Giving birth is hard enough. Giving birth to magical babies when you’re a vampire and there’s a vampire hunter after everyone? It’s even harder, and that’s exactly what’s in store on The Vampire Diaries in “This Woman’s Work.”

In this episode, complications from her pregnancy leave Caroline’s life hanging in the balance, and Stefan and Valerie take extreme measures to try to save her and the babies. Meanwhile, after uncovering a dark secret about Damon, Enzo uses that to force him into helping track down Rayna Cruz, a ruthless vampire hunt on the loose. When Damon’s actions inadvertently put everyone he loves in her path, he must make things right before it’s too late.

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Rayna’s on the hunt, which means trouble for everyone. Bonnie’s worried Damon’s going to get himself killed, and he will be facing off against the vampire hunter. “You look a lot like my girlfriend and her three doppelgangers,” he tells her.

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Last Caroline was seen, she was desiccating in a hospital bed, thanks to the twins inside her. How is she going to stay alive and keep babies alive?

“This episode explores what actually happens when a vampire gives birth,” executive producer Caroline Dries previews. “The stakes are very high. Alaric’s babies are basically the only thing keeping him sane and happy, so there’s a lot on the line.” And it’s going to be especially hard since Valerie realizes the babies don’t want to be born and lose their magical source of Caroline’s vampire blood.

Meanwhile, Enzo’s been off living another life, and the result of that was Rayna coming back to life “in a sea of fire,” as executive producer Brian Young called the end of the last episode. Now, she’s a “young, scary foe,” and she’s coming for everyone when it’s the last thing they need: while Caroline’s trying to give birth.

The Vampire Diaries season 7 airs Fridays at 8pm on the CW.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.