Four months after a car accident killed their parents, Elena and Jeremy Gilbert are still trying to adjust to their new lives.
The plot thickens as Damon develops a romantic interest in Elena, and a Twilight-esque love triangle begins to take shape.
: I'm *sort of* disappointed at more references to Hell this season. : I wish this would happen sooner rather than later.
Stefan and Elena's relationship becomes increasingly complex and convoluted: Stefan's brother, Damon, is out for blood, pun intended.
The town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, will never be the same.
Damon grimly accepts having to leave her to his brother again.
Klaus orders Bonnie to break the spell and scorns even fickler Rebekah.
Klaus makes love to Caroline as Tyler, who soon realizes their body switch but is sworn to secrecy.
Becasue Elena made Stefano rescue mat from drowning first, she could only be kept alive by vampire blood, yet she refuses to turn completely.
The brothers agree to team up and trick Rebekah, who knows where the key to the Five's ultimate weapon is, an engraved sword.
Meanwhile Damon escorts Elena, whom only Stefano can convince life as vampire is still worth living, to a fraternity party for a blood hunt lesson, and to the witchcraft course of professor Atticus Shane, ignoring he's a mortal enemy.
We're not sure ANYONE saw that ending coming on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 2.
Stefan and Caroline are engaged and planning their happily ever after!
How awesome would it be if we got a callback to The Vampire Diaries Season 1 and Bonnie was crying or something and a feather started to float?