Alright, everyone! It’s time to come out of your Vampire Diaries slumber, because there’s an all-new episode on tonight and you won’t want to miss it. This is also the first new episode since The CW announced they renewed the series for another season. High fives all around!
We left off with our favorite characters in a bunch of life-threatening situations: Liv and Luke are trying to help Kai so they don’t have to merge, only Jo is willing to take back her magic in order to defeat Kai and save her siblings. Kai, the sneaky little shit that he is, sucked all of the traveler magic out of the ground, thus removing the spell that has covered Mystic Falls this past year.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Forbes has brain cancer which in turn cause Stefan and Caroline to reconnect and stop hating each other, if only for a little while. Let’s not forget about Damon and Elena who are back to their usual flirty selves. Hopefully, we can stop playing this game of “I don’t remember loving you but I totally love you,” so they can just get back together already.
Let’s not forget about Matt and Jeremy, who are trying to kill Enzo but failed miserably because they thought driving over the Mystic Falls border would kill him. Unbeknownst to them, the spell was no longer in place, thus, Enzo is still his perfectly British self.
This week’s episode, titled “Woke Up with a Monster,” finds Kai, more powerful than ever, holding Elena captive while he learns to control his newly acquired traveler magic. Meanwhile, Liv and Alaric are prepping Jo for the fight of her life. You know, so she doesn’t merge with Kai and end up dead. NBD.
Stefan and Caroline are searching for a cure for her mother’s cancer, when they’re interrupted by Enzo, yet again, who will not stop until he finds out what Stefan is hiding.
On a side note, this episode was directed by the one and only Paul Wesley himself.
The synopsis for “Woke Up with a Monster”:
CONTROLLING YOUR MAGIC — More powerful than ever, Kai (guest star Chris Wood) holds Elena (Nina Dobrev) captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic. At the Salvatore mansion, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to prepare Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) for the impending merge ceremony with Kai, but they quickly realize Jo is weaker than they thought. After bringing Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) home from the hospital, Caroline (Candice Accola) travels with Stefan (Paul Wesley) to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother’s cancer. Meanwhile, Stefan, who has his own intentions for traveling to North Carolina, is caught off guard when Enzo (Michael Malarkey) shows up demanding to know what Stefan is hiding. Lastly, when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discovers Elena has been kidnapped by Kai, he is forced to rethink his strategy after an unexpected visitor throws a wrench into his plan. Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen and Zach Roerig also star. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor.
Check out some clips from this week’s episode:
Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 11:
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.