When Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching) and her band of merry Heretics storm into Mystic Falls in tonight’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, you can bet that Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) will be right there to take them on…but one brother may struggle more with Mama Salvatore’s return than the other.
“When Lily came back into the picture, she imposed herself [and] her will on this town,” Somerhalder told The Hollywood Reporter. “Justly so. This woman has been locked up since 1903 — that’s a long time. She has a family [in these heretics] she deeply cares about. She was put in there a vicious ripper, and she rehabilitated herself. She quelled that urge. She fixed herself. And now she’s coming out and she just wants a place for her family. However, it just so happens to be the town that these guys love and they live in.”
As we learned at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the brothers won’t necessarily approach the Lily problem the same way and now Somerhalder is giving fans details on how Damon’s mother’s return with her new family will affect him.
“It brings up more abandonment issues,” said the star. “The two women [from his past] he loved more than anything in the world were Katherine and his mom. And they both abandoned him. And left him. And lied about it. And he found out. He’s really in a place where she has inserted herself into his orbit, and it’s highly frustrating. It makes him super pissed off. It makes him frustrated, vengeful. … He wants her gone. And when you see him interacting with her, you really get a glimpse of the fact that she hurt him. She f–ed him up, a lot. It’s not just going to go away.”
See how the Salvatore brothers handle facing off with their mother and her Heretics when The Vampire Diaries returns to The CW tonight at 8 p.m.
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