EXCLUSIVE 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 8 Sneak Peek: Damon Is a Big 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fan!

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It's the beginning of the end!

This Friday, The Vampire Diaries will debut its very last premiere episode and we're already stifling our season eight sobs.

To help you cope with the looming end of The CW's undead drama, ET has your exclusive sneak peek at the return of the one and only Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) in all his humanity-less, bloodthirsty glory -- and it turns out he's a big Fifty Shades of Grey fan!

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"Hey, this is a really good book," Damon tells Enzo while peacefully lounging next to a pool of bright red blood.

While Enzo is internally struggling with the "bad guy slaughter" that "it" is driving the two vampires to commit, Damon admits that he has officially flipped his switch and he's currently on "full cruise control" without any ounce of compassion.

"You really have nothing left inside?" Enzo questions.

"Just my winning sense of humor and my new appreciation for chick lit," Damon cheekily retorts.

The Vampire Diaries' eighth and final season premieres Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.