Vampire Diaries Season 4 - Summary

The Vampire Diaries has returned for its third season on CW. It is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same girl. Season one has Stefan (Paul Wesley, Fallen) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, Lost) finally returning to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Stefan then encounters Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) who is the doppelganger, looks exactly like Katherine Pierce (also played by Dobrev). Katherine is the beautiful vampire maker of the brothers back in 1864 that was also the love interest of both brothers. Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from her cave prison after being trapped by the Bennett witch's spell. Season one ends with Elena's uncle Johnathan (David Anders) carefully planning the release of Katherine from her vampire prison and bringing Katherine back into the main storyline.

Season two of The Vampire Diaries has Katherine manipulating the vampire brothers. The love triangle between Stefan, Damon and Elena becomes even more complicated. Mystic Falls' residents must now choose sides as a greater evil has transcended on the sleepy town. Making their way into town are "Original" vampire brothers Elijah (Daniel Gillies, Spiderman 2) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan, Ben-Hur). Klaus and Damon get at each other's throats from the start while focusing his interests in Stefan. Klaus main interests however is to break the "Sun and Moon" curse by sacrificing Elena. Stefan and Damon go to the extremes to protect Elena but Klaus continues to come after Elena without fail. Klaus proves to be unstoppable and by far the most powerful vampire in existence. Klaus carries on the sacrifice, Elena is saved but Aunt Jenna's (Sara Canning, Smallville) tragic death devastates both the Gilbert family and Jenna's boyfriend, Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis, Legally Blonde).

Season three jumps right into exploring the back story of Klaus and the "Original" vampire family. We also learn why Klaus has been focused on Stefan and their history together. Stefan, also know as "The Ripper", spirals down a dark path while Damon and Elena begin to have stronger feelings for one another while trying to "save" Stefan. Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen, Everwood, Piranha 3D) begins to see ghosts after his return from the dead himself. Jeremy begins dating Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham, Honey 2) the strongest living witch and a direct descendent of the Bennett witch bloodline. Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola, Juno) and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig, Friday Night Lights) break up with Caroline finding new love in Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino, Cane). This ignites a war between the Forbes and the Lockwoods families.

CW's The Vampire Diaries TV show is based on a series of books by L. J. Smith and comes from Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment 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).