[Spoiler alert: The following interview reveals important plot points from Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries. Read at your own risk!]
Magic has been restored in Mystic Falls — but it's not without major consequences.
On The Vampire Diaries midseason finale, the villainous Kai (Chris Wood) discovered he could suck all of the magic out of the Travelers' spell, reinstating it, but it also made him more powerful than ever. And in a twist, Kai put a cloaking spell on Elena (Nina Dobrev), making her invisible to everyone but him.
It's holiday time on The Vampire Diaries, but with Bonnie gone and a crazy psychopath on the loose, there's not much to celebrate.
Although Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) came thisclose to getting their girl Bonnie (Kat Graham) back, the two were brought back to reality when Kai (Chris Wood) forced Liv (Penelope Miller) to stop her spell and destroyed the ascendant. Instead of a long-awaited reunion, Bonnie was left once again alone on the porch where the three had planned to meet.
The Vampire Diaries is going back in time to a festive — drama-free — Mystic Falls winter wonderland.
On the Set: Take a tour of The Vampire Diaries (Damon's bedroom included!)
On Thursday's midseason finale, Bonnie (Kat Graham), still stuck in the '90s, tries to recreate a holiday setting while reminiscing about simpler (and less life-threatening) times with her best friends during high school.
The Vampire Diaries' exclusive first look: Bonnie is back for the Christmas episode!
"I love these flashback moments, they're really sweet, and I love [seeing the] girls back together," Candice Accola tells us in the video below. AddsNina Dobrev:
It's Christmas time on The Vampire Diaries, and Bonnie has reunited with Caroline and Elena!
Unfortunately, it's just in flashbacks.
On the Set: Go behind the scenes of The Vampire Diaries
Take a bite into the world of The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries.
What's really in those bourbon bottles at the Salvatore House? How does the show recreate all of those Mystic Falls woods indoors? And what does the future hold for Damon and Elena, and Stefan and Caroline?
TVGuide.com visited the show's Atlanta set to chat with the show's stars and uncover behind-the-scenes secrets. Check out all of our exclusive videos from our trip to the CW series below.