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Posted by | September 19, 2013, 16:57 (MST) | 152 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The CW has released the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: True Lies (EP502). The episode airs Thursday, October 10 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:

MISSING PERSONS - Without telling Elena (Nina Dobrev) that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is missing, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) turns to Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett). While Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie (Kat Graham), but he can’t convince her that it’s time to let the others know that she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) uses violence to make a point about her own agenda.

The episode was directed by Joshua Butler and written by Brian Young.



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  • shoe20

    Good point on Quetsiyah (got it, lol) We’ll see about Silas. Hopefully this season won’t be such a hot-mess. Enjoyed the exchange.

  • napoli

    For sure Katherine loved Stefan. In s2 Katherine chose to save Stefan and sacrifice Damon as John told her she could save only one of them.

    This is why I like that phrase from Stefan in s1 about taking years to realise his love for her wasn’t real because Katherine, by compelling him, did play with his mind. The same thing happened with DE. Damon through the sire bond played with Elena’s mind and it will take her time to realise that her love for Damon isn’t real.

  • Gwen

    Time will tell….

  • Gwen

    Not well…

  • Gwen

    Elena was supernatural before she died.

  • shoe20

    Refresh me Gwen, has Elena ever said anything about her brief death? Maybe she did go to the other side, but wasn’t there long enough for the welcome party or know she even arrived. lol

  • Gwen

    Sorry but Caroline is too busy redecorating her dorm room in “Hello Kitty” and cannot be concerned with Stefan’s issues. Plus I hear she has a hot new guy after her. Yep, much too absorbed in her own life at the moment.

  • shoe20

    Bold move going on record that it won’t be Caroline, Gwen. Personally I have no idea who will figure it out first, or if it makes any difference. Getting him out of the box is what I want. Would you concur that this is the worse torture by far on TVD?

  • dman_24

    Wow, that was a tremendous job by you. Nice assessment of Stefan and Katherine’s relationship. You did a better job than I did.

  • dman_24

    I think Elena’s love for Damon IS real. It was built out of trust, shared experiences and genuine affections. It took them time to get here. The sire bond has nothing to do with it.

  • dman_24

    Sorry I have to interrupt your serious take on my comment, but it’s obvious I was being sarcastic.

  • dman_24

    I don’t get it: since when does fighting equal a great relationship. Love, compromise and mutual respect makes a great relationship. Not being at each others throats. I honestly hate when fans say that.

  • shoe20

    The morning after the night they spent together. Damon told Elena what he wanted most was to know her love was real. In fairness to Damon it was before he knew about the SB, but did it make the command any less affective? It was the only time I felt he abused the SB, it was not by intent but lack of knowledge. Strange they used this clip as a header for several episodes. Any thoughts?

  • shoe20

    Got that, but I still agree. lol

  • dman_24

    The vampires in TVD still have their “human soul” as you say it. It’s their humanity. This isn’t Buffy or Angel.

  • dman_24

    I wouldn’t mind seeing that. I’m all for happy endings.

    I don’t know, but I’ve always liked those two together. I like the way Katherine is around him (she’s much more genuine and kind), and the fact that she brings out his more playful, fun side. And Stefan seems to always bring out the humanity she keeps well-hidden. They are a couple, if circumstances were different, that could be great together.

    BTW, Stefan has a fun side? lol

  • shoe20

    He has had a few light moments, but like most characters on TVD much of the time it’s doom and gloom. That’s one thing about Damon, not much gets to him. Like water off a ducks back, but I think that’s fixing to change a little, either for the better or worse. We’ll see.

  • Gwen

    But she did not lie about it to Stefan…even though they were broken up she confided in him about her plan…leave it to Elena to teach Stefan about how to communicate.

  • Gwen

    The bigger question is…who or what will Stefan be focused on? Could be all he sees is revenge and nothing else.

  • shoe20

    Wish you would reference this lie Stefan told in your opinion. Rewatched the 4×07 clips and he didn’t lie when they discussed it. When Elena confronted him at the MMF party, Stefan’s responce was we need to keep growing his mark. More of an admission than a lie to me.

  • dman_24

    What does OOC mean? I see it a lot on the site.

    And you’re right. Elena didn’t take very long to approve of Jeremy growing his mark when it served her purposes. Kinda selfish and hypocritical of her, don’t you think?

  • dman_24

    Funny! Damon, the great communicator. Haha! Then again, guys aren’t known for their great communication skills — as far as relationships are concerned — so how would Damon be any different? Elena knows what she’s getting into. She knows his strengths and weaknesses. She’ll be fine.

