With only two episodes left in the fifth season of "The Vampire Diaries", more lives are put at stake. After escaping Markos' (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) control, Stefan and Elena find themselves stranded in a remote location. It gets worse as more people want them dead.
Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) come up with a dangerous new strategy, deciding that they need to kill the former lovers. While on the run, Stefan gets philosophical with Elena about her relationship with Damon.
In the Salvatore mansion, Damon recruits Matt and Jeremy to help him set a trap for Markos after their attempt to protect the dopplegangers goes badly. But Damon doesn't have to look far to find Markos as he comes uninvitedly to Damon's place, giving the bad news that the spell has already begun.
Meanwhile, Bonnie finally admits to Caroline that she's been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone. Finally, while Bonnie searches desperately for a way to stop Markos, Caroline is witness to an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers.
"Promised Land", the penultimate episode of "The Vampire Diaries" season 5, will air Thursday, May 8 at 8/7c on The CW.