Two lives began anew on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 7.
While Lily finally realized what her sons have been trying to tell her for weeks: another life must come to an end.
First, let's cut to the future:
THREE YEARS FROM NOW... Damon and Alaric race to the TV studio to rescue Caroline from the mysterious villain on the war path, whose aim is especially set on Stefan.
But as Damon enters, he notices that Caroline isn't really there. The distress call they witnessed on the news was taped from somewhere else.
He then gets shot by many darts many times in the back. Ouch. Down goes Damo.
Back in present day, Stefan and Damon hold Lily hostage and bring her back to 1863. They remind her that she was once married to a monster in Giuseppe and now she's with a monster again in Julian.
Except Lily amends her sons' memories.
She explains that she was well aware of Giuseppe's violent side; she only stayed with him to protect her sons.
Overall, Lily has been an outstanding addition to The Vampire Diaries Season 7. She's the perfect example of a morally grey character.
Although now she's seeing things in black and white.
By the end of the hour, after Julian has fought Enzo with a sword even though his life is now linked to Lily's (and after he has taken from Enzo some sort of magical sword that can kill an immortal when used with The Phoenix Stone), Lily realizes just how dangerous he is.
She believes that he killed Valerie's baby and she tells the Salvatore siblings that she has a plan for killing him once and for all.
Elsewhere, Matt stumbles upon more compelled residents of Mystic Falls. They are being fed food and blood, fattened up for some mysterious reason.
He tells Bonnie that he talked to Jeremy and Tyler and has a plan of his own.
Finally, Caroline and Alaric learn that Valerie was right all along: She's pregnant! With twins! EEEK!
The show will take next week off for Thanksgiving and then return with The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 8 on Thursday, December 3.
Here's your first look at what to expect from it: