S2-E2:Brave New World:Caroline, feeling confused and desperate, joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival after being released from the hospital. Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena offer Caroline their support. Matt tries to tell Caroline how he feels about her despite being confused about her behavior. Damon starts to suspect Mason Lockwood and tries to use Tyler's short temper to get Mason to reveal his secret. Bonnie takes her frustrations out on Damon as she becomes frustrated with everything going on around her
S2-E3:Bad Moon Rising:Elena, Damon, and Alaric travel to Duke University to study Isobel's research on folklore and paranormal phenomena, hoping to find some clues to the mystery surrounding the Lockwoods. Vanessa, a former student of Isobel's, helps them sort through the research and ends up learning more than she had anticipated. Stefan encounters a terrifying new danger in the woods, and Tyler uncovers a shocking discovery about his uncle Mason.
S2-E4:Memory Lane:Stefan takes more dramatic actions as he tries to discover the truth behind why Katherine has returned to Mystic Falls, and he is stunned when Katherine reveals some new information about the events that unfolded in 1864. Damon tries using a new method to resolve his issues with Mason, but his decision has serious consequences. Tyler pressures Mason to tell him the truth about the Lockwood family. Stefan and Elena are faced with limited options when Katherine gives them an ultimatum
S2-E5:Kill or Be Killed:While Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle the Lockwoods, Tyler learns more about his Uncle Mason and the family curse. Despite Elena's wishes, Jeremy gets closer to the Lockwood mystery by hanging out with Tyler. Sheriff Forbes receives some shocking information from Mason, leading to a chaotic night
S2-E6:Plan B:Jeremy offers to help Alaric and Damon deal with Katherine, despite Elena's concerns about Jeremy's safety. Caroline and her mother share some rare quality time together. When Bonnie learns some new information about Mason, she decides to share it with Stefan, which leads to Damon taking action on his own.
S2-E7:Masquerade:Damon and Stefan devise a new plan to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood's masquerade ball. Katherine asks her friend, Lucy, to join her at the ball. Bonnie, Alaric, and Jeremy do their best to help Stefan and Damon with their plan, but Katherine has a surprise that none of them expected. The evening takes a bad turn when Tyler and Matt start doing shots with their friends.
S2-E8:Rose:Jeremy teams up with Bonnie after she casts a difficult spell. Stefan and Damon both come to Elena's assistance, and in the process, learn some information about vampires, people and events in the distant past. The brothers also come to reach a new understanding. Meanwhile, Caroline tries to make things easier for Tyler.
S2-E9:Katerina:Elena is put in peril when as she searches for information about Katherine's past. Knowing that Stefan would disagree with her plan, Elena swears Caroline to secrecy. Meanwhile Bonnie and Jeremy meet a new student, Luka, with an unusual family history and Damon uses a new-found confident to discover the purpose of the moonstone
S2-E10:The Sacrifice: Elena comes up with her own plan to deal with her situation and offers Rose a tempting incentive for her help. When Rose discovers Elena's true intentions, she calls on Damon for help. Tyler shows Caroline the Lockwood's cellar, where she makes a terrifying discovery. Jeremy and Bonnie attempt to retrieve the moonstone from Katherine, but Stefan ends up in danger when things don't go as planned. Bonnie and Luka also become closer.
S2-E11:By The Light of The Moon:With a full moon approaching, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for his inevitable transformation. Stefan and Katherine play mind games on each other, and Damon and Alaric become suspicious when a mysterious visitor named Jules shows up in Mystic Falls, looking for her missing friend, Mason. Elena is frustrated at Jeremy and her friends' excessive efforts to protect her. Bonnie and Luca team up to work on a spell, though both continue to keep secrets from each other. Finally, Elijah makes an unexpected appearance with an offer that could change everything.
