Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 3: “Original Sin”

Nina Dobrev as Elena in The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 3What does The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 3 have in common with the story of Adam and Eve? Before we cough up the juicy spoilers, let’s just review the basics (and perhaps go a tad overboard with the retelling).

In a majestic paradise a long, long time ago, a man and woman led a blissful existence. They ate well, drank merrily, and lived in harmony with all the beautiful creatures of the world. They had nothing to worry about – that is, until a surreptitious snake slithered down a tree and urged the curious woman to sink her teeth into a nice, ripe apple. At first, she politely refused, claiming that the only rule she and her love had to abide by was not snacking on this particular tree’s fruits. Well, after much coaxing — a little seduction, if you will — the hissing fiend managed to get her to take a bite.

Oh and what a bite it was! The fruit’s sweet flesh were more scrumptious than anything this woman had ever tasted. Unfortunately, her one second of pleasure and her eagerness to trust a stranger, cost her a lifetime of happiness. She and her man watched as their once serene wonderland morphed into a rogue space, where death and destruction reigned.

This ordeal, dear friends, is what Biblicists refer to as the “Original Sin” — which just so happens to be the name of The Vampire Diaries episode 5.03 (as well as a romance-gone-wrong movie starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas). The episode, directed by Jesse Warn and written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Rebecca Sonnenshine, airs Thursday, October 17 at 8/7c and we have all the details waiting for you below!

Without further ado, here’s the official synopsis to “The Original Sin”:

SECRETS OF THE PAST – When Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Katherine (Nina Dobrev) have the same dream that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) 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 (Paul Wesley) forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt (Zach Roerig). Finally, Silas reveals the reason he’s determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.

Judging by what you know about power struggle and seduction on The Vampire Diaries, are you suspicious of any of the new characters? Or even old ones? Post your predictions below and let us know if you notice any parallels between TVD’s “Original Sin” overview and Adam and Eve’s tale of woe!

Theo is a television enthusiast/digital editor at Alloy Entertainment. A conspiracy theorist at heart, this Greek gal is constantly on the look-out for horcruxes and is still trying to make sense of Lost Season 6. She’s Team Salvatore all the way. Follow her musings on entertainment at @theodorag13.

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