The Vampire Diaries (season 5)

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The Vampire Diaries (season 5)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22[1]
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)
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The Vampire Diaries (season 5)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22[1]
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 4
Next →
Season 6[2]
List of The Vampire Diaries episodes

The Vampire Diaries, a one-hour American supernatural drama, was renewed for a fifth season by the U.S. channel The CW on February 11, 2013.[3] The fifth season premiered on October 3, 2013, followed by the series premiere of the spin-off The Originals.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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901"I Know What You Did Last Summer"Lance AndersonCaroline DriesOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)2J75012.59[5]
With her relationship with Damon still intact, Elena starts school with Caroline at Whitmore College, excited about the chance to have a normal college experience, but their good time ends badly when their roommate is brutally murdered by what seems to be another vampire. Damon is left to take care of Jeremy, who has trouble adjusting back into school after telling everyone he faked his own death. After an altercation at school, he is expelled. Bonnie, still dead doesn't want anyone to know that she is dead and has Jeremy masquerade as her. Katherine has trouble adjusting to being human again and needs Damon's help after Silas comes after her and also her other enemies who are after her as she is vulnerable. Matt says goodbye to Rebekah after their summer traveling together and runs into an old friend named Nadia. Stefan is still in the locker underwater and is hallucinating while fighting the urge to turn off his humanity. 
912"True Lies"Joshua ButlerBrian YoungOctober 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)2J75022.14[6]
Underwater, Stefan has hallucinations of Damon telling him to turn off his humanity in order to get out. At Whitmore, Elena and Caroline try to figure out how Megan knew Elena's father and why her murder was covered up by the school. The autopsy report reveals that a mysterious professor covered up the true cause of death. Jeremy and Matt go on the run with Katherine with Silas on their tail. Caroline bonds with Jesse over their bad relationships. Elena, under the control of Silas, ties Damon up and attempts to kill him, but by focusing on the negative feeling she's had about Stefan all summer she returns to normal before she can carry out Silas' wishes. She finds out the truth about Stefan and temporarily drops out of college to go look for him. Elena tells Damon that even though Stefan will be there she will still love him. Elena, Damon and Sheriff Forbes find Stefan's safe, but instead of Stefan, they find a dead body, meaning Stefan was very hungry and could have turned off his humanity. 
923"Original Sin"Jesse WarnMelinda Hsu Taylor & Rebecca SonnenshineOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)2J75032.93[7]
Stefan finally surfaces after three months being locked in a safe underwater in the quarry. When Elena tells Damon that she had a dream about Stefan in a bar, Katherine says she had them too. Damon and Elena, alongside Katherine go to a bar to search for Stefan where they find the waitress who was bitten by Stefan. Qetsiyah has Stefan hostage and tells her version of how Silas became immortal. Qetsiyah reveals that she was originally to marry Silas and made the spell for him, when he betrayed her to take the immortality spell with the woman he really loved, Qetsiyah's handmaiden, Amara, she created the cure and killed Amara. Qetsiyah continues to divulge her plans of destroying Silas by using Stefan to make him weaker. Meanwhile, Nadia uses magic on Matt to contact Edward (whom she killed to fool Silas) and uses him to get information about Katherine's whereabouts from Elena. Nadia kidnaps Katherine and goes to Silas to give her but she realizes that he is using her. When Damon finds Stefan, Qetsiyah warns him that Stefan and Elena are destined and he is just in the way. Qetsiyah performs a spell on Stefan, connecting him to Silas and ridding Silas of his psychic powers. When Stefan awakes following Qetsiyah's spell, he is suffering from amnesia. 
934"For Whom the Bell Tolls"Michael AllowitzBrett Matthews & Elisabeth R. FinchOctober 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)2J75042.63[8]
