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Returning for its fifth season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same girl, in a small town with more than its share of supernatural beings.

After spending the summer enjoying her passionate relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and making sure that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is adjusting after his return from the dead, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is thrilled to move into the dorm at nearby Whitmore College with her new roommate, Caroline (Candice Accola).

Still believing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) has been traveling all summer and will soon join them, Elena and Caroline are surprised when a student named Megan (guest star Hayley Kiyoko) shows up and announces that she will be sharing their dorm room.  Katherine (Nina Dobrev) makes an unexpected appearance at the Salvatore house and pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies.

Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) return to Mystic Falls after spending a wild summer in Europe, where they met a mysterious beauty named Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda).  Elena cant shake the feeling that something is wrong with Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Silas (Paul Wesly) makes a terrifying appearance at the End of Summer party in the town square. 

Airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m./7c

Season Finale on Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m./7c.

Episode Description

“Resident Evil”, 04/17

PAUL WESLEY MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT " Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together.  Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side.  Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines.  Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) 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 (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) 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.  Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries (#518).


“Man on Fire”, 04/24

FLASHBACKS TO THE 1960s " Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to distract Elena (Nina Dobrev) from obsessing about the state of her relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), while Bonnie (Kat Graham) does her best to be realistic about how the changes happening on the Other Side will affect her existence as the Anchor.  Damon demands the Traveler knife, forcing Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt (Zach Roerig) to admit it has gone missing.  Through flashbacks to election night, 1960, Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) reveals to Elena, Stefan and Bonnie that he has learned what happened to his long-lost love, Maggie (guest star Heather Hemmens), and then, with the unwilling help of Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), things take an ugly turn.  Trying to calm Enzo down, Damon intervenes, but his words cause Enzo to make a desperate and dangerous decision that leads to a violent confrontation with Stefan.  Finally, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) enlists Sloans (guest star Caitlin McHugh) help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers.  Tyler (Michael Trevino) is forced to play a dangerous part in the ritual, while witnessing the incredible power the Travelers now possess.  Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Matthew DAmbrosio (#519).


“What Lies Beneath”, 05/01

A CABIN IN THE WOODS " When Tyler (Michael Trevino) turns up at the Salvatore house with the news that Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) plan to break the witches curse puts Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in imminent danger, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) suggests they hide out in the remote cabin once owned by Carolines (Candice Accola) father.  Once there, it becomes obvious to Caroline that Stefan and Elena are keeping a secret, so Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up with a parlor game designed to expose the truth.  A ghostly presence at the cabin uses violence and fire to make itself known.  Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes charge of Tylers plan to get information from one of the Travelers, and Bonnie (Kat Graham) continues to keep the truth about the Other Side from Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), despite warnings from Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy).  Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Elisabeth R. Finch & Holly Brix (#520).