The Vampire Diaries midseason finale ended with heartbreak (Damon broke up with Elena) and some rather bad news for Katherine (she’s dying pretty quickly). When the show returns from its holiday hiatus, it will be celebrating its milestone 100th episode with an episode titled “500 Years of Solitude”.
The episode will revolve around Katherine, who seems to be at death’s door. Upstairs at the Salvatore mansion, she’s awaiting her fate. Downstairs, Damon is holding court and asking his friends to reminisce about the dying 500 year old human/former vampire upstairs. Naturally, Elena, Jeremy, Bonnie and the others don’t have too many nice things to say about Katherine, so Stefan is really her only ally.
Here’s the official synopsis from The CW: “As she faces a new crisis, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) remembers the traumatic night in 1490 when she gave birth to the daughter who was immediately taken from her. Stefan (Paul Wesley) lets Elena, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) know that Katherine’s health has taken a turn for the worse, while Damon (Ian Somerhalder) Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) discuss some of Katherine’s most notorious moments. Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) comes up with a frightening plan to protect her mother, and Stefan and Elena are forced to help her. Meanwhile, Caroline is mortified when she realizes she forgot to fill Elena in on the latest shocking gossip, then indulges in a little scandalous behavior of her own. Finally, Elena and Katherine share an unexpected moment of connection.”
Click the link below to browse through photos for the January 23 return of The Vampire Diaries airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.