Damon and Elena just can’t seem to quit each other, and Season 5, Episode 17 (“Rescue Me”) of The Vampire Diaries will find Delena in a very compromising situation — friends with benefits.

While Damon and Elena are navigating the new facets of their relationship, Stefan is being held hostage by the Travelers until Caroline and Enzo complete their mission to kill Stefan’s doppelganger in Atlanta. It sounds like Enzo is going to open up to Caroline about his past, much to her discomfort.

Brother-sister duo Liv and Luke also make moves to execute their plan, and Jeremy makes a deal with them that devastates Elena. We’re going to assume Liv and Luke need Bonnie — the anchor to the Other Side — to reach someone in their past (could it be the new Big Bad, Markos?), and seeing as Jeremy isn’t going to let anything happen to his girlfriend, it makes sense that he’d get himself in the middle of this mess.

Watch the promo for Season 5, Episode 17 (“Rescue Me”) below and hit the comments with your reactions!


Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, March 27 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+!