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The wait is over. The final run of Vampire Diaries Season 5 episodes kicks off this Thursday.

Following another mini hiatus, The CW drama returns with "Resident Evil, " an installment that marks Paul Wesley's directorial debut, along with the first of five straight new installments to close out the season.

The hour will feature far more from Markos, along with Bonnie receiving a warning from Grams and Liv, Tyler, Jeremy and Matt doing all they can to stop the Travelers.

Fans will also be treated to Elena and Damon hanging out for the first time since their (latest) split. Check out the awkward encounter here:

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 18 airs at 8/7c on The CW and you can click through photos from it here:

Raffi Barsoumian as Markos
Welcome to The Vampire Diaries, Markos. Raffi Barsoumian takes on this key role.

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I hugely disagree,i want them back 2gether,very many p'ple want demon and elena back 2gether but un fortunantly that won't happen,atleast nt in this season which sucks by the way.am so so soooooo over stefan and elena so over it.move on already(stefan.)

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@ prettie

It's been Delena for a couple of seasons. Unfortunately because of that the ratings went down the tube. Time to bring the show back to it's glory days. Which means Stelena. Never thought of myself as either but now after seeing Delena together I think Stelena is more exciting to watch. Plus I hate how Damon just looks like a pathetic stalker chick crying and acting like a puppy dog. Damon was his best when he was a man whore.

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So this is the episode Julie and her single gals are throwing Stelena a bone. Guarantee if they make Damon the hero, AGAIN at the end of the season I will completely give this show up. So tired of Damon (Ian) getting the scenes where he gets the best lines, touching scenes, fight scenes, xes scenes, etc etc. You've turned this show into the Delena Diaries Julie and Kevin. Then again you did the same with Dawson's creek, Ian's your new fave. Like Josh was. Sad FACT is that since you put your precious Delena together PEOPLE STOPPED watching ratings back me up. This Thursday will of course break records, highest this season. Why you ask....BECAUSE OF STELENA! Get a grip Kevin and Julie.

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@ kellie

People stopped watching the show because it got bad, not because Damon and elena hooked up.

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@ Jonathan

um, this season has been all about DELENA with a little about the other characters on the show. So what are you even talking about? You guys wanted Delena, you got it and EVERYONE else stopped watching. Delena's obviously are NOT as big as they thought.

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@ kellie

Yep, blame it on the couple and not the poorly written storylines, such as "Doppelganger mythology " and "Universe wants Stephan and Elena".