The previous episode of "The Vampire Diaries" saw Valerie killing Oscar so that he doesn't reveal the whereabouts of Julian to Lily and the rest of the Heretics.
But because Oscar's unexpected death is going to ruin Damon's plan of using the Heretic to retrieve Elena's body, he and his friends – Alaric and Bonnie – are going to use the phoenix stone to resuscitate Oscar.
The synopsis for the upcoming episodes also hints that Valerie will fail in her attempt to keep Julian away from her new family.
According to the synopsis for "Best Served Cold", Lily Salvatore will host a dinner party to introduce Julian to her biological sons – Stefan and Damon. Sadly, it doesn't look like her sons are welcoming of their mother's boyfriend.
Meanwhile, this Thursday's episode of the CW vampire drama will see Alaric finally making a decision regarding Jo, as the gang will get to see the side effects of the Phoenix Stone.
"Let's just say that as of next week, Alaric is running out of time if he intends to use it on Jo," reported Entertainment Weekly. "Here's the thing about dead bodies: They don't keep forever. So, Alaric is going to be faced with a big decision. In other words, we could find out sooner than you might think."
The official synopsis for "I Carry Your Heart With Me" reads:
Just as Damon thinks he's gained the upper hand in his fight against Lily, an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for a plan B. Elsewhere, when the fallout of Damon's actions gains the unwanted attention of Mary Louise and Nora, Stefan and Caroline are forced to spend the night distracting the girls at Whitmore College's Heaven & Hell ball. Finally, after suspecting that she's up to something, Enzo sets off on a mission to find out what Valerie is hiding, while a plan set by Alaric and Bonnie leaves their worlds turned upside down. Matt also appears.
"The Vampire Diaries" is aired Thursdays on the CW. Click here to watch the episode online.