Ian Somerhalder

Damon will never find a drinking buddy as great as Alaric was, but The Vampire Diaries' smoldering lothario is going to have to find a new wingman at some point, right? Well, on Thursday's episode, perhaps he will... in a very unusual place.

Vampire Diaries Video: Who's stealing Klaus' thunder?

"Damon wakes up the morning of Episode 3 pissed off ... and he takes the matter of this vampire hunter into his own hands," executive producer Julie Plec says in this week's Vampire Diaries Bite. "It's a great, fun Damon story where we see him having a couple of partners in crime as he metaphorically searches for his next wingman."

So who's his surprising new ally? Watch The Vampire Diaries Bite below to find out: