|Season 3, Episode 9 (27)|
|Air date||September 2020|
1ST HALF: JO AND MASON'S BIG DAY ARRIVES- As Sage scrambles to divert a sore Tristan from causing trouble at Jo and Mason's wedding ceremony, Nora shares some surprising news with Mary Louise. Henrietta decides to concede to Meredith. Lucien keeps an incapacitated Olivia on a tight leash and Katherine intercepts an uninvited guest whose presence threatens to derail her friends' special day, but the true villains of the day turn out to be much worse than anyone anticipated.
2ND HALF: AN UNEXPECTED PARTY- New Dawn descends upon the wedding party. Meredith and Tristan work together to repel the terrorists, with Elijah Mikaelson helping in his own way. In the chaos, Freya Mikaelson makes an important decision. Olivia convinces Henrietta to make a risky play, and Katherine deals with her captive. Mary Louise contemplates her future in Boston in the wake of what Nora has told her. Finally, a surprising hero takes a stand.
- Shelley Hennig as Meredith Sulez
- Oliver Ackland as Tristan de Martel
- Indiana Evans as Josephine Salvatore
- Michelle Ryan as Katherine Pierce
- Scarlett Hefner as Nora Fairchild
- Teressa Liane as Mary Louise Fairchild
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- Taylor Cole as Sofya Voronova
- with Amanda Schull as Henrietta Feyers
- and Sophia Bush as Olivia Archer
Special Guest StarsEdit
- Krysten Ritter as Natasha Elkin
- Taylor Kinney as Mason Lockwood
- Andrew Lees as Lucien Castle
- Cassidy Freeman as Sage Meddenhall
- Haley Ramm as Ariane
- Tracy Ifeachor as Aya Al-Rashid
- Tess Atkins as Simone Collins
- Antagonists: Liv Parker, Simone Collins
- First proper appearance of New Dawn in this series.
- This episode takes place on July 3, 2012.