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The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 (2013-2014)

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Reviews Counted: 5
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Season Info

It's Elena's first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she's going through. What Elena doesn't know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the

Genre: Drama

Network: CW

Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 3, 2013

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Season 5 begins with Elena and Caroline moving into a dorm at nearby Whitmore College and getting an unexpected third roommate. Meanwhile, Katherine pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies; and Silas makes a terrifying appearance at an end-of-summer party in the town square.

2
Air date: Oct 10, 2013

True Lies

Without telling Elena that Stefan is missing, Damon turns to Sheriff Forbes for help finding his brother.

3
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

Original Sin

When Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon to help them find Stefan.

4
Air date: Oct 24, 2013

For Whom the Bell Tolls

While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own.

5
Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Monster's Ball

On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron.

6
Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Handle With Care

Silas happily announces his new goal to Damon and Elena, but they are skeptical when he promises to accomplish one important task in return for their help.

7
Air date: Nov 14, 2013

Death and the Maiden

While Elena and Damon try to explain Amara's situation to Stefan, Dr. Wes gives Katherine some deeply disturbing news.

8
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Dead Man on Campus

At Whitmore College, Elena and Caroline decide it's time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse suddenly needs Caroline's help.

9
Air date: Dec 5, 2013

The Cell

Stefan continues to offer Katherine his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline shows up with an unusual form of therapy.

10
Air date: Dec 12, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grayson

Damon realizes Elena is in danger and enlists Stefan's help to find her.

11
Air date: Jan 23, 2014

500 Years of Solitude

As Katherine faces a new crisis, she remembers the traumatic night in 1940 when she gave birth to the daughter who was immediately taken from her.

12
Air date: Jan 30, 2014

The Devil Inside

When Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge, Damon makes an effort to do the honorable thing.

13
Air date: Feb 6, 2014

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Caroline convinces Elena and Bonnie to attend Whitmore College's Bitter Ball for broken-hearted students; and Bonnie meets a fellow student who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft. Meanwhile, Tyler worries about Matt's relationship with Nadia; and Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy to help them get revenge, but their plan takes a horrifying turn.

14
Air date: Feb 27, 2014

No Exit

As Damon's behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene.

15
Air date: Mar 6, 2014

Gone Girl

While Nadia remembers her centuries - long search for her mother; Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate new plan to save Elena's life.

16
Air date: Mar 20, 2014

While You Were Sleeping

When Stefan tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena, her first instinct is to call Damon. While going through Dr. Wes' files, Caroline discovers a frightening secret. (C) CW

17
Air date: Mar 27, 2014

Rescue Me

In order to keep Stefan from being harmed by Sloan and the Travelers, Caroline and Enzo agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppelganger. (C) CW

18
Air date: Apr 17, 2014

Resident Evil

Stefan and Elena experience unsettling dreams of the life they might have had together; Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams; Enzo searches for a woman he loved decades ago; Bonnie learns that Jeremy is working with Liv; Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side.

19
Air date: Apr 24, 2014

Man on Fire

Enzo, through flashbacks to election night in 1960, learns what happened to his long-lost love; Elena obsesses over the state of her relationship with Damon; Markos enlists Sloan's help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers.

20
Air date: May 1, 2014

What Lies Beneath

Damon takes Stefan and Elena to a cabin to keep them safe, and then he devises a parlor game to get them to reveal a secret they've been hiding. Meanwhile, Bonnie keeps Jeremy in the dark regarding the truth about Other Side.

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All Critics (5) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (0)

I loved the way it streamlined everything in a way that was both complex yet simple.

October 20, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

This show certainly is pushing the content boundary levels for 8pm, network TV.

October 7, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Yes, this wasn't necessarily a perfect episode of The Vampire Diaries but it feels like the perfect introduction to a season that looks to be filled with changing character dynamics and ever-shifting alliances.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

The season five premiere of The Vampire Diaries was one of the best we've seen in a while. I like the direction that the series is going in, and look forward to being surprised in upcoming episodes.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 has a fresh feel to it, with plenty of new territory to mine at Whitmore, Delena as a certified couple and Silas as a fun, threatening villain.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
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