|“||Bonnie! Hey, Hey! I think you're having a bad dream.||”|
While Abby Bennett was out of Mystic Falls, she had a relationship with a man who was Jamie's father. Abby took care of Jamie, even though she'd broken up with Jamie's father. They moved into a house in North Carolina and have been living there ever since. It seems that Abby cares about Jamie the same way she does about Bonnie, even if he's not her biological son.
He first appeared while Elena and Bonnie were looking for Abby. Jamie let them inside the house and they talked. He told them that Abby isn't his mom but she raised him as her own. It is later revealed that he was compelled by Daniel Warren to shoot himself if Bonnie didn't tell Abby the location of the coffins. When Stefan comes for Elena, he shows up. Stefan compelled him to leave, but he came back with a rifle. He shot Stefan with wooden bullets and tied up Elena. While Abby meets Daniel with Bonnie, Jamie has to take care of Stefan and Elena.
He reveals that the Hybrid compelled him to shoot himself. As Elena told him to get closer, she freed herself from the ties and knocked Jamie out with the gun, and went to Stefan and helped him get the wooden bullets out, because he could feel them pressing up against his heart.
He goes to the 20s Dance with Bonnie and he almost gets killed by Klaus, but is stopped. Later, he is with Bonnie in bed and he asks her where she is going.
- Diminutive of James, the Latin form of the Hebrew Ya'aqov (Jacob). The name of two of Jesus apostles.
- Julie said that "he's still a factor in our minds in that he still exists and they (he and Bonnie) have a connection and a bond. We just haven't decided how much more to explore that. We're keeping it on the back burner for now"
- Poor Jamie suffers from Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was left sleeping in Bonnie's bed while she sleepwalked to Alaric's tomb to feed him and make him an uber vampire hunter. He was never seen again after that.
- He had a brief romantic relationship with Bonnie Bennett, his adoptive step-sister.