Season Eight to be the last?
Variety is reporting that on Sunday April 10, Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) announced at the WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville that the upcoming season eight will be the last for "The Vampire Diaries." However, the CW network stated that no official decision has been made.
Executive Producer Julie Plec told TVLine if there's more story to tell after season 8, they'll advocate for it to be told. If not, they'll make a decision on whether or not to end the series then.
Season Seven spoilers:
Friday April 1 8:00 PM:
"Days of Future Past."
Ian Somerhalder directs this episode.
In an attempt to make things right with his brother, Damon offers to have Stefan’s scar magically transferred to him, only to discover that doing so may come with some unexpected consequences.
With time running out and Rayna closing in on Stefan, Valerie desperately attempts to reason with Damon before it’s too late.
After being framed for breaking Rayna out of The Armory, Enzo attempts to clear his name, but not before a violent run-in with Nora forces him to make an upsetting discovery.
Friday April 8 8:00 PM:
"I Went to the Woods."
In the aftermath of his brother’s fateful decision, Stefan awakens to find himself thrown into a life or death situation with only his basic instincts to rely on.
With time working against him, he sets off on a journey of survival while forced to confront a lifetime of irreversible damage Damon has done to their relationship.
Desperate to save his brother, Damon follows an unusual lead he has come across.
Matt sends Valerie to Dallas to enlist Alaric’s help in the search for Stefan.
When Rayna discovers the emergence of a new threat, she sets off on her own mission to find Stefan before the others do.
Friday April 15 8:00 PM:
"One Way or Another."
Determined to capture an escaped vampire named Ambrose, who may be the key to getting Stefan back safely, Damon heads to Memphis with Alaric in tow.
Reluctant to step back into his former vampire hunting ways, Alaric makes his unwillingness to participate clear, while revealing the truth about the past three Damon-less years of his life.
In the psych ward, Bonnie meets a young woman named Virginia, who provides her with some valuable information about why The Armory may be after her.
Enzo takes matters into his own hands when he learns some devastating news from Rayna.
Friday April 22 8:00 PM:
"Somebody That I Used to Know."
When Enzo's efforts to protect Bonnie end up putting her life in jeopardy, they learn that Rayna may hold the key to her survival.
With time running out and Rayna at the reins, Enzo and Bonnie reluctantly team up with Damon, who is desperate to save Bonnie’s life and to repair their broken friendship.
Elsewhere, when Stefan travels to Dallas and comes face to face with Alaric, tensions escalate and they are forced to confront the fallout from Stefan’s absence in Caroline's life.
Finally, Enzo learns The Armory's true motives behind their search for Bonnie.
Friday April 29 8:00 PM:
"Kill 'Em All."
With Bonnie’s life at stake and an uphill battle ahead of them, Damon and Enzo lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens.
Stefan reluctantly teams up with Matt for the sake of Bonnie and uncovers the truth behind Matt’s anger towards him.
Elsewhere, determined to help her best friend, Caroline joins Alaric on a mission and quickly realizes how much she’s missed her former supernatural lifestyle.
Finally, after their plan takes an unexpected turn, Damon makes a fateful decision that will forever change his relationship with Bonnie.
Kat Graham told TVLine that the upcoming season 8 will be her last as Mystic Falls witch, Bonnie Bennett - a role she's played since the CW series premiered in 2009.
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