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,”
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 […]
THURSDAY, MAY 23 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “Growing Pains” (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) ELENA’S WORST NIGHTMARE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens on the morning after the accident to find the thing she dreaded […]
THURSDAY, MAY 16 SEASON FINALE THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “Graduation” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On Graduation Day, Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling […]
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “The Walking Dead” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) SOMETHING WICKED — As Graduation Day approaches, Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to distract Elena (Elena Dobrev) by focusing on simple tasks […]
THURSDAY, MAY 2 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “She’s Come Undone” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) LET’S MAKE A DEAL — Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try a brutal new approach to […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “The Originals” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing […]
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “Pictures of You” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) PROM NIGHT IN MYSTIC FALLS — After making a decision that infuriates Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) proposes a life-changing […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET) “Into the Wild” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) MYSTERIOUS ISLAND — Shane (guest star David Alpay) leads an expedition to a desolate island off the coast […]