Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode, "Stand By Me", written by Julie Plec and directed by Lance Anderson, that aired February 21, 2013 on The CW:
"...when 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) arrives back in 'Mystic Falls' with 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) and 'Jeremy' (Steven R. McQueen), 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to 'Dr. Fell' (guest star Torrey DeVitto) and 'Matt' (Zach Roerig) for help.
"Still on the island, 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) relays somber news to 'Rebekah' (Claire Holt), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from 'Vaughn' (guest star Charlie Bewley).
"Then everyone is horrified when 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) reveals the rest of a plan from 'Shane' (guest star David Alpay). Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own..."
"The Vampire Diaries" is based on "The Vampire Diaries" book series by author L. J. Smith.
Set in a small town haunted by 'supernatural beings', the main thrust of the series is the love triangle between 'Elena Gilbert' (Dobrev) and the vampire brothers 'Stefan Salvatore' (Paul Wesley) and 'Damon Salvatore' (Ian Somerhalder) :
"...teenage 'Elena' falls deeply in love with young-looking, 162-year-old vampire 'Stefan Salvatore'.
"Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan's vicious and malevolent older brother 'Damon Salvatore' returns with a plan to wreak havoc on the town and a revenge against his younger brother.
"Both brothers begin to show affection towards Elena, because she is a descendant of 'Katherine', who returns with plans against the trio.
"Some of the founding families of Mystic Falls include the 'Salvatores', the 'Gilberts', the 'Fells', the 'Forbes' and the 'Lockwoods', who guard the town from vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts and 'hybrids'..."
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