‘The Vampire Diaries’ Episode Guide (Oct. 21): Stefan Search for Damon and Enzo

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Episode Guide (Oct. 21): Stefan Search for Damon and Enzo

“Hello, Brother” Season 8 Premiere (10/21/16) – Months after Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) mysteriously vanished from the Armory vault, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tirelessly pushes forward with their search, while Bonnie (Kat Graham) struggles holding onto hope that they will be found.

Meanwhile, a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor leaves Caroline (Candice King) and Alaric (Matt Davis) fearing that someone – or something – may be targeting their family. Finally, after following some mysterious clues, Stefan realizes that whatever has a hold of his brother may have a more damaging grip over him than he could have ever imagined.

“Hello, Brother” was directed by Michael Allowitz. It was written by Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson.

In season six of “The Vampire Diaries,” after his girlfriend Elena (Nina Dobrev) was forced into a supernatural coma, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) vowed to protect Bonnie (Kat Graham) at all costs, even though Bonnie’s life is now linked to Damon’s happiness.

Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice King) put their relationship on hold after a rollercoaster romance provoked by Caroline’s mother’s death. Alaric (Matt Davis) lost his fiancée, Jo, along with the twin babies she was carrying. And Lily Salvatore (guest star Annie Wersching), Damon and Stefan’s mother, emerged from a supernatural prison with the help of Enzo (Michael Malarkey), bringing with her a sinister family of witch-vampire hybrids called the Heretics (guest stars Elizabeth Blackmore, Scarlett Byrne, Teressa Liane, Tim Kang and Jaiden Kaine).

Season seven of “The Vampire Diaries” finds those closest to Elena Gilbert striving to redefine themselves in the wake of losing her. Some recover, while others slide back to their darkest selves. Lily takes advantage of this rocky emotional terrain and works to drive a wedge between her sons, even as she loses control of her volatile family. As the Heretics take up residence in Mystic Falls, Matt (Zach Roerig) will stand up for the humans, while Bonnie’s fighter instincts harden as she spends more and more time with Damon. Alaric hits rock bottom before finding new hope in an impossible supernatural mystery—which could either be his salvation, or the ultimate test of Stefan and Caroline’s love story. And looming over all the present-day suspense, flash-forwards to three years in the future will show glimpses of a horrific supernatural threat with profound consequences for our heroes and Mystic Falls.

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 (“The Originals,” “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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