After reading the journal left by one of the Gilbert ancestors, Jeremy is inspired to return to his hobby of sketching fantasy creatures, a talent he had abandoned when his parents died. Much to the surprise of their friends, Matt and Caroline continue to hang out together. When Sheriff Forbes (recurring guest star MARGUERITE MACINTYRE) tells Damon there has been another attack, he offers to track down the killer and learns a startling piece of information about the town's founding families. Alaric (recurring guest star MATT DAVIS) steps in to help during an awkward scene with Jeremy, Tyler and Mayor Lockwood (recurring guest star ROB PRALGO). Stefan and Elena come to a new understanding, but everything changes when Elena accidentally makes a devastating discovery.