Vampire Diaries
Elena (Nina Dobrev, second from right) will have a carefree attitude in episode 3 of "The Vampire Diaries." But the same can't be said for Matt (Zach Roerig, far left), Tyler (Michael Trevino, second from left) and Caroline (Candice Accola, far right). CW

It has been an emotional two weeks for “Vampire Diaries” fans. While the beloved CW series did return for its sixth season on Oct. 2, the first few episodes have been heartbreaking to watch as the supernatural gang dealt with the loss of not only their friends, but of their town. Fortunately it sounds like everything will be turning around in episode 3.

Episode 3, “Welcome to Paradise,” will feature something shocking – our favorite characters having fun! Elena (Nina Dobrev) successfully had Alaric (Matt Davis) wipe her love for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) from her memory in episode 2. The move was a drastic one, but necessary for the vampire to move on. She’ll do just that in episode 3 when she persuades Caroline (Candice Accola) to meet her at the local swimming hole. According to the synopsis, Elena wants to introduce Caroline to Liam (Marco James). Unfortunately Caroline does not share the same carefree attitude as Elena after discovering that Stefan (Paul Wesley) abandoned her to start a new life.

Stefan’s perfect new life was shattered in episode 2 though. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) killed Stefan’s new girlfriend, Ivy (Emily C. Chang), and vowed to make his life miserable to honor Damon’s memory. But it doesn’t look like Stefan will be sitting back and waiting for Enzo’s next move. He’ll return to Mystic Falls to search for Enzo – but instead end up getting “caught off guard when he notices a strange change in Elena.”

Enzo won’t just be butting heads with Stefan in “Welcome to Paradise.” His actions at the lake will cause Matt (Zach Roerig) to make a “startling revelation.” Meanwhile Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) poor attitude might change when he discovers something about the anti-magic spell “that could potentially put Elena’s life in danger.”

The drama won’t end there in episode 3 of “The Vampire Dairies.” The sexual tension between Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Liv (Penelope Mitchell) will continue to grow when Tyler asks her for a favor regarding his uncontrollable anger issues. But Tyler will get caught off guard when Liv makes “an unexpected confession.”

Finally, for those keeping tabs on Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Damon, the pair – who are stuck in Mystic Falls (specifically May 10, 1994) – will "stumble upon clues that lead them to believe they’re not alone."

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 6 episode 3 will air on the CW on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. EDT. What do you think will happen in “Welcome to Paradise”? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.