Elena is in trouble, and once again, it's the Salvatore brothers to the rescue! When The Vampire Diaries returns for its mid-season finale — Season 5, Episode 10 ("Fifty Shades of Grayson") — Elena finds herself at the mercy of Dr. Wes, alongside Ezro, Damon's former Whitmore vampire confidante he thought was gone forever.  

Dr. Wes is going to let out his “secret weapon” — which we’re pretty sure is Enzo, who is most likely the Augustine Vampire that killed Meghan — while Stefan confronts Aaron (Shaun Sipos) about Elena's whereabouts. We know we should be worried about Elena, but we're pretty sure Aaron is the one most likely to die in this episode, given the terrifying look in Stefan's eyes. He's ready to kill.  

However, we're most excited to see Damon and Enzo's inevitable reunion — since we know their last interaction didn't go over so well. But how will Damon react to seeing the vampire he thought he left to die? And more importantly, will Enzo be thirsting for Damon's blood? He's been at Augustine for well over 60 years, and all that experimentation must have left him more than a little unstable. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Wes is going to confess to Elena all the dark secrets of Whitmore College and what his ultimate goal is, which we think might involve Elena’s father, Grayson. Watch the promo below and tell us what you think in the comments! 


Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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