When Damon tries to remind Stefan about him and his past, Stefan has a problem with restraining. While Elena tries to help Stefan remember how they met and their past, Matt looks for help from Jeremy regarding his missing blocks of time and unusual circumstances upon waking up. Matt gets upset about Bonnie's lack of response to the people that need her, causing Jeremy to leave quickly. Jeremy is forced to tell Damon the truth about Bonnie. When Elena finally convinces Stefan to restrain himself, he tries to kiss her but she rejects him, citing her relationship with Damon, making him jealous and hungry. With all of this Stefan decides to turn his humanity off and feed from humans, he goes to the graveyard where he meets Caroline and Jesse and ends up attacking Jesse. Caroline is able to get Stefan under control and he trusts her. Back at the Salvatore mansion, Stefan burns his journals and tells Damon and Elena that he doesn't trust them and doesn't want to be around them. Elena finally learns that Bonnie is dead when Damon is forced to tell her. At an emotional gathering to ring the bell for Bonnie, she is able to speak to her friends with Jeremy relaying her words. Tyler returns when Damon, Elena, Caroline, Matt and Jeremy are honoring Bonnie's death. The mysterious professor, Wes, realizes that Jesse has vampire blood in his system and gives him an injection in an attempt to kill him. 
945"Monster's Ball"Kellie CyrusSonny PostiglioneOctober 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)2J75052.07[9]
Elena tries to move on after the revelation of Bonnie's death. Damon and Jeremy develop a plan to return Bonnie to the living by using Silas who is trying to make himself mortal and commit a suicide; a life for a life. But the only way they could bring back Bonnie is by killing Stefan, that's what Silas' offer is. After a public meal Nadia reveals to Katherine that she is responsible for her mothers death in Paris when Klaus' minions came for her. Katherine attacks Nadia in the restaurant and escapes. At the Monster's Ball, Damon kills Stefan to temporarily restore psychic powers to Silas in order to get in Qetsiyah's mind and find the location of a supernatural marker. Believing that Silas is Stefan, Qetsiyah flies with Silas and once his powers are restored he compels Qetsiyah to reveal where the marker is. Qetsiyah divulges that she doesn't know the location of the marker, as the Travelers hid it after they killed her and move it constantly, she is instead looking for an amulet that amplifies her powers. Stefan revives from his most recent snapped-neck and snaps Damon's neck, rushing to save Qetsiyah from Silas. Retaliating, Qetsiyah crushes Silas' heart, though it won't kill him, it will cause him to rot from the inside out. A tense conversation with Wes and Elena ends with him telling her to pack her bags, drop out of school and return to Mystic Falls, stating that they won't see each other again. Meanwhile, Nadia shocks Katherine by telling her that Katherine did in fact killed her mother when she became a vampire as Nadia is Katherine's daughter. With revenge on his mind, Tyler decides to go after Klaus and ends his relationship with Caroline, seemingly for good, in the process. Damon and Elena use Katherine to bring Silas back as a witch, but despite being drained of blood, Katherine revives. 
956"Handle with Care"Jeffrey HuntCaroline Dries & Holly BrixNovember 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)2J75062.59[10]
Katherine, who needs desperate help, goes after Caroline and asks for help. The two collide and go after professor Wes, who Caroline is suspicious of, and try to find out his motives against vampires. Elena who thinks Stefan is in danger go to save him from Qetsiyah but ends trapped as well. Damon and Jeremy help Silas find the anchor of the other side. Qeutsia reveals to Damon that the anchor is not an object, in fact it's Silas' lost love - Amara. Silas is able to free Amara but she attacks him and takes the cure. Damon and Jeremy decide to take Amara to use her as leverage against Silas. Katherine replaces Elena and goes at a secret community where vampires are not allowed, the same community that professor Wes is being part of. When they are done with Wes, Caroline compels him to think that Elena and her are not vampires. Qetsiyah brings Stefan's memories back when he frees Elena from the trap. Meanwhile, Katherine starts suffering from the life as her hair starts becoming grey. 
967"Death and the Maiden"Leslie LibmanRebecca SonnenshineNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)2J75072.72[11]
Now that he got his memories back Stefan is on a mission to kill Silas so he could get his revenge. When Bonnie meets Amara, Amara shows that she can both see and touch her which she explains is because she is the anchor to the other side. Damon and Elena realize that the only way they could get Bonnie back is by turning her as the anchor to the other side. That's why Damon goes to Qetsiyah and ask if she can do the spell. Qetsiyah reveals that the only way the spell can be done is by getting Amara with Elena and Katherine together and getting a drop of their blood. Katherine tells Qetsiyah that she will give her blood only if Qetsiyah helps her stop Katherine from aging, which Qetsiyah agrees. When Qetsiyah starts the spell, she is able to return Bonnie and then she decides to kill herself. Stefan on the other hand takes Amara so he could use her as bait. Stefan kills Silas and then Amara kills herself. Meanwhile, Nadia tries to get on with Katherine who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. 
