Exactly how much trouble is Elena in right now? Who will save her? Well, the official description the CW released on Wednesday, Dec. 31, of “The Vampire Diaries” season 6 episode 11 “Woke Up with a Monster” may offer a few hints.
In the “TVD” midseason finale, Kai continued to be his evil self and orchestrated quite the horrific family reunion, and by the end of the episode, Jo had decided to go through with the merge ceremony – but she declared that she could win. Meanwhile, Caroline faced a very human problem when she found out that her mother has cancer and even giving her vampire blood won’t help. Elsewhere, just as Matt was pulling a Tripp with Enzo, Kai used his magic-sucking talent to put an end to that pesky anti-magic spell over Mystic Falls, so the human ended up the vampire’s captive. Finally, just as Elena was going over to see Damon to discuss their horrible days, Kai took her captive and made it so that Damon couldn’t see her at his door.
The preview that has been released so far shows Enzo pretty much stalking Stefan so he can make good on his promise to bring him a whole lot of misery and Stefan telling him his “big secret.” It also offers a look at what Kai is going to be doing to Elena. Based on the synopsis for the winter premiere, it sounds like if Jo and Kai do the merge ceremony any time soon, no one is going to be happy with the results (except for Kai). Then there’s still the matter of Bonnie, who is still trapped alone in the prison world, but she’s not even mentioned in the promo or the synopsis.
Here’s the CW’s official description of “Woke Up with a Monster,” written by Melinda Hsu Taylor and directed by series star Paul Wesley: “CONTROLLING YOUR MAGIC — More powerful than ever, Kai (guest star Chris Wood) holds Elena (Nina Dobrev) captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic. At the Salvatore mansion, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to prepare Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) for the impending merge ceremony with Kai, but they quickly realize Jo is weaker than they thought. After bringing Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) home from the hospital, Caroline (Candice Accola) travels with Stefan (Paul Wesley) to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother’s cancer. Meanwhile, Stefan, who has his own intentions for traveling to North Carolina, is caught off guard when Enzo (Michael Malarkey) shows up demanding to know what Stefan is hiding. Lastly, when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discovers Elena has been kidnapped by Kai, he is forced to rethink his strategy after an unexpected visitor throws a wrench into his plan. Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen and Zach Roerig also star.”
“The Vampire Diaries” season 6 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. “Woke Up with a Monster” airs Jan. 22. What are you hoping to see in episode 11?