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Throughout the series there have been flashbacks to many different time eras. Throughout season 1 and 2 there are flashbacks to 1864, showing Stefan and Damon's back story with Katherine and how they became vampires. In Katerina there are flashbacks to 1490 in Bulgaria, showing us that Katherine had an illegitimate child out of wedlock. The child was taken away directly after birth to be adopted and Katerina was banished to England. There were also flashbacks to 2 years after this, 1492, showing Katherine's back story with Klaus and Elijah and how she became a vampire. In The End of the Affair, there were flashbacks that revealed that Stefan Salvatore knew Klaus and his sister Rebekah, back in the 1920s, but he was compelled to forget when they had to escape from Mikael, their father. 1912 flashbacks introduced us to Sage, the Vampire who made Damon the way he was when we met him in Pilot, and revealed information about the serial killer.
There have also been flashback to approximately 1000 years ago, but although the exact year is unknown, it is thought to be during the 10th century. These flashbacks explained the history of The Originals, the second oldest and most powerful vampires to ever walk the earth, showing us why and how the second generation of Vampires were created.
Flashbacks are a huge part of these episodes.
The first flashback is in episode Lost Girls. It shows Stefan when he saw Katherine for the first time. She came with her handmaiden Emily into Salvatore Estate. Later while Stefan and Damon were playing football, Katherine came, took the ball and they chased her. Damon went to Confederate army, but returned shortly. She didn't knew with which brother should she go with to the First Founder's Party, but in the end she chose to go with Stefan. While Stefan and Katherine were having sex, Stefan told her that he'll love her forever and then she bit him. She compelled him to not tell his brother about it and made him drink her blood.
(Stefan and Katherine centric)
In Children of the Damned, Katherine was showing Damon how to kill. She said to two men that her husband has been hurt. When one of them went to see Damon lying down she attacked another one and drank his blood. Then she killed the other human. Katherine kissed Damon with blood on her lips. Later while Damon and Katherine were in bed, Emily said that Pearl was waiting her downstairs. She told Katherine that Honoria Fell had an elixir with vervain and that it was best to leave town. Also it's shown that Anna is Pearl's daughter as she is seen talking to her. Katherine told her that she wants to be with both Salvatore Brothers. Pearl was in love with Johnathan Gilbert.
Giuseppe Salvatore asked Damon and Stefan to help him destroy the vampires. Stefan wanted to tell his father that there are good vampires. Damon made him promise that he won't tell anything to father. Later Stefan came to his father and told him that vampires are good. Father became suspicious and spiked Stefan's drink with vervain. While Stefan and Katherine we're having sex she bit him and vervain weakened her. Giuseppe Salvatore sent Stefan to sheriff and muzzled Katherine. People from the town put all the vampire in the church and burned it. Johnathan Gilbert saw on compass that it points to his love Pearl. She begged him,but he betrayed her. Emily told Anna that she will protect all vampires in the church.
(Stefan and Damon centric)Then in Blood Brothers, Stefan and Damon attempt to set Katherine free, but their father shot them. As they had a vampire's blood in their system, they woke up in quarry north of the town. Emily told them that Katherine gave them the rings that they were wearing. As they were in transition, they had chosen to die. Stefan went to their father to say goodbye. Giuseppe attacked Stefan and he accidentally staked himself. Stefan couldn't help himself and tasted his blood becoming a vampire. Then he went to Damon with a gift (a compelled girl) and made him drink, too. He became a vampire and promised eternity full of misery, not because Stefan made him drink blood, because Katherine had also turned Stefan.
Stefan had a weird dream about first founder's ball. Katherine compelled him to dream about it. Then next, Henry told Katherine that some supernatural species killed someone, but he's sure that vampire didn't do that. She told George Lockwood that she's a vampire and that she knew that he's a werewolf. Later, Stefan confessed his love and kissed Katherine even though he wasn't compelled. She refused Damon after that and was happy about the kiss. Katherine and George planned burning of the church and Katherine's saving. Than next scene is after Stefan and Damon got shot. Katherine came here, safe, gave George his Moonstone kissed Stefan while he was "dead" and left town.
(Katherine centric)The episode starts with a flashback scene in 1490 in Bulgaria. Katherine gave birth to her daughter. It is unknown who the father is. Her father took her somewhere. They didn't even let her hold her daughter once. Than the first flashback ends. Then it is shown that Katerina is running from Klaus' men. She was hidden so they didn't found her.(one of them was Elijah). Then Trevor found her and told her to go to the house on east. When she got there she saw an old woman, who was compelled by Rose, inside. Rose was compelling her, so she let Katherine in. She stole the moonstone from Klaus and showed it to Rose. Rose wanted to give Katherine back to Klaus. After she saw that Katherine tried to kill her with a knife, Rose gave her some vampire blood. A few minutes later Katherine hung herself. She fed on the old woman and left. In 1492, Katherine returned to her house. Everybody was killed by Klaus and his men.
(Stefan centric) Some parts of this flashbacks are read by Elena from Johnathan Gilbert Journal,some Stefan told Elena and some Damon thought about.
This episode starts with Thomas Fell, his wife Honoria Fell and Johnathan Gilbert. They we're dining and celebrating their great vampires-in-the-church-burned-alive plan. Suddenly they heard a noises, Thomas went outside to check it, carrying the knife with him. Honoria told Johnathan that she is worried so, he went outside, too with a compass. Suddenly he saw the needle on compass running fast. The vampire killed Thomas. Then his wife Honoria came out, and the vampire killed her too. The vampire came slowly to Johnathan. He recognized him, it was Stefan Salvatore. He "killed him", or at least he was dead, but he was wearing the Gilbert ring.
