There are many things Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) have in common. They’re both preternaturally hot. They both like to take their anger out with drunken hookups. And they both have a slightly sadistic side, which manifests itself by chaining people up. Case in point, in the sneak peek photos for Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 18, “Murder of One,” Rebekah has Damon hanging by some chains with a bloody gash across his chest. Sure, this could be their idea of foreplay, but neither one seems to be particularly enjoying themselves.
This is most certainly part of Rebekah’s “revenge” the episode’s synopsis says she’s exacting. Either he told her she’s no longer his booty call, or he’s figured out how to stop her from finding that white ash tree she’s always going on about. (Seriously, it sounds like she spends all of Episodes 16 and 17 looking for the darn thing, and Damon enlists Sage’s help in figuring out what she’s up to. No wonder the O.V. is going all Survivorman with her little knife.)
Let’s just hope this doesn’t end with Damon getting his heart ripped out à la Mason Lockwood (Taylor Kinney).