The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take 

Damon is faced with a new reality without the love of his life; Bonnie decides to be Damon's moral compass, and look out for Alaric, who lost his fiancé. Stefan protects the town from Lily;... See full summary »


Pascal Verschooris


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Michael Malarkey ... Lorenzo 'Enzo' St. John
Annie Wersching ... Lily Salvatore
Elizabeth Blackmore ... Valerie Tulle
Scarlett Hefner ... Nora Hildegard (as Scarlett Byrne)
Teressa Liane ... Mary Louise
Justice Leak ... Malcolm
Jaiden Kaine ... Beau
Given Sharp ... Teen Girl
Al-Jaleel Knox ... Teen Guy


Damon is faced with a new reality without the love of his life; Bonnie decides to be Damon's moral compass, and look out for Alaric, who lost his fiancé. Stefan protects the town from Lily; Enzo must decide Who he is loyal to. Written by MoxieJaggerMonroe

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The birds-eye view of the city in the beginning of the episode is the same shot that is used in "The Flash" when Barry is running around Central City with a birds-eye view of him. See more »


Caroline Forbes: One day, you're helping Lily, the next you're here being nice. Just pick a side, Enzo... Us or them.
Enzo: Oh, God. You sound just like her.
Caroline Forbes: That's because she doesn't trust you, and honestly, neither do I.
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Beauty & de Brains
Performed by Nielson
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Bloodshed is not enough to get our attention any more
3 November 2015 | by zakariyyahzakiyyahSee all my reviews

seven years ago this show brought the theatrical twists in new original settings, and explored new dimensions in emotions and relationships. the story evolved in the following seasons with new original ideas and new extrapolations of classical myths. of course there would be a regular murder scene every few 10 minutes, with a neck break or a beastly heart ripping off, but the show was relying on the richness and the originality of the ideas. but since the end of the last season and with the beginning of this seventh season it is clear that the recycling process has reached a huge decline, the directors and the writers are now trying to keep their fans' loyalty with just fierce bloody scenes, just patching up some hybrid incoherent ideas, but with clearly no story plot. SO what if Helena died and went off the show, is it that hard to knit a new story and to try to explore other mythological horizons? OK so the regular murder scenes are the spices of this show, but now this show has become a dish of spices without any food for the imagination. it might surprise the writers but not all the viewers look for some erotic crime scene to follow a show, some viewers appreciate the originality that this show contained ... but not any more.

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8 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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