The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Review (2010-2011)

Mini Intro about The Vampire Diaries Season 2: The Vampire Diaries is an American show with seven seasons. It’s based on the novel written by L.J. Smith. The second season has 22 episodes. Leads are played by Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. It has a huge cast. The best thing about the series is its storyline and the wonderful chemistry between the actors. Whether it be love between Stefan and Elena or love-jealous-hatred between Salvatore brothers, or the friendship between Elena. You may also check out The Vampire Diaries Season 1 review.

Main Cast: The Vampire Diaries Season 2

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Nina Dobrev As Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce/Amara
Paul Wesley As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen As Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham As Bonnie Bennett/Emily Bennett
Candice Accola As Caroline Forbes
Zach Roerig As Matt Donovan
Sara Canning As Jenna Sommers
Michael Trevino As Tyler Lockwood
Kayla Ewell As Vicki Donovan
Matt Davis As Alaric Saltzman

Recurring Cast:

Malese Jow As Annabelle “Anna” Johnson
Robert Pralgo As Mayor Richard Lockwood
Marguerite Maclntrye As Sheriff Elizabeth “Liz” Forbes
Jasmine Guy As Sheila Bennett
Mia Kirshner As Isobel Saltzman
Bianca Lawson As Emily Bennett
Melinda Clarke As Kelly Donovan
Chris William Martin As Zach Salvatore
Kelly Hu As Pearl Johnson
David Anders As Johnathan “John” Gilbert
Sterling Sulieman As Harper
Chris Johnson As Logan Fell
Susan Walters As Carol Lockwood
Daniel Gillies As Elijah Mikaelson
Taylor Kinney As Mason Lockwood
Bryton James As Luka Martin
Randy J. Goodwin As Dr. Jonas Martin
Michaela McManus As Jules
Dawn Olivieri As Andie Star
Joseph Morgan As Niklaus Maddox
Gino Anthony Pesi As Maddox
Lauren Cohan As Rose-Marie

Guest Cast:

Benjamin Ayres As William Tanner
Kevin Nichols As a Policeman
Sean Faris As Ben McKittrick
Stephen Martines As Frederick
James Remar As Giuseppe Salvatore
Arielle Kebbel As Alexia “Lexi” Branson
Gina Torres As Bree
Brandon Quinn As Lee
Dillon Casey As Noah
Amanda Detmer As Trudie Peterson
Spencer Locke As Amber Bradley
Mike Erwin As Charlie

What do I conclude after watching The Vampire Diaries Season (2010-2011)?

Here is the complete synopsis of 22 Episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 2 in my own way. So let’s begin the Vampire Diaries season 2 review. Just like the first season, this one is also interesting. The first season ended with the return of Katherine. She tries to kill John Gilbert. Jeremy decides to kill himself and become a vampire after Anna’s death. Elena arrives at home and saves both of them. Caroline was injured and admitted to the hospital. Damon realizes after talking to Elena and Jenna that he kissed Katherine and she has returned to mystic falls.

Katherine also pays Stefan a visit. Salvatore brothers get worried about her intentions. Damon suggests that vampire blood can heal Caroline. The sheriff informs Damon that mayor Lockwood is dead. At the mayor’s funeral, Katherine showed up as Elena. Bonnie after touching her recognize and tries to attack but Katherine is stronger and doesn’t get affected. Stefan arrives and starts to ask questions to Katherine about her plans. She didn’t answer any.

The same day, Mason Lockwood arrives, who is uncle of Tyler. Mrs. Lockwood told Damon that Mason is not part of the council. Katherine tells Stefan that she has returned for him because she loves him. Stefan tells her that she hates her and she compelled him to love her all those years ago. She stabs Stefan and says that this is not the end, it’s the start. Elena tends Stefan as he heals. Damon being Damon starts teasing him and persuading him to fight reminding him about the kiss. Stefan says that he’ll not fight him because they are brothers and they need to stick together. He also tells him that he cannot hate him for being in love with Elena after all those emotionless years.

