What does Damon (Ian Somerhalder) do when he’s feeling morose and brokenhearted? He hits up the Mystic Grill and plops down at the bar counter — not because he wants to go where everybody knows his know but because he likes to drown his sorrows in luxurious, high quality bourbon. And that’s exactly what he does in The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 17: “Rescue Me.”
Even though he and Elena (Nina Dobrev) recently enjoyed a mind-blowing night of passion, they’re still in desperate need of couple’s counseloing. They have a lot of lingering issues to resolve and, at the moment, Damon’s feeling a tad weary about all the relationship drama. So, as a new clip from TVD episode 5×17 indicates, the eldest Salvatore tries to heal his emotional wounds by tossing back some booze first thing in the morning. Much to his dismay though, Damon has company. Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) takes a seat next to him and nods in approval. “Breakfast of champions,” he remarks. Without missing a beat, the town’s newest sass master, Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) chimes in: “Let me guess: Elena?” He flashes an amused grin.
Damon is not one to cut a bus boy some slack and throws a jab right back at him. “You know, that is so incredibly insightful, Donovan. You’re really street smart working behind that bar for what is it…three years now?” Tyler rushes to Matt’s defense by basically calling Damon an alcoholic and then Damon tells him to get a life. He then gives up and unloads his woes onto the two “amateur therapists.” Apparently he can’t talk to Stefan about his current ordeal because it would be soooo awkward — he and Elena did break the bed after all. (“Whoa! TMI,” mutters Tyler. ) Plus, Stefan is off on some secret research mission with the beautiful Caroline Forbes and doesn’t have time to hear about Delena’s struggles, you know?
Uh-oh! Watch Tyler’s reaction to that tidbit of information in the “Rescue Me” sneak peek below, then drop a comment telling us if you would love to see a bromance bloom between Damon and Tyler!
Tune in tonight: The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 17: “Rescue Me” airs Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW!