Death came to Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 8, as the latest installment of this CW hit was filled with major mama drama.
That's because Lily Salvatore is dead.
She had been forced to throw Mary-Louise and Nora an anniversary party after Julian promised the shindig to his quasi daughters, though Lily was still working with her actual sons to break her bond with Julian and take him out for good.
Along those lines, Stefan and Damon showed up at the gathering and were able to subdue Julian, wrapping him up in chains.
Meanwhile, Valerie opened up to her family after how Julian beat the child out of her many years ago, garnering all of their sympathies... except those of Mary-Louise.
She didn't believe Valerie. She couldn't get past Valerie killing Oscar and she helped Julian escape from the brothers Salvatore as a result.
She also broke the bond between Julian and Lily, unbeknownst to the latter.
So when Julian tied up Damon and Valerie and told Lily she had to pick one to kill; she had to pick her real family once and for all... Lily chose Option 3 instead and staked herself through the heart.
But it didn't kill Julian. She didn't know their connection had been severed.
Instead, it merely served as a misguided (albeit noble!) suicide. At least Stefan got to bid an emotional goodbye to his mother, however, while Damon essentially just cursed her off as his final words. Ouch.
Julian ran away, told Mary-Louise what happened and seemed genuinely broken up about it.
Elsewhere this week:
- Matt rounded of Enzo with the help of some mysterious friends. The blood sucker was left in the back of a truck, having been shot by many vervain-filled weapons, though we have no idea who is part of this alliance Matt has formed to seemingly bring down all vampires.
- Stefan reacted to Caroline's pregnancy news in shock, but later called to apologize... and also to say that he loved her! He'll always be there for her! AWWWW!
- Three years in the future, Damon was tied up at the news station. He hallucinated that his mother was the captor, the woman who is hunting down Stefan.
- We learned in the final scene that the hunger is NOT Lily. But we still have no idea about her identity.
So there you have it. Only The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 9 remains before the show takes a long hiatus and then shifts to Fridays.
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