So after season one, we had the summer hiatus, yes? Yes. And the first new episode after that excruciatingly long wait was a very Damon-centric episode. Yay. Come December, we have our first not-as-excruciating-but-still-painful wait until a new episode. And the first new episode after said painful wait is ... a very Damon-centric episode, the first one since "The Return."