On Oct. 10, The CW released a new sneak peek preview and a set of promotional photos for "The Vampire Diaries" season 5, episode 3 "Original Sin." Spoiler alert – turn away now if you don’t want to see what’s coming up on the show.
The preview (seen below) shows that Stefan did indeed escape from the safe that was pulled up from the ravine, but the last three months of captivity have proven too much for him to handle. He's out and he's hungry! Ripper Stefan is back.
The preview shows the bedraggled vampire trudging through a desolate town toward a local watering hole. Viewers watch as a lonely bartender cleans a counter before looking up when Stefan walks in. A mere moment later, he strikes, savagely biting her neck. Will Elena and Damon find Stefan before he takes too many lives?
The synopsis for this episode reads:
SECRETS OF THE PAST — When Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa 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 forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt. Finally, Silas reveals the reason he's determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.
It’s going to be an exciting episode that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. to West Palm Beach Comcast channel 4 (The CW) to see "The Vampire Diaries" season 5, episode 3, "Original Sin."