Spoiler warning: Do not read this unless you have seen The Vampire Diaries Season 1 finale, Founder’s Day.
The Vampire Diaries Season 1 finale, Founder’s Day, left us with a ton of aftermath and new questions for Mystic Falls.
John Gilbert (David Anders) and Mayor Richard Lockwood (Robert Pralgo) unleashed the vampire-debilitating signal of a device, created by Emily (Bianca Lawson), an 18th-century witch, during Founder’s Day, in an effort to combat the vengeful vampires ready to kill the town founders descended as retribution for what was done to them centuries ago. Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) doesn’t want them using the device but John incapacitates her so their plan proceeds.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Alaric (Matthew Davis) try to stop John Gilbert.
Unbeknownst to Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley), Bonnie (Katerina Graham) didn’t unarm the device. After the vampires have been incapacitated by the device, they are injected with vervain and tossed into a building to burn to death.
Elena (Nina Dobrev) learns that John Gilbert is her father.
Anna (Malese Jow) is killed by John.
Mayor Lockwood warns his son, Tyler (Michael Trevino), as well as Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola), to flee town in his car. The device affects Tyler, causing him to get into a car accident, injuring Caroline but he and Matt are almost unharmed.
The device also stuns Mayor Lockwood and he is taken into the building to burn with the other vampires. He learned that Damon is a vampire before another vampire breaks his neck.
Bonnie uses magic to lower the flames which allows Stefan to save Damon. She later tells Stefan that she only helped him rescue Damon because Elena is her friend and she knows that Elena loves him and Damon is his brother — she has no qualms of killing Damon as he returns to his evil ways.
Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) learns that Anna is dead and the loss of Vicki (Kayla Ewell) and his “betrayal” by Elena puts him over the edge and he finally decides to become a vampire. He is last seen drinking a vile of Anna’s blood and taking a bottle of pills.
Katherine (Nina Dobrev) pretends to be Elena and kisses Damon then enters Elena’s to attack John in the kitchen.
The Season 1 finale left us with many new questions including:
If Tyler and his father are/were not vampires but affected by the device known to affect vampires, what does that make them? Werewolves?!
What will Damon think when he finds out that Katherine and not Elena kissed him?
What does Jenna Sommers (Sara Canning) think of seeing who she believes to be Elena kissing Damon (but we know was really Katherine) when she knows Stefan is her boyfriend?
Is Alaric completely over his revenge against Damon for converting Isobel (Mia Kirshner)?
What will Elena do now that she knows John Gilbert is her father?
Who will the new Mayor be now that Richard Lockwood is dead?
Where is the vampire-debilitating device currently located? Can it be used again?
How strong are Bonnie’s witch powers?
Is Jeremy going to turn into a vampire or will he be saved first?
Is John Gilbert dead?
What is Katherine’s plan?
Season 2 Premiere Synopsis
The Season 2 premiere, The Return, picks up on the same night as the Season 1 finale. Some of the episode highlights are listed below.
Elena returns home and find out about Jeremy and Uncle John.
Bonnie, Matt, Damon and Sheriff Forbes are at the hospital awaiting news about Caroline after the car accident.
Stefan and Damon learn of Katherine’s return to Mystic Falls and want to learn about her plans.
Mason Lockwood (Taylor Kinney), Tyler’s uncle, comes to town to visit family members who are grieving for Mayor Richard Lockwood’s death.
Damon does shocking something at the end of episode and gives some insight into what he did and didn’t know.
The official CW description for the Season 2 premiere reads: “Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes is comforted by Matt, Bonnie and Damon while she waits to hear if Caroline will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love. Meanwhile, still reeling from his father’s death, Tyler is surprised when his charming and mysterious uncle, Mason Lockwood, arrives to console the family.”
The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 2, Brave New World, airs September 16th. The official CW description for the Season 2 premiere reads: “When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena come to Caroline’s defense. Matt is completely mystified by Caroline’s behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her. Damon has suspicions about Tyler’s Uncle Mason and uses Tyler’s volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret. Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie takes her anger out on Damon.”
The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 3, Bad Moon Rising, airs on September 23rd. The official CW description states: Elena, Damon and Alaric take a road trip to Duke University and search through Isobel’s research on folklore and paranormal phenomena to see if they can uncover any clues to the mystery surrounding the Lockwood family. Isobel’s former student, Vanessa (Courtney Ford, Dexter) offers to guide them through the research and ends up getting quite an education herself. Stefan (Paul Wesley) comes face to face with a terrifying new danger in the woods, and Tyler (Michael Trevino) makes a shocking discovery about Mason.
Season 2 Rumors
There will be werewolves in the Lockwood family and probably others with an old history like the vampires of Mystic Falls.
Tyler becomes a villain of the show and goes up against Damon, the now on again/off again vampire villain.
The werewolves are rumored to be real wolves, like on True Blood.
Bonnie becomes a super badass witch.
The Season 2 premiere, The Return, airs on The CW on Thursday September 9, 2010 at 8 PM Eastern.
Source: The CW, vampire-diaries.net