Gauntlet is the third episode of The Sulez Dynasty Season 2 and the 16th episode overall.
KATHERINE'S BENEFACTOR CATCHES UP WITH HER- When Katherine Pierce unexpectedly bumps into George LaFontaine, she shuts everyone out and tries to figure out how to solve the problem on her own. As the walls close in around her and her list of allies grows ever thinner, Katherine makes a last-ditch attempt to defeat her enemy and keep a heavily pregnant Josephine Salvatore out of harm's way. Elsewhere, Rachel Davies continues her campaign of psychological terrorism against Meredith Sulez and Henrietta Feyers. Tristan de Martel dreams of things to come.
- Shelley Hennig as Meredith Sulez
- Oliver Ackland as Tristan de Martel
- Indiana Evans as Josephine Salvatore
- Michelle Ryan as Katherine Pierce
- Amanda Schull as Henrietta Feyers
- Scarlett Byrne as Nora Fairchild
- Teressa Liane as Mary Louise Fairchild
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- with Tracy Cole as Sofya
- and Sophia Bush as Olivia Archer
- Tricia Helfer as Sonja Moran
- Krysten Ritter as Natasha Elkin
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- Cassidy Freeman as Sage Meddenhall
- with Hilarie Burton as Rachel Davies
- and Rick Fox as George LaFontaine
- Antagonist: George LaFontaine
- This episode is Katherine-centric.