In an attempt to have Alaric reunited his family, even if only briefly, Damon went to Chicago to take Ric away from Klaus for him to see his children and Jenna for the first time in a year.
Damon and Meredith’s relationship has become complicated after they both have come to the realization they have feelings for each other. This ‘complication’ has forced Meredith to break up with Brian Newcastle.
Faye, Zachary Salvatore’s sister, is back in town and is starting up trouble. The trouble first started with Caroline and it seems as if she has formed some kind of friendship with Jeremy.
Caroline and Jeremy have been broken up since last year but have recently rekindled their flame. That, however, was after the fact that not only Jeremy but also Faye got into a car accident after Jeremy claimed to have seen his dead ex girlfriend, Anna.
Katherine is still being held prisoner by Klaus. She finds unlikely friendships with both Alaric and Jenna especially after Klaus turned Jenna for Alaric leaving Chicago. But now, Katherine has discovered that she’s not the only doppelganger in the city but that Ric Saltzman has his own doppelganger named Josh Reston.
The characters that have been added/people who have joined have been added and those who have left have been taken off.
Katherine - http://thatoriginalpetrovafire.tumblr.com/
James Hoyt (name up for change)