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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7 Finale Recap: “Gods & Monsters”

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Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gets Stefan (Paul Wesley) up to speed with his and Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) plan to kill the everlasting. Since Bonnie is the one who sealed the Armory, their only hope is to find Valerie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and siphon the spell. Enzo heads back to the asylum to talk to Virginia (Aisha Duran) and find out what exactly they’re up against. Photo: CW

Matt (Zach Roerig) tries to help keep Bonnie (Kat Graham) connected to her true self. Damon plans to kidnap the twins so they can siphon Bonnie’s magic from the Armory. While chasing down Stefan and Caroline (Candice Accola), Bonnie and Matt end up in a car crash. The more Bonnie’s rage becomes triggered, the stronger she becomes. She leaves Matt wounded with no way to access help.

Alaric (Matt Davis) can’t bear another day without Caroline and the twins with him. He agrees that if it’s the only way they can see each other, they will help. In order for the rest to get the everlasting out of the Armory, Enzo gets Bonnie to chase him down. After looking everywhere, the last place the everlasting could be is the vault. Damon urges Stefan to stay behind. Stefan has proven over and over that he will stand behind his brother. However, Damon is left with guilt every time. For the sake of his chance with Caroline, he asks that he not follow him into the vault. 

Enzo doesn’t want to run forever from the one person he loves the most. He lures Bonnie (knowing she will kill him), and spends what he believes are his last moments expressing his love to her. Enzo also encourages her to hold on to her real self as much as she possibly can. However, Damon finds the everlasting just in time to destroy it. As a result, the curse is lifted and Enzo is still alive.

Alaric finally accepts that he and Caroline aren’t meant to be. They both agree that holding on to the idea of a perfect family is not in the best interest of the twins or themselves. Matt has a moment of solace through a hallucination. He tells Penny (Ana Nogueira) how sorry he is, and that no matter how hard he tries, he can’t escape this life. Penny tells him that that he hasn’t really tried that hard, and to go find the life he truly deserves. Moments later, a team of EMTs come to rescue him.

Damon survives the vault and Caroline waits with Stefan for his return. Just before he is able to celebrate his victory, the vault begins to play mind games with Damon, causing him to think Elena is trapped in the vault. Enzo goes to the vault to rescue Damon, but he’s already been influenced by the demon that lives inside.

Weeks pass and when the group finally find a way to get into the vault, Damon and Enzo are gone. Bonnie’s magic hasn’t returned, preventing her from doing a locater spell. Matt leaves Mystic Falls for good and Stefan vows to do everything in his power to find his brother. 

 

This was Keli Hall's final recap of The Vampire Diaries for Philly2Philly.com. Keli is leaving us to start a new chapter in her life. Her Philly2Philly family will miss Keli and wishes her the very best on her new journey!

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