We have a standing appointment with The Vampire Diaries every Thursday at 8 p.m. on the CW, but sometimes things come up. Power outages. Hospital visits. Illumination Night festivities. These are a few of the conflicts that make it impossible for us to watch TVD live. So what’s a fang fan to do? 

Praise the powers that be — there are online options that allow us to catch up with all the plot twists, bloody deaths, and hookups. Starting at approximately 6 a.m. the morning after the show airs, The CW streams the latest episode. Four more of the most recent episodes are streamable as well.

The same episodes are available on Hulu Plus, while the newest episode doesn’t show up on the free version of Hulu for eight days.

If you have a smartphone or iPad, the CW also offers an app that allow you to watch free episodes of TVD.

And while it’s not technically online, Comcast Xfinity subscribers have access to the four latest Vampire Diaries episodes on On Demand.

Alright, now you have no excuse for not being all caught up on the latest TVD episodes!

Sources: The CW, Hulu

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