The Vampire Diaries is back next week with “O Come, All Ye Faithful”! See the promo for the episode here, where Tyler shares his hybrid plan and the love triangle rages on.

What did you think of the flashback episode “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street”? Did you enjoy seeing Lexi again and finding out more about the Salvatore brothers’ past?

Next up is the Christmas-ish episode “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” in which Tyler’s plan to set the hybrids free reaches its crescendo while Elena and Damon still struggle with the nature of their connection. See the extended promo:

The official description for “O Come, All Ye Faithful” reads:

A WINTER WONDERLAND IN MYSTIC FALLS — As a Winter Wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves at odds with Tyler (Michael Trevino) over his plans for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence. Meanwhile, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon retreat to the Gilbert Lake House to help Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay), who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless. Zach Roerig also stars.

You can also see the promotional images from the episode, which we posted some time ago.

This week, Hypable’s Vampire Hype podcast is recording Saturday morning, so be sure you get in your thoughts about “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street” either via Twitter @VampireHype or by replying to this thread!

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