978"Dead Man on Campus"Rob HardyBrian Young & Neil ReynoldsNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2J75082.67[12]
With Bonnie back, Elena and Caroline decide to throw a party, but Bonnie has problems by being the connection to the other side when supernatural creatures die and use her to move on. Jesse, who is a new vampire has problems and asks Caroline for help. Even after killing Silas, Stefan has some trouble remembering everything that happened the past summer. At the party, Elena sends Damon to take some questions from Wes about his vampire tests. Katherine uses Stefan and Nadia to find out Gregor's (in Matt's body) motives even when Silas is dead. Gregor reveals that his mission was to kill Silas and then go after Katherine and kill her. A vengeful Katherine stabs Matt with a special knife and Gregor's spirit is forced to leave his body. Wes reveals to Damon that Jesse was created to feed only from other vampires. Damon is attacked by Jesse and Elena is forced to kill him in order to save Damon. Caroline is somewhat understanding, but nevertheless disappointed, believing Elena's relationship with Damon is affecting her judgement. A desperate Katherine decides to jump out of the clock tower and kill herself but is saved by Stefan. Wes reveals to Damon more about the blood tests and an organization named 'Augustine' which Damon remembers from his past. In the final scene, Damon is seen stuck in a cage with his initials on the walls. 
989"The Cell"Chris GrismerMelinda Hsu TaylorDecember 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)2J75092.36[13]
As Damon is caged, Wes reveals his plans to use him as his next test object. Stefan decides to look after Katherine, who is even more desperate now that she is dying. Elena gets herself in trouble when she asks for help from Aaron to find Wes. Caroline brings the safe Stefan spend three months under water in, so he could deal with his problems. Wes is forced to reveal the truth about vampires to Aaron in order to secure him. When Elena is trapped by Wes in a cage she meets Damon, who tells her about The Whittemore family and how he survived. Damon reveals to Elena that with him was a man named Enzo, who helped him survive but betrayed him at his escape. Katherine comes up with the perfect idea that can help Stefan move on from his fear from the safe. While Stefan and Katherine get closer, Damon shares his past to Elena. Aaron confronts Elena about his family's deaths, and Damon reveals that as a part of his revenge, he killed all of the Whitmore family except one, preferring to wait for more generations to be born so he could continue his revenge. Aaron shoots Damon while Elena meets the man who Damon betrayed — Enzo. 
9910"Fifty Shades of Grayson"Kellie CyrusCaroline DriesDecember 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)2J75102.44[14]
While Elena is trapped by Wes, who is continuing his research, Damon decides to ask Stefan for help in getting Elena back. Damon comes up with a plan to exchange Elena in order to save Aaron's life, and if Wes doesn't give them Elena back they will kill Aaron. Meanwhile, Katherine is having serious problems when aging becomes faster so she uses Matt's help. Wes reveals to Elena that her father was a doctor practicing on vampires and using their blood to help other people. Damon is shocked when he meets his old friend Enzo — the man he couldn't save when he escaped from the cage, who is not too pleased to see him. Though Damon saves Enzo from Wes, the latter remains indignant with him, saying Damon will always be a monster. When Wes is on his way to turn Elena into a vampire ripper like Jesse, Stefan is able to save her. Later on Damon ends his relationship with Elena when she tries to overlook his gritty past with the Whitmores. Damon feels Elena should not have to make excuses for him, and sees her attempted resolve is only an indication of her changing. Nadia returns to Mystic Falls and tries to convince Katherine in becoming a traveler so she could live longer, which Katherine declines when she thinks Stefan has feelings for her. However, when she realizes that she was wrong, Katherine decides to accept the deal, but just when she does she collapses. 
10011"500 Years of Solitude"Chris GrismerJulie Plec & Caroline DriesJanuary 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)2J75112.72[15]
