Damon Salvatore's fate is trapped inside the Phoenix stone and when The Vampire Diaries season 7 returns with episode 10 titled Hell Is Other People, Stefan and Bonnie will try their best to save him from the time prison. CW has shifted the airing of Vampire Diaries season 7 from Thursday to Friday nights.
In the winter finale, the Salvatore brothers tried to settle scores with Julian because of whom their mother Lily killed herself. But their plans backfire and Julian stabs Damon with the Phoenix stone, thereby trapping him in his own hell where he is forced to relive his painful past.
The promo of the next episode reveals that Bonnie will wake Damon up from his deep slumber. The exercise shows he has been lifeless for a few months, contrary to the elder Salvatore brother's belief that he was dead only a few days.
Here is the official synopsis:
After finding himself on the wrong end of Julian's plan to avenge Lily's death, Damon awakens to find himself trapped inside the Phoenix stone, tormented by a traumatic experience from his time in the Civil War and forced to face his darkest demon in order to get out. On the outside, Bonnie is in a race against the clock to get Damon out before the effects of the Phoenix stone take over and leave him changed forever.
The Vampire Diaries season 7 airs every Friday on the CW network. In case you miss the episode during its airing time, click here to watch it live online on the network's official website the very next day. The link is only for viewers in the US.