However, Elena and Stefan are able to escape, and later Elena goes to Katherine to forgive her for all the bad things that she did to her. It was announced, right after the of , that 's character, , who left the show at the end of after being killed, will return as a regular for Season 6. She eventually gives into her darkness so Stefan takes her to be fed on by Cade. Caroline and Enzo try to convince Stefan not to give up on Damon, but Stefan is determined to start a new life away from everything that reminds him of Damon. Alaric and Damon arrive and Bonnie pulls Alaric back through while Luke begins to perform a spell that counters Liv's spell, thus when Bonnie tries to help Damon though, she is unable to return him to the realm of the living. She tells Bonnie and Elena that she will avoid killing anyone if they give her a year to live freely without her pain, and they initially agree. Sybil's boss, revealed to be Cade who gave Seline and Sybil their immortality, tortures the souls of humans, considering them to be the most evil in the world.
Qetsiyah is able to return Bonnie and make her the anchor and then decides to kill herself. Kai refuses to give Damon information about his mother unless he helps Kai apologize to Bonnie in order to alleviate Kai's guilt. On July 12, 2014, was confirmed to have been cast in the guest role of Sarah; two days later on July 14, was cast in the guest role of Tripp; and on July 16, was revealed to have been cast in the role of Ivy. Elena stabs her in the eye with a brooch and runs into The Grill. But don't worry It's not a Spoiler Just Curiosity for you guys :.
Kai gives Elena to Cade and Cade keeps Damon from dying so as to use him to get the dagger that can kill the devil and deliver it to him in exchange for Elena. While Katherine works with Stefan through his real problem, Elena dumping him, Damon shares his past to Elena. The sirens forced Ethan to ring the bell twelve times and send hellfire to the town and he killed one hundred people. When Wes is on his way to turn Elena into a vampire ripper like Jesse, Stefan is able to save her. Before Bonnie arrives, the two leave.
Jesse, who is a new vampire has problems and asks Caroline for help. Katherine, masquerading as Elena, decides to accompany him in hopes of sparking a relationship. Cade later reveals that his mission for Stefan was also to kill a hundred people or Elena. Damon and Elena, alongside Katherine go to a bar to search for Stefan where they find the waitress who was bitten by Stefan. Damon tells Elena he saw Jeremy with Liv at the Grill. Bonnie and Liv show up where Elena is unraveling and stabs her, telling her to drop the seal on the dorm. Caroline has her hands full with finding clues and taking care of the kids along with the new nanny, Seline.
Damon and Enzo find out that Markos The Travellers Leader is the cause for the visions. Elena and Stefan find Damon and Damon attacks Elena, forcing Stefan to have to break him apart. Stefan chose the latter and so Damon races to New York to stop him. Vicki will ring the bell every five minutes until the end of the hour. So that Alaric can compel her to forget she ever loved Damon, Elena has to admit the moment she first realized she loved him.
Wes is forced to vervain Elena and reveal the truth about vampires to Aaron in order to secure him. Stefan then calls Damon to let him know that Lily is free and now would be a bad time to take the cure. Stefan rescues Damon and Enzo and later on meets Caroline, who tells him she does not want to be friends anymore. Lastly Stefan, who is desperate to regain some normalcy in his life, is stunned when Ivy shows up as a vampire. Kai reveals that Damon's mother is a vampire and was imprisoned by the Gemini coven after she faked her own death and went on a worldwide killing spree. In the last scene, Damon and Alaric make plans to kill Cade and then Kai mysteriously walks in and says he has a better idea. In his last breath, he used his powers to create a new world where his soul traveled upon his burning at the stake.
The spell to rid the world of all magic gets set into motion. Bonnie, Elena and Jo prepare for the wedding. Caroline arrives in that moment and cries on her mother's body. They talk and Stefan apologizes for not knowing, which gets Caroline mad. Aaron confronts Elena about his family's deaths, and Damon reveals that as a part of his revenge, he killed all of the Whitmore family except one, preferring to wait for more generations to be born so he could continue his revenge.
At an emotional gathering to ring the bell for Bonnie, she is able to speak to her friends with Jeremy relaying her words. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline need to get Tripp back from Enzo before the people who want Tripp back kill Caroline's mom. She finds out the truth about Stefan and temporarily drops out of college to go look for him. Enzo then turns his humanity off, attacks Liv, then takes Elena. Meanwhile Caroline and Stefan start to look for a doctor who could cure Liz, and get to Duke.