There are many reasons why we’re ecstatic for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 18. Not only is the show’s dangerous new villain, Markos, prowling around town and wreaking havoc, but the upcoming installment also happens to mark Paul Wesley’s highly anticipated directorial debut. Talk about an incredible milestone moment! We couldn’t be prouder of the hard-working actor, and after hearing the glowing reviews Nina Dobrev and executive producer Caroline Dries gave in regards to his creative input and leadership abilities, we know we’re in store for some riveting visual storytelling.
Anyway, want to know more about what lies ahead for Elena, Stefan, Damon and the Mystic Falls gang? (Psst. According to Ms. Dries, the ep features a lot of interesting Stelena scenes and, according to Paul, it’s not exactly what you think….) Bite into fresh spoilers in The CW’s official synopsis for “Resident Evil”!
Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries (#518).
First of all, Bonnie’s grandma Sheila is back. Hooray! Second, making cameos in your ex-lover’s dreams sounds pretty uncomfortable and awkward. What do you think Markos’s overall goal is? Why is he so obsessed with the doppelgangers? Post your theories in the comments!
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 18: “Resident Evil” airs Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Tune in for one of the most harrowing TVD events yet!