Cynthia Watros has done light comedy well (Drew Carey Show), performed melodrama (Lost) as well as any actor could follow that plot, and can now add thriller lead to her list of actress skills.Her character was intense and fearless as the mother.Olivia d' Abo having sparred with Inspector Goren on many an episode of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" gives a different, more chilling, level of evil as the bad guy.As close to full-blown Alan Rickman as you are going to get in a Lifetime thriller. Season 1, Episode 6October 15, 2009Stefan is forced to tell Elena he is a vampire, and he reveals his family's history to her and how his rivalry with Damon began.Meanwhile, Damon considers turning Vicki into a vampire and he threatens to harm Elena if Stefan doesn't return his ring that protects him from the sun.
Season 1, Episode 8November 5, 2009An old friend (Arielle Kebbel) visits Stefan on his birthday and she gives Elena some insight into dating him.
It prompts Elena to ask Stefan questions he refuses to answer and forces him to take action against his brother.
Season 1, Episode 5October 8, 2009A stranger tells Elena that he recognizes Stefan from 1953 when Stefan's uncle was killed by a wild animal. Meanwhile, Damon tries to lure Caroline to the dungeon Stefan trapped him in so she can free him, and Bonnie discovers psychic powers she didn't know she possessed.
Season 1, Episode 11January 21, 2010Damon rescues Elena from a car accident and takes her to Georgia where he surprises an old flame (Gina Torres), but he's confronted by someone who attempts to make him pay for past wrongdoings.
Meanwhile, Bonnie fears she is losing her powers, and Jeremy meets a cute girl (Malese Jow) who believes vampires are present in Mystic Falls.