Thursdays too busy to watch The Vampire Diaries live? Don't worry, you haven't missed out on all drama for good. The too-good-to-wait-for-Netflix CW show is available to watch online in several different places across the web. But first, some context: For weeks, we've known that the TVD finale would kill off three characters and last week we "lost" Stefan to a gruesome death. This week, we're worried that Damon might also die along with Tyler and one other doomed character.
And while we know that when any of the big three characters die, they will return in way, shape or form — hello, Bonnie and Jeremy aren't even the main characters and they've died and come back about a thousand times already. We know that Ian Somerhalder is contracted through Season 6 and so is TVD staple Paul Wesley. And of course, Elena never really dies — she's kind of the center of this whole thing. But, someone important to us will die and you can't be the one person who doesn't catch the episode.
Instead of risking spoilers (there's a three day grace period, live-viewers — okay?) here's how to catch up with Stefan, Damon, Elena, and all of their supernatural buddies if you've missed the big Season 5 finale when it airs live. Damon will forgive you. Probably.
Mine The CW Archives
Thank God for CWTV.com — this network is one of the few that will allow you to stream full episodes directly from the site. You'll have to deal with pesky commercials, but hey, at least it's free, right?
Shell Out Some Cash
Get Fancy With Fios
If you have Verizon Fios for your TV, you can purchase episodes to own directly from your television and keep them saved in your library. The price point is, again, $1.99 SD and $2.99 HD, but it's a convenient option for Fios users who don't currently have a CW on demand.
Or Go Regular With On Demand (But Not On Time Warner)
Go Green (Or Hulu's Greenish Yellow Color)
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