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On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries, Alaric will begin to uncover the story — drawn in Viking script — of the Original family. And we'll finally meet a key figure in the show's mythology: Esther.

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In this edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite, we delve into the connection between Esther and the talisman, Mikael's link to the family, and why he and Pearl are the only two who know how to kill Klaus.

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Vampire Diaries Bite 3x8: What will we learn from Thursday's flashback?

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