Christmas has arrived on the set of the CW’s award winning show, The Vampire Diaries, and as all the characters reminisce to better times, they all can’t help but feel something… or someone is missing.
Bonnie (Kat Graham) is stuck in the alternative “hell” that the Gemini coven created for their psychopath member Kai (Chris Wood) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) doing everything in his power to get her out after the ascendant was crushed by Kai who stopped Liv’s (Penelope Miller) spell in a final and hopeful attempt to get their witchy friend back on the earth plane. It seems as though everything the clan, which consists of Damon and Elena (Nina Dobrev) plus whoever they convinced to help them, isn’t working. After everything Bonnie has done for every one of her friends, she always seems to get the short end of the stick. And this time has to be the worst, as she’s stuck in a barren alternative universe revolving around the day of May 10, 1994.
All while, Caroline (Candice Accola) is dealing with her mother dying from a severe illness that cannot be cured with or by any form of vampirism. Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to comfort her after he knows what a horrible friend he has been to her the past couple of months that his brother, Damon, was gone with Bonnie as well. Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) are hunting down Enzo (Michael Malarkey) for being the root of all evil and hurting so many people. However, the tables turn when the magic veil around Mystic Falls is absorbed by Kai and Enzo instead takes Matt captive. While this is all happening, Bonnie also reminisces about her time with her friend and has her own Christmas tree lighting in the parking lot of her old high school, unaware of what’s happening back home. Kamber Bonner says, “I would try to get her back from the alternative universe.” At all costs, it seems like most people would do so as well but the rest of the cast is too absorbed in their own problems to help their friend out.
The season will continue mid-January and will be more suspenseful than the first half.
By Anais Chatmajian