The Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow (Thursday March 12) with season 6, episode 16: ‘The Downward Spiral.’
This episode Ian Somerhalder‘s (who plays Damon Salvatore) directorial debut, so it’s a very special episode.
Along with a brand new clip from tomorrow night’s new episode, we posted a look inside the episode, where Executive Producers Caroline Dries and Julie Plec give us the scoop on what to expect from Somerhalder’s directorial debut.
“Stefan, of course, feels incredibly responsible for the fact that Caroline is missing and seems to have gone off the rails,” Plec reveals.
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The Vampire Diaries season 6, episode 16 synopsis:
IAN SOMERHALDER MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — After shutting off her humanity following the death of her mother, Caroline (Candice Accola) gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum. Not knowing how to handle the new Caroline, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a race against the clock. Meanwhile, after seeking answers from Kai (guest star Chris Wood) about the prison world, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) world is turned upside when he learns some devastating news about his mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finds himself becoming increasingly intrigued by Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world. Ian Somerhalder directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries (#616).