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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Photo Preview: Season 5, Episode 16 ‘While You Were Sleeping’

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The CW has released an official episode description and the first photos for the March 20 episode of The Vampire Diaries, “While You Were Sleeping.”

Spoiler Warning: The episode description provided by the network references events that will take place in episodes that have not aired yet. So turn back now if you don’t want to ruin any of the surprises.

Otherwise, read the full description and check out the photos below and then hit the comments and share your thoughts with us! Are you looking forward to the episode?

“A KILLER VIRUS — When Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena (Nina Dobrev), her first instinct is to call Damon (Ian Somerhalder). At the same time, Damon is trying to figure out how to make a disturbing confession to Elena. While going through Dr. Wes’ files, Caroline (Candice Accola) discovers a frightening secret, and is surprised when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) appears, claiming to have the solution everyone is searching for.  At Enzo’s insistence, Caroline asks Stefan to meet her at a mysterious location where they are joined by a group of Travelers, including Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh), who reveals new information on the importance of doppelgangers. During spring break on a mostly deserted Whitmore campus, Elena runs into Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), a student who seems to know her, though she has no memory of meeting him.  Recently dumped by his boyfriend, Luke proposes that he and Elena spend the break getting drunk together, but she sends him off on an urgent mission to find Bonnie (Kat Graham) and the “newbie” witch, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell). Damon finally tells Elena the truth about his recent activities, and they come to a new agreement about their relationship. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Caroline Dries.”

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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. “While You Were Sleeping” will air on March 20.

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