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The Vampire Diaries 7 Seasons 2012

Season 3
4.8 out of 5 stars (800) IMDb 7.9/10

The third season of The CW's number one series opens the door to learn more about Klaus and the Original Family of vampires as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond, even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge.

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Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

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1. The Birthday

In the third season premiere, it's Elena's 18th birthday. As she searches for clues to locate Stefan, Damon tries to keep her from doing anything that might draw Klaus's attention.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: September 15, 2011
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2. The Hybrid

Damon and Alaric reluctantly go along with Elena's new strategy to find Stefan, leading Damon into a dangerous fight with an unexpected enemy.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: September 22, 2011
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3. The End Of The Affair

Stefan is reunited with a vampire (CLAIRE HOLT), from decades earlier. In a flashback to the 1920s, Stefan comes face to face with a shocking chapter from his wild past.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: September 29, 2011
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4. Disturbing Behavior

A frustrating new enemy pushes Damon over the brink and he lashes out in a way that will have lasting consequences. Bonnie has a strange encounter that will affect everyone.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: October 6, 2011
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5. The Reckoning

Caroline is determined to see that Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Tyler all enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins ... but the evening takes a deadly turn.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: October 13, 2011
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6. Smells Like Teen Spirit

On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt still reel from recent events. Meanwhile, Stefan continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: October 20, 2011
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7. Ghost World

Preparing to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, Mystic Falls is invaded by spirits. After a violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie for help.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: October 27, 2011
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8. Ordinary People

Elena and Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) engage in a power struggle, until Rebekah finally reveals some of her family's ancient secrets and the violent past she shares with Klaus.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: November 3, 2011
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9. Homecoming

On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) tells Elena why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions. MY MORNING JACKET performs.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: November 10, 2011
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10. The New Deal

Klaus turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back. Tyler faces consequences of his actions as a hybrid.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: January 5, 2012
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11. Our Town

Elena, Bonnie and Matt surprise Caroline with a small party for her 18th birthday. Tyler refuses to go along with Klaus' latest demand.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: January 12, 2012
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12. The Ties That Bind

Bonnie's recurring dreams about Klaus' coffins lead her to a reunion with her mother, Abby (PERSIA WHITE - Girlfriends), whom Bonnie hasn't seen for 15 years.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: January 19, 2012
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13. Bringing Out the Dead

Sheriff Forbes (MARGUERITE MacINTYRE) delivers disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about a recent murder weapon, and Caroline is heartbroken when unable to stop a tragedy unfold.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: February 2, 2012
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14. Dangerous Liasons

Elena is invited to a formal ball at Klaus' mansion and learns of a horrifying plan that could lead to numerous deaths. Who can she trust with her new information?

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: February 9, 2012
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15. All My Children

When Elijah (DANIEL GILLIES) gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith (TORREY DeVITTO) for help.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: February 16, 2012
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16. 1912

The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier. Flashing back to 1912, Damon recalls a beautiful vampire, Sage (CASSIDY FREEMAN).

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: March 15, 2012
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17. Break On Through

Damon is surprised to learn why Sage (CASSIDY FREEMAN) has returned, and pleased when she devises an unusual method to help him figure out what Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT) is up to.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: March 22, 2012
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18. The Murder of One

Stefan's emotional turmoil leads him to a dangerous confrontation with Klaus and, later, to a heartbreaking moment with Elena. CLAIRE HOLT and CASPER ZAFER guest star.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: March 29, 2012
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19. Heart of Darkness

Caroline is thrilled when Tyler returns to town, but Tyler soon suspects that something has been going on between Caroline and Klaus. Matt tries to keep Rebecca (CLAIRE HOLT) busy.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 19, 2012
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20. Do Not Go Gentle

The 1920s Decade Dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and Bonnie to undo a spell that could be devastating for everyone.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 26, 2012
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21. Before Sunset

Klaus acts on his intentions to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 3, 2012
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22. The Departed

In the third season finale, determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 10, 2012
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DVD Version:

22 Episodes
5 DVD Discs
English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Audio Commentaries

Special Features

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Descent into Darkness (Featurette)
The Original Vampires: The Beginning (Featurette)
Second Bite: Bloopers

Blu-ray Version:

