Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 debut episode "Hello Brother", written by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and directed by Michael A. Allowitz, that aired October 21, 2016 on The CW:
"...after saying an emotional goodbye to 'Elena Gilbert', some will recover while others falter. 'Bonnie will explore her new lease on life.
"Lily', the mother of 'Damon'and 'Stefan' tries to drive a wedge between the 'Salvatore brothers'...
"...but there is hope that the love between 'Stefan' and 'Caroline' will survive.
"Damon will do whatever it takes to take down his mother and her band of 'Heretics', while 'Enzo' will struggle with where his loyalties lie.
"'Mystic Falls' is now in disarray..."
Cast includes Nina Dobrev as 'Elena Gilbert'/'Katherine Pierce', Paul Wesley as 'Stefan Salvatore', Ian Somerhalder as 'Damon Salvatore', Kat Graham as 'Bonnie Bennett', Candice King as 'Caroline Forbes', Zach Roerig as 'Matt Donovan', Matt Davis as 'Alaric Saltzman', Michael Malarkey as 'Enzo', Michael Trevino as 'Tyler Lockwood', Steven R. McQueen as 'Jeremy Gilbert'.
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