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Posted by | April 9, 2014, 17:28 (MST) | 248 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries, What Lies Beneath (EP520), airing Thurday, May 1st at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:

A CABIN IN THE WOODS — [spoiler]When Tyler (Michael Trevino) turns up at the Salvatore house with the news that Markos’ (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) plan to break the witches’ curse puts Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in imminent danger, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) suggests they hide out in the remote cabin once owned by Caroline’s (Candice Accola) father. Once there, it becomes obvious to Caroline that Stefan and Elena are keeping a secret, so Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up with a parlor game designed to expose the truth. A ghostly presence at the cabin uses violence and fire to make itself known. Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes charge of Tyler’s plan to get information from one of the Travelers, and Bonnie (Kat Graham) continues to keep the truth about the Other Side from Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), despite warnings from Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy). Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Elisabeth R. Finch & Holly Brix (#520).[/spoiler]

The episode was directed by Joshua Butler and written by Elisabeth R. Finch and Holly Brix.



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  • Prediction

    @disqus_XDKAEYLJdb:disqus
    Thank you! I’m trying.
    The only thing I can remember refering to the things the Gilbert ancestors (for example the vampire compass) have “made” are that (hope I remind it right) he/they didn’t invent it. I think it was Emily Benett who put a spell on it. And although she was pretending to be Katherines friend she did what she could to protect the people against the vampires. So I guess she was assisting in creating the ring too?!?

  • lynne

    lolol regarding your comment about Tyler,, I can’t agree more if I was standing on my head! Jeremy & Enzo are also is included, but Enzo is easier on the eyes;)
    I also came across the info. for and about Mattie, but I don’t think it is Nadia. IMO it is someone new, which I think he deserves. Someone without a hidden agenda,,,is Human, and Norma. lol Something new, for M.F. gang.
    When all is said and done,, will Mystic Falls change its name, to “Happy Falls” or “Happy Town”?? lolol

  • lynne

    I was thinking along the similar lines,, More of a “Harum” kind of thing!! lololol
    Whatever it is,, it must be pretty bad on the OS, if they all want leave!! LOL

  • lynne

    Thank you Jennifer:) That is another idea? that has been answered and I can scratch off my list.
    Debbie answered one for me last week, and Gwen and Shoe this weekend.
    I am going through the list pretty quickly, and I am so happy. May sound silly, but I
    Have had these TVD?’s and Ideas on this list since season 2.5.or before.lol
    The 6 remaining ?’s concern Esther and the “Original” Family. They may or may not apply anymore. Only time will tell on that one.
    I have always liked Matt’s character.
    He deserves to be a the Major Hero in the series.
    He has Common Sense, AGolf Cart Bar on Wheels, his Travelers Dagger and a smile. He’s Good to Go!!:)

  • shoe20

    Liberal arts college …. Liked you “marvel” adjective to enhance my “gaggle” We have a few more days till Thur….gotta make the most of the “cease fire” LOL

  • lynne

    Thank you Prediction:)

    Along with your post, Jennifer2667 helped out too.
    I was wondering why the Ring was made and kept racking my brain, for the info. But, I was stuck. I Totally forgot about Emily Bennett,, duh. lolol
    E.B. pops up every once in a while, I guess she was a behind the scenes kind of Witch, huh?

  • lynne

    Alright,, That’s enough!!,,I can’t take anymore of this Nicey-Nice stuff from you two.
    The Earth will start turning in the opposite direction on it’s Axis!
    So in order to SAVE the WORLD,,,
    Here are the TVD Rules.!!

    Gwen,, Everything above and below the belt, is acceptable!!

    Shoe20,,Anything above her head and below her feet are acceptable.

    please go to mutual Corners, and when the bell rings,,like the ” Rock’em Sock’em Robots”;) Come out and start sparring.!!
    Ding-Ding!! lololololololol lmbo

  • shoe20

    Tears laugh.;) Some good posts on the new web thread. Gwen and I both know we’ll never change each others mind about the series. Even with that there is some common ground. I’m still laughing about Gwen’s “Rock’em Sock’em” comment yesterday….nice to refresh my laughter. I can still see those two kids playing and heads flying. LOL

  • lynne

    Absolutely from Gwen!!:)
    That comment brought to mind the commercials during Sat. Morn. Cartoons, by Hasbro, I think.
    Oh the tears were running down my cheeks when I posted that. I hope Gwen and everyone else that is familiar with TVD postings from you both,, understands the humor that went into it.!!
    I can’t recall another truce ever being called on before without prior discussion,, when both parties are in agreement, and simultaneously. . Amazing!! lololol

  • Jennifer2667

    LOL, that’s right, no need for vamp speed or witchy woo-woo when it comes to Matt. Maybe that’s what I like best about him; he can get the job done with a half-written text while the rest need super powers. ;) Glad to help you cross things off the list, Lynne! It’s a satisfying feeling.

