The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is back for its seventh season and the first without one of its main stars Nina Dobrev, who plays human-turned-vampire Elena Gilbert in the previous seasons of the series. With it comes a new bunch of bad guys, new romances, and friendships that prove that blood isn’t always thicker than water.

Season Six ended off by introducing us to the Heretics, a group of vampires who also possess witch powers, making them doubly dangerous. It probably doesn’t make it any easier for the Salvatore brothers with their birth mother Lily heading this new Heretics “family”. What ever happened to family first? I guess Lily didn’t get that memo. The season’s first episode also gave us a glimpse three years into the future, which honestly, isn’t looking too good.

the storyline following the Heretics seem to remind me a little too much of when the Original vampires were the villains of the series. At this point I still can’t decide if it’s a good or bad thing.

As someone who has been religiously following this series for six seasons through all its high and lows, the storyline following the Heretics seem to remind me a little too much of when the Original vampires were the villains of the series. At this point I still can’t decide if it’s a good or bad thing. Maybe because I’m enjoying the Bonnie-Damon besties duo a little too much to even fathom anything happening to either one of them.

Apart from the Heretics, Season Seven definitely seems promising, with a ‘mysterious female hunter’ storyline in the near future. All we know now is that episode one has set us up for a crazy ride this season – and who knows how things will turn out. I guess we can only keep watching to see how our favourite Mystic Falls vampires cope.

Nicole Ang

The Vampire Diaries begins on ITV2, Wednesday, 11pm

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