‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Episode 12 Preview: What Are You? Plot, Photos and Trailer

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Matt Davis as Alaric and Zach Roerig as Matt in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 8 episode 12 (Photo: Erika Doss © 2017 The CW Network)

There are just five episodes left of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and it feels like there’s an awful lot of story left to tell in those five hours. Episode 11 found Bonnie and Enzo’s happy ending snatched away by Stefan, and Bonnie paid him back for killing the love of her life by injecting Stefan with the cure. Enzo’s death was heartbreaking and now it’ll be interesting to watch how it affects Bonnie whose grief appears to have caused her powers to return. A vengeful Bonnie is definitely not to be trifled with. Episode 12 titled ‘What Are You?’ is set to air on February 10, 2017 and was directed by Darren Genet from a script by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux.


The cast of season eight includes Paul Wesley as Stefan, Ian Somerhalder as Damon, Kat Graham as Bonnie, Michael Malarkey as Enzo, Candice King as Caroline, Matt Davis as Alaric, and Zach Roerig as Matt. Carol Banker directed the episode from a script by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Celine Geiger.

The What Are You? Plot: SAVING SOULS – In order to save Stefan’s (Wesley) soul, Damon (Somerhalder) makes a deal with Cade (guest star Wolé Parks) to retrieve the Maxwell journal. Alaric (Davis) and Matt (Roerig) refuse to hand the journal over as it may contain the key to destroying Cade. Caroline (King) desperately tries to connect with Stefan before Cade goes through with his plan.


Vampire Diaries season 8 episode 12
Zack Roerig as Ethan and Nathalie Kelley as Sybil in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (Photo: Erika Doss © 2017 The CW Network)
Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 12
Matt Davis as Alaric and Ian Somerhalder as Damon in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (Photo: Erika Doss © 2017 The CW Network)
Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 12
Zack Roerig as Ethan (Center) in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (Photo: Erika Doss © 2017 The CW Network)
Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 12
Jaz Sinclair as Beatrice and Zack Roerig as Ethan in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ ( Photo: Erika Doss © 2017 The CW Network)