‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7 Finale: What Was The Monster In The Vault?

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 finale ended well for “Steroline” fans. It also had Damon Salvatore saving Bonnie Bennett from the vampire huntress spell. However, there were other aspects of “Gods & Monsters” that were sad and terrifying. One question TVD fans have is what exactly was the monster in the vault? What are Damon and Enzo doing? How will Bonnie handle losing two people she cared about? Co-executive producer and writer Brian Young spoke about the Season 7 finale and what to expect in Season 8 of TVD. He also discussed the monster in the vault.

Even though TVD fans heard Elena calling out for Damon, it was not her at all. As previously speculated by the Inquisitr, it was a trap and Ian Somerhalder‘s character fell for it.

In a recent episode of The CW series, Bonnie was warned that the monster was not a person or thing. It could not be killed, and what made it so dangerous was its effect on people. Bonnie listened to the story of how those who come into contact with the monster in the vault are changed. Everything good about them is sucked out and replaced with evil. While inside the vault, the monster used a familiar voice to lure a family member inside. This is a similar tactic that was used in “Gods & Monsters” with Damon.

It seems that Bonnie was saved, but now Damon and Enzo have disappeared, going on a killing spree. The episode “Gods & Monsters” concluded with the two vampires hanging dozens of bodies upside down. There have been times in the past when Damon looked evil, but this time, Damon is beyond that. It was definitely a shocking end to Season 7 of TVD.

So, what is next with Damon, Enzo, and the other characters? What was the monster in the vault? Brian Young, co-executive producer and writer of The Vampire Diaries, revealed a few small spoilers.

“We’ve never really seen a CGI creature in The Vampire Diaries before,” Young told TV Guide about the monster in the vault. “We’ve done a lot of iterations of a lot of different kinds of villains, so we wanted to do something a little different and see how it plays out.”

Even though TVD fans are not sure exactly what the monster in the vault is, it definitely goes beyond vampires, witches, and werewolves. It also seems to have supernatural powers and the ability to take over someone’s body. Not just one body, either. Unless there are multiple monsters in the vault, this creature was able to take over both Damon and Enzo.

What else is known about the monster in the vault? Not much and executive producer Julie Plec wouldn’t even give it a name or title.

“We are not calling it anything, we are waiting for Season 8. I mean, internally, we’re calling it something, but we’re not telling people what that is yet. It’s funny, this is the first time we’ve done this little story trick where we’re actually withholding the identity and mythology of the new villain from the audience before the next season,” Julie Plec told TV Line regarding the new TVD villain. “What could it be that’s been around for thousands of years? We didn’t see it, but it has some creepy a** monster hands, and it has the ability to get inside your head strip away everything good about you. There’s a nice mystery taking us into next season about what exactly this creature is.”

As for what else to expect in The Vampire Diaries Season 8, Bonnie will be dealing with losing two people she cares about. Bonnie, along with Caroline and Stefan will be busy trying to track down Damon and Enzo. However, Bonnie’s magic is gone, so she can’t even do a locator spell.

As for Stefan Salvatore, he will still believe his brother is still somewhere inside Damon’s possessed body. However, will Stefan be able to save Damon or is it a lost cause? Perhaps it won’t be Stefan who saves him. Maybe, it will be Bonnie that can get to the eldest Salvatore brother.

What did you think of the Season 7 finale of The Vampire Diaries? What is the monster in the vault? Can Damon and Enzo be saved or will it be too late in Season 8 of TVD?

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