At the Salvatore house, Damon is drinking and Katherine shows up. She tries to kiss him but he refuses. But then he does the same. Suddenly he breaks off and asks her one question and says that he’ll forget these 145 years and start anew if she answers. But she tells him that she has always loved Stefan and leaves. Heartbroken and hurt Damon arrives at Gilbert’s house where Elena is astonished to see him. He is drunk and asks her about her feelings for him. She says see loves Stefan and always will. Angrily Damon wrings Jeremy’s neck causing him to die. Elena starts to cry but is relieved to see the ring of John on Jeremy’s hand. she is disappointed and angry at Damon.

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Katherine arrives at the hospital and bites Caroline. When Caroline wakes up she thinks it’s a dream. She feels hungry and starves for blood. Giving in to the temptation, she drinks blood from the blood bag and compels the nurse to discharge her. At college, everything goes normally. Uncle Mason asks Tyler about Moonstone. At the carnival, Damon threatens Jeremy. Stefan arrives and tells Damon about some arm wrestle challenge between Lockwood’s. They arrive and Stefan is challenged. His failures and Damon’s doubts about Mason being supernatural are heightened. He compels a boy to mess with Mason to agitate and make him angry. The Salvatore brothers watch as they fight and get confirmed that the mason is not normal.

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The boy, whose nose is broken, sits outside as Caroline arrives. Due to temptation she kills him. Stefan, Damon, and Elena watch the same and are shocked to see Caroline as a vampire. Damon suggests killing Caroline to avoid situations like Vicky’s, but everyone disagrees. Bonnie blames Damon for all this and almost burns him but Elena saves him. Stefan helps Caroline to control the urge. Tyler finds the moonstone. The next day Alaric arrives at the Salvatore house and tells Damon, Elena and Stefan about Isobel’s research on werewolves. Damon doesn’t believe it and for further research he, Alaric and Elena head to Duke University.

At university, Isobel’s co-researcher Vanessa tends them but shoots a crossbow at Elena. She was saved by Damon. Later she helps them and tells them about the Aztec curse. According to which vampires are slaves to the sun and werewolves to the moon. She also informs that a werewolf bite can kill a vampire. Elena gets frustrated because of lack of information about Katherine but Damon asks her to be friends with him again and he will tell her. She refuses and asks him whether he knew about the ring in Jeremy’s hand before killing him. He says no and Elena tells him that they cannot be friends anymore.

Elena informs Stefan about werewolves and how they shift at full moon and can kill a vampire. He goes in search of Caroline who bites Matt but makes him forget by compulsion. Mason, in wolf form, almost kills Caroline but is saved by Tyler. Later Tyler realizes that Mason is a werewolf. Matt breaks up with Caroline because of her jealousy. Caroline wakes up with Katherine staring at her. Mason tells Tyler that the curse needs to be triggered to become a werewolf. They have to kill a human in his lifetime and the curse will be his.

Katherine makes Stefan dream about Elena and Damon together. Stefan again asks her reason for her return to town. She answers that she came for him. Stefan stabs Katherine with vervain and locks her up. She reveals that George Lockwood was a werewolf and helped her to escape in exchange of 27 vampires and the moonstone in 1864. She planned everything from the start. At Gilbert house, Damon makes Alaric invite Mason to see and confirm if he was a werewolf or not. In the kitchen Mason confronts Damon and says that he means no harm but later Damon tries to kill him but fails. Mason says that he has earned an enemy.

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The next day at the volunteer’s day, Stefan apologizes to Damon and Mason, but he still seeks revenge from him. He tells the sheriff that Damon and Stefan are vampires. She refuses to believe it but he proves it by making Damon drink wolf-bane. The sheriff arrests Damon and Stefan and tries to kill them but Caroline and Elena save them. Sheriff is shocked to see here daughter as a vampire. Stefan is badly injured. Elena offers him her blood. Liz doesn’t accept Caroline as her daughter. They lock her in a cellar. Jeremy tells Tyler about knowing Lockwood’s secret. Tyler tells him that he has given the moonstone to Mason.

