It’s been almost a month since we last saw our lovely vampires in Mystic Falls, and sh*t is getting crazy! Caroline is not handling the death of her mother very well. I mean, she turned off her humanity and snapped Elena’s neck! She even emptied her house like she never lived there, and cleaned out all her drawers in the dorm room. Damn, girl!
The good news is that our favorite witch is finally back in town, but sadly she has to come back to all this craziness and deal with the side effects of being back. Let’s not forget about the fact that Damon and Stefan’s mother has been alive this entire time and stuck in the prison world.
Fun fact: this happens to be Ian Somerhalder’s directorial debut and according to Caroline Dries, the episode is named after a Nine Inch Nails Album
The official synopsis for “The Downward Spiral”:
IAN SOMERHALDER MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — After shutting off her humanity following the death of her mother, Caroline (Candice Accola) gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum. Not knowing how to handle the new Caroline, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a race against the clock. Meanwhile, after seeking answers from Kai (guest star Chris Wood) about the prison world, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) world is turned upside when he learns some devastating news about his mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finds himself becoming increasingly intrigued by Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world. Ian Somerhalder directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries
Check out some clips from this week’s episode:
Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 16: