The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 (2015 - 2016)



Critic Consensus: Despite an Elena-less season, Vampire Diaries still has plenty of fleshed out plot and new characters for fans to sink their teeth into.


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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries Season 7

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

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

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The Vampire Diaries kicked off its seventh season with one of their best season premieres ever.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

TVD is still crushing it. Amid all the blood, man meat, romance and spells, the teens grow up and sometimes go to school while the adults are always useless. It's the guiltiest of all TV pleasures and serves up many satisfying binge sessions.

Aug 31, 2018 | 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Nov 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.

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Well, we made it through our first Elena-less season! Between the heretics, the flash forwards (and backwards) and my constant pining over Steroline, I think we had more than enough to distract us from her absence.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | 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.

Oct 12, 2015 | Full Review…

So far, so decent, I'd have to say. It might be looking like "The Originals 2.0" for now, but who knows, they might have a few more tricks up their sleeves for us. Here's hoping.

Oct 9, 2015 | 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 day 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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