OK, maybe not love, but everyone does seem to be talking about the former Augustine vamp in next week’s episode. At :01, we see Nadia (Olga Fonda) ask, “Who is Enzo?” Followed by shots of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) saying his name. Popular guy!
Stefan is not impressed
At :04, we see the man of the hour — Enzo, himself — extending his hand in greeting to Stefan. Man, even 60+ years of torture couldn’t completely rid Enzo of his manners. Stefan, on the other hand, is not above shunning such niceties. He ignores Enzo’s hand, instead turning to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to ask, “What? You guys are pals again? Murder buddies?”
From the looks of the promo, Damon and Enzo are going on a deadly rampage. At :08 and :09, we see two dead women. “Come on, Damon,” says Stefan whose apparent job in this episode is to frown at Damon. “You’re better than this.” Is he, though?
Damon likes his new self
Say what you will about Homicidal Damon, but the dude sure does seem to have fun. Damon disagrees with Stefan’s assessment of himself: “On the contrary: I’m better like this.” Enzo laughs. Yeah, these two are perfect for one another.
Jeremy’s in danger!
Little Gilbert should have stayed out of town. At :11, we see someone slip a plastic bag over Jeremy’s head while he’s hanging at the Salvatore mansion. Seriously, Damon? That better not be you! There’s killing people, and then there’s killing people you live with. You need to draw the line somewhere.
We’re guessing the episode’s title, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” was a not-so-subtle reference to some sort of ‘80s-themed dance. And, whichever era the latest TVD shindig aims to celebrate, some sort of festivity is going down. At :14, we see Stefan dancing with “Elena” (read: Katherine). “What did Damon do now?” she asks. Easy on the annoyance, Katherine. Remember: Elena is still supposed to be in love with Damon. Maybe?
It’s like Damon is trying to check off the items on some sort of Anti Hero scavenger hunt because, at :16, it looks like Denzo is getting into their very own bar fight. We see a random dude get thrown across the room, then a shot of Damon and Enzo looking defensively menacing. Next on the list: stealing candy from a baby.
Little brother to the rescue
Apparently, Stefan’s not waiting around for Damon to make the right decision about ditching his murder buddy. At :20, we see he and Enzo fighting in the Mystic Falls woods, and Stefan is totally winning. “Leave my brother out of it,” he tells Enzo. “What I do to you, Enzo, will be final.” Yikes! We hope this scene doesn’t end with another vampire in a quarry-soaked vault. We’re getting major Silas vibes from this scene.
How do you think next week’s episode looks? Are there any clues we missed? Sound off in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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