The Heretics is the first episode of the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries (Becoming) and the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of the series overall.

Summary Edit

A WONDERFUL LIFE — Six months have passed since the disaster that was Jo and Alaric's wedding. In Mystic Falls, Elena is struggling to convince Damon to take the cure and start living out a human life with her. Meanwhile, as he waits for Caroline to sort out her emotions, Stefan takes an active role in protecting the town from Lily and her family of Heretics, who have wasted no time wreaking havoc in Mystic Falls. Kai is taking magical drugs in an effort to suppress his violent tendencies and keep Bonnie safe, while Bonnie herself is struggling with growing feelings of compassion towards Kai. Elsewhere, in Boston, Alaric and Jo continue with their plan to track down Jo's mother, Selina Parker, who wasn't nearly as dead as everyone thought she was. Elsewhere, in New York, Enzo struggles to find his place in Lily’s new life, and is quickly forced to decide where his true loyalties lie. Finally, with the stakes higher than ever, Matt, who has recently completed his deputy training program, teams up with Stefan and Caroline to put a stop to the Heretics, but an unexpected turn of events leaves them all in a dangerous position. An old friend unexpectedly walks back into Liv's life. Michael Trevino also stars.

Main Cast Edit

  • Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett
  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Candice King as Caroline Forbes
  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
  • Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman
  • Michael Malarkey as Enzo
  • Penelope Mitchell as Liv Parker
  • Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Jo Laughlin
  • And Chris Wood as Malachai "Kai" Parker

Special Guest Star Edit

  • Annie Wersching as Lily Salvatore
  • Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan

Guest Cast Edit

  • Elizabeth Blackmore as Valerie Tulle
  • Scarlett Byrne as Nora Hildegard
  • Teressa Liane as Mary Louise Felton
  • Justice Leak as Malcolm Tackett
  • Jaiden Kaine as Beau Dawkins
  • Shelley Hennig as Alyssa Tackett
  • Ian Bohen as Russell

Co-Starring Edit

  • Given Sharp as Teen Girl
  • Al-Jaleel Knox as Teen Guy
  • Tony Simmons as New Sheriff
  • Alan Wells as Med Tech