  • dman_24

    The funny thing is, a lot of the people he “killed” keep coming back. lol Jeremy; Matt; Alaric; John; Isobel; even Mason. Not to mention Lexi, who has yet to seek revenge on him for some reason. It’s hilarious if you think about it. I mean…… can’t the guy kill someone in peace without them coming back and giving him flak about it. I mean…. come on! Haha!

  • shoe20

    Out of character (first time I’ve used it) – Kinda the jerky, flip-flop, inconsistent SL flow we were given in S4. The season flowed like it was written in groups of 2&3, with a plan at the beginning where they wanted to end up and some of that changed. JP admitted 4 episodes from the end Damon was the target of the cure, but too many viewers anticipated it. I wish someone would tell her sometimes the story has expected things happen. You just don’t have to shock the viewers every Ep, but that’s my opinion.

  • shoe20

    Hey – if they didn’t come back there would be a new cast every few weeks. LOL They would change actors faster than Walmart changes checkers!

  • dman_24

    You’re right. Sometimes an expected outcome is unavoidable. Trying to change it so you can shock people can be detrimental to a storyline. The problem is: TVD has built itself so much on shock and awe that it’s hard to break that habit and just tell a story the way it ought to be told. When you don’t take the time to develop a storyline well-enough, it leaves you with few options that are appealing other than to shock and awe viewers. The whole fourth season were full of storylines that just fizzled out, destroying the equity it built up during its run. The show needs to return to its roots that it showcased during the first two seasons: Storylines that make sense; well-developed characters; new characters that actually contribute to the plot (April); structured storytelling; consistent plots; genuine fear of characters dying and staying dead; and well-earned shocks and trills. It they can placed an emphasis on those things, the show can return to it’s former glory, earning the love and attention it deserves, but took for granted during the last season and a half.

  • dman_24

    Walmart changes checkers? I didn’t know that. I have to seriously think about shopping there if they’re going to change checkers. I happen to like my checkers the way they are. lol

    New cast every week, yes, or maybe they could stop killing people at the drop of a hat. Maybe if they did that, when someone actually dies you can be genuinely shocked. Just a thought.

  • dman_24

    It’s amazing. Lexi seems to be the only one that could bring out that side of him. Even Elena couldn’t do it. Hmm….. I wonder what that says about her or their relationship. Thoughts?

  • Gwen

    Well I think Hate is a very strong word…I don’t think anyone was implying being able to argue / challenge / and voice one’s opinion is the ONLY make up of a great relationship. Point is..it is important part if that relationship is to grow…especially in TVD…where working out a plan or disagreeing with a plan (eg: Elena on one of her crazy kamikaze suicide missions) is essential.

  • Gwen

    OK…Thanks…I guess it was a bit confusing in 4×1 when Bonnie was trying to bring Elena back before she transitioned…it looked like Bonnie was on the other side trying to get Elena’s soul back but her Grams stopped her…Elena in the jail cell could not see Bonnie or was aware it was her lifting her up. It was just a very interesting scene that I must have misinterpreted what was exactly happening.

    PS…Sorry…but I don’t follow Buffy or Angel…may be if I did this whole keep vs not keep the soul would make more sense.

  • shoe20

    Well that’s pretty much all Lexi brings to the table. (nothing physical) They truly like each other as friends, always there to support and enjoy each others company. I still have a problem with Damon killing her for the reasons he did. Even knowing how close they were, he just didn’t care about Stefan’s feelings.

    SE’s first time around the block was littered with lies and half truths from Stefan, and a lot of fence sitting about her feelings from Elena. but the did have some light time of just fun. They were driven apart by trust, SB, and the fact Elena as a vamp felt she couldn’t put S through the blood thing. Writers just haven’t allowed Stefan’s character to grow, but I believe they will this season, and that will attract Elena again. Will SE grow close again? – of course. Are they the end game – probably not, but then neither is DE. I remember Elena’s mom telling her as long as she had a Salvidor on each arm she was doomed. Besides her part in the story (IMO) is to save the brothers through her love for both. Personally I think she will end up with Matt, if the series makes it to the end of 6.

  • dman_24

    Yes, hate is a strong word, but that’s why I used it. I wouldn’t use it if I didn’t mean it.

    I’m not saying that they’re implying that arguing is the only ingredient in a relationship, but they all seem to emphasize that a great deal, as if it’s as important as the things I mentioned; sorry it’s not. Stefan and Elena didn’t break up because they didn’t argue. They drifted apart when he left, and they both kept secrets from each other. And the fact that Elena became a vampire certainly didn’t help matters either. By the time they reconnected, there was too much distance and inherent issues to keep them together. Their relationship was in name only. It was only a matter of time before everything became official.

    Also, many seem to point to arguing as if to separate the healthy, passionate relationship of Delena from the deluded, dispassionate one of Stelena. I don’t like it. I think it’s a total misrepresentation of SE’s relationship. They have their own dynamic that worked for them, and if it weren’t for external issues (Stefan leaving with Klaus; Elena turning into a vampire), they would still be together.

