The Vampire Diaries Season 3 returns this week with an all new episode, and trust us when we tell you it’s going to be an irresistible mix of heart-wrenching terror and heart-pounding sexiness. So far, we know that viewers are going to be privy to a little hot action between Damon and Elena…and that Kol Mikaelsen and Jeremy Gilbert are now besties just like Stefan and Klaus used to be during the good ol’ days of the 1920s! Oh, and Tyler Lockwood’s returning to visit his boo Caroline and to stop the hybrid compelling nonsense once and for all. So where does that leave poor Alaric Saltzman, whose brain is currently in possession of one angry poltergeist/ghost/enigma aka the evil magic ring of serial killer Samantha Gilbert? Apparently, locked up and stowed away in a cellar with a lot of killer emotions due to his Jeckyll and Hyde antics!
Watch a sneak peek clip from Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 19 featuring a conversation between Elena and Alaric!
Regardless, we’re kind of digging the mentor – mentee vibe that’s been taking place so far on Vampire Diaries Season 3 between Elena and Ric. Elena not only tells Ric that Stefan will be babysitting him (how awkward) but she also informs him that she’s embarking on a cross-country trip with Damon at Stefan’s request (even more awkward). Why? It’s none of Ric’s business but Elena clearly needs to figure out her unresolved feelings towards the older Salvatore!
“Why do you say that like you’re waiting for me to disapprove?” Alaric asks without judgement. Elena responds hesitatingly, “”I don’t know…me and Damon, traveling across the country…” It seems like TMI at first, but we appreciate how Ric remains calm and collected and unbiasedly guides Elena through her brother-lover decision-making process. After all, she’s just looking for someone to listen to her woes. Unfortunately, her friends have too many romance issues of their own to fret about hers — so, despite Ric’s new-found tendency to stab innocent people, Elena’s willing to take the risk just to get this burden (ya know, the burden of sorting out a sizzling love triangle) off her young shoulders.
If you were Alaric, what advice would you give Elena about her Salvatore brother dilemma? Post your feedback below and tune in for an all new episode of the Vampire Diaries Season 3 this Thursday night at 8/7 c on The CW!