22 Episodes
4 Blu-ray Discs
English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Audio Commentaries

Special Features

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Descent into Darkness (Featurette)
The Original Vampires: The Beginning (Featurette)
Second Bite: Bloopers
The Producer's Page (The Writer's Pack, The Producer's Spells and Sound FX, Score, and Suspense)
Favorite Scenes: The Series' Most Heart-Stopping Moments
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I was only somewhat shocked about the turn of events in this episode; I felt it was just a matter of time before certain events occurred (so as not to be too much of a spoiler, I will just say that this is in regard to what happens with Alaric and Elena). Some issues were wrapped up, but we are left with enough cliffhangers to keep us on edge until the show returns in the fall. There were plenty of the twists that keeps fans of the show hooked! All in all, a very exciting season finale for one of the most addictive shows on TV. If a fan of this show, this episode is a must!
Just to comment on Vampire Dairies in general and the Twilight comparisons: I gave this show a shot when I was bored with my usual TV fare and wanted something different, waiting to sneer at the "cheap Twilight knock-off." But to my surprise, Vampire Dairies is SO MUCH BETTER (and I am a fan of Twilight!). This show is everything Twilight wants to be. The acting is better, the stories more engaging, there are no neat little happy endings, and, for the characters, the lines between good and evil are much more blurred, which, in my opinion, provides for greater dramatic impact. Don't be put off by the demographic this show is aimed at (I am WAY over that line!)- its just a well-made show that deserves greater recognition.
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Great storyline, sexy cast, great acting, great directing and producing. The show seems to get better and better. Episode after episode. And since the very first episode blew my mind, season three is a killer!
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This show is just so amazing. I been a fan since season one and I could say it just keeps getting better and better. The plots pull off more action and blood, but also a more deep look on the characters feelings. Also, the introduction of new characters (and comebacks of old ones) are part of the reason has been so good since the beginning.
Every episode is a great episode, because sometimes in a show they are some few episodes you want to forget (maybe because they're too boring, and useless for the main plot), but that's not the case with this show. Every episode is important.
I know that only half of the season aired (writing this as of November 10th, the original airing of the "mid-season" finale), but I could say is so far so good. I can't wait to see the another half (hopefully something more extreme). Anyway, I hope this show lasts at least five seasons, because it has a lot of strings to pull off, and that fans could enjoy easily... It's worth the pre-order.
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I only regret is that it is only on once a week. I think that the Vampire Diaries Series has the potential to run for many seasons to come. There is a fantastic set of characters that can travel back and forward in time to revel the secrets of the past and how they interplay with the present and the future. the historic perspectives are so interesting. Europe, Romania, Chicago .Mystic Fall, The plots and settings are endless can't get enough off it. Did I mention the love story and sexual tension between so many of the characters, not only the stars of the series Damien, Elena and Stefan. Want more could we possibly ask for than more,more,more!!!
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Each episode gets more intense! The characters are amazing, sexy, incredably talented and really, really intense. The plot thickens at every corner and I find myself saying WOW, at the end of each scene... alot!!! I"m completely hooked!
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I absolutely love this show! I put off watching it for a long time, all the while enjoying the Twilight series, Trueblood, Ghost Whisperer, Supernatural and similar shows. I was hooked after just a few episodes. And now, even into the 3rd season, each episode continues to shock me, with (spoiler alert) the most recent surprise being that of Tyler's uncle Mason returning.

One problem I have with season 3 is when in the world is Elena and Damon going to hook up? Am I the only viewer has been waiting for this to happen for the past year now? Stefan, Elena and Damon and the 3 main characters and the show IS advertised as the "love triangle" being the main theme, so, how is it they can drag it out for this long and NOT give Damon and Elena a chance? I watch each episode just waiting for something to happen, and while it is always quite entertaining and I love the twists and surprises at the end of each episode, I really think they are dragging it out between Elena and Damon for too long. Also, I would LOVE to see how Stefan, now with no humanity, would react to seeing Elena with Damon? Even without his humanity, I know that a core part of him still loves Elena, compelled or not.

My absolute FAVORITE part of Season 3 is the love affair with Tyler and Caroline. Caroline's character has evolved from a snobby, whiny, shallow, princess type, into a smart, considerate, intelligent and interesting character. Tyler has also evolved into someone more fun to watch as well. I think their sex scene in episode 2 or 3, was one of the best sex scenes I have ever seen. I love the chemistry they have and I hope they stay together and it works out. Someone needs to turn Matt into something, anything, because his character is just too boring. He's been sad since the first show, first season.
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