The Vampire Diaries


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 age-old question – can you ever really go home again?

Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, 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 (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Caroline Dries (“Melrose Place,” “Smallville”).

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The Vampire Diaries – “Postcards from the Edge”

DAMON’S DARK DESCENT – When his experience in the Phoenix stone leads him to do the unthinkable, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finds himself without a care in the world, spiraling out of control and under the […]

The CW11 – KSTW–02/08/2016

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The Vampire Diaries – “Things We Lost in the Fire”

MICHAEL TREVINO RETURNS TO MYSTIC FALLS IN THIS EPISODE DIRECTED BY PAUL WESLEY — With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan (Paul Wesley) attempts to help Damon […]

The CW11 – KSTW–02/01/2016

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The Vampire Diaries – “Hell is Other People”

NEW NIGHT! DAMON’S PERSONAL HELL — After finding himself on the wrong end of Julian’s (guest star Todd Lasance) plan to avenge Lily’s (guest star Annie Wersching) death, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) awakens to find himself […]

The CW11 – KSTW–01/25/2016

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The Vampire Diaries – “Cold as Ice”

THE SALVATORES ARE COMING TO TOWN — With the holidays in full swing, a search for Julian leads Damon and Stefan to a small town outside of Mystic Falls.  While managing a holiday toy drive […]

The CW11 – KSTW–12/04/2015


The Vampire Diaries – “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”

A FRACTURED FAMILY — As Julian (guest star Todd Lasance) and Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) throw a party to celebrate Mary Louise (guest star Teressa Liane) and Nora’s (guest star Scarlett Byrne) anniversary, Stefan […]

The CW11 – KSTW–11/24/2015

The Vampire Diaries -- "Mommie Dearest" -- Image Number: VD707b_0086.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Annie Wersching as Lily (back to camera), Ian Somerhalder as Damon and Paul Wesley as Stefan -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Vampire Diaries – “Mommie Dearest”

SECRETS FROM THE PAST — In order to get through to Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) about Julian’s (guest star Todd Lasance) manipulating ways, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) confront their mother with […]

The CW11 – KSTW–11/12/2015

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The Vampire Diaries – “Best Served Cold”

DAMON AND STEFAN COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH JULIAN — After being reunited with her former love Julian (guest star Todd Lasance), Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) hosts a dinner party to introduce him to Damon (Ian […]

The CW11 – KSTW–11/05/2015

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The Vampire Diaries – “Live Through This”

A NEW THREAT ON THE HORIZON — After realizing the downward spiral he was on, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) decides he’s going to turn over a new leaf and that his actions moving forward will do […]

The CW11 – KSTW–10/29/2015

The Vampire Diaries -- "I Carry Your Heart With Me" -- Image Number: VD704a_0161.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Paul Wesley as Stefan and Candice King as Caroline -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Vampire Diaries – “I Carry Your Heart With Me”

HEAVEN & HELL BALL — Just as Damon (Ian Somerhalder) thinks he’s gained the upper hand in his fight against Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for a […]

The CW11 – KSTW–10/23/2015

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The Vampire Diaries – “Age Of Innocence”

FLASHBACKS TO 1863 — In the aftermath of a clever plan orchestrated by Lily (Annie Wersching), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) sets off on a road trip with Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Alaric (Matt Davis) in search […]

The CW11 – KSTW–10/15/2015

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