Nothing says Christmas like getting friends and family together to celebrate … unless it’s The Vampire Diaries. Stefan has one last day with Caroline after agreeing to be Cade’s minion, along with his brother, but it’s not going to be a merry holiday.

In “The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You,” Stefan’s determined to do Christmas with Caroline right, but Damon and Sybil crash their Christmas Eve dinner with Alaric, Matt and Peter and things take a dark and twisted turn. Meanwhile, in flashbacks to Stefan’s past, Cade’s attempt to entice him with his mysterious agenda leaves Stefan with an unimaginable decision.

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It’s time to celebrate Christmas. Stefan and Caroline are there. Alaric’s there. Damon (sorry, Alaric, guess you didn’t kill him) and Sybil are there. Matt and his father are there. Of course something has to go wrong.

“Tonight, one lucky little elf is going to get a one-way trip straight to hell,” Damon reveals. Oh, and at one point, Stefan’s going to be dead.

Check out what executive producer Julie Plec has to say about this episode:

The title of the episode comes from season 1’s “Blood Brothers.” “That is what Stefan said to Elena back at the end of season 1 when he realized, ‘If I stay and I can’t make myself better and I can’t fix all that I’ve done, you could be my next victim,’ and Stefan finds himself in a similar predicament at the top of this episode,” the EP explains.

It’s not going to be a cheery Christmas, and while Caroline is willing to celebrate like Stefan wants, then Damon and Sybil show up, much to Alaric’s surprise. “Matt Donovan and Alaric Saltzman killed Damon Salvatore, and now Damon Salvatore’s a little bit pissed off about that,” the EP says.

The Vampire Diaries season 8 airs Fridays at 8/7c on the CW. Want more news? Like our Facebook page.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.