Season 8 Premiere of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: “Hello Brother” Photos

The Vampire Diaries -- "Hello Brother" --Image Number: VD801b_0380.jpg -- Pictured: Ian Somerhalder as Damon -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The final season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES premieres on October 21, 2016, at 8PM. The CW has released these photos and a synopsis ahead of Friday’s episode. Check it out!

Synopsis: THE BEGINNING OF THE END — Months after Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) mysteriously vanished from the Armory vault, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tirelessly pushes forward with their search, while Bonnie (Kat Graham) struggles holding onto hope that they will be found. Meanwhile, a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor leaves Caroline (Candice King) and Alaric (Matt Davis) fearing that someone – or something – may be targeting their family. Finally, after following some mysterious clues, Stefan realizes that whatever has a hold of his brother may have a more damaging grip over him than he could have ever imagined. Directed by Michael Allowitz. Written by Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson.

Be sure to watch the final season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Fridays at 8PM on The CW!