Thanks to TVLine, we have some spoilers for The Vampire Diaries Winter Premiere and check out an exclusive photo above from the episode. The show returns January 29th on The CW at 8/7c.
As the viewers are sucked into Damon’s personal hell, executive producer Caroline Dries promises a “really fun ride” with the wayward Salvatore, whose experience will have “huge ramifications” on the overall story — and might just trigger the return of a certain Lockwood. Stefan’s trip to hell will also have major consequences, though “his hellscape will be shown differently from the way we see Damon’s.” Back in reality, we’ll see Alaric and Caroline’s relationship “evolve as these babies bring them together. She’s not necessarily falling hard out of love with Stefan. It’s in no way a natural progression for a love story.” And there’s more trouble on the horizon: “Enzo will be our eyes and ears into a new universe we’re setting up for the rest of the season. He’s looking for a place to fit, and he finds it.” (Hint: It has something to do with Matt.)