Bonnie teaches Jeremy how not to kill his sister, and Hayley and Tyler move on their plan against Klaus - with predictably disastrous results.
Lana is pregnant, Arden believes in aliens now, and Jude is a permanent resident of Briarcliff.
Peter sinks deeper and deeper into Observer-ville. Can he ever regain his humanity?
Damon and Stefan head to New Orleans, seeking a witch who can break the sire bond.
An evil Santa is let loose in Briarcliff.
Sam thinks that Benny has fallen off the blood wagon.
Rick and his crew invade Woodbury in 'The Walking Dead' mid-season finale.
Dexter undergoes a deep psychological shift as he ponders the meaning of his Dark Passenger, and Hannah's father makes an unwelcome visit.
Jeremy's urge to kill is rising... rising.... Elena hooks up with Damon, and Caroline has figured out why Elena has been acting so different ever since she turned.
The Angel of Death comes to Briarcliff in the form of Frances Conroy.