S2-E12:The Decent:Elena has a new plan for the future, but Stefan has his own thoughts about how she should handle the situation. Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules and asks Elena to watch Rose, but things quickly become dangerous. Matt and Caroline try to be honest about how they feel about each other, and Caroline is surprised to see how Tyler reacts to her generosity. Damon finds it difficult to hide his true feelings when a life-and-death situation impacts him more than he expected.
S2-E13:Daddy Issues:Elena, Damon, and Jenna are surprised when Johnathan Gilbert returns to Mystic Falls. Caroline tells Stefan about her conversation with Tyler, and Stefan tries to help a confused Tyler. Jeremy consoles Bonnie after her upsetting conversation with Jonas. A violent situation breaks out after Jules takes a hostage.
S2-E14:Crying Wolf:Stefan and Elena make plans for a romantic weekend at the Gilbert's lake house, not realizing that someone has followed them. Jenna starts to worry that Alaric isn't being completely honest with her. Jules explains the significance of the sun and moon curse to Tyler, but leaves out an important detail. Damon attends a tea party at the Historical Society to get a chance to talk to Elijah, but Elijah refuses to divulge any secrets. With help from Caroline and Jeremy, Bonnie deceives Luka into giving up some surprising new information. Tyler offers Matt some relationship advice.
S2-E15:The Dinner Party:Stefan tells Elena about a dark time from his past and the unexpected person who changed everything for him. Jonas gets the truth out of Luka and makes his feelings clear to Bonnie and Jeremy. Damon schedules a dinner party with Alaric, Jenna, and Andie in attempt to catch Elijah off-guard, but some last-minute information disrupts Damon's plan.
S2-E16:The House Guest:Even though Elena, Damon, and Stefan are tired of Katherine's constant mind games, they realize that Katherine's knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them survive. Caroline finds a new way to get Matt's attention after feeling frustrated with their relationship. Alaric reveals some shocking information 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 intense confrontation
S2-E17:Know Thy Enemy:Elena and Alaric are upset with John after Isobel's unexpected arrival devastates Jenna. Damon, Jeremy, and Bonnie search for the spell they'll need to harness the power of Bonnie's ancestors. Caroline, heartbroken, doesn't know how to handle the situation with Matt. Damon and Stefan realize they have a new secret weapon.
S2-E18:The Last Dance:The high school gets ready for a 1960s-themed dance and begins receiving alarming messages from Klaus via an unusual source. Bonnie tries to convince Jeremy that she has enough strength to help Elena, but Jeremy, concerned, goes to Stefan for advice. Caroline convinces talks Matt to take her to the dance. Damon and Alaric attend the dance as chaperons, expecting Klaus to show up, but Klaus is playing a complicated game that keeps them guessing. Eventually, Damon comes up with a new plan that surprises and upsets everyone.
S2-E19:Klaus:Damon and Stefan are furious when they learn that Elena has gone against their wishes and formed a new alliance in attempt to out-maneuver Klaus. Tension between Damon and Stefan grows as they disagree over how best to protect Elena. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full as he tries to protect a confused and frightened Jenna. Flashbacks to 1491 reveal Katherine's initial meeting of Elijah and Klaus, along with the origin of the moonstone curse. Elena discovers some surprising new information about Klaus' intentions
S2-E20:The Last Day:Damon is willing to take extreme measures to prevent Klaus from harming Elena. His actions pit Damon and Stefan against one another, and the tension that started brewing between the two over their differing opinions of how to protect Elena turns into a full-scale conflict. Tyler receives a concerning phone call and returns to Mystic Falls. With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together, worried that it might be their last.
S2-E21:The Sun Also Rises:With the arrival of the full moon, Elena attempts to get ready for whatever Klaus has in store for her, and Tyler faces his second transformation. The dangerous events quickly escalate out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Damon reveals the truth to Stefan about a terrible new development they now face
S2-E22:As I Lay Dying:Mystic Falls screens "Gone with The Wind" in the town square, and Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of present-day Elena. Stefan pays a steep price after trying to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes makes a dangerous mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. Multiple lives hang in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.