On tonight's all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries on The CW, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Sage (Cassidy Freeman) work together to find out what Rebekah (Claire Holt) is hiding. Of course fans already know that she's trying to find the location of the remaining white oak tree in Mystic Falls, because a dagger made of white oak is the only thing that can kill an Original vampire. Fans will also remember that the Originals thought they had destroyed all the white oak trees, but they were mistaken.
And Rebekah undoubtedly wants to stay alive long enough to get back at Elena (Nina Dobrev) for literally stabbing her in the back. But in Elena's defense she was only doing it as part of the plan to kill Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and keep her friends and family safe. But since Klaus is Rebekah's brother, she wasn't too happy about that either. The Originals value family above all else, and Rebekah even forgave Klaus when she found out that he had killed their mother Esther (Alice Evans) a thousand years before.
Of course all of Damon's plans always include flirting and he shamelessly does so with both Rebekah and Sage, although it's clear his heart still belongs to Elena. It's because he loves Elena so much, (and he knows that she still loves his brother) that Damon tells her that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is trying to stop drinking human blood again.
And as usual, Elena tries to help him, but after her epiphany last week where she admitted that she fell for Stefan partly because of his immortality, you have to wonder if her heart is really in it. And it's not going to be easy for Stefan and Elena to get their relationship back on track. After all that's happened, The Vampire Diaries fans are probably wondering if they can. And the other half, are just hoping that Elena will just choose Damon instead! Both the actors and the characters have amazing chemistry together!
Meanwhile Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola) are still preoccupied trying to help Abbey (Persia White) with the tricky transition from human to vampire. It remains to be seen whether Bonnie can forgive Elena for being the reason that her estranged mother was turned in the first place.
And let's not forget the show's most recent twist. Ric (Matt Davis) is the most likely suspect in the recent string of murders. From the flashbacks in last week's episode it was revealed that Ric's ring once belonged to the granddaughter of Jonathan Gilbert, who went insane and started killing members of the Founder's Council back in 1912.
Fans of The Vampire Diaries are hoping that rumors of Matt Davis's departure from the show are untrue. Ric has been a character on the show since it began and it wouldn't be the same without him. Ric is the closest thing to family that Elena has left since, she sent her brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) away, and Klaus killed
Jenna (Sara Canning).
Tune in to The Vampire Diaries Thursdays at 8pm/7c on The CW, to see if Rebekah's plan succeeds, if the other members of the Original family like Elijah (Daniel Gilles) and Klaus return, and to find out whether Stefan can kick his human blood habit. And then stay tuned for The Secret Circle at 9pm/8c!