'The Vampire Diaries' Season 7 Premiere V.S. 'The Originals' Season 4

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Last night was huge for CWTV with the premiere of The Vampire Diaries season seven and The Originals season three and while both shows are pretty friendly towards one another, one of them may have had the edge last night.

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We aren't quite sure whether it was the new twist and the excellent way in which Julie Plec, Caroline Dries and the rest of The Vampire Diaries team handled writing around Elena Gilbert but there was something that gave the show a surprising upper-hand in comparison to The Originals. The Vampire Diaries started out in the future which gives fans a preview of Stefan and Damon in a desperate situation. This way, they know that something is coming and that the Salvatore brothers might be in some serious trouble. There was intensity from the very beginning which captivated and engaged you.

For lack of better terms, it got your blood pumping. The introduction of the Heretics and the strategic teasing of something odd between Bonnie and Damon, a.k.a.

Bamon were also two very notable and well done aspects of the season seven premiere of The Vampire Diaries.

Of course, there is also the fact that fans got to see Stefan and Caroline, a.k.a. Steroline together at last, at least, we think they're together.

The Originals season three started off a bit more eloquently with a flashback on the past. It's been a staple when it comes to show and brings a lot of historical context in terms of the Mikaelson family and their early years together. Bringing back characters like Finn and Kol is a plus for fans while the introduction of Lucien makes for an interesting twist. It was great to see Claire Holt as Rebekah even if it happened to be flashbacks of the past. The relationship between Marcel and Davina is being tested and it will be interesting to see where that goes, as well as Klaus and Cami's love story. What was the most surprising was the pace in which the show carried on compared to it's predecessor and originator, The Vampire Diaries.

Last night it just seemed as if The Vampire Diaries was one step ahead in the engaging department. That being said, the ending to The Originals proved for much more intense episodes and a very dark plot ahead. It will be very interesting to see how these two shows progress but having them both on the same night was an excellent move on CWTV's part.

We want to know what season premiere had you the most engaged last night, vote in our poll below or let us know in the comments section. You can catch both The Originals and The Vampire Diaries on Thursday nights.