On the Founder's Day, Mystic Falls celebrates one hundred and fifty years with a parade and fireworks. Stefan is upset with the revelation of Damon's feelings toward Elena. Jeremy is estranged with Elena and Anna offers her blood to him to turn him into a vampire. The vampires from the tomb decide to kill the dwellers during the fireworks, but John Gilbert plots a scheme to destroy not only them, but also Stefan and Damon with Jonathan Gilbert's invention. Stefan is saved by Elena and Alaric, but Damon is captured by John and left in a basement on fire with the other vampires. John also kills Anna with a stake and Stefan is powerless to rescue his brother. Will it be the end of Damon?