The Vampire Diaries season 8, episode 6 recap: Deal with the devil

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Actors Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder and writer/producer Julie Plec attend the 'The Vampire Diaries' panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Actors Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder and writer/producer Julie Plec attend the 'The Vampire Diaries' panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) /

Find out what happened during Friday’s new episode of The Vampire Diaries, season 8, episode 6, “Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell”.

Note: The Vampire Diaries took last week off, so for a refresher on what went down in the last fresh episode, here is the recap for episode 5.

Biggest lesson learned from this episode of The Vampire Diaries, never mess with Alaric and Caroline’s kids. The hour picks up where episode 5 left off. Alaric and Caroline have called the police, and an Amber  Alert has been sent out for Josie and Lizzie. While Caroline talks with the cops, Alaric steps outside to call Seline.

She is sitting at a diner while the twins eat ice cream. Seline tells Alaric that she is the only one who can take proper care of the twins because she insists how special they are. Well, that response doesn’t fly with Alaric who states that he will do whatever it takes to track down the siren and kill her.

And Alaric better track down Seline quickly because her plans for the twins are far from in their best interest. When Sybil and Damon meet Seline at the diner, Seline fills in her sister on why exactly she needs the twins. Seline wants out of the deal she made to serve Cade for all eternity. She plans to offer up the powerful Josie and Lizzie as replacements for herself and Sybil.

Damon points out that three seems a little young to start serving the Devil. But that is because Sybil blew Seline’s cover, and the timetable of waiting 10 years to train the girls to be ready went out the window. Not to mention that Seline never factored in Alaric and Caroline calling the police. Luckily, Seline’s siren powers mean she can get out of the diner even after every sees the Amber Alert.

Caroline and Alaric arrive at the diner shortly after the sirens, Damon, and their daughters leaving. Being so close only angers Alaric and now it is back to the road to find Seline. Not included in this road trip is Stefan. He offered to come along, but Caroline said no and even broke off the engagement. She needs to be focused on finding her daughters, and that could mean having to kill Damon. She can’t be distracted by Stefan’s feelings.

Instead, Stefan helps by getting information on Sybil’s location from Enzo’s mind. Sybil is upset that he broke free, so she invades Enzo’s mind and tortures him. Stefan tags along for these torture sessions and reports back to Alaric about what he learns about the sirens’ plan.

After getting stopped by the cops, Damon encourages Seline to call Cade now. At a motel, which has a pool, a key piece in summoning Cade. But before that, Damon and Sybil have a poolside chat about a deal to make with Cade that doesn’t involve toddlers. It just requires Stefan to show up, which he agrees to do if Sybil stops killing Enzo.

Alaric and Caroline also arrive at a motel, just the wrong one because Stefan gave them the wrong location. He tells Caroline he has a plan to save the girls, she just has to trust him. But Alaric has reached his limit for supernatural events impacting his family. He lashes out at Caroline, saying she brings darkness where ever she goes, and he is taking his daughters far away. After all, they are his twins with Jo, Caroline is not their mother.

Before Alaric can leave with the girls, they have to be saved. First, Stefan must pass Sybil’s insane test. She made every guest in the motel try to kill Stefan so he would be forced to kill them. Damon goes to help his brother but is really there to encourage him to kill the final attacker.

Seline and the twins summon Cade, and he is intrigued by the offer to have Lizzie and Josie replace the sirens as his servants. They are so young, he will get to hold them from the start. Too bad for Seline, Sybil has a different offer, two vampire brothers who are old enough to start helping Cade now. No child raising involved.

So Lizzie and Josie are saved, but Stefan and Damon are now the immortal servants of Cade. The only upside and reason Damon proposed the plan, is that the Salvatore brothers will avoid going to hell.

The same can no longer stay the same. Sybil is bitter that her sister let her rot in The Armory vault for all those years so she cut Seline out of the new deal she made with Cade. Sybil is free, and will never end up in hell. Seline is free but will end up in hell. Also, Sybil hints that there is a lot more evil plan to come.

But for now, it is time to wrap things up and have some very emotional interactions. First up are Alaric and Caroline clearing the air after their earlier conversation. Caroline made it clear Alaric should never say she is not Lizzie and Josie’s mother. But there is no denying that danger follows her, so Alaric should take the girls far away until things calm down – this is The Vampire Diaries so that probably won’t be until the finale.

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After talking to Alaric, it is time for Caroline to talk to Stefan. She apologizes and puts the engagement ring back on. Then it is Stefan’s turn to reveal the deal he made to save the twins. There will be no June wedding – for now – and they only have 24 hours before he must turn his soul over to Cade for eternity.

At The Armory, Matt and Alaric bond over how much supernatural things has ruined their lives. So they decide to find a drunk Damon and stake him. Too bad this new deal with Cade means he will be alive and well by next episode. This may be the final season, but it is still too early for The Vampire Diaries to actually kill off one of the Salvatore brothers.