‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5, episode 18 preview: Paul Wesley directs ‘Resident Evil’

The latest -There are two extremely cool things about the next new episode of “The Vampire Diaries“: The title, and also the director. Given that “Resident Evil” is one of the greatest video-game franchises of all time, we will always celebrate an episode that shares that name. We just don’t imagine the Umbrella Corporation showing up at any point in the hour.

Also, this is the episode that Paul Wesley directed earlier this spring. It was his first go-around in the role, and based on everything that he has said about it, it certainly seems like this is going to be a crazy, jam-packed hour of TV. The official synopsis for it, released earlier in the day by The CW, certainly seems to reinforce that. Just buckle down for a minute before reading, since this is a pretty darn lengthy one:

“Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him.”

Now, we turn to the one bit of bad news here: While it may be great that the Traveler story is picking up steam and Markos is entering the picture, you are going to waiting for quite a while until you actually see that happen. This episode does not actually air until Thursday, April 17. At least you can take a little comfort in the fact that once this hour does come on, there will be new episodes the rest of the way all season long.

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