  • shoe20

    Still laughing … there just wasn’t anything better than Sat morning as a kid. Hey Stefan’s – Popeye …. Damon’s – Bluto… and Elena – Olive Oil haha How’s that?
    Gwen and my Datont (sp)has been simultaneous, amazing, and probably fleeting. loliol

  • Gwen

    I can see things have gotten completely out of control…before you know it we will all be forming a human chain around the world…singing..”Let it Be”…

    Loved…loved…loved Sat. morning cartoons and Sunday monster specials…Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein or the Werewolf…Good times…Oh those crazy memories…

  • Gwen

    OMG…those poor kids…I can just see them now…Dad trying to teach them to be perfect angels and Mom…reminding them if they are going to be Bad…be Bad with a purpose…bedtime stories would consist of vampires, doppelgangers, witches, werewolves & hybrids…I am picturing a household like the Addams Family or the Munsters (love TV land)

    All kidding aside…thanks for the honesty…actually some of the more serious debates are where the best clues are discovered…especially from those posters you mentioned above (I miss GP, Raven, vamp73 etc…)…it has been fun…once again, agree to disagree…I look forward to the next battle…

  • Gwen

    Just what TVD needs rebirth with old SL that worked in the earlier Seasons…like the Comet! I love it…maybe we should write for this show.

  • shoe20

    Yes, yes…..Abbott/Costello….Stooges…and Little Rascals … boy, are we dating ourselves or what. lol
    Hey, we deserve some peaceful moments…both our ship get hammered by the writers and neither will be the end game. We’ll be back to spatting soon =)

  • Gwen

    OMG…you figured it out…that is why Markos is so cranky…he is not getting any and he has been wearing the same clothes for 2,000 yrs, which are stiffer than he is…all he needs is a date and new clothes…problem solved.

  • lynne

    Thanks again, When we get on T>O> site I will ask the other ?’s so I can get those off too. lolol
    Are you watching T.O. tomorrow night? Should be excellent as usual. I don’t know how they could improve on it, but, I’m sure they will give it the old College try!!.:)

  • lynne

    LOLOLOLOL OMG!!
    Where’s the Spinach???
    Strangers in the night,, exchanging Glances,, Strangers in the night , well you know the rest. lololol
    Elena’s legs aren’t skinny enough. oooooooh

  • lynne

    Don’t forget the East Kids!! Damon could be Mug’s and Oh yeah,, Mattie could be Robby the Boxer, and who could play Sach?

    “Dancing in the Streets”

    “The Rolling Stones,, Jumping Jack Flash”
    Universal!!

    John Lennon, everyone would be crying.” No more tears for Fears”. lol
    We want the MF team to kick butt!!! What better way to send them off, but with a little Rock and Roll Music!!!! Oh Yeah!!!

  • lynne

    Gwen, I had no idea they used that theme before. I came on board in start of 3. All I know prior,, is Family and Friends talk. Boy, did they talk. hahaha ,
    I picked some stuff up here and there.:)

  • lynne

    If it were only that easy.And they were doing it right. OMG ILMAO lolol
    All the OS would be asking for is cigarettes and Matches.!!! lololololol

  • shoe20

    Yea, that was those pesky “nature” witches using astrological events to enhance spells.
    The Travelers just need a shot of that hot DG blood. DE may be consuming, but SE is combustible. =)

  • shoe20

    If it is Alaric, do you think he will come back as the Vamp-a-nator? I loved the “drag em by the hair” scene. lol

  • Kate

    I’ve been trying to let this go, but please stay on topic. Thanks.

  • shoe20

    Sure Kate … thanks for letting us have a little fun. =) We do keep it to a minimum on a fresh thread. Things have been so peaceful lately I was wondering if you were still there. LOL

  • Jennifer2667

    I’m sure T.O. will be another good one! Tonight I’m on the road, traveling to see family, so I hope to watch Wed. Have fun. :)

  • lynne

    YES, Email, the Hair Dragging was awesome. Yes, Damon takes anything and everything that isn’t nailed down, OOps:)

  • lynne

    I would like to reiterate shoe’s “Thank you” also Kate.:)

    Shoe, what is the “End Game” supposed to mien? End of the SL, series, show, relationships? unclear on that phrase.

