'The Vampire Diaries' promo and spoilers: Why are Elena and Stefan dreaming about each other? Watch

the-vampire-diaries-resident-evil-promo.jpg Calling all Stelena fans: You're going to enjoy Paul Wesley's directorial debut episode of "The Vampire Diaries" on Thursday, April 17.

In "Resident Evil," Stefan and Elena start having dreams/visions about each other. Get ready for all the Stelena goodness you could ever want, since these dreams show an "alternate version of the life they might have had together," complete with a happy home, tons of sex, and ... kids! And here we thought things couldn't get more awkward than Damon and Elena pretend co-parenting Jeremy's conference at school the night after their break up sex. Now she's having happily ever after dreams about Damon's brother.

Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to warn Bonnie about how The Other Side is changing -- Grams! Could this be the outcome of the Travelers mass sacrifice? We already know one major change that brought about: Markos, who has come to Mystic Falls. Damon will be the first one to meet this mysterious figure, and he will be "both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him."

Also, Matt has a "terrifying encounter" with inhabitants of The Other Side, meaning poor Matty Blue Eyes is about to die again. Uh oh.

Watch the promo below:



"The Vampire Diaries" returns Thursday, April 17 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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