|“||There are two prisoners. One is the master of his cage. The other returns home without power. The sins of the father are visited upon the daughters here. And not here. New hero rises but can be felled by the golden arrow. The wolf among you has many faces. When time fractures, darkness overwhelms. But the greatest destroyer of all ... is love.||”|
— Sphinx explains what's to come next.
THE RACE TO CLOSE THE MALIVORE PORTAL — After deciding that leaving town would be for the best, Hope gets pulled back in after Josie comes up with a risky plan to close the Malivore portal. Elsewhere, Alaric and Dorian make an alarming discovery about Professor Vardemus, while Rafael learns some upsetting news about Landon's future. Lizzie also appears.
- Penelope was mentioned. She was last seen in Let's Just Finish the Dance.
- The Keeper was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in Screw Endgame.
- The Shunka was indirectly mentioned. It was last seen in You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know.
Behind the Scenes
- Lizzie Saltzman "There are two Landons?"
- Dorian Williams: "We got a problem."
- Alaric Saltzman: "Oh, I'll tell you we got a problem -- Vardemus. If he thinks he's allowed to enroll teen Dracula in the same school as my daughters."
- Dorian Williams: "Rick, the problem is Vardmeus. Those forensic samples from the crime scene at the bar that you asked the Sheriff to forward to me? I finally got the results back from the whizz friend of mine in Philly. They're a match with Vardemus."
- Alaric Saltzman: "You ran Vardemus' DNA?"
- Dorian Williams: "I told you I'd keep an eye on him."