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Karly Rayner

The festive season is bittersweet for Mystic Falls enthusiasts, and the time has come for us to lose our Vampire Diaries fix until the tail end of January.

Although we won't get a full episode for over a month and a half, there is a 30 second teaser trailer to tide us over, which will hopefully be one of many.

Although he has been drifting around the periphery for quite sometime, it looks like Enzo will become a key player again after the midseason lull, but trying to snatch Elena from Kai's psychotic grasp is clearly the main focus. Check it out for yourself in the video below:

If that wasn't enough to satisfy your cravings, the official synopsis for the January 22 episode is crammed to the brim with intrigue and hints at some seriously meaty new story arcs. I've hidden it under the spoiler tag below in case any of you guys have the willpower to remain totally in the dark:

After a big time jump, the premiere opens with Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) still gone. While their whereabouts will be revealed quickly, the question of what happened while they were there will be a season-long arc. Elena (Nina Dobrev) will be grieving over the loss of Damon by making some surprising choices and bonding with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Alaric (Matt Davis), who does some bonding of his own with a woman he meets. Get ready for a handful of new faces, including a militia leader (Colin Ferguson) and a tough doctor at the university hospital (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). Matt (Zach Roerig) will be thriving as he gets involved in the new magic-less community, while Tyler (Michael Trevino), now back to a human with the werewolf gene, will return to his testosterone-filled, hard-headed personality. Will he reconnect with Caroline (Candice Accola), whom executive producer Julie Plec says will take the loss of Bonnie and Damon "in a weird way the hardest"?

So, expect some wild speculation from me over the festive period as I try and piece together just what might be going on, and let's keep our fingers crossed that the CW is going to be generous with the teasers.

It's Christmas after all!

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