‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7, episode 17 preview: Julie Plec directs ‘I Went to the Woods’

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Clearly, “The Vampire Diaries” is invested in giving you notable directors at the moment. Paul Wesley has been a frequent director over the past couple of years, and tonight Ian Somerhalder helmed the show’s midseason premiere in “Days of Future Past.”

Going into next week’s new episode entitled “I Went to the Woods,” we’re going to see none other than executive producer Julie Plec step into the chair. This is the second episode she has done following “Let Her Go” from last year, and per the synopsis below, she’s going to have a lot of time dealing with the Stefan – Damon dynamic in the aftermath of everything that happened on Friday night’s installment:

“In the aftermath of his brother’s fateful decision, Stefan (Paul Wesley) awakens to find himself thrown into a life or death situation with only his basic instincts to rely on. With time working against him, he sets off on a journey of survival while forced to confront a lifetime of irreversible damage Damon (Ian Somerhalder) has done to their relationship. Meanwhile, desperate to save his brother, Damon follows an unusual lead he has come across, while Matt (Zach Roerig) sends Valerie (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) to Dallas to enlist Alaric’s (Matt Davis) help in the search for Stefan. Finally, when Rayna (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff) discovers the emergence of a new threat, she sets off on her own mission to find Stefan before the others do.”

So basically, we’re going to have a race to find Stefan in this episode … and everyone has their own motivation for retrieving him.

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