*Jules wants Tyler to join her wolfpack.
*Rose endures suffering because of Jules' werewolf bite.
*Jules and her boyfriend kidnap Caroline
*Damon is losing control
*Elena's father, John Gilbert, returns to Mystic Falls
*Rose threatens the life of Elena and others in Mystic Falls
*Caroline struggles with feelings for both Matt and Tyler
*Elena, Jenna, and Alaric have a hard time with John's return
*Damon's murder of Mason heats up the vampire/werewolf feud
The Descent *** / ****
Daddy Issues *** / ****
Bonnie can't be convinced by Jonas that he's an ally and it does appear, for the time being, she'll be attached to Jeremy (ugh), the two an item. While they hang out, Matt realizes Caroline is lying to him, claiming she's hanging out with Bonnie. Bonnie and Elena do eventually arrive at Caroline's home to support her after her kidnapping, thanks to sympathetic Stefan. Caroline's life is complicated, to say the least!
Once again Elena and Stefan dedicate themselves to each other...but for how long? Gilbert seems to accept the Salvatores, but visiting Katherine's tomb would lead us to believe otherwise.
Damon and Stefan working side by side to battle werewolves, Tyler having to decide who his true friends are, Cohan bidding adieu to this show and soon to surface on The Walking Dead as Maggie, early Arnell before his Arrow stardom, Matt seemingly on the outskirts with Caroline, and Damon undermined by his demons after tearing it up when having to kill Rose; the gothic melodrama in full swing as familiar faces come and go.
And that body count continues to rise! Mystic Falls might not be a desired stop and anyone wanting to avoid becoming another number in the death toll should steer clear!