The Vampire Diaries

Series Summary
This supernatural drama, based on the series of novels by L.J. Smith, details the lives of two brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore, who have been living as vampires for centuries. After years of moving from from place-to-place to hide their eternal youth (and bloodthirsty condition), the brothers return to the small Virginia town, Mystic Falls, where their lives as humans ended. Damon is snarky, handsome and charming, with a propensity for evil, while Stefan tries to remain noble -- in part to atone for bad behavior in his past.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: CW

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Season 7, Ep. 12 : Postcards From the Edge Feb 12, 2016

When Stefan tries to reason with an increasingly reckless Damon, he learns the devastating reason for his brother's behavior; Caroline turns to Valerie when she begins suffering dangerous side effects of her pregnancy.

  • Season 7, Ep. 11 : Things We Lost in the Fire Feb 5, 2016

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    While Stefan secretly struggles with his own experience in the Phoenix stone, he tries to help Damon recover and regain his grip on reality; Matt spirals out of control; Tyler attends Alaric's baby shower; Caroline makes an upsetting discovery.

  • Season 7, Ep. 10 : Hell Is Other People Jan 29, 2016

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    When Damon wakes in the Phoenix stone, he is faced with reliving a traumatic experience from the Civil War; Bonnie races to get Damon out of the stone before the experience forever changes him.

  • Season 7, Ep. 9 : Cold as Ice Dec 10, 2015

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    As the holidays draw near, Stefan and Damon's search for Julian leads them to a town outside Mystic Falls; Bonnie becomes friendly with Nora during a toy drive; Alaric fears that Caroline is struggling with her pregnancy.

  • Season 7, Ep. 8 : Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Dec 3, 2015

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    While Julian and Lily host a party to celebrate Mary Louise and Nora's anniversary, Stefan and Damon initiate a risky plan; Caroline faces a new reality that threatens to destroy her relationship with Stefan; Lily makes a difficult decision.

  • Season 7, Ep. 7 : Mommie Dearest Nov 19, 2015

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    Damon and Stefan confront Lily with painful childhood memories; Lily reveals a secret; Enzo challenges Julian to a duel; Valerie reveals news that upturns Caroline's world.

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  • The throbbing red heart of The Vampire Diaries remains the tension between Damon and Paul Wesley's Stefan, and their mutual attraction to whomever Dobrev is embodying at the time. Show More

  • The Vampire Diaries is no "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"--it doesn't have that series' depth--but it's plotted well enough to mix supernatural action with the occasional game of Kiss Me or Kill Me and some surprising cliffhangers, too. Show More

  • The triangle--quadrangle?--becomes more twisted by episode's end. It leads to shocking violence against outsiders that deepens the tragedy and the mythology at the core of the show. "Game on" just might be the two most chilling words uttered this season. Show More

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