  • from.beginning.to.end

    Every relationship has arguments, even if only little ones. I think it’s a red flag if there are none because it means stuff is either being bottled up or they’re not comfortable or confident enough to believe their opinion matters. So yeah, I think arguments are good but only when they’re constructive. Petty arguments over nothing are bad but ones like DE had in Heart of Darkness or Growing Pains were actually pretty productive in the way that legitimate complaints from both parties were brought forward and shown to have been understood later.

  • from.beginning.to.end

    SE seemed perfectly healthy and passionate in the beginning, with a fair share of arguments. They both definitely started to bottle stuff up and set it aside before the break up though, maybe due to the external issues you mentioned. Maybe being apart so long made them afraid to do or say anything that would put more strain on the relationship, I dunno.

  • Gwen

    Could not have said it better…Thank You.

  • Gwen

    Not really…just a logical guess.

  • Leelala (previously Logic)

    To clarify, Damon wasn’t compelling Elena when he was talking about what she wants out of love, he only compelled her when he told her to forget she met him… JP has cleared this up many MANY times…

  • Leelala (previously Logic)

    Wow!! The first episode hasnt even aired yet and already the debates on who’s the better Salvatore has begun

  • shoe20

    I curious why you would think it is strange for posters to have a favorite brother after 4 yrs of TVD pulling Elena both directions. Obviously those who take the time to post are invested in the series and have formed opinions on their favorite characters. This site does a great job of trying to keep posters on topic and civil to each other, but as with all debates things get heated at times. Posters would do well to remember that no matter what your point is, it probably won’t sway anyone one direction or the other. Most on this site are very knowledgeable of the series, and do a great job of supporting their point of view and opinions.

  • Leelala (previously Logic)

    LOL fair enough. i never meant to offend and I dont think its strange at all for people to have their fav Salvatore, I do ;) … just an observation at how its already started with so much passion before the first episode has aired… I honestly love both brothers and adore when they are a team, I do hope Damon is the one to discover Stefan is not himself and think its right for him to be the one to save him not Elena or anyone else…
    After this many seasons of back and forth pulling of which Salvatore Elena ends up with, its making it all a lil stale for me.. Although i am all team Delena I do see the significance in Stelena and not for one second discredit what they had.. I guess I just personally like a tortured soul lol and each to their own ;)
    All in all, I just want the brothers to be happy so moving forward i am more Team Salvatore than anything else :)

  • shoe20

    Tks for the reply. To make it clear I was in no way offended, rather just commenting on your observation. As I said at the end of my comment nothing but the first sentence was directed at you. Next time I’ll split it up when I run on with thoughts. LOL I think my comment on the last 15 mins of s4, might shed light on some of the passion posters have.

  • lulu

    When did Damon kill John? I thought Katherine killed him-she stabbed him in the abdomen. Damon did kill Isobel, but he didn’t do it out of malice, because Isobel wanted to be a vampire. Killing Jeremy was one of the worst things that Damon has done, and he regretted doing it almost from the beginning. I don’t know if Jeremy has, or ever will forgive Damon, but staying with Damon-for the time being-is the only option that the writers have given him right now. Perhaps they’ll have him move in with Matt-and maybe Tyler, if he comes back and moves back into “his” house now that Klaus has moved on to other projects in New Orleans.

