The Vampire Diaries
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES”
Thursdays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW
Season five of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES began with a sense of hope for Elena (Nina
Dobrev). After a passionate summer with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena headed to Whitmore
College with Caroline (Candice Accola), not knowing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) sacrificed her
life to save Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). As Bonnie’s friends fought to bring her back to life as
the Anchor to the Other Side, Stefan (Paul Wesley) had to face-off with his doppelganger Silas,
and a newly human Katherine (Nina Dobrev) struggled with mortality and motherhood.
Damon’s relationship with Elena was put to the test when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey),
an old vampire friend from Damon’s past, revealed he was still alive and looking for revenge.
Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch
tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. Finally, with
time running low until the inevitable collapse of The Other Side, Damon and Bonnie made the
ultimate sacrifice in order to bring back their friends.
Now, months after this devastating tragedy, everyone is dealing with the loss of their
loved ones in different ways, some more destructively than others. What happened to Bonnie
and Damon, and if they can even be saved, remains a mystery. Meanwhile, their beloved
hometown of Mystic Falls continues to be a magic-free zone, protected by a mysterious new
community watch program. If there’s any hope of salvaging their former lives, our heroes must
find a way to push through their grief and band together. This season will explore themes of
loss, denial and what it means to move on in the face of immortality, ultimately begging the ageold
question – can you ever really go home again?
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with
Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television
Studios. The series was developed by Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “Scream”) & Julie
Plec (“The Originals,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), who serve as executive producers along with
Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Caroline Dries (“Melrose Place,”
THURSDAY, MAY 8 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “Promised Land” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) OUTRUNNING DEATH — When Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) escape from Markos’ (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) control, [...]
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “Man on Fire” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) FLASHBACKS TO THE 1960s — Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to distract Elena (Nina Dobrev) from obsessing about the [...]
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “Rescue Me” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) MARKOS ARRIVES IN MYSTIC FALLS — In order to keep Stefan (Paul Wesley) from being harmed by Sloan (guest [...]
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “No Exit” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS — As Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan (Paul Wesley) begins to [...]
As she faces a new crisis, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) remembers the traumatic night in 1490 when she gave birth to the daughter who was immediately taken from her.
Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to offer Katherine (Nina Dobrev) his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline (Candice Accola) shows up with an unusual form of therapy.
While Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to explain Amara’s (Nina Dobrev) situation to Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) gives Katherine (Nina Dobrev) some deeply disturbing news.
THURSDAY, JULY 18 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “A View to a Kill” (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) DANGEROUS LIAISONS — When Rebekah (Claire Holt) turns down Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) plea to stop Kol (Nathaniel [...]
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “The Five” (TV-14, V) (HDTV) A FRAT PARTY AND A FLASHBACK TO 12TH CENTURY ITALY — Damon (Ian Somerhalder) goes with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and [...]