The introduction of the Heretics and the strategic teasing of something odd between Bonnie and Damon, a.k.a. Bamon were also two very notable and well done aspects of the season seven premiere of The Vampire Diaries.
"As we've seen, Enzo made a move on her behalf to punish Caroline, so I think everybody's going to have to watch their back as we head into next week", she told. Yes, it is good to be back. She previously dated her "The Vampire Diaries" co-star Ian Somerhalder. "We all had imagined this complete reboot where Elena was gone, but she's talked about so much!"
As for the other main character, Stefan, who is Damon's brother, this season will be about his growing relationship with Caroline. Bonnie followed them to keep them from getting in too much trouble. The family feud brewing between Lily's adopted family and her biological sons has gotten off to a bloody start, and it looks as if Matt could be the new sheriff in town.
Stefan and Elena had an unwillingly single Damon on their hands to contend with, as do Stefan and Caroline. They're people she's accumulated over the years; cast out and shunned witches like Kai (last season's villain, played by Chris Wood) was last year and are only able to do magic that's been syphoned. "[Damon] is exceptionally angry with Stefan because he doesn't see the benefit of a deal he makes with Lily", Somerhalder says.
Lily's plan to keep things in order slowly falls apart throughout the course of the episode. So it was a sort of betrayal when she realized that the two ended up together.
One of the Heretics is also keeping a diary of her own thoughts and reactions to this new world and apparently she is miserable.
Unfortunately, the Heretics are hard to kill and they retaliate by killing everyone at Matt's graduation ceremony. Stefan also gives them the Salvatore mansion. In reality, he has been visiting psychics. Ric is dabbling in necromancy and hopes to resurrect Jo, and the Heretics have come out swinging. I'm intrigued by the various set-ups, especially Stefan and Damon in the future, and I wonder if we'll see them again there or if that timeline will be saved for season's end, once we learn who and what is hunting them. She asks him if he knows how long that is in a life or death situation.
Elsewhere, Bonnie's playing chaperone for Damon and Alaric as they drink their way across Europe. But before that, he and Damon will be feuding thanks to their manipulating mama. The question is: Now that Damon has acted out, what will Lily do to punish him? The rest of the Heretics find their fallen friend and Enzo chooses his side and helps kidnap Caroline. To hammer the point home, Stefan and Caroline compel the townsfolk to leave for good measure. She declares that everything is falling apart, but he makes her happy. He basically planned to sleep until Elena wakes up.
We see a bleeding X-shaped scar on his chest-identical to the one on mute Beau's throat. Next week, we get the first glimpse of one of them. Our guess to who this mystery woman is? Now let's get to season 7!