'Vampire Diaries' Season 7 Trailer Reveals That Mama Salvatore Is Going To Run This Town — VIDEO

Being banished from Mystic Falls right after that epic flashforward to a Batman Damon hanging out on the clock tower was cruel and unusual punishment from The CW. Never fear though, The Vampire Diaries Season 7 trailer has arrived (courtesy of E! Online), and the post-apocalyptic Mystic Falls landscape is starting to make a lot more sense now. Mama Salvatore and her crew of Heretics are running the town like Jay-Z. Well, not actually like Jay-Z, because his town would be fun to live in, while Mama Salvatore's crew's idea of fun is torture and turning humans into happy meals. 

The good news in all of this bloody mess is The Vampire Diaries looks completely revitalized. In its first post-Elena season, the show is going darker and more violent than ever before. Mystic Falls is turning into an actual battleground from the looks of things, and the viewers are going to get a front row seat to the action. The most intriguing part? For once, it doesn't look like the heroes are guaranteed a win here. 

It's not all torture and mayhem in the trailer. There's also a tease for a long-awaited hookup, a return to form for a major character, and some BFF time that is sure to thrill fans. Let's run through the teasers and then you can check out the trailer below. 

Damon Is Back To His Snarky Self 

Damon is back to his old school snarky self in the trailer, only now he's not pretending he doesn't care about his brother and his friends. It's like the writers have taken the best parts of Damon in the early seasons and squished them together with the best parts of Damon in the late seasons to produce a super Damon. "About how long do we have before this evil engulfs the world?" Damon asks in the trailer. "Just trying to plan my week." Damon's snark will never stop being flawless. 

Stefan Makes A Terrible Deal With His Mom

Not only is Stefan handing over the mansion to his mom and her merry band of bloodthirsty vampires, he is also giving them the whole town. In other words, Stefan kind of just made the biggest mistake ever, and turned Mystic Falls into a wasteland in the process. Good job, Stefan. 

There Is Going To Be So Much Torture 

Poor Caroline, can't any bad guys come to town and not torture her? That would be a new and exciting change of pace. The trailer clearly shows the Heretics torturing Caroline, and it makes heart hurt to see her in so much pain again. 

Damon & Bonnie Are Still BFFs

The reluctant BFF-dom of Damon and Bonnie was the highlight of Season 6, and it looks like Bonnie is going to be the one making sure Damon doesn't completely revert back to his old ways in Season 7. Bonnie is busy making Damon realize just how bad things are in Mystic Falls in the trailer, and I am beyond excited about the dream team riding again. 

The Stefan & Caroline Hookup 

This season, it is finally happening! Stefan and Caroline will be making out and more from the looks of things. It's going to be a good year. 

So Many New Vampires 

The trailer reveals the new vampires in all their Heretic glory. These guys are dangerous, but they also have the potential to become your next new favorite character. They're doing bad things, but most of the gang started out wreaking havoc before becoming the kind of vampires you would hang out with. These guys are probably (hopefully) no different. 

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Are you ready to meet the new vampires in town? The Vampire Diaries Season 7 premieres Thursday, October 8 on The CW. 

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