Relive Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries before checking out The CW's recently released Season 8 teaser synopsis below. Suffice it to say, we can't wait!
We have all summer long to wait until The Vampire Diaries returns to our screens, but we still can't get over that Season 7 finale. The ending sets up what TVD star Paul Wesley promises to be a dark and twisted Season 8. But before moving on for good, The CW has given fans a little recap to help us relive the latest season. "Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries found our heroes rebuilding their world without Elena. Confronted by the prospect of a decades-long wait for Elena’s return, Damon struggled with his heartbreak and relied on his contentious but profound friendship with Bonnie. Stefan and Caroline began their much-anticipated relationship, which was complicated by Caroline’s unexpected role as surrogate mother to the infant twins left behind when Alaric lost his wife. Meanwhile, Damon pursued a vendetta against his mother Lily, who had abandoned her sons to care for a vicious brood of vampire-witches called the Heretics – one of whom, Valerie, had loved Stefan ever since their romantic encounter in a previous century."
The recap continues: "Lily’s misguided choices ultimately caused her own tragic demise and put Mystic Falls in the sights of a formidable nemesis: Rayna Cruz, a supernatural vampire-hunter. Rayna targeted Stefan, forcing him to go on the run and leaving Caroline to make a new start with Alaric. Determined to defeat Rayna, Damon enlisted the help of the Armory, a shadowy group with family ties to Bonnie’s boyfriend Enzo. But the Armory’s deeper agenda robbed Bonnie of her magic and jeopardized her life. To remedy the crisis, Damon and Enzo had to venture into the Armory’s occult vault, where an evil presence overcame them."
Fans then get a little teaser synopsis for next season, which reveals: "The triangle of Stefan, Caroline and Alaric will team up with Bonnie in Season 8 to search for the two most important men in her life – even though Damon and Enzo may be long past saving." TVD showrunner Julie Plec has teased the new Big Bad, who has in some capacity possessed Enzo and Damon causing them to go on a strange murder spree on the West Coast. Do you think Alaric will feel awkward working with Stefan and Caroline?