The Vampire Diaries returned from its winter hiatus with ‘Damon Salvatore, It’s Your Prison World’.
This article contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the episode “Hell Is Other People”, please do not continue reading.
How would you feel if you had to relive a bad moment of your life?
Welcome to the world of Damon Salvatore. Or should I say, prison world. You see, Damon’s soul is now trapped in The Phoenix Stone and he is reliving 1863 (before he became a vampire). Damon is a soldier in the Civil War and wants to get back home to his little brother after he receives a letter from Stefan basically telling him that he misses him and wishes he were there. That’s right, Stefan used to be kind of sappy back in the day before he became a vampire!
A very much alive Lily appears before Damon and tells him he’s trapped in The Phoenix Stone in his own prison world. However, Bonnie is able to use her witchy powers to bring Damon back to the present.
So it’s off to see The Wizard. Well, not exactly. It’s let’s find that lunatic Julian, which they are able to accomplish via the locator spell of Bonnie. Everyone shuld have a witch friend, it definitely comes in handy. But Stefan is in danger as Julian hovers over his body, match in hand. And Damon again finds he is back in 1863 and with Lily.
And no matter what Damon does, the day keeps resetting itself. In the present, Stefan reasons Damon must allow himself to feel the pain.
I’m torn over Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries. Yes, it has had some good moments this season but overall, it still feels lacking direction. Additionally, the new characters are ‘clicking’ for me. I find myself only interested in seeing Damon and Stefan and whatever brother dynamic they have going on. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley continue to remain the bright spot in this aging series. That being said, I will continue to watch the show and maybe something will spark my interest again.
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