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The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016-2017)




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The final season of "The Vampire Diaries" begins a few months after it left off, with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) on an epic killing spree after being kidnapped and enslaved by the Siren Sybil (Nathalie Kelley). During the search to find them, Stefan (Paul Wesley), Bonnie (Kat Graham), Caroline (Candice King), and Alaric (Matt Davis) discover that the mysterious force they are up against may be more powerful than they thought and they must go to great lengths to keep the people they love safe. When they discover Sybil's motive, they must do everything in their power to prevent her from accomplishing her goal. Caroline and Stefan take a big step in their relationship, but when Stefan is forced to turn off his humanity to protect the people he loves their plans are put on hold. Guest cast includes Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino, and Steven R. McQueen.


Paul Wesley (II)
as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
as Damon Salvatore
Kat Graham
as Bonnie
Joel Gretsch
as Peter Maxwell
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 8

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Through ups and downs, deaths and undeaths, The Vampire Diaries kept it wild, interesting and mostly fun.

March 8, 2017 | Full Review…
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The Vampire Diaries premiered for the eighth and final time. Written by the show's creators, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, the episode delivered nostalgia, horror, romance, friendship, brotherly love, and new mysteries.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

With series finales, TV shows are asked to do something they have never done before: properly end the story. The results are often, -forgive the pun - middling. The Vampire Diaries managed to beat the odds by following a few simple rules.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

This wasn't a finale that took huge risks; rather, it was one that tried to sincerely give something back to its fans. Thanks, TVD. It's been epic.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The way people talk about Buffy today is how they're going to talk about TVD in years to come. It's not over. It's eternal.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Either way, it's the happy ending they've always wanted. Excuse us, we'll be over in the corner, sobbing.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 8


In the final season of The Vampire Diaries the Salvatore brothers face the biggest bad of them all, the Devil himself. After falling victim to a siren Damon makes a deal with her master, Cade (aka the Devil), for him and his brother to provide Cade with souls in exchange for escaping eternal damnation; but when Cade starts making excessive demands Damon plots to kills him and destroy hell. Nathalie Kelley makes for an especially sensual and ruthless villain to kick off the season with, however Wole Parks as Cade is a little underwhelming. In fact, having a Devil and a psychic hell dimension is kind of a strange place for the series mythology to go. Still, it gives the season stakes and sets up an end game. A number of cast members from previous seasons make cameos, and the series finale does a pretty good job at tying everything up. Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries has some weaknesses, but overall it delivers an exciting adventure that's full of thrills (and chills).


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