The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Review “Promised Land”

On the last episode of “The Vampire Diaries” before the big season finale, the stage was set for all manners of chaos, and this time around, they’re saving the biggest stuff for last. (Longtime fans will recall that sometimes the big stuff happens on the penultimate episode, with the fall-out occurring in the actual finale.) When we last left Stefan and Elena, they had been kidnapped by Markos, who wasted no time in starting to drain them of their blood.

Enter Maria, the wife of Julian, both of whom are Travelers occupying denizens of Mystic Falls, with the latter in the guise of Tyler, who was also being held against his will in Damon’s basement. In exchange for their help getting back Julian, she sets them free, but fails to tell them one major chunk of information: it’s too late to get Julian out and Tyler back in. Not that it ultimately mattered to Maria, as she was subsequently killed in an altercation between Luke & Liv and Stefan & Elena, with the former demolishing their vehicle and attempting to kill the latter, but it was too little too late, as the big spell was already in process.



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