We unfortunately have to wait until December 5 for a new episode of The Vampire Diaries, but prepare to be floored when TVD does return for Season 5, Episode 9 ("The Cell"). Now only will we learn more info about the mysterious Augustine Society, we'll also get a sneak peek into Damon's troubling past as an Augustine vampire. 

Now that Damon has been captured by Dr. Wes, it's up to Elena and Aaron to find him. When Damon tells Elena "about a terrible ordeal in his past that he's kept secret for decades" — aka his time as an Augustine vampire — Elena "shares disturbing information she learned about her own family." We're guessing this has something to do with her adoptive dad Grayson. The former Whitmore professor is looking more dubious by the second. 

Meanwhile, Caroline comes to Stefan's aide with an "unusual form of therapy." Seeing how Caroline, Stefan, and Katherine are all going through a rough time, we're hoping it involves alcohol. 

Check out the synopsis below and hit the comments to let us know what you think:

Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to offer Katherine (Nina Dobrev) his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline (Candice Accola) shows up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena (Nina Dobrev) grows so concerned about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) that she turns to Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos) for help. Later, when Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shares the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decides on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett).

Watch the promo for "The Cell" below.


Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign. 

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!