The Vampire Diaries: Season 5, Episode 18

Resident Evil (17 Apr. 2014)

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Both Stefan and Elena are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams, who warns her ... See full summary »

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Both Stefan and Elena are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams, who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo gives Damon unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv enlists Matt, Jeremy and Tyler to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Written by Milena

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One of the all time best episodes of the series!
18 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge Vampire Diaries fan for years, and every season has been rock on. This season has been great. I had high hopes going into watching last night's episode and the episode itself scored higher than I even thought. It was a great classic episode that brought back viewers to season 1 when Stefan and Elena's relationship was the core ship of the show. A lot of things have changed since then, but Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev still have as amazing chemistry now as they did back in season 1. The whole storyline of the episode about Stefan and Elena having alternate reality dreams of the life they could have had was incredible. It really makes you think deeply about what their lives could have been like if this was just a teeny drama and not a supernatural/fantasy drama. Of course near the end of the episode the twist that ruined Stefan and Elena's visions was that Stefan and Elena were never fated to fall in love with each other. The doppelgänger prophecy did not have to do with them but rather helping the Travelers break a centuries long curse that was placed among themselves. Still one of the ending scenes in the episode taking place in present day did have a real and epic Stefan and Elena moment where Stefan and Elena had a heart to heart conversation discussing their past relationship with each other. It almost made me tear up and cry. It is basically a scene that any Stelena shipper will watch over and over again. Overall, the episode was wonderfully directed by Stefan himself, Paul Wesley. As a first timer Paul kicked ass directing and I hope to see him direct more in the show's future. I give it a 10/10!


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