Johnathan Gilbert’s return to Mystic Falls comes as an unhappy surprise to Elena Jenna and Damon. Caroline lets Stefan, know about her conversation with Tyler, and Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused and conflicted Tyler.
Meanwhile, Jeremy comforts Bonnie after her disturbing conversation with Jonas... When Jules takes a hostage, the situation quickly escalates into a violent confrontation.
original airdate--February 03,2011 rating--3.22 million
songs: Theme song "Help I'm Alive" by Metric
Goof: When John says that Jenna has no right to keep him from staying in the house she says that as legal guardian she does, but he says because he is Elena's biological father he does. Elena was adopted by Johns brother and Jenna was given custody when he died therefor John is incorrect and Jenna has every right to keep him out of the house and away from Elena.
Trivia: Caroline recovers from a gunshot wound to the head. This is the first time we see that vampires can regenerate brain tissue.