[Video] 'The Vampire Diaries' Sneak Peek: The Ripper is Back and Connected to Elena
[Video] 'The Vampire Diaries' Sneak Peek: The Ripper is Back and Connected to Elena
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Vampire Diaries ended the last episode with Damon and Elena finding a dead body sucked of all its blood in the safe instead of Stefan. In that moment, they realized that Stefan was hungry and acting like the Ripper. In "Original Sin," Stefan's hunger drives him to eat. With his connection to Elena, will she be able to save his humanity?

Spoiler alert: This article contains The Vampire Diaries spoilers and clips.

Official synopsis from the CW: 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.

Stefan was locked up underwater drowning over and over again for three months. And, now he's hungry. The Ripper is back. It's quite frightening to see Stefan like that. We've seen the Ripper before, but never with such hunger. 

Is the Stefan who thrived on his humanity dead forever? Will we ever see his sweeter side again? Given his visions over the first two episodes, there's probably only one person who can help him and that's Elena. Will her relationship with Damon prevent her from being there for Stefan?

This sneak peek clip provides some insight into that question and a possible answer.

Elena wakes up after a dream about Stefan. She definitely has a connection to Stefan. And, Damon's not happy about it. Though, he at least tolerates it without getting angry about it.

Elena was sired to Damon and now all of a sudden she has this psychic link to Stefan. What does it all mean? Are you happy that the love triangle relationship has been re-ignited?
Or, do you wish she'd be connected and in love with only one of the Salvatore brothers forever?

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 pm ET on the CW.

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