It’s a race against time in the extended promo for the next all-new The Vampire Diaries. The 30-second video reveals a bit more about Season 5, Episode 14 (“No Exit”) — such as the Travelers’ continued involvement in Dr. Wes’s experiments and whether or not Damon has faith that his loved ones will try to rescue him.
“Damon’s feeding on vampire,” Stefan tells Caroline at the beginning of the fast-paced trailer. (Yay! We love that Steroline is getting so much screen time recently.) In another shot, presumably part of a conversation with Katherine, Stefan continues: “I have to find him.”
“I can come with you,” says a suspiciously nonchalant Katherine-pretending-to-be-Elena, swinging her arms playfully through the air. Man, we love this Katherine-as-Elena storyline so much.
Stefan and Katherine take off in Stefan’s ostentatious red Porsche (we had forgotten he had that) to save their vampire cannibal loved one from utter destruction — and from eating his best friend. Because, it turns out, Dr. Wes and his new friends, the Travelers, have trapped Damon and Enzo inside of a house.
“Now that you’re trapped, how long can you go before you feed on your best friend?” Dr. Wes asks Damon from the other side of the house’s threshold as a gaggle of Travelers stand behind him. It’s good to have our favorite hunky evil genius back!
We’re guessing Enzo feels differently. He’s not taking any chances with Damon’s cravings. He binds Damon to a chair with chains. “I’m not going to feed on you,” Damon protests. Yeah, right. You’re not the most trustworthy these days, bro. And you kind of have a history of breaking your promises to Enzo.
Next, we see Enzo on the phone with Katherine. “We’ll be there as soon as we can,” she tells him. Enzo stresses his anxiety with a “Tick tock.”
Damon doesn’t even think they’ll show: “They won’t come,” he tells Enzo. Aww. That’s really sad. To be honest, after the shenanigans Damon pulled in last week’s episode (kidnapping Jeremy, etc.), we wouldn’t blame them if they left him there to eat his vampire BFF. But that’s not really how Stefan rolls. He’s on a mission to save Damon. Katherine? Not so much.
We see her outlining her seduction plans to someone (presumably Nadia) over the phone: “I saw an opportunity to be alone with Stefan.” Later in the trailer, she suggests to Stefan that they get a hotel room for the night. He seems to be game because we next see a shot of him peeking into the bathroom to find a naked Katherine silhouetted through the shower curtain. We had forgotten how dedicated Katherine could be when she has a goal! And, it seems Katherine might just accomplish their particular mission. In the next shot, we see Katherine kiss Stefan.
Meanwhile, at the House of the Vampire Cannibal, Damon is escaping from his chains — and he looks hungry. Watch out, Enzo!
Do you think Damon will kill Enzo? How will Stefan respond to Katherine’s continued advances? Share your theories in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.