The Vampire Diaries season 5 is flying by, and we now have a synopsis for the ninth episode, “The Cell.” The synopsis hints that we might be learning a dark secret Damon has hidden for decades.

We already know all about how Damon became a vampire, and have seen bits and pieces of the Salvatore brothers’ shaky history throughout The Vampire Diaries five seasons, but it seems that there are still secrets that Damon has kept hidden till now. And with the hint that Elena will be learning more about her family, it seems that “The Cell” may have all our characters looking back at their pasts.

In the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries season 5, episode 9, “The Cell,” we learn that not only are things not going well for our Mystic Falls crew, but that Damon will share a long buried secret with Elena, who in turn will share recently learned information about her family.

Check out the synopsis in full:

FLASHBACKS TO A DARK TIME IN DAMON’S LIFE – Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to offer Katherine (Nina Dobrev) his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline (Candice Accola) shows up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena (Nina Dobrev) grows so concerned about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) that she turns to Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos) for help. Later, when Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shares the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decides on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett).

How will the new information about their pasts affect Damon and Elena’s relationship? And what exactly will be going on with Katherine in “The Cell?” Only time, and more episodes of The Vampire Diaries will tell.

Are you looking forward to seeing more of Damon’s dark past in ‘The Cell?’

Edited by Brandi Delhagen