Elijah forces Damon to make a difficult decision between helping the Original family or letting Elena die screaming in agony.
Rebekah is close to get her revenge in the next episode of "The Vampire Diaries". After being left frustrated by the fact that none of her friends agrees with her on how they should react to the Original family's internal power struggle, Elena finds herself in danger as Klaus' sister is poised to burn her.
Rebekah's brother Elijah gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum, forcing them to choose between helping the Original family or watching Elena die screaming in agony. Facing this difficult situation, the Salvatore brothers turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice.
In the meantime, Bonnie and Abby find themselves playing a part in a ritual to appease the spirits of nature since they once again are caught up in the destiny of the Bennett witches.
Also in "All My Children" that will air Thursday, February 16, Elena will "be pissed" after finding out that [SPOILER ALERT!] Damon hooked up with Rebekah following her rejection. Gushing about this twist, executive producer Julie Plec described Damon's latest action as a sign of growth for the formerly murderous vampire.
"This is the most cruel way he could have lashed out, but also shows a peculiar evolution in him as a character. Rather than take [his anger at Elena] out on an innocent human in the middle of the road, he's striking where it hurts most," Plec explained. "That by no means is a gentlemanly behavior, but it certainly was fun to watch."