Original air date: 12/04/2014 Runtime: 42:25 min. Damon finds himself in hot water after he carries out a plan that requires Alaric’s unwilling participation. When Elena shares some hopeful news with Jeremy about Bonnie, she is caught off guard by his reaction. Liv (recurring guest star PENELOPE MITCHELL) helps Damon and Elena with their plan to get Bonnie back, but when things take an unexpected turn, she’s left with a difficult choice to make. Elsewhere, Matt takes matters into his own hands when Enzo’s actions cross the line, and Kai’s (recurring guest star CHRIS WOOD) existence continues to be a dangerous threat.