Season 3 Episodes

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The Departed

Season 3, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/10/2012
From the CW: "Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything.
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Before Sunset

Season 3, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/3/2012
From the CW: "Klaus acts on his intentions to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy.
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Do Not Go Gentle

Season 3, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/26/2012
From the CW: "Alaric finds an unexpected ally to guide him on his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be.
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Heart of Darkness

Season 3, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/19/2012
From the CW: "Elena and Damon set off together to make sure Jeremy is safe in Denver, and to see if his special abilities can help reveal the information they need about ancient vampire bloodlines.
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The Murder of One

Season 3, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/29/2012
From the CW: "Damon and Stefan focus a new project that will bring them closer to destroying Klaus, and they quickly bring Elena, Caroline and Matt in on the plan.
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Break on Through

Season 3, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/22/2012
From the CW: "A century after their first encounter, Damon and Sage meet again at the ceremony to kick-off the restoration of Wickery Bridge.
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Season 3, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/15/2012
From the CW: "The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier.
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All My Children

Season 3, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/16/2012
From the CW: "After starting her day with a startling discovery of Damon’s latest indiscretion, Elena is frustrated to find that none of her friends agree with her on how they should react to the Original family’s internal power struggle.
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Dangerous Liaisons

Season 3, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/9/2012
From the CW: "Elena is surprised to receive an invitation to a formal ball, and when Damon and Stefan hear the party is being hosted at Klaus’s newly renovated mansion, they both insist on attending the event with her.
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Bringing Out the Dead

Season 3, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/2/2012
From the CW: "Sheriff Forbes delivers some disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about the weapon used in a recent murder.
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The Ties That Bind

Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/19/2012
From the CW: "Bonnie believes her recurring dreams about Klaus’ coffins will tell her how he can be killed.
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Our Town

Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/12/2012
From the CW: "Although Caroline is in no mood to celebrate her 18th birthday, Elena, Bonnie and Matt surprise her with a small party in an unusual location.
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The New Deal

Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/5/2012
From the CW: "Stefan has hidden the coffins containing the bodies of Klaus’ family, and Klaus quickly turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back.
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Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/10/2011
From the CW: "On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah opens up to Elena about why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions.
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Ordinary People

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/3/2011
From the CW: "With help from Elena and Bonnie, Alaric tries to decipher the meaning behind his recent discovery.
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Ghost World

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 10/27/2011
From the CW: "As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead.
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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/20/2011
From the CW: " On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler seems to be enjoying everything a little too much.
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The Reckoning

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/13/2011
From the CW: "Despite all that has happened, Caroline is determined to see that Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Tyler all enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins at Mystic Falls High School.
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Disturbing Behavior

Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/6/2011
From the CW: "Still in Chicago, Klaus uses Gloria, a witch he knew long ago, to help him track down missing information that will explain why his plan isn’t working.
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The End of the Affair

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/29/2011
From the CW: "Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire who hasn’t really moved on from her interest in him decades earlier.
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The Hybrid

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/22/2011
From the CW: "Klaus puts a plan in motion that will give him even more power, but even with the unwilling participation of werewolf Ray Sutton, things don’t go exactly as Klaus had planned.
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The Birthday

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/15/2011
From the CW: "On the morning of Elena’s 18th birthday, Caroline is busy planning a party, but Elena is focused on searching for any clues that might help her discover where Stefan is.