If there is one way that we could use to describe what Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are going through on “The Vampire Diaries,” it’s this: Complicated. This is going to be one heck of a mess to sort out in a number of ways, especially when you are thinking just from the standpoint of two actors each playing two characters.
This is where “Original Sin” comes into play. This is the third episode of the season, and it will revolve very much around both Elena and Katherine really coming to the revelation that Stefan needs their help. While this happens, Stefan’s doppelganger is going to be spending some time running around trying to seek one of them out. For more, just read the official synopsis below courtesy of The CW:
“When Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Katherine (Nina Dobrev) have the same dream that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) who seems to know everything about Stefan’s history. In flashbacks to a distant time and place, Tessa reveals the shocking secrets in her past and what she has planned for the future. She also has a disturbing message for Damon about his own future. Silas (Paul Wesley) forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt (Zach Roerig). Finally, Silas reveals the reason he’s determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.”
The news about the Damon / Elena struggle is going to be particularly interesting given that just two episodes before this (think the premiere on Thursday night), they are going to be spending some time together in a bathtub. But this is the way of the world for “The Vampire Diaries,” as nothing manages to stay altogether clean or pitch-perfect in this world of the show for long.
Also, it’s be a mistake to not at least point out the arrival of Janina to the world of this show. Given that she has appeared on “True Blood” in the past, it’s clear that she knows how to deal with vampires at this point.
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