‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 6 spoilers: Ian Somerhalder’s Damon and a risk

Damon -For really much of the second half of “The Vampire Diaries” season 6, risks are the name of the game. Many characters will take them, and while their ultimate success rate is still to be seen, you have to at least admire some of the characters for being bold enough to give something a shot, even if the odds are not that high of it managing to work in the end.

One example of that will be Caroline’s story coming up, as she tries to do just about everything that she can to cure her mother’s cancer, even if there is no known way to make it happen. While vampires may be great at many things, this is apparently one problem that they cannot solve. This story will continue to play out on the January 29 episode entitled “Prayer for the Dying,” and the official synopsis below makes sure you know that Damon is also taking an enormous risk of his own:

“When Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke’s (guest star Chris Brochu) father arrives to town to celebrate their birthday, they try and convince him to let Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood) take their place in the merge ceremony. After Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds out that the merge is happening sooner than he expected, he urges Liv to let him talk to her father. Meanwhile, after Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan to cure her mother takes an unexpected and devastating turn, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gather at the hospital, while Jo attempts to save Sheriff Forbes’ (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) life. Lastly, with the merge set to take place, Damon’s risky plan quickly sends things spiraling out of control, forcing one of the twins to take matters into their own hands.”

At this point, we really want to just get on the other side of the merge, given that this has been hyped up for so long, and the beauty of the great unknown is not too far on the other side. Hopefully, there will be some exciting endeavors over there that are fun to watch play out. Also, we hope for some reason that Kai makes it. The guy is completely awful and more or less a sociopath, and with that in mind, he is almost exactly what the series needs at this point.

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