The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Rescue Me (EP517), airing Thursday, March 27th at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
MARKOS ARRIVES IN MYSTIC FALLS — [spoiler]In order to keep Stefan (Paul Wesley) from being harmed by Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh) and the Travelers, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppleganger [sic]. Caroline is surprised when Enzo opens up to her about his past. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) spend an awkward afternoon at Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) parent-teacher conference, where they hear bad news about his behavior at school. Afterwards, Damon reluctantly tells Elena upsetting news about Jeremy’s personal life. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has an unsettling encounter with Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), and learns more about his family history. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) fills Jeremy in on the rumors about the Travelers’ next move and demonstrates her considerable power. Jeremy makes an unexpected deal with Liv, then makes a decision that is devastating to Elena. Stefan and Caroline share a special moment of friendship. Finally, a terrifying turn of events at the Travelers’ camp leads to the appearance of their mysterious leader, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian).[/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Leslie Libman and written by Brett Matthews & Neil Reynolds.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: The Devil Inside (EP512), airing Thursday, January 30th. Highlight for spoilers:
SEARCHING FOR THE HIGH ROAD — [spoiler]When Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) brings Damon (Ian Somerhalder) a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge, Damon makes an effort to do the honorable thing. After finding himself in awkward and confusing conversations with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda), Matt impulsively decides to throw a party, where Caroline (Candice Accola) makes a stunning confession to Elena (Nina Dobrev), then has to face the consequence of her actions with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Tyler (Michael Trevino). Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos) does his best to make amends for his family’s past misdeeds and start a new life for himself. Finally, Elena suddenly finds herself in a life-threatening situation with only minutes to figure out how to save herself.[/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Kellie Cyrus and written by Brett Matthews and Sonny Postiglione.
The CW has released the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504). The episode airs Thursday, October 24 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
REMEMBRANCE DAY - [spoiler]While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) try to help Stefan (Paul Wesley) through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own. A worried Matt (Zach Roerig) tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline (Candice Accola) makes an effort to get to know Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) better. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard. Finally, Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett) puts a plan in motion that will change everything. Kat Graham also stars.[/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Michael Allowitz and written by Brett Matthews and Elisabeth R. Finch.
The CW has released the official synopsis for the January 17th mid-season premiere of The Vampire Diaries: After School Special (EP410). Highlight for spoilers:
REBEKAH IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE — [spoiler]Appearing unexpectedly at Mystic Falls High, Rebekah (Claire Holt) wastes no time trying to force Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) to answer her questions about the search for a cure, leading to a bombshell piece of information from Elena. When Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) father, Rudy Owens (guest star Rick Worthy, “Supernatural”), accepts the role of Interim Mayor, he makes it a priority to protect his daughter, who isn’t at all comfortable with the role he suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) continues to encourage Bonnie to believe in her powers, but he soon finds himself in danger when he reveals too much to the wrong person. Later, Caroline does her best to comfort Tyler (Michael Trevino) after a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt (Zach Roerig) train Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), trying to raise his game as a hunter, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is impatient with their progress and intervenes to speed up the process.[/spoiler]
The episode was written by Brett Matthews and directed by David Von Ancken.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: The Five (EP404), airing Thursday, November 1st on the CW. Highlight for spoilers:
A FRAT PARTY AND A FLASHBACK TO 12TH CENTURY ITALY — [spoiler]Damon (Ian Somerhalder) goes with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) to visit Whitmore College, where Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay, “The Borgias”) is taking over the Occult Studies classes formerly taught by Bonnie’s grandmother. At a fraternity costume party, Damon takes advantage of the wild scene to give Elena a lesson in choosing a victim. Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) attempt to buy Matt’s (Zach Roerig) forgiveness falls flat, but she is intrigued by unexpected news from Klaus (Joseph Morgan). When Stefan (Paul Wesley) questions Klaus about Connor’s (guest star Todd Williams) motives, Klaus reveals a long-ago encounter with a powerful group of vampire hunters, but it’s Rebekah who delivers the information that stuns Stefan.[/spoiler]
The episode was written by Brett Matthews and Rebecca Sonnenshine and directed by Joshua Butler.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale, The Departed (EP322), airing Thursday, May 10th. Yes, this is the last episode synopsis for TVD Season 3, can you believe it? Only four episodes left! Highlight for spoilers:
THE SECRET HERO — [spoiler]Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) makes a decision that will change everything. In the harsh reality of the present situation, Elena (Nina Dobrev) longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson (guest star Jason MacDonald) and Miranda (guest star Erin Beute), and Aunt Jenna (guest star Sara Canning) were still alive and her biggest concern was her relationship with Matt (Zach Roerig). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon split up when Elena needs one of them. Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) are forced to make a life-changing decision. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences. [/spoiler]
The episode was directed by John Behring, with story by Brett Matthews & Elisabeth R. Finch and teleplay by Julie Plec.
A few days ago, Ian Somerhalder tweeted out the above photo, revealing the title of the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale: The Departed (EP322). The episode was written by Julie Plec, based on a story by Brett Matthews and Elisabeth Finch. John Behring will direct (he was also at the helm for the Season 2 finale, As I Lay Dying). How about that title, eh?
We can also confirm that the title of EP321 – the last Season 3 episode title to be revealed – will be: Before Sunset.
Here’s the schedule for all upcoming episodes through now until the Season 3 finale on May 10th:
- March 29th: The Murder Of One (EP318)
- April 5th: Dangerous Liaisons (EP314) [repeat]
- April 12th: All My Children (EP315) [repeat]
- April 19th: Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- April 26th: Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- May 3rd: Before Sunset (EP321)
- May 10th: The Departed (EP322) [season finale]