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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Spoilers: Season 5 Episode 9 ‘The Cell’

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Flashbacks have always been a staple on The Vampire Diaries. Season five has already taken us back 2,000 years to tell the story of Silas, Amara and Tessa and in a few weeks, we’re going to have another flashback, this one to a dark time in Damon’s past.

The CW has released the episode description for the ninth episode of season five, which will air on Dec. 5. “The Cell” finds Elena concerned about Damon and turning to Aaron for help. That seems a little strange to us, considering we’ve seen Aaron rebuff Elena’s attempts to get to know him, so why would she ask him for help? We’re hoping the next episode will give us more insight.

Elsewhere, Stefan is still suffering in the aftermath of a summer spent dying in a box. But even though he’s miserable, Stefan offers Katherine his support. We’re very worried about our favorite doppelganger and it sounds like things will continue to get worse for her over the next few episodes. Can Katherine survive or has her luck finally run out after more than 500 years?

Check out the full episode description provided by The CW and then hit the comments and share your thoughts with us. Are you looking forward to the episode?

“FLASHBACKS TO A DARK TIME IN DAMON’S LIFE — Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to offer Katherine (Nina Dobrev) his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline (Candice Accola) shows up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena (Nina Dobrev) grows so concerned about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) that she turns to Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos) for help. Later, when Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shares the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decides on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett). Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor.”

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW. “The Cell” will air Dec. 5.

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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