Recap & Review The Vampire Diaries 7×05 “Live Through This”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // November 5, 2015

Elizabeth Blackmore, Valerie, Paul Wesley, Stefan Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

Stefan, Valerie, and Damon try to keep Julian away in The Vampire Diaries 7×05 “Live Through This” episode!

The Vampire Diaries 7×05 “Live Through This” begins with a flash forward to three years from now. Bonnie is talking about making a big mistake, she’s in some kind of group meeting. She goes to her room and she and Enzo begin making out. He tells her that she can’t hide in there forever.

In present time, Ric is watching over Jo. Bonnie stops by to check on them. Jo has been sleeping for 12 hrs. Ric is allowing Bonnie to be his Teaching Assistant. She seems more worried about how she brought Jo back and what’s going to happen. Jo wakes up and Ric is instantly by her side. She says she’s hungry.

Caroline and Stefan wake up together in her dorm room. Caroline isn’t comfortable with their new sleeping arrangement. Damon shows up and interrupts the moment. Damon seems in a great mood. Now it’s time for the Salvatores to go interrogate Valerie. Damon had no clue that Valerie, was the Valerie that broke Stefan’s heart. Caroline then leaves to go to class.

At Lily’s, Enzo is watching over the new ripper vampire, Oscar. Mary-Louise and  Nora try to bring Oscar out of his little daze. The girls leave to run errands.

Valerie is driving and trying to find Julian. She’s not doing a very good job since she’s a crappy driver and sucks at using technology. Valerie loses service and then sees Damon blocking the road. She asks him to move, but Damon wants answers first. He wants to know why she wanted Oscar dead. Stefan shows up and Valerie seems distraught.

Caroline is in her dorm room and Bonnie finally comes home. They have a little girl talk and Caroline tells Bonnie about her feelings about Stefan. Bonnie heads back to Mystic Falls.

Stefan, Damon, and Valerie go on a road trip. Damon of course asks about Stefan and Valerie’s time together. Meanwhile at Jo and Ric’s she’s eating. She doesn’t remember anything. Ric is trying to help her remember things. Ric cuts himself and Jo instantly goes into doctor mode, giving Ric a little hope.

Caroline checks in with Stefan. Damon assures Caroline everything is okay. Caroline is feeling a little jealous, but they talk and things seem okay. Valerie tells Damon to fill up a little gas can and then tells them that Julian has been dead since 1903.

Bonnie goes to the old Salvatore home, and Enzo is there. He teases her a bit. Bonnie doesn’t back down and asks for help about a book. Oscar starts feeding from the maid. Enzo stop him from killing her. Oscar remembers Bonnie.

Damon, Valerie and Stefan get to a building. Stefan brings up the past, Valerie is quick to defend herself. They walk inside, and there are a lot of other caskets inside. Valerie knows that they have been using the Phoenix stone.

Damon calls Bonnie to warn her about Oscar and the new Vampire souls. Enzo wants to know about the stone that Bonnie has. Oscar tries to feed from Bonnie then Enzo helps save her. Oscar has powers.

Jo is looking through Ric’s keepsake box. He tells her it was bad. Jo starts to remember, but she remembers her old life..the vampire whoever’s soul she’s possessing.

At the building with caskets, Stefan is trying to figure things out about Valerie. She’s very defensive. They find a casket that won’t open and she tries to undo the spell. It works, she opens it and it’s Julian. She immediately pours the gas on him. She tries to light him up but it doesn’t work. Mary-Louise and Nora show up. Lily is also there, and Bo. They all do not look happy.


“Live Through This” press release synopsis

A NEW THREAT ON THE HORIZON — After realizing the downward spiral he was on, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) decides he’s going to turn over a new leaf and that his actions moving forward will do right by Elena. Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) prepares for the arrival of a special figure from her past, while Enzo (Michael Malarkey) stands by not sure what to expect. Elsewhere, at Caroline’s (Candice King) urging, Stefan (Paul Wesley) comes face-to-face with Valerie (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) and learns some upsetting details about her past, while Enzo and Bonnie (Kat Graham) find themselves at odds when they’re forced to fend off a violent threat. Finally, when Bonnie learns some disturbing information involving the Phoenix stone, she is forced to confront Alaric (Matt Davis).



Lily looks at Julian adoringly. She asks Nora and Mary-Louise to go to the car. Damon asks about Julian. Valerie starts spilling the beans about Lily’s evil plots. She’s the one who made Kai put the sleeping spell on Elena.

At the Salvatore house, Bonnie wants the stone back from Enzo. Bonnie tries to talk Enzo into giving her the stone. It doesn’t work. Meanwhile, the Salvatores are picking wood out of them…recovering from Lily’s attack. Damon is pissed. Stefan promises to help Damon as long as he behaves for a few.

Oscar and Enzo fight it out and nothing is hurting Oscar. Until, Enzo takes a big piece of wood and stakes him. In the building, Stefan finds Valerie with wood splinters in her. Stefan takes them out and she sits up and tells him what happened all those years ago.

Lily shows up at the Salvatore house. Enzo instantly shows Lily the stone. Lily is quite happy to see it. However Enzo is hesitating. Lily makes it clear that if it comes between Enzo and Julian, she will always choose Julian. He gives her the stone and then leaves.

Bonnie is at a bar, having a drink when she calls Ric. Bonnie tells him about their mistake. Ric is in denial, he finds Jo. She gives him his gun and is so lost. Ric tells her he will help her, even though she’s not really Jo. They hold hands and go home.

Stefan calls Caroline to tell her he’s going to be late. He’s staying in Mystic Falls for the night. He promises to make tonight up to her, she asks if that’s everything and he lies telling her there’s nothing else she needs to know.

Stefan talks to Valerie. He wants to kill Julian. He also apologizes that she’s been doing this alone all this time. She then tells him that is how she turned. Valerie asks Stefan not to tell anyone, he promises not to tell. He tells her that he would have loved to had a child all those years ago.

Lily has Julian’s body and the heretics are doing a spell with the stone. Bonnie and Damon are trying to figure out a plan. Damon has a mean revenge plan against his mother. Julian wakes up and his eyes are crazy. Julian is back and he and Lily share a kiss. The stone worked.


The next episode of The Vampire Diaries will be 7×06 “Best Served Cold” on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at 8/7c, followed by The Originals 3×06 “Beautiful Mistake” at 9/8c, on The CW!



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