    I know you think Damon is the devil incarnate, which I don’t think is a fair assessment, but that’s your opinion, and you are entitled to it, of course. Damon’s done some awful stuff, but then, so have all of the other vamps on the show-just some of them did reform over the centuries, and Damon is just now trying to start that journey. However, I have always felt that Damon actually did like Jeremy. If you go back to season one, Jeremy was one of the first people that Damon was shown letting his guard down with. Then Damon pulled his stupid stunt, and so now there is understandable strain there. However, Damon did kill Alaric-though, to be fair, he wasn’t an innocent bystander like Jeremy was that Damon killed in a tantrum, but had come with the intention of killing Damon-and yet when Alaric came back to “life” ironically he ended up being Damon’s good friend.
    I would actually like to see Damon own up to his stupidity to Jeremy. He could say that he doesn’t expect Jeremy to forgive him, and he understands if he never does, but vampires-like humans-have a tendency to abuse power when they have it, and vampires generally use their power, often not in a good way, by human standards. So, it’s difficult for a vampire to control his/her impulse to use that power at his/her whim when it becomes a habit, and that he’s been trying his best to learn to control it. He could point out to Jeremy that his stint as a chosen vampire slayer should give him some real lessons in how it feels to be driven by an urge that’s difficult to control. Jeremy is smart enough that he would “get” that. Jeremy and Damon could have a very interesting relationship if the writers would just take advantage of it. Damon and Jeremy have been written before to show they actually had an understanding of each other. Jeremy showed some acceptance of the fact that Damon was a vampire, and asked him point blank if being a vampire made things “better,” and Damon was honest and told him that “life” could still, and often does still “stink”(my word, not his)even when one was a vamp. Damon also offered later to once again compel Jeremy-with his knowledge, this time-to ease his emotional pain, and Jeremy told Damon that he didn’t, because it really didn’t ease the pain, because the pain was still there-only the memory of the reason for the pain was gone. Damon respected Jeremy’s wish-yes, I know that he later did it again because Elena wanted him to, and it was for Jeremy’s protection, so the intention was good, at least. At the present they have both “men” being prideful-especially Damon, as I imagine that he feels that Jeremy will never forgive him, so he acts like that’s fine with him because he’s afraid that any mea culpa he would do Jeremy would reject, so his pride won’t let him “go there.” So, I guess we’ll see if Jeremy is still cranky about all the vampires in his life besides his sister, or-if Damon does “play nice” will Jeremy give him the benefit of the doubt. Damon can be trusted if he makes his mind up-Alaric learned he could trust him, and, as mentioned, he “killed” Alaric-at least as much as any one “person” can trust another, human or vampire.

  • Leelala (previously Logic)

    Oh for sure, all good ;) lol

  • Gwen

    Hey Leelala…welcome to the site! Always good to have another Delena fan. I agree with your post 110% in fact I posted the exact same thing about a month ago. The site was an absolute joy over the summer months watching reruns, gaining new insight and understanding about the show. However, everything changed as the Damon bashers descended. They tend to overrun the site with absolute hate and distain for Damon…Twisting the truth, misrepresenting the storyline and confusing the books with the TV show. One additional observation is that they rarely talk about positive aspects of Stefan’s character or Stelena’s relationship since they spend most of their time hating on Damon. Not sure if you experienced this on other sites but wanted to provide a brief history. Sorry to sound so doom and gloom but I will also say this site has some of the most knowledgeable posters of TVD and the shows mythology. I have learned so much from them and have gained a better understanding of the show. Once again, Welcome and please stick around we really could use the balance.

  • Debbie

    You and leelala are right on! I’m team delena and even I get why Stelena fans are a little more hurtful towards Damon these days. He got the girl, which leaves little chance of a Stelena getting back together anytime soon (but this is tvd u never know :)! oh and in such a horrible way…with Stefan getting the worst form of torture and at the same time losing his best bud all over again. Little bit of a punch in the gut I’d be a little on the defence too…lines like “I’m all wrong for you” from the finale don’t exactly help much. But I guess it’s easier for me to see all the hardship and sacrifice Damon had to make to get there and still has to make to keep the girl. So really, along with most of the characters on the show “I’m not not happy for him!”. Hey, it sounds like even Jeremy’s coming around!

  • Leelala (previously Logic)

    Thanks for the welcome Gwen although I am not new ;) I used to post as Logic hehehe so yes I completely understand when you mention all the Damon hate this site gets.. I am all too familiar.. Was very shocked it had started so early though lol
    But thanks again for the warm welcome and friendly insight, I’ll be sure to stick around and get more into it once the season begins b/c at the moment i’ve got little speculation to contribute haha
    (I’m all burnt out from the latest True Blood debacle) but I wont get started on that :)

  • Gwen

    Thanks Deb…as always I agree with you 100%…Damon finally got that girl that he worked so very hard for. End of story.

    I also agree it is terrible what happened to Stefan. I love Stefan’s character and I hate to see how he was treated at the end of S4, however, it sounds like Paul is having the time of his life playing Silas. What I don’t understand is how bashing Damon helps Stefan who was locked in a safe and thrown in the lake by Silas?

    I understand Stefan fans are upset and rightly so…but why attack Damon? Why not Silas?

    With regards to Stelena…Relationships come and go on TVD. Should Matt/Elena fans continually blame/ bash Stefan for stealing Elena from Matt? I mean come on…Stefan is not human, he was the ripper and since Elena has known /been involved with him she has seen death including her own family members. No, of course not, Matt / Elena’s relationship ran its course and it ended, same with S/E and possible someday same with D/E.

    If fans really love Stefan’s character than why are they NOT posting about his mental state or how he might emerge from his ordeal, not bashing Damon? I believe you and I have been more concerned about Stefan (and have posted as such) than they so-called Stefan fans, which makes me question if they are true fans at all???

  • Kate

    Please remember that discussion of other fans is not allowed, and is very unproductive. Probably time for the conversation to move on!

  • Gwen

    Agree..Thank you.





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