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The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 (2015-2016)




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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is back with yet more romance, suspense, thrills and intoxicating chemistry. In the wake of Elena Gilbert's departure, the characters are forced to expose their true colours. As Lily continues to try to cause a rift between the Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Caroline attempt to keep their relationship strong through stormy waters.


Paul Wesley (II)
as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
as Damon Salvatore
Kat Graham
as Bonnie
Nina Dobrev
as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce
Leslie-Anne Huff
as Rayna Cruz
Teressa Liane
as Mary Louise
Steven R. McQueen
as Jeremy Gilbert
Aisha Duran
as Virginia
Joseph Morgan
as Klaus Mikaelson
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 7

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

The Jo and Alaric plot isn't going well either.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Try as I might, I doubt I'll ever be able to purge the image of Bonnie Bennett beheading Caroline Forbes from my memory.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The shadow of Elena looms large, though, as the series' diary conceit is now comprised of the other characters writing journal entries specifically to her.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

So we've finally reached the end of our first Elena-free year of The Vampire Diaries, and it's been a perplexing year for the show.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

When it all comes down to it, there are still a dozen characters on this show that I know and love, and that's a pretty damn good number for any TV show. Let's see where this goes.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

The Vampire Diaries season finales are always some of its best hours...And the season 7 finale was no exception.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 7


Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries delivers a new vision, post Elena, that's a bit darker and more expansive. Picking up on the apocalyptic preview at the end of the Season 6 finale, Mystic Falls becomes a deserted town when the Salvatores are forced to make a truce with the resurrected Heretics, but secretly the Salvatores plot to kill the Heretic's leader and reclaim their home. The tone is a lot darker than in seasons past, and made more so by flash-forwards to 3 years in the future; foreshadowing that things will not end well in the present storyline. However, as much as the show tries to explore new characters and relationships the absence of Elena is keenly felt; particularly in regard to the show's signature love triangle, which the writers try to substitute with a lesbian romance. But this romance doesn't work, and in fact none of the new romances have much traction. Also, there's a real bad piece of miscasting with Leslie-Anne Huff as the season's main villain, vampire hunter Rayna Cruz. Yet, the main cast continues to bring their A-game and the 3 year flash-forwards adds a lot of mystery and intrigue to the show. Season 7 has its problems, but The Vampire Diaries remains an extremely compelling and exciting series that's full of rich, interesting characters.


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