According to Deadline, Lady in the Mask takes place in a near future where people are able to back-up their brains to a hard drive. It “centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old ‘back-up.’ As she tries to return to her seemingly loving husband, high-profile job in her family’s tech Vc firm, and otherwise normal life, the details about her missing years begin to contradict each other, leading her to believe she’s being manipulated by someone close to her, that the accident was no accident, and that she’s at the center of a much larger conspiracy…
"...in order to lure vengeful 'vampire' hunter 'Rayna Cruz' (Leslie-Anne Huff) to stay clear of his friends in 'Mystic Falls', 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) heads to New Orleans, where 'Valerie' (Elizabeth Blackmore) has learned of a safe house that can protect him.
"Once there, he comes face to face with 'Klaus Mikaelson' (Joseph Morgan), who soon becomes suspicious of his old friend's unexpected arrival in his city.
"Meanwhile, 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey), working on behalf of a mysterious organization called 'The Armory', approaches 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) and 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) with a plan that could protect Stefan from Rayna.
"Finally, after learning 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) has decided to leave for Dallas with the twins immediately,
"...'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) and 'Rebekah' (Claire Holt) take off in search of 'Katherine' (Dobrev), finding themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with old acquaintance 'Elijah' (Daniel Gillies).
"'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) and 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) are concerned about Elena’s state of mind, determined to do what’s best for her, but she will makes it clear that helping her is going to be difficult.
"Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Then in 'Mystic Falls', 'Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) receives help from 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) , with a new respect for the power of 'Silas'..."
"The Vampire Diaries" is based on "The Vampire Diaries" book series by author L.
The evening raised $3 million for Hsus’ animal rescue efforts.
Actress Malin Akerman presented the Thomases and their Sidewalk Angels Foundation with the Hsus Compassion in Action Award for making real change in helping those who have no voice. In her speech, Akerman praised the Thomases for their immediate reaction to animals in need during the tragic hurricanes that swept the U.S. this year.
In their acceptance speech, Rob and Marisol Thomas thanked The Hsus for the honor and praised the organization’s unwavering dedication to helping animals out of harmful situations across the country.
Marisol and Rob said: “This is a group effort. We need to
"...just as 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) thinks he’s gained the upper hand in his fight against 'Lily' (Annie Wersching), an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for a plan B.
"Elsewhere, when the fallout of Damon’s actions gains the unwanted attention of 'Mary Louise' (Teressa Liane) and 'Nora' (Scarlett Byrne), 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) and 'Caroline' (Candice King) are forced to spend the night distracting the girls at the 'Whitmore College Heaven & Hell' ball.
"Finally, after suspecting that she’s up to something, 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey) sets off on a mission to find out what 'Valerie' (Elizabeth Blackmore) is hiding, while a plan set by 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) and 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) leaves their worlds turned upside down.
"...in 'Handle With Care', 'Silas' (Paul Wesley) happily announces his new goal to 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) and 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev), but they are skeptical when he promises to accomplish one important task in return for their help.
"'Tessa' (Janina Gavankar) confidently tells 'Stefan' (Wesley) about her next move, then realizes that Silas has managed to outsmart her.
"A desperate 'Katherine' (Dobrev) discovers a new and unexpected consequence of becoming human again, and realizes she needs a new place to stay.
"In exchange for a spot in the dorm room, she offers to show 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) how to get answers from 'Dr. Maxfield' (Rick Cosnett).
"'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) is touched by 'Jeremy' (Steven R. McQueen) and his
"...with the fate of 'Mystic Falls' at stake, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) and 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle..."
The CW will also air the one-hour special, "The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours", before the series finale:
"...after eight amazing seasons, 'The Vampire Diaries' is coming to a dramatic and epic end. This one-hour retrospective features interviews with past and present cast members and guest stars, a conversation with the executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, behind-the-scenes footage from the final season and special moments from the past eight years..."
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"...when her children become the focus of the latest plan from 'Siren', 'Caroline' (Candice King) takes drastic measures to ensure nothing gets in the way of keeping her family safe.
"In a race against the clock, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) pledges to do everything he can to save the twins, while tensions between 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) and Caroline boil over, leading them to face some harsh realities about the future of their family.
"Then 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey) finds himself unable to fight off 'Sybil' (Nathalie Kelley), while Stefan dives into his subconscious and along the way, sets off a chain of events that leaves him faced with a life-changing decision..."
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"...with 'Homecoming' around the corner, 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) invites 'Liam' (Marco James) to attend a party at the corn maze with her.
"Instead of attending the homecoming festivities, 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) is preoccupied after 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) shows up unexpectedly and needs her help cleaning up a mess created by 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey).
"Heeding Elena's advice to be more social, 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) reluctantly attends the party, but a devastating accident quickly leaves him and 'Jo' (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) rushing to save lives.
"Elsewhere, 'Tyler' (Michael Trevino) finds himself in a dangerous position when his werewolf curse is put to the test, and an emotionally embattled Stefan comes clean to Caroline about his intent to move on from 'Mystic Falls'.
"...'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) wakes up and finds herself in a strange hotel room. She sees 'Ben' (Sean Faris) sleeping and tries to slowly sneak out but Ben wakes up. 'Anna' (Malese Jow) arrives and drags Elena to the bathroom locking her in. Elena finds 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) lying unconscious in the bathtub. She tries to help Bonnie and Elena informs her that Ben is with Anna and they want to open the tomb but they need a witch to do that.
"Meanwhile, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) looks for Elena but cannot find her. He goes to 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) asking for his help but Damon, who is still mad at him, does not want to help. Damon leaves Stefan alone and goes to Bonnie's grandmother,
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