Get ready for more epic suspense, romance and thrill rides as The Vampire Diaries continues for a seventh season. Season six of the hit series began with our heroes mourning the devastating loss of Damon and Bonnie, who turned out to be trapped in a 1994 prison world by a sociopathic magic-siphon named Kai Parker (guest star Chris Wood). Unable to cope with the loss of her love, Elena compelled away all of her memories of loving Damon, which meant that when he finally returned to Mystic Falls, he had to win her over again. Meanwhile, Caroline had to come to terms with her feelings for Stefan in light of her mother's heartbreaking battle with cancer, a battle that ultimately proved fatal, sending both Caroline and Stefan down a dangerous path as humanity-free vampires. Bonnie returned from the prison world with a surprise for Damon -- the cure for vampirism -- which he ultimately chose to give to Elena. Damon and Stefan came face to face with their mother, Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), who they had long believed to be dead. As the season built to a wedding between Alaric and Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), Damon used the ceremony to profess his dedication to Elena, but not without a catastrophic event that left lives hanging in the balance. Now, in season seven, in the wake of Elena Gilbert's goodbye, some characters will recover while others falter. As Lily tries to drive a wedge between the Salvatore brothers, hope remains that Stefan and Caroline's love story is strong enough to survive.