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Here's a look at what's coming up on The Vampire Diaries.

Stefan and Damon launch their latest plan on how to take down Katherine when the Lockwood’s masquerade ball rolls around. They recruit Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric to back them up but she's already one step ahead of them. Jeremy will become a more central character as he joins forces with Alaric. He's tired of being pushed around and treated like a second rate character so he marshals up all his frustration and puts that energy into the fight that's brewing. Meanwhile, the Lockwoods continue to lose the grip on their carefully controlled lives. Matt and Tyler start doing shots and this leads to trouble.

Katherine and Mason get to display some of their chemistry (and skin) while their enemies are teaming up to take them down. She proves that age hasn't mellowed her at all though and that she is willing to sacrifice anyone to get what she wants. Future episodes will also dig all the way back to 1492 in Bulgaria to unearth her origins as a vampire. Digging up the past will also explain a lot more about her history with the Salvatore brothers and where things could be headed.

Aside from all of the blood and bloodlust, there will also be some more just plain lust around. Our friends at TV Fanatic asked producer Julie Plec what fans could expect from Damon. Here's a sampling:

"Might Bonnie get it on with Damon? Plec did joke that 'by the time the series is over, Damon will have slept with every man, woman, and child.'”

Read more of what she had to say through TV Fanatic's Ahead on The Vampire Diaries: Romance for Bonnie, Lots of Sex for Damon and More!

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