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Sept. 9, 2014 DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season'

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Sink your teeth into 22 new bloodthirsty episodes of the CW's gripping supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season. Based on L. J. Smith’s best-selling book series of the same name, it is developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, and stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino.

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In this season, Elena leaves Mystic Falls after a passionate summer with Damon. She moves into a dorm with her roomie Caroline and the girls are ready for a normal Whitmore College experience -- having new adventures and making new friends. However the good times end abruptly when the girls’ new roommate gets brutally murdered, a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse reveals intriguing information about the arrogant yet brilliant Professor Wes Maxfield, and Elena learns of the college’s dark history. Soon familiar faces are back in the girls’ lives as dark thoughts gnaw at Elena. Stefan, who was trapped underwater by his shadow self Silas, finally surfaces after three months and gets held hostage by Silas’ spurned lover Qetsiyah (known in current times as Tessa), who has come back to seek revenge against him for running off with her handmaiden Amara. Katherine, now human and vulnerable to her enemies after taking the vampirism cure, has a jaw-dropping transformation and struggles with mortality and motherhood, all the while ready to carry out her diabolical agenda. Bonnie is dead after sacrificing her life to resurrect Jeremy and later becomes the Anchor to the Other Side, allowing her to exist on both sides of the living and the dead.

When an old vampire friend from Damon’s past returns, Damon and Elena’s relationship is put to the test, while Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepens as they stand up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe led by the ruthless Markos who are seeking to lift a curse that had been placed on them. Upon the discovery that Silas, Qetsiyah, Amara, Elena, Stefan, the Travelers and the doppelgangers are all linked, destiny is tested by powerful forces and the Salvatore brothers are pitted against each other as the student body count rises. When the Travelers set in motion devastating plans for Mystic Falls and its residents, our favorite vampires are taught painful lessons as Anchors, Rippers, Passengers and Travelers struggle to survive alongside witches and werewolves. In the end, Damon finds himself making a huge sacrifice to save his loved ones, with catastrophic results.

Special features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, 2013 Comic-Con panel, and featurettes: “The Vampire Diaries: To The Other Side and Back,” “I Know What You Did…In the Last 100 Episodes” and “A Day in the After Life with Kat Graham.”

The Vampire Diaries: Season 6 premieres on The CW on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8/7c.

Episodes:

