She wasn't in the tomb, but Damon's search for Katherine is far from over.
But are we going to see Katherine on The Vampire Diaries anytime soon? The show pulled a fast one with the huge tomb reveal turning up empty - or at least devoid of Damon's one true love - in "Fool Me Once." But his century-old quest to find her is still so on.
According to E! Online, the tomb vampires are going to keep infiltrating Mystic Falls and with Katherine out of the loop, Pearl is in control and is playing hardball with Damon.
Either he quits supplying the town's anti-vampire council with vervain and joins her revolution or she won't lead him to the girl he claims to no longer love ... that's hardball.
Damon Salvatore: Brooding, undead man of mystery.
Of course, we all know he loves her. What he does about it is another story. Do you think he'll take her up on the offer, or continue his quest alone? Will we meet Katherine?
Leave us a comment with your theories on this and all things Vampire Diaries. And for more on this topic, follow the link for two sneak previews from Thursday's new episode!