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The Vampire Diaries

  • Episode: 

    1 of 23

  • Title: 

    I know what you did last summer
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 29 Oct 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 44 2013 : Sat 26 Oct - Fri 01 Nov
  • Channel: 

    ITV2
  • Status: 

    Returning
Series five: Episode one:  I know what you did last summer
 
The Vampire Diaries, the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, continues for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride.
 
In the tumultuous fourth season, the world of Mystic Falls, Virginia, was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert (series star NINA DOBREV) came face to face with her worst nightmare -- life as a vampire. While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon (series star IAN SOMERHALDER) and Stefan (series star PAUL WESLEY) Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Searching for the cure led the brothers, along with Elena's brother, Jeremy (series star STEVEN R. McQUEEN), and her best friends, Bonnie (series star KAT GRAHAM) and Caroline (series star CANDICE ACCOLA), to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal Silas, who had been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years. But Elena wasn't the only vampire who longed to return to life as a human, and the question of who would take the cure was resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow and a confession of true love.
 
As the fifth season premieres, Elena -- who has spent the summer enjoying her passionate relationship with Damon and making sure that Jeremy is adjusting after his return from the dead -- is thrilled to move into the dorm at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Believing that Bonnie has been traveling all summer and will soon join them, Elena and Caroline are surprised when a student named Megan (guest star HAYLEY KIYOKO -- Wizards of Waverly Place) shows up and announces that she will be sharing their dorm room. Katherine (also played by series star NINA DOBREV) makes an unexpected appearance at the Salvatore house and pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies. Matt (series star ZACH ROERIG) and Rebekah (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT -- The Originals, Pretty Little Liars) return to Mystic Falls after spending a wild summer in Europe, where they met a mysterious beauty named Nadia (recurring guest star OLGA FONDA -- Nikita, How I Met Your Mother). Meanwhile, Elena can't shake the feeling that something is wrong with Stefan, and Silas (also played by series star PAUL WESLEY) makes a terrifying appearance at the "End of Summer" party in the town square.
 
 
As the fifth season opens, Elena, after a passionate summer with Damon, heads to college nearby with Caroline as her roommate. Plus, a terrifying appearance by Silas.