Nadia is trying to save her dying mother, Katherine, and comes up with a frightening plan. Elena and Stefan are forced to help Nadia to proceed her plan after Nadia threw Matt in the safe, which Stefan spent the summer locked in. Bonnie, Caroline and Jeremy search for Matt's location, but the returning Rebekah saves him. Katherine, who continues to fight for her life, memorizes her time in Bulgaria back in 1492. Klaus also returns and confronts Caroline, which ends up with a bang. After Nadia leads them, Elena and Stefan are trapped in a house full of travellers who is doing an unknown ritual. However, Elena and Stefan are able to escape, and later Elena goes to Katherine to forgive her for all bad things that she did to her. Tyler returns as well and he catches up with the group. Upon her speech, Katherine attacks Elena and finish the ritual, officially becoming a traveller in Elena's body. 
10112"The Devil Inside"Kellie CyrusBrett Matthews & Sonny PostiglioneJanuary 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)2J75122.42[16]
In order to give Katherine permanent control over Elena's body, Nadia's friend Mia plans to cast a spell for which she needs to use Katherine's corpse. However Damon has already buried it himself, in the tomb where Katherine was supposed to have been buried alive in the 1800s. Katherine compels Matt to give her personal information about Elena so that she can impersonate her at Tyler's welcome home party, and hopefully learn the whereabouts of her corpse. Caroline reveals to Katherine (posing as Elena) that she slept with Klaus, which Tyler overhears and becomes extremely angry and hurt. Enzo brings Aaron Whitmore to Damon, who tells him to complete his killing streak and kill him (just like his parents and grandparents), however Damon declines. Katherine and Nadia are able to find Katherine's corpse, and then complete the spell. Later, Katherine (possessing Elena) breaks up with Damon, which angers Damon and causes him to attack Aaron in the final scene. 
10213"Total Eclipse of the Heart"Darren GenetRebecca Sonnenshine & Holly BrixFebruary 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)2J75132.16[17]
Katherine has her sights set on getting back Stefan and Wes on the other hand continues with his experiments. Stefan is unconfortable with Damon's newly forged friendship with Enzo, who contues to hunt and is now looking for Wes. In order to find Wes' location, Damon and Enzo confront Bonnie and want her to find a witch to make a spell to find Wes' location, and just to make sure Bonnie does that Enzo keeps Jeremy as a hostage. Katherine then asks Nadia to search information about Enzo and who he is so she compels Matt but Tyler overhears it. When Nadia found out that Tyler has overheard her conversation with Matt, she gets angry and attacks him. Jeremy is saved by Stefan and Katherine just in time, and when Damon and Enzo meet Wes they are attacked by a group of travellers. Later it is revealed that Wes injected Damon with something and now Damon starts feeding on other vampires. 
10314"No Exit"[18]Michael AllowitzBrian YoungFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)[1]TBA
10415"Gone Girl"[19]Lance AndersonMelinda Hsu TaylorMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)[1]TBA
10516March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)[1]TBA
10617March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)[1]TBA
10718Paul Wesley[20]TBA

DVR viewers[edit]

No.TitleAir date18–49 rating (Live + SD)Viewers
(millions) increase
Total 18-49 increaseTotal viewers
(millions)
Ref
1"I Know What You Did Last Summer"October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)1.221.352.03.94[21]
5"Monsters Ball"October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)0.871.531.753.60[22]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was renewed for a fifth season on February 11, 2013. The first writers meeting held on April 15, 2013.[23] Filming began on July 10, 2013.[24]

Cast[edit]

The cast features Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce and Amara, Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore and Silas, Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes and Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan. Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett will continue as regularly as her character is presented as a ghost to Jeremy and Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, who is still under contract.

Within the first three episodes, four new characters will be introduced: Nadia, a girl with a mission of revenge who has traveled around the world, Jesse, an upper-class boy who goes to college, Actors Olga Fonda and Kendrick Sampson were cast in the roles of Nadia and Jesse, respectively. On August 2, 2013, it was announced that Janina Gavankar will play Tessa.[25]

References[edit]

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