Recap & Review The Vampire Diaries “Days of Future Past”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // April 1, 2016

Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore, Paul Wesley, Stefan Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

What are Damon’s consequences when he takes Stefan’s scar in The Vampire Diaries 7×16 “Days of Future Past”?

The Vampire Diaries 7×16 “Days of Future Past” begins with Stefan in Dallas Texas in present time. The hunter has him and is asking him to make a choice. Damon is there, willing to give himself to the hunter. Stefan agrees to do it, Damon is going to call Valerie to have her do the spell. Stefan knocks Damon down and takes the dagger and flees. Damon chokes out the huntress and she shoots him, they both pass out on the News Station floor.

Three years ago Stefan and Valerie are talking about future plans. Stefan is a little down, but he and Valerie are going to count this as an adventure. Valerie wants to track The Huntresses heritage to hopefully find a solution.

Meanwhile in present time, Nora is tied up. The Armory is looking for Enzo and holding Nora and Mary-Louise. They let Nora go see Mary, she’s not looking too good. They’ve been doing some torture techniques on Mary. Nora is now on a mission to find Enzo. Matt arrives to Texas and Enzo greets him, not in a friendly manner. Matt is the one who let Rayna go.

Stefan calls Valerie for advice. She’s packing and goes on the run. Meanwhile, Damon wakes up pretty groggily at the News Station. Rayna is cleaning herself up. They talk and Rayna tells Damon that when she dies, he’ll die that means he’ll never see Elena again. Now Damon is having second thoughts.

Stefan and Valerie make it to The Philippines, two years ago. They’re quite chummy and having a good time. Stefan feels bad that Damon is still gone. Valerie and Stefan share a toast, she goes to get another bottle. The bartender says he knows how to help.

In present time, Stefan gets a call from Caroline, but it’s actually Rayna. Rayna is mad, but trying to let Stefan not die. While Rayna was in the Armory, she grew on Stefan. She can actually see what he’s doing at all times…they’re magically connected. Stefan is almost out of gas. He throws her dagger into a vehicle beside him then goes the opposite way.

Damon gets a call from Stefan. They’re both out of plans. Valerie is on her way to help Damon. Damon tells him to come to the news station. Meanwhile, Enzo has Matt  trapped. Enzo wants to know what the heck is going on? Nora shows up and starts beating Enzo and his driver. She means business but Enzo gains on her. While they are fighting Matt escapes.

 

“Days of Future Past” press release synopsis

IAN SOMERHALDER DIRECTS THE EPISODE — In an attempt to make things right with his brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) offers to have Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) scar magically transferred to him, only to discover that doing so may come with some unexpected consequences. With time running out and Rayna (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff) closing in on Stefan, Valerie (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) desperately attempts to reason with Damon before it’s too late. Elsewhere, after being framed for breaking Rayna out of The Armory, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) attempts to clear his name, but not before a violent run-in with Nora (guest star Scarlett Byrne) forces him to make an upsetting discovery. Zach Roerig also stars.

Nora and Enzo talk she lets him know she’s not giving up. Nora tells him about Mary being sick. Enzo turns serious and tells her that he cares about those pills and what they do as much as she does.

Rayna calls Stefan, she found her dagger. For some reason, Matt hates Stefan. At the News Station, Damon calls Enzo. Damon asks about the Armory. Nora gets her a bite to eat and they make a plan, kind of…Enzo is being very secretive. Nora puts her trust in him though.

At the Armory, Mary isn’t doing well. She’s reciting poetry when Alex shows up. They’re going on a little road trip to meet Nora and Enzo. At the News Station, Damon is starting to look pretty bad. Valerie shows up to help Damon. Damon then drugs Valerie.

Two years ago in the Philippines, Valerie and Stefan sit on the beach and Valerie tries to tell him about what the bartender said. Valerie and Stefan keep getting closer and they finally kiss.

In present time, Stefan meets Alex at some storage buildings. Nora takes Alex and disappears. Nora takes Alex to Nora. Mary only has a week to live. Enzo is pissed and Alex seems unconcerned. Enzo gets blaimed for stealing pills. Alex tells Enzo to give Bonnie her regards.

Damon has Valerie tied up. They’re in a vehicle and going somewhere. Damon is pissed that Valerie has been lying to Stefan. Valerie has been keeping Stefan to herself. Damon tells her he’s a changed man. Stefan calls and things are crazy. Stefan is talking to them when he gets shot by Rayna. Damon tells her that he’ll do it, he’ll take the scar.

Nora rushes to Mary. Mary is not doing good but she knows that she’s dying. Mary notices that Nora is going to drive them somewhere and makes a joke about it. Meanwhile, Valerie works on transferring the scar from Stefan to Damon. Rayna tells Stefan that she knows that he was happy those three years on the run. Rayna doesn’t want to kill but she has to do what the Phoenix Stone tells her. Stefan tells her he’s ready to leave Damon behind. Before Valerie can finish the spell, Rayna stabs Stefan.

Matt gets a voicemail from Caroline and ignores it. Matt goes to the cemetery and talks to someone’s grave, it was Penny’s. Meanwhile, Mary and Nora have a sweet moment. That is until Rayna ruins it and almost stakes them.

Damon and Valerie get to the airport where Stefan is laying on the ground. Nora is now marked by Rayna’s sword. Mary is going to destroy the sword, she knows she’s dying and wants to save Nora. Nora doesn’t want to live without Mary so they both work to destroy the sword. They say they love each other then the car explodes. Rayna feels knows that it’s gone and can feel the pain of Stefan. Damon makes a promise to save Stefan.

 

The next episode of The Vampire Diaries will be 7×17 “I Went to the Woods” on Friday, April 8th, 2016, at 8/7c, followed by The Originals 3×17 “Behind the Black Horizon” at 9/8c, on The CW!

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