Then next, Stefan was in his house with several girls.He was drinking their blood.Then Damon came and compelled them all to forget bout this incident and go home. Damon decided to left town. Since it was civil war, there were victims. Stefan drained blood from one. Then some mystery figure in a cloak saw him. He followed her and attacked her. Then he saw that she was a vampire named Alexia "Lexi" Branson She told him he is a "ripper" meaning he only fed and hunted, losing his humanity. She made Stefan change from the monster he was, to who he is today. After Stefan said that it hurt too much, she told him that "if they could hurt, they could love" and that the pain, hurt and the craving for blood, was all worth it at the end, because they could feel love too. In the last flashback, it is showed how Damon met Lexi. It was in the house,before he left he told her to help his brother.
(Klaus, Elijah and Katherine centric) Flashbacks to 1491 will reveal Katherine’s introduction to Elijah and Klaus, along with the origin of the moonstone curse.
(Damon centric) Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of Elena in the present day due to the dementia caused by his werewolf bite.
Damon dressed in military attire passes Katherine's room and watches her through the open doorway. Katherine teasingly accuses Damon of spying on her and asks him in to help unknot her corset strings. He enters and complies with gentlemanly pleasure. Katherine says she will be lonely while Damon is away at war and asks him to hurry back. Damon suggests that Stefan should be sufficient company for her while he is away. Katherine asks is it wrong for her to want them both. Elena standing in the doorway in modern day attire warns Damon that Katherine was only toying with him and all he had to do was say no and walk way. He had a choice. He promises Katherine that he will return quickly.
In the present day at movie night in the square, a disoriented Damon asks Elena where they are going. Katherine running through the woods at night replies "Everywhere!". Damon, carrying a torch has difficulty keeping up with her and stumbles. In the present a very ill Damon also stumbles and is caught be Elena. In the past Damon pushes Katherine up against a tree. Present day Damon, reliving the memory pushes Elena against a post. Damon asks Katherine why she must always run away from him. Katherine answers because she knows he will chase her. Damon asks Katherine to let him chase her forever and asks her to feed him her blood. Katherine refuses to feed him, takes a hair pin, pricks her own neck and challenges Damon to take it. Katherine says it is his choice to make. In the present a disoriented Damon says to Elena "I choose you Katherine." In the past Damon asks Katherine to keep it a secret from his brother then drinks Katherine's blood. In the present Elena tries to tell Damon who she is and pleads for him not to but Damon protests that he has to drink her blood if they are to be together forever. Damon bites Elena. She pleads with him to stop and tells him he is hurting her. Damon stops and looks at Elena with sudden realization and remorse. He collapses to his knees looking stunned then looses consciousness, falling into Elena . She supports his head against her chest while looking around desperately trying to decide what to do.
(Stefan centric) Flashbacks to 1922 about how Stefan met Klaus and Rebekah Katherine also appeared.
(Rebekah centric)Rebekah reavels her violent past with Klaus and Elijah that was 1000 years ago.
(Damon and Samantha centric,also Stefan) This episode take us back in 1912 when Damon met Sage, and she showed him a new way to go on through life and have pleasure in it.
(Elena centric) These flashbacks focus on elena's life prior to her parents death and up to their death.
(Rebekah centric) This flashback will introduce Alexander and Rebekah's story 900 years ago.
(Damon centric, also Stefan) This episode take us back in 1942 year, when Damon, Stefan, and Lexi were in New Orleans.
(Damon centric) This flashback will reveal Damon's life in New York in 1977. Lexi also appears in flashback. Damon's old friend Will also appears.
Minor Flashback EpisodesEdit
These episodes don't concentrate mainly on the flashbacks, and the flashbacks that are shown don't go back to earlier than the 00's.
- Main article: Alaric's flashbacks
Alaric's wife Isobel is introduced. Alaric watches Damon kill her. This flashback takes place in 2003.
Alaric and Isobel's married life, before she was killed, is shown. This flashback takes place in 2003 as well.
(Mason centric) In the beginning of the episode, Jimmy is shown picking a fight with Mason in 2009 in Emerald Coast, Florida. He accuses him of sleeping with his girlfriend Marla, which Mason didn't do. They fight and Mason accidentally kills him, which triggers the werewolf curse. At the end of the episode, the flashback continues and Katherine is shown comforting him. When she hugs him, she smiles, which indicates that she might have compelled Jimmy to pick a fight with Mason so he would kill him and trigger the curse, and that her plan worked out the way she wanted it to.
(Elena centric)These flashbacks take place in Mystic Falls, May 23rd 2009, the day of the car accident in which Elena and Jeremy's parents died. The episode begins with Elena waking up and changing into her cheerleading uniform, heading downstairs for breakfast with her parents and Jenna. Later, Elena is seen with Matt holding hands at school, Bonnie beside them, who tells her she can't keep stringing Matt along. Soon after, Elena is walking through the woods whilst talking on her phone asking Jenna for a ride home from the bonfire after a fight with Matt. After crashing the car in the present, a scene shows the moment Elena woke up when her father drove over Wickery Bridge into the lake below months beforehand.
The next flashback reveals Damon lying in the middle of the road, when he hears Elena- assuming its Katherine, they talk and he compels her to forget their meeting. The last flashback shows Elena submerged in water as her father desperately tries to escape the car. Miranda is already unconscious and Grayson grabs Elena's hand, silently signaling there is no way out. Elena mouths 'I love you' before she falls unconscious, Stefan appears beside the window and Grayson motions for him to save Elena.