For longtime fans of Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), these past few seasons of The Vampire Diaries have been a bit rocky as she’s fallen deeper in love with his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
But in these new “Resident Evil” episode stills, given exclusively to JustJaredJr.com, Stelena shippers are given even the slightest sliver of hope as our favorite doppelgangers start dreaming about their destined life together. In a glimpse at that alternate reality, we see them kiss in what looks like cohabitating bliss.
Paul got behind the camera and directed this episode himself, which makes us all the more excited to see what else goes down in Mystic Falls, as the Travelers try to strengthen their hold over the supernatural town.
Elsewhere, Bonnie (Kat Graham) gets some advice about the Other Side from Grams (Jasmine Guy), Damon and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) bond over relationship woes, and the ever-entertaining trio of Matt (Zach Roerig), Tyler (Michael Trevino), and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) attempt to hinder the Travelers’ efforts.
Oh, and did we mention that Damon meets the all-powerful warlock Markos (Raffi Barsoumian)?!
The Vampire Diaries airs THURSDAY, April 17 @ 8PM on The CW!