‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5, episode 3 preview: The hunt for Paul Wesley’s Stefan

The latest -At the end of Thursday night’s new episode of “The Vampire Diaries,” we saw Elena make the decision that she was going to take a brief amount of time away from school in order to save Stefan. Thanks in part to some very revealing dreams, she realized that he was in danger, and boy, is he ever. Basically, Stefan has drowned so many times that it is amazing that even a vampire has managed to survive it.

What we have coming up next week is an hour called “Original Sin,” which is quite a frightening name when you think about the ties to that and giving into temptation. The official synopsis gives you a little bit of scoop about what to expect, including an appearance from a former “True Blood” star in Janina Gavankar:

“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.”

While Elena and Damon seem to have figured out that Stefan may not be suffering underwater anymore, there is another significant problem here: The ripper is back, as the promo below teases. How are they going to contend with that? We imagine it will be quite a challenge in its own right.

What do you want to see during “The Vampire Diaries” next week? Share some of your thoughts below, and you can click here if you want to read our full review of tonight’s “True Lies.”

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