Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Family Ties", written by Andrew Kreisberg, Brian Young and directed by Guy Ferland, that aired October 1, 2009 on The CW:
"...'Elena' asks 'Stefan' to escort her to the town's annual 'Founders' Party'. 'Vicki' gets 'Tyler' to ask her to the party, then accuses him of trying to hide their relationship from his family.
"'Zach' reveals a useful family secret to Stefan. At the party, Damon tells Elena a story about the 'Salvatore' family's past leaving Elena with questions that Stefan refuses to answer.
"Then Stefan takes action to get Damon out of his life for good..."
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