  1. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” - Season 5 begins with Elena and Caroline moving into a dorm at nearby Whitmore College and getting an unexpected third roommate. Meanwhile, Katherine pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies; and Silas makes a terrifying appearance at an end-of-summer party in the town square.
  2. “True Lies” - Damon asks Sheriff Forbes for help to find Stefan; Elena and Caroline try to find out who is covering up a campus murder; Matt and Jeremy attempt to protect Katherine from Silas; Nadia uses violence to make a point about her own agenda.
  3. “Original Sin” - Elena and Katherine both dream that Stefan is in danger and convince Damon to help them find him. But their plans are thwarted by a mysterious woman who seems to know everything about Stefan's past and Damon's disturbing future.
  4. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” - Elena and Damon attempt to help Stefan through a confusing time; Matt tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts; Caroline makes an effort to get to know Jesse better; Jeremy makes a startling confession; Dr. Maxfield puts in motion a plan that threatens to change everything.
  5. “Monster’s Ball” - Elena meets a sad and secretive student on campus. Later, Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. While there, Elena receives a disturbing message from Dr. Maxfield. Meanwhile, Nadia reveals her surprising history to Katherine; and Silas demands that Damon commit an unthinkable act.
  6. “Handle With Care” - Silas announces his new goal to Damon and Elena; Tessa tells Stefan about her next move; Katherine discovers an unexpected consequence of being human and realizes she needs a new place to stay; Bonnie is touched by Jeremy's determination to stand by her; Damon is stunned when he learns the secret to Tessa's plan.
  7. “Death and the Maiden” - Dr. Wes gives Katherine some disturbing news; Jeremy and Bonnie share a glimmer of hope after talking with Amara; Silas fails to keep a promise which causes Damon to turn to Tessa for help with his new plan; Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
  8. “Dead Man on Campus” - Elena and Caroline plan a big party at school, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse suddenly needs Caroline's help. Meanwhile, Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society.
  9. “The Cell’ - Caroline offers Stefan an unusual form of therapy. Meanwhile, Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, and she shares with him some disturbing information she recently learned about her family.
  10. “Fifty Shades of Grayson” - Damon is forced to deal with a part of his past he thought was gone forever when Dr. Wes unleashes a secret weapon to stop him from rescuing Elena. Meanwhile, Elena learns about the dark history of Whitmore College; and Katherine turns to Matt for help.
  11. “500 Years of Solitude” - Katherine recalls the traumatic night in 1490 when she gave birth to a daughter who was immediately taken from her. Meanwhile, Nadia creates a frightening plan to protect her mother; and Caroline indulges in some scandalous behavior.
  12. “The Devil Inside” - Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge; Matt impulsively decides to throw a party; Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena; Aaron tries to make amends for his family's past misdeeds; Elena faces a life-threatening situation with only minutes to figure out how to save herself.
  13. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” - Caroline convinces Elena and Bonnie to attend Whitmore College's Bitter Ball for broken-hearted students; and Bonnie meets a fellow student who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft. Meanwhile, Tyler worries about Matt's relationship with Nadia; and Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy to help them get revenge, but their plan takes a horrifying turn.
  14. “No Exit” - Damon's behavior escalates from destructive to deadly. Stefan begins to regret their last conversation and tries to track Damon down and intervene. Meanwhile, Dr. Wes enlists the Travelers to set a trap that will test Damon's friendship with Enzo; and a talk between Caroline and Stefan leads to a horrifying realization.
  15. “Gone Girl” - Nadia recalls her centuries-long search for her mother; Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate plan to save Elena's life; Damon baits Tyler into an ugly confrontation and seeks revenge against Dr. Wes; Bonnie learns a terrifying secret that threatens the lives of all her friends.
  16. “While You Were Sleeping” - Damon tries to find the right way to make a disturbing confession to Elena; Caroline discovers a scary secret in Dr. Wes' files; Enzo claims to have a solution everyone is searching for; Sloan reveals new information on the importance of doppelgangers.
  17. “Rescue Me” - Damon tells Elena some upsetting news about Jeremy's personal life; Enzo opens up to Caroline about his past; Bonnie experiences an unsettling encounter with Luke; the mysterious leader of the Travelers appears after some terrifying events at a camp.
  18. “Resident Evil” - Stefan and Elena experience unsettling dreams of the life they might have had together; Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams; Enzo searches for a woman he loved decades ago; Bonnie learns that Jeremy is working with Liv; Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side.
  19. “Man on Fire” - Enzo, through flashbacks to election night in 1960, learns what happened to his long-lost love; Elena obsesses over the state of her relationship with Damon; Markos enlists Sloan's help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers.
  20. “What Lies Beneath” - Damon takes Stefan and Elena to a cabin to keep them safe, and then he devises a parlor game to get them to reveal a secret they've been hiding. Meanwhile, Bonnie keeps Jeremy in the dark regarding the truth about the Other Side.
  21. “Promised Land” - Stefan and Elena become stranded in a remote location, after escaping from Markos, and he gets philosophical about her relationship with Damon. Meanwhile, Damon sets a trap for Markos; Bonnie admits that she's been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone; and Caroline witnesses an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers.
  22. “Home” - Season 5 ends with Damon trying to stop the disintegration of the Other Side. Meanwhile, Elena takes matters into her own hands and demands that Liv and Luke help her; and Markos uses violence against Tyler/Julian to prove that Mystic Falls is under the control of the Travelers.

Cast:

  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore / Silas / Tom Avery
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce / Amara
  • Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan / Gregor
  • Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
  • Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett
  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood / Julian
  • Olga Fonda as Nadia Petrova
  • Rick Cosnett as Wes Maxfield
  • Michael Malarkey as Enzo
  • Shaun Sipos as Aaron Whitmore
  • Penelope Mitchell as Liv Parker
  • Chris Brochu as Luke Parker
  • Marguerite MacIntyre as Elizabeth Forbes / Unknown Traveler
  • Raffi Barsoumian as Markos
  • Kendrick Sampson as Jesse
  • Janina Gavankar as Tessa / Qetsiyah
  • Caitlin McHugh as Sloan

Special Features:

  • The Vampire Diaries: To The Other Side and Back
  • I Know What You Did... In the Last 100 Episodes
  • A Day in the After Life with Kat Graham
  • Second Bite - Gag Reel
  • 2013 Comic-Con Panel
  • Unaired Scenes

Exclusives:

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