Fans have to wait only a little longer for “The Vampire Diaries” to return. Season 7 of the CW drama was on hiatus for most of March, but it returns April 1. More than just a few weeks will have passed for the “TVD” characters, though. At the end of episode 15, the show jumped three years into the future. In episode 16, it seems the Salvatore brothers have the exact same problem they had when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) went into the coffin: Rayna (Leslie-Anne Huff).

Damon will try to save Stefan (Paul Wesley) from the Huntress’ wrath, but even with the option of taking the mark himself, it’s a complicated issue. “Damon offers to have Stefan’s scar magically transferred to him, only to discover that doing so may come with some unexpected consequences,” the synopsis teases. “With time running out and Rayna closing in on Stefan, Valerie [Elizabeth Blackmore] desperately attempts to reason with Damon before it’s too late.”

Rayna seemed to be encouraging Stefan to transfer the mark to his brother. So what exactly is wrong with the plan? It isn’t clear, but knowing how “The Vampire Diaries” works, it’ll likely bring even more pain and suffering to the Salvatores.

Watch the trailer for “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7, episode 16 below:

Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) is being blamed for Rayna’s recent freedom. “After being framed for breaking Rayna out of the Armory, Enzo attempts to clear his name, but not before a violent run-in with Nora [Scarlett Byrne] forces him to make an upsetting discovery,” the synopsis reveals. The photos from the episode show that Mary Louise (Teressa Liane) seems to be in some sort of hospital. Could the Armory have her?

The episode is titled “Days of Future Past,” which many people will recognize as the title of an “X-Men” film where the mutants travel into the past. As previously reported, the Ian Somerhalder-directed hour, as well as the rest of the season, will include flashbacks to explain what viewers missed during the three-year time jump.

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7, episode 16 airs Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. EDT on the CW.

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