Matt Davis, Ian Somerhalder

Alaric will be more powerful than ever on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries.

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Last we saw Mr. Saltzman (Matt Davis), he — and viewers — were shocked to learn that Rebekah (Claire Holt) had her body taken over by Esther (Alice Evans). In Thursday's episode, Esther will be back as herself and our latest edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite, the very specific plan Esther has for Alaric and that ring of his. Plus: Which main character will be in mortal peril by the hour's end?

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Watch below. The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on the CW.