THURSDAY, February 17
"THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Dinner Party" (TV-) (HDTV)
STEFAN TELLS ELENA ABOUT HIS DARKEST DAYS - Stefan (Paul Wesley) tells Elena (Nina Dobrev) about a dark time in his history and the surprising person whose influence changed everything. After getting the truth out of Luka (guest star Bryton James), Jonas (guest star Randy Goodwin) makes his feelings clear to Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). Trying to catch Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies) off-guard, Damon arranges a dinner party for him with Jenna (Sara Canning), Alaric (Matt Davis) and Andie (guest star Dawn Olivieri), but last-minute information throws Damon's plan into chaos. Marcos Siega directed the episode written by Andrew Chambliss (#215).