Turns out that mason loves Katherine and believes that she does the same. Alaric finds out that the moonstone can break the Aztec curse. Bonnie touches Mason and gets a vision of him and Katherine kissing. She uses her power to know that Mason is looking for moonstone for Katherine as she has promised to remove the curse so that they can be together. Damon torches him and rips his heart out.

Stefan and Elena head towards the well where the moonstone is kept. Stefan jumps in it without knowing that it is full of vervain. He gets injured and Elena jumps in too to save him and for the moonstone. Damon calls Katherine and informs her about the death of Mason and Moonstone. Later she threatens Elena and persuades Jenna to save herself. Elena decides to stay away from Stefan for the sake of her family. With Mason gone, Katherine needs a werewolf to trigger Tyler’s curse. She persuades Matt to make Tyler kill him. However, someone does get killed and Tyler’s curse is triggered. Caroline witnesses everything.

Stefan and Damon along with Jeremy, Bonnie and Alaric make a plan to kill Katherine at the masquerade party. Katherine also comes with a witch named Lucy who later supports the Salvatores. At the end Katherine is captive and is locked at the tomb. She tells them that Elena is a doppelganger and needs to be protected. Meanwhile Elena is kidnapped. Elena is kidnapped by Trevor and his loyal friend Rose so that they can give her to Elijah, one of the originals.

Salvatore brothers realize that Elena is kidnapped and Bonnie helps them to locate her. Damon and Stefan go in search of her. Meanwhile, Elijah arrives and is shocked to see a doppelganger that is too human. He spares the life of Rose but kills Trevor for his treachery. Damon stabs Elijah in the heart and saves Elena. Rose warns Salvatores that Klaus is after Elena. Later Damon professes his love to Elena but also makes her forget by compulsion. Elijah revives and removes the stake. Further, Katherine’s past in 1400s is shown. She gives birth to a girl but her father takes away the baby as it is illegitimate.. She cries hysterically for the baby. Now Jeremy and Bonnie are hanging around more. Bonnie meets a new guy named Luka. She gets to know that Luka and his father are male witches.

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Elena and Caroline are going to visit Katherine. Elena provides her blood and she tells her how she was chased by Klaus. Trevor and Rose helped her but she still chose to become a vampire and is still running away from him after 500 years. She tells her that Klaus gets what he wants and there is nothing stopping him. Damon and Rose visit Slater at a bar. Elijah breaks the glass walls of the bar by coins and Rose gets frightened and burnt. Originals can also use compulsion on other vampires. Elijah uses compulsion on Slater and makes him call Rose to tell that in order to save Elena they need moonstone and a witch and then makes him kill himself. Damon and Stefan plan to get the moonstone back from Katherine.

Bonnie lifts the spell a fraction of the time but Stefan gets stuck in with Katherine. Elena and Rose reach Slater’s house and see that he is dead. She decides to surrender herself to protect others from Klaus. Damon forbids her and in the meanwhile vampires cone to take Elena away. Elijah saved them. Damon gets confused about how he can be alive after he killed him. Later Elijah says to Luka’s father that he saved Damon because he can keep Elena safe and that’s what he wants.

Tyler is still unaware of Mason’s death. Caroline tells him that she’s a vampire and helps to cope up with his first transformation. He tries to contact Mason and a woman hears the message. Tyler’s first transformation was painful but Caroline kept him in check. Jules the werewolf arrives at mystic falls calls someone to tell about Tyler. Later she goes to the bar and Damon and Alaric start pestering her. She warns Damon that it is a full moon night. At home, Jules, in wolf form, tries to attack Damon but accidentally bites Rose.

