Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell is the sixth episode of the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and sixty-first episode of the series overall.


PAUL WESLEY DIRECTS THE EPISODE WHICH FINDS STEFAN MAKING AN UNEXPECTED SACRIFICE — When her children become the focus of the Siren's latest plan, Caroline takes drastic measures to ensure nothing gets in the way of keeping her family safe. In a race against the clock, Stefan pledges to do everything he can to save the twins, while tensions between Alaric and Caroline boil over, leading them to face some harsh realities about the future of their family. Meanwhile, when Enzo finds himself unable to fight off Sybil's latest move, Stefan dives into his subconscious and along the way, sets off a chain of events that leaves him faced with a life-changing decision. Bonnie and Matt also appear.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Seline and Sybil.
  • This episode marks Cade's first modern day appearance since being introduced in flashbacks in An Eternity of Misery.
  • Caroline decides to send her kids away from her, so that they wouldn't be in any danger.
  • Damon makes a deal with Sybil, so that he can be spared from hell.
    • Stefan agrees to follow his brother - in exchange for the girls' safe return.
  • Caroline broke her engagement to Stefan, so she wouldn't be compromising the safety of her children, that were in Damon's possession.

Body Count



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

  • An AMBER Alert or a Child Abduction Emergency is a child abduction alert system. It originated in the United States in 1996. AMBER is officially a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996. In the United States, AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, Internet radio, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV. The alerts are also issued via e-mail, electronic traffic-condition signs, commercial electronic billboards, through wireless device SMS text messages.


Caroline Forbes: "If Damon gets in-between me and my girls, I'm going to kill him."
Arcadius: "What brings me here?"
Lizzie & Josie: "Incendia!"
Damon Salvatore: "Kill him before he kills you. Turn around. Now!"

Alaric Saltzman: "Seline, where are they?"
Seline: "They're safe with me."
Caroline Forbes: "If Damon gets in-between me and my girls, I'm going to kill him."
Damon Salvatore: "Hi little munchkins. Remember me?"
Arcadius: "Tell me... What brings me here?"
Lizzie & Josie: "Incendia!"
Damon Salvatore: "Piece of advice: Kill him before he kills you."
Stefan Salvatore: "Don't do this Damon."
Damon Salvatore: "Another piece of advice: Turn around. Now!"

Officer: "When was the last time you saw the nanny?"
Alaric Saltzman: "Here. She offered to watch the girls for me. We spoke by phone a few hours ago. She was getting ready to put the girls to bed."
Caroline Forbes: "I have these. I don't know which ones you want to use. This is them and this is Sybil, the woman who we believe is with Seline."
Officer: "How do you know they are traveling together?"
Caroline Forbes: "It's a hunch. Sybil is Seline sorta... sister."
Officer: "Sorta sister?"
Caroline Forbes: "Look it doesn't matter. Are you going to disseminate these photos or what?"

Stefan Salvatore: "Hey. I compelled the Sherriff to make this case a priority. That should bypass some red tape. Where to first?"
Caroline Forbes: "That's a question for Alaric. He's on the phone with Matt."
Stefan Salvatore: "I'll go put this in the car."
Caroline Forbes: "No. Stop. You're not coming."
Stefan Salvatore: "What?"
Caroline Forbes: "Ric and I can handle it from here and if you really wanna to help, then just stay with Matt and work with the Police."
Stefan Salvatore: "Caroline you can't be serious. The twins have been abducted by two Sirens and you expect me to just hang back."
Caroline Forbes: "Damon is with them!"
Stefan Salvatore: "Right! Which is exactly why I should come with you."
Caroline Forbes: "Let me be perfectly clear... Stefan. If Damon gets in-between me and my girls, I'm going to kill him. So No. You cannot come with me.



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Last.fm_play.png "June Gloom" – The Delta Riggs
Last.fm_play.png "Easily" – Fort Lean
Last.fm_play.png "The Nobodies" – Marilyn Manson
Last.fm_play.png "Turn Around" – Early Winters
Last.fm_play.png "Cut Love" – Hayden Calnin
Last.fm_play.png "Way Down We Go" – Kaleo




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