The Vampire Diaries‘ newest (and potentially final) Big Bad is about to make a hell of an entrance.
A new batch of photos from the CW drama’s Dec. 2 episode (8/7c) features the arrival of Arcadius — better known by his somewhat adorable nickname “Cade” — to Mystic Falls, courtesy of Alaric and Caroline’s magical twins.
But next week’s episode, directed by Paul Wesley, is about more than just Cade’s debut among the living. Here’s the full synopsis, via The CW:
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.
Harsh realities? A life-changing decision?! This isn’t good. Not good at all.
Browse the new photos in our Season 8 gallery, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the direction of TVD‘s final season.