
With the arrival of the full moon, Elena tries to prepare for whatever Klaus has planned and Tyler faces his second transformation. The terrifying events quickly spin out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Finally, Damon admits the truth to Stefan about a terrible new development they must face...

2x22 As I Lay Dying-Jeremy As I Lay Dying Writer: Turi Meyer & Al Septien & Michael Narducci Director: John Behring May 12, 2011 #2x22
While Mystic Falls presents a screening of “Gone with The Wind” in the town square, Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of Elena in the present day. Stefan pays a terrible personal price for his attempt to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes makes a deadly mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. More than one life hangs in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.


  • The CW announced an early renewal for Season Two of The Vampire Diaries on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, along with 5 other popular CW TV shows.
  • Caroline becomes the second main character to be killed and become a vampire, after Vicki.
  • Although this season is not based on a particular book, most of Niklaus Mikaelson's character traits are directly lifted from his novel counterpart, who first appeared as the main antagonist of Dark Reunion.
  • Jenna became the third main character to be killed and become a vampire towards the end of Season Two.
  • During this season, more characters discovered the secret of the Salvatore brothers and Caroline after she becomes a vampire eventually every main character learned it :
  • Kayla Ewell (Vicki Donovan) makes an uncredited cameo appearance in the finale, As I Lay Dying.


  • Season Two picks up right where Season One left off on Founder' Day 2010, with the date being February 26.
    • The Return and Brave New World take place over a period of 24 to 48 hours.
    • Bad Moon Rising takes place 1 week following the events of the Brave New World.(It is a full moon on Sunday, February 28, 2010, according to a full moon calendar).
    • Memory Lane presumably set a day or two following Caroline's encounter with Katherine.
    • Kill or Be Killed takes place directly or hours following Memory Lane.
    • Plan B takes place at least 5 days following the previous episode.
    • Masquerade and Rose take place over the course of 2 days.
    • Katerina takes place a week or so after the events of the previous episode.
    • The Sacrifice takes place a few days following the previous episode.
    • By the Light of the Moon takes place at least a few days after the previous episode (It is a full moon on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, according to a full moon calendar).
    • The Descent through The Sun Also Rises covers an entire month (It is a full moon on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, according to a full moon calendar).
    • As I Lay Dying takes place 2 days following Jenna and John's funeral, so its May 1, if its 3 days since the last full moon on April 28.
  • The first half of season two (first 11 episodes) covers about a month's worth of story set during February/March 2010. A month passes between Bad Moon Rising and By the Light of the Moon. In As I Lay Dying it's currently the beginning of May 2010.



Promotional Images[]


External links[]

See also[]