The Vampire Diaries Season 8: Episode 4's synopsis and spoiler photo tease Matt's father

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Matt Donovan joins in on the action in Episode 4 of The Vampire Diaries' final season, and it looks like we'll be meeting Papa Donovan as well. Check out the synopsis and spoiler photo for "An Eternity of Misery" below

So far, Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries has focused on saving Damon and Enzo from the vault monster, who as it turns out is a siren. Enzo held on to the last of the little control he had until Sybil threatened Bonnie's life and forced Enzo to turn off his humanity switch. In addition to that Sybil has been replacing Damon's memories of Elena and inserting herself into his head. The next episode switches gears a bit and sees Matt Donovan join the fold.

The synopsis for Episode 8, titled "An Eternity of Misery" reads: "Tasked with finding a mysterious artifact, Damon’s latest mission takes him to Texas where a violent run-in with Peter Maxwell leads to a surprising revelation. Meanwhile, after gaining the upper hand in their fight to save Damon and Enzo, Stefan and Alaric team up and uncover the origins of the mysterious force they’re up against. Finally, Matt returns to the fray after his past and present collide in an unexpected way."

The only spoiler photo for the episode gives us a first look at Joel Gretsch's character Peter Maxwell, who we are convinced is Matt's long, lost father. Matt's father has never appeared on the show, only talked about vaguely, and with Matt actor Zach Roerig teasing a supernatural Donovan history the timing couldn't be more perfect. Ok, so Joel Gretsch's character isn't actually confirmed as Matt's father, but with his introduction in Episode 4 along with Matt's return, we think that the two are somehow related.

Perhaps Peter is Matt's uncle instead. However the synopsis previews a surprising revelation regarding Peter Maxwell, and Matt will seemingly be involved. We think that Matt initially returns to Rosewood for Tyler Lockwood's funeral, since it looks like Damon killed Tyler at the end of Episode 3. Meanwhile Stefan and Alaric interrogate Sybil in The Vampire Diaries Episode 4 trailer and learn that Sybil has a sister! The artifact that Damon is searching for must have something to do with Sybil's sister. Are you excited for all the Episode 4 revelations?

Source: The CW