As much as we enjoyed the Delena honeymoon period on The Vampire Diaries, we have to admit: we’re looking forward to a little romantic angst. And, from the looks of this promo photo for Season 5, Episode 12 (“The Devil Inside”), more romantic angst is exactly what we’ll be getting. Why are Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) fighting?
In the photo, we see a distraught Damon (seriously, look at that face: distraught!) with his hands on Elena’s shoulders. It looks like he’s trying to convince his ex-girlfriend to do something. And before you assume this is just Damon putting his face behind a particularly snarky remark, know that the synopsis claims Elena “suddenly finds herself in a life-threatening situation with only minutes to figure out how to save herself.” Story of Elena’s life, amirite?
We’re guessing sad “life-threatening situation” might have something to do with Damon, given that — earlier in the ep — “Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge, [so] Damon makes an effort to do the honorable thing.” Just tell us, synopsis: is “the honorable thing” snapping someone’s neck? Because Damon has a talent for twisting morality.
Whatever’s going down in this shot, we can practically feel the heat from here. These two are so not over. Enzo may be “the devil on Damon’s shoulder,” but Elena is the vampire in his heart.
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Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.