  • lynne

    I understand,, I have class tonight, so tomorrow will be viewing T.O. time for me also. I guess we will both be late to the party!!:)
    Be careful out there!!

  • shoe20

    End of series, hon We can’t forget our gratuitous thread related shout when we’re having fun on a dead thread. I understand why Kate doesn’t want her thread junked up when it’s fresh, and she is very lenient with us on an old one. Just add a Damon or two. LOL

  • lynne

    Gotcha!! I do try to incorporate a character name or two Damon,, Mattie, TVD,, but it is more for me,, so that I don’t forget where I am!! lol I had a lot of fun!!
    I have a ? What is the reason for Tyler’s character? Is he just round to off set the super Natural characters on the show,?
    “The Lone Wolf ” or are the writers going to do something with him?
    Do you think he is one of the characters that will be sacrificed, along with Bonnie, Grams and scores of others?

  • shoe20

    There’s only one character I dislike more than Tyler. LOL But at least he has a purpose. Sry, you Tyler lover’s reading this, but I’ve never been a fan. I think right now he’s some one for Matt and Jeremy to interact with….Boy, it didn’t take long for Klaus to show him the door in TO. I’m down on him for the way he treated by girl Caroline, boy did he lose a good thing. =) A lot of his story arcs he just does dumb things…..like thinking he could take on Klaus, and walking out on Caroline with no explanation.

  • lynne

    Tyler is a space filler I guess, and that is a shame. He did have great potential in the beginning when his uncle Mat? Was around. I liked him. Too bad Damon killed him, but then he came back to help Damon, threw the Cave. I’m glad Damon told him he was sorry for killing him.
    I wonder if we will get to see him again? . He was a pretty cool guy!!
    . I guess Damon couldn’t stand the competition in the looks Dept. lololol

    “Caroline, Caroline, how do I love thee?,,
    With Silver Bells and Cockle Shells and “Nicklaus Mikaelson’s all in a Row”!!;)

  • Gwen

    Except for the travelers who were recently Bar-B-Qued and Kol…they are probably a little sensitive to matches…

  • Gwen

    OK…I am having trouble keeping up but who is the “Ghostly” presence at the cabin? I am hoping “friend” not “foe” and I am especially hoping NOT Car’s father. Top on my Ghostly presence list – Alaric, Rose…possibilities – Elena’s father, Mama Salvatore, Tatia, Markos enemy, Maggie bottom of the list – Lexi, Ester, Pastor Young, Shane.

  • lynne

    This may Be a SPOILER
    I read somewhere that this is a new spirit,
    UN related to what is going on currently with the M.F. gang,, it is not a friendly spirit,, and that it does not want them there in the Cabin. It’s supposed to cause all kinds of Havoc for them
    I imagine it would be hard for them to fight something they can’t see.
    I can’t say how reliable the info in what is advertized or put out there, but, I thought it sounded interesting too.

  • Gwen

    Hey Thanks lynne – a new character spirit would be great but I would hope they give them a hook into the SL other then just having them play the boogeyman. Kinda like “HAND” in the Addams Family…a bit creepy but helpful, kind and HANDY in a crisis. :-)

  • Gwen

    Yes – even better, Elena responds – Oh, I did realize Matt was invited? Good, I owe him food money for Jer.

  • T. Vernay

    Hi Lynne! I think you are on point. This makes sense. It’s about time for the new big bad to show up. Usually a big bad shows up at the end of the season and goes into the first half of the next just as the previous big bad is being destroyed. So yup. I doubt this spirit is related to Markos or is it?

  • lynne

    SPOILER ALERT!!!
    No Markos relation either.
    Something Brand spanking new:)
    According to what I read,, this spirit does not want them in,, where they are (I wont say where:)= throws things at them, and tries to set them on fire, and causes all kinds of Havoc. With my sense of humor, I was lmao,, when reading it!!

  • T. Vernay

    Oh my garsh. Don’t tell me the entire cast is going to hell. NOOOOO!!!! Rofl.

  • lynne

    Happy Easter T.:)
    Oh , I don’t know,, sounded more like Comic Relief to me. Something to offset all the Commiserating we have been doing about the show. A smile would be nice for a change.:)

  • T. Vernay

    Happy Easter! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. I have to start cooking a dish in a minute. Just stopping through to say I am glad there is some positivity left for us. :)





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