The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: An Unexpected Alliance

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So, what do we have here?

Or, perhaps we should ask instead: WHO do we have here?!?

In a newly-released clip from The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 17, Alaric is taken aback by a visitor in his office.

Who is it? What does he want? Check out this footage and see for yourself:

Elsewhere on "A Bird in a Gilded Cage," Damon and Elena will embark on a plan to rescue Damon's mother, who is trapped in a 1903 prison world.

But is this really a good idea? Based on what Kai has told Damon after his mother's history of... ripping?

Elsewhere,, Caroline's plan for Stefan will go awry, while Bonnie's unexpected gift shakes Damon to his car.

Go ahead and watch The Vampire Diaries online if you ever need to catch up and check out photos from tonight's new installment now:

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 17 Quotes

Kai: Don't you ever dream about time travel?
Bonnie: I would rather die of cholera than spend an afternoon with you.

Listen, we go in, we grab my mom, she flips Stefan's switch, he triggers Caroline, emotional dominoes, heyyyyyyy! Everybody wins.