Posted: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
By Crystal Bell
"I want to use Silas's death to bring Bonnie back to life." Yeah, because we all know how fun it is to mess with the balance between life and death, Damon! But Silas also has a plan for Damon — he wants to use him to kill Stefan. Why are things always so complicated in Mystic Falls? Meanwhile, Elena meets a shy Whitmore student named Aaron (Shaun Sipos), who may cause a rift between her and Damon.
Back at Whitmore, it's time for the annual Whitmore Historical Ball! Elena and Damon attend dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, but it's Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) who gets her first dance — and he has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's night at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Does this mean she and Tyler are headed for a breakup?
On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas' demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.
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Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by another new episode of Reign.