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The CW23 Shows - 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, having lost his town and fearing losing his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, Damon made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back, to catastrophic results.

While the cliffhanger will send our characters reeling, season six will be the story of their journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves on their quest to reclaim their home.

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

Episode Description

Prayer for the Dying, 01/29

THE MERGE " When Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Lukes (guest star Chris Brochu) father arrives to town to celebrate their birthday, they try and convince him to let Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn OKeefe) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood) take their place in the merge ceremony.  After Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds out that the merge is happening sooner than he expected, he urges Liv to let him talk to her father.  Meanwhile, after Carolines (Candice Accola) plan to cure her mother takes an unexpected and devastating turn, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gather at the hospital, while Jo attempts to save Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) life.  Lastly, with the merge set to
take place, Damons risky plan quickly sends things spiraling out of control, forcing one of the twins to take matters into their own hands.  Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Brett Matthews & Rebecca Sonnenshine (#612).


The Day I Tried to Live, 02/03

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BONNIE " Determined to celebrate Bonnies (Kat Graham) birthday, Elena (Nina Dobrev) convinces Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) that its what Bonnie would have wanted.   After piecing the broken ascendant back together, Elena, Jeremy and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attempt to send Bonnie a message, but the situation turns dire when they make an unsettling discovery.  Meanwhile, after uncovering Stefans (Paul Wesley) secret about his great-niece Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), Enzo (Michael Malarkey) enlists a reluctant Matt (Zach Roerig) to help interfere with her life.  Elsewhere, Stefan keeps a close eye on Caroline (Candice Accola) as she unconventionally attempts to cope with everything going on around her.  Lastly, realizing it might be time to move on with his life, Jeremy contemplates leaving Mystic Falls for good.  Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash &  James Stoteraux (#613).


Stay, 02/12

GOODBYE, MYSTIC FALLS " Its Jeremys (Steven R. McQueen) last day in Mystic Falls and Elena (Nina Dobrev) puts on a brave face as they reminisce about their past.  Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves growing closer as they prepare Carolines family cabin for her mother to live out her final days.  While packing up her office, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacInytre) turns to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for help solving one of her remaining open cases involving Elenas parents.  Elsewhere, when a violent confrontation with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) leaves Jeremy wondering whether he should leave or not, Matt (Zach Roerig) finds his own life on the line after Enzo lures him and Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays) into his dangerous plan.  Lastly, Caroline rushes to the hospital after learning her mother has taken a turn for the worse.  Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries (#614).