Since The Vampire Diaries wrapped its seventh season, we’re still finding stray goosebumps that were left behind from discovering Damon and Enzo’s fate. That final shot of Damon and Enzo stringing up the bodies of their (countless) victims will likely continue to haunt us until the series returns for Season 8.
What do we really know about Season 8 so far… well as Stefan’s expository diary entry said, the gang will likely be heading west in order to rescue Damon and Enzo from the grip sybil, the baddie with the gnarly fingers. Beyond that, all we can do is speculate. So let’s get to it!
This isn’t the first time our heroes have gone all Dark Side on us, need I remind you of the Ripper Stefan in Season 2, Angry, switched off Caroline in Season 6, or Bonnie the Huntress. We know there is a tried-and-true method for bringing them back to the light which is normally the weight of a powerful emotional anchor!
So, who might save Damon this time? Here are our options:
* Stefan seems like the obvious choice, given how much of the series and especially Season 7, has been devoted to the love, hate relationship between the brothers. And if they’re ever going to officially patch things up, the in the final season seems like the perfect opportunity.
* Bonnie is also a viable option, now that she’s been publicly acknowledged as Damon’s strongest (non love interest) female connection. Unfortunately, Bonnie without the use of her magic will be “paralyzed” by the dire situation facing the TVD gang in Season 8. And even if Bonnie is able to figure something out, I’m guessing she’d be more focused on saving Enzo after all the 2 are madly in love. (Poor Damon)
* This brings us to Secret Option No. 3, that elusive dark horse known as Elena Gilbert. Given that it was her voice which lured Damon into the darkness to begin with, it seems only natural that her presence would be able to snap him out of it; and we’ve seen these vampires plant enough visions in each other’s heads to know that a visit from Elena is just a hand-hold away. But rumours have it that Nina Dobrev will not be returning as Elena but as Kathrine pierce.
We will have to wait and find out who will save our beloved Damon. Don’t have much longer to wait as October is just around the corner now guys.