Elijah arrives at Gilbert’s house and tells Elena that he can protect her friends and family but she will do as he says. He clarifies that he is not after Moonstone but something else. Elena agrees. Elijah helps Stefan to get out of the tomb as promised to Elena. Stefan said that they should contact Isobel. Later Rose’s health deteriorates and she loses her mind. Damon has to kill her. Jules meets Tyler and tells him that vampires are enemies. She informs him that Caroline is lying to him. Damon feels guilty for the death of rose.

Caroline is kidnapped by the wolves and Salvators come to her rescue. But they are all saved by Jonas who is sent by Elijah to protect Elena’s friends. Caroline is hurt by Tyler because he doesn’t save her. It was also revealed that John is still working with Isabel to get Katherine out of the tomb. John asks Alaric for his ring back. Damon and Stefan are attacked by wolves but Elijah saves them. Tyler decides to leave with Jules. Bonnie uses her power to get into Luka’s head and tell Damon about Elijah’s actual plan. Elena already knew it all.

Damon plans a dinner party with Elijah and others. He plans to kill him with the special dagger given by John. At the 11th hour, they get to know that a vampire who kills an original dies himself. Alaric stabs him and locks Elijah in a cellar. But he didn’t know that the dagger must remain in its place. Till then it was too late. Elena stabs Elijah afterwards. Katherine is released because of Elijah’s death. She says that she wants to help them. Jonas takes away Bonnie’s powers. Stefan reveals his past as a ripper and how Lexi helped him.

After knowing that Elijah’s dead the male witches try to unstab him. But Katherine realizes it. In the process Luka dies. Raged Jonas comes to kill Elena but dies. He gives Bonnie her powers back. Caroline declares her love for Matt. Isobel arrives unexpectedly and kidnaps Alaric and Katherine. It was later revealed that she was compelled by Nicklaus. She burns herself in front of Elena after apologizing. Damon brings Bonnie and Jeremy to the spot where witches were killed. Bonnie asks for their powers and success. When Katherine awakes she gets to know that Alaric’s body is now possessed by Klaus.

Matt knows about vampires and tells sheriffs about them. She asks him to play along with Caroline. At the dance, Klaus kills Bonnie and leaves Ric’s body. Later Damon informs that Bonnie is alive and they made Klaus think that she’s dead. Elena pulled the dagger off Elijah’s chest. She again allies Elijah. He reveals that they are both brothers. Klaus killed the whole family. The Aztec curse is a myth. The curse is just on Klaus as he is a hybrid. After removal of the curse he’ll become invincible.

On Dooms Day, Tyler and Caroline are kidnapped by Klaus for the ritual. But Damon and Matt saved them. In the process of shifting, Tyler bites Damon. But Klaus has a backup werewolf-Jules, vampire Jenna and witch Jonas’ daughter. At the ritual everyone is killed but Elena survives because of Bonnie. Curse gets removed but just as Elijah was going to kill Klaus, he promises him to reunite with his family. Later everyone paid an obituary to Jenna. Stefan comes to Klaus for any solution of a werewolf bite which is his blood itself. Klaus asks him to become a ripper and leave the city with him. Stefan agrees for the life of his brother. Later Katherine arrives with Klaus’s blood to heal Damon and informs them that Stefan is not coming back. Stefan kills humans at the order of Klaus….(Here’s is the end of the complete summary of the “The Vampire Diaries Season 2”.

My Opinion on “The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Review”:

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I thought season 2 was epic. I watch this show for two reasons; the characters and the story and watching all the side stories culminate into an incredible plot and all the characters change and grow in really interesting ways was really fun for me. I’m not a fan of the bull crap sun and moon curse revelation or the whole hybrid thing (way too underworld for my taste) but it was still epic.

This season has been a roller-coaster of revelations. Elijah and Klaus added spice to the show. Every element was perfect. Full of drama, suspense and thriller.. It is much better than the first season. Everyone has done awesome work. This show is so unique! Once again, i have to say that “Give this show a chance, whether you love or hate vampires. You won’t regret it!”

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