Recap & Review The Vampire Diaries 7×01 “Day One of 22,000”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // October 8, 2015

Kat Graham, Bonnie Bennett, Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

An empowered Bonnie helps Damon deal with Elena’s fate in The Vampire Diaries 7×01 “Day One of 22,000, Give or Take” premiere episode!

The Vampire Diaries premiere episode 7×01 “Day One of 22,000, Give or Take” begins in Brooklyn, New York three years from now. Stefan is at a warehouse and there are two caskets inside. One is Damon and he’s making him come back awake.

Caroline is sitting on a bench in present time, writing journals to keep Elena informed about everything. Damon and Alaric are in Europe drinking and partying together. Bonnie is also there. Matt is graduating from Deputy school. The school provided a bench for Sheriff Forbes memory,and that is the bench Caroline is sitting on to write to Elena.

Stefan comes to see how she is doing and investigate about some missing blood bags. It’s a super awkward meeting. Stefan tries to talk to her and make things less awkward. Caroline tries to deny it at first, but then ends up agreeing it’s awkward. Stefan tells her they can still be friends while she heals.

There is another girl, she’s writing her own journal. It’s one of Lily’s “family” members. As the girl is crossing the road, a couple in a vehicle ram her with their vehicle. She lays in the street for a bit but she’s okay. She’s having a bit of an issue with the modern times and the family.

She goes over the family members, introducing them all. There is: Bo who is stoic, Nora who is a brat, Mary Louise who is a devious mentor, and Malcolm who is Lily’s “pet” or a brown nosier.

Meanwhile in Amsterdam, Ric and Damon are pretty lit up. Bonnie is also keeping a journal for Elena. Damon jokes about Bonnie‘s death. Damon is still having a hard time letting Elena go and Bonnie live. Ric and Damon are a great distraction for each other’s misery.

Lily is leaving the group to go see Enzo. The family is wanting to have some fun, they’re tired of being cooped up. The girl that was hit, was Valerie. The other girls aren’t too nice to her. Valerie doesn’t take to well to being rammed with a vehicle, her and the other girls go to hunt/ murder the couple that ran over Valerie. Valerie drinks from the girl in broad daylight. Matt and Stefan go search the scene later and find the couple hanging from the school bus drop off.

Stefan calls Damon to tell him about Lily and the heroics. Stefan drops the bomb about that they have to kill the whole group of Lily’s family at the same time. Bonnie is worried. She calls Damon out on his bull crap about ignoring things at home. Damon is angry with Bonnie, if she talks about Elena.

Ric snuck off to do some investigating of his own. He has went to see a man, to see if the man could tell her something for him. Ric calls the fake ghost teller out and then beats him up.

Lily makes it to meet Enzo okay. He’s waiting at a bar for her. Lily is very happy to see him. He seems a little jealous. Lily wanted to meet in New York for a reason. She wants to find the stone that Ric has in Amsterdam. Enzo asks why and she won’t tell him. It’s a “family” matter and his feelings are hurt. Lily tries to manipulate him into taking her side.

Stefan and Caroline are working on a bomb to kill the heretics. Stefan is worried about Caroline. She’s going to be the one to drop the bomb on the heretics family.

Caroline goes to the house and drops off the flowers to the family. Caroline doesn’t do a great job of being nonchalant. They want Caroline’s outfit. Caroline pretends to be compelled. The bomb works and Matt and Caroline barely make it out.

Bonnie and Damon are looking for Ric in Amsterdam. A van comes towards Bonnie and Damon almost lets it hit her. He saves her at the last moment. Bonnie realized what Damon did. Bonnie makes it clear that Damon can love or hate her but she’s not going anywhere.

Stefan calls Lily to tell her that he blew up her family. Lily tells him he should run, because they aren’t dead. Matt is at graduation and the heretics show up. Apparently Nora and Mary are a couple. They start all start chanting and turn the sprinklers on. They then turn the water into fire. They then start feeding off of everyone nearby.

Stefan tries to stop them, but it’s not doing much good. Caroline tries to help too but the witches/vampires find her. Lily shows up just in time to stop the chaos. She’s very disappointed with her family. Caroline, Matt and Stefan watch in Awe as they all leave.

 

“Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take” synopsis press release

LIFE WITHOUT ELENA — After a twisted plan left the life of his girlfriend Elena linked to that of his best friend Bonnie (Kat Graham), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is forced to navigate his new reality without the love of his life. A newly empowered Bonnie has decided that she will be Damon’s moral compass and keeps a close eye on him as he, in turn, cautiously keeps tabs on Alaric (Matt Davis), following the loss of his fiancée Jo. Meanwhile, as he waits for Caroline (Candice King) to sort out her emotions, Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes an active role in protecting the town from Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) and her family of Heretics, who have wasted no time wreaking havoc in Mystic Falls. Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) struggles to find his place in Lily’s new life, and is quickly forced to decide where his true loyalties lie. Finally, with the stakes higher than ever, Matt (Zach Roerig), who has recently completed his deputy training program, teams up with Stefan and Caroline to put a stop to the Heretics, but an unexpected turn of events leaves one of them in a dangerous position.

Caroline and Stefan get back to the Salvatore house. Caroline is sad. Stefan has a splinter in his neck and can’t get it out and Caroline has to help him. Stefan has a plan to get through to Lily.

Caroline tells Elena about the new Mystic Falls. Stefan made a deal with Lily. They quickly evacuated Mystic Falls so that no one would be harmed. Stefan gave his home to Lily so that they could live comfortably.

Enzo comes back to Mystic Falls, He is protecting Sheriff Forbes’ bench. Caroline is mad at Enzo. She wants him to pick a side. Stefan is living at the bar now, or owns it. Stefan gets a call from Damon, then Damon walks in. Not very happy to be homeless. Stefan fills Damon in on the drama. Damon knows it was Caroline’s idea. He then starts making fun of him for being in love and doing stuff for a “girl”. Stefan calls him out on his drama though.

Bonnie goes to find Matt. Bonnie wants to stop them. Matt is upset with her, he kind of blames her. It’s crappy they all blame Bonnie, she has died for every single one of them several times. She’s sacrificed so much for them.

Damon is at the clock tower, looking over town. Damon is having a drink in Elena’s dorm room. Bonnie and Damon are now roommates. Damon explains that he doesn’t want to lose her either, and they’re best friends. Bonnie and Damon are going to fight for Mystic Falls.

Someone is digging through a dumpster in Mystic Falls and Malcolm gets to eat him. Bonnie shows up, she starts giving him a bad headache. He powers through it and then tries to take her magic. Damon then rips out his heart.

Caroline is letting Stefan stay with her. They are talking about her mom and what she would do in this situation. Caroline tells him that she’s not ready to move on from missing her mom. Stefan gives her a little pep talk and starts to board up the door. Caroline tells him she’s happy and he makes her happy. They kiss.

Ric goes to the hospital to see Jo. He’s paying the hospital to keep her body on ice. He wants to see her, He looks a little crazy.

Valerie tells Bo not to hide his scars from the past. Malcolm is dead. Lily is heartbroken. Caroline, is writing in her journal to Elena. Enzo came to warn Caroline about Malcolm. Enzo chose Lily’s side.

It fast forwards to three years from now, Damon is awake and they are being hunted suddenly. Someone is wanting to kill Stefan.

The next episode of The Vampire Diaries will be 7×02 “Never Let Me Go” on Thursday, October 15th, 2015, at 8/7c, followed by The Originals 3×02 “You Hung the Moon” at 9/8c, on The CW!

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