The Vampire Diaries Exclusive First Look: A New City and a New ‘Do for Elena! - In the upcoming episode “Because the Night,” Damon takes Elena on an adventure to New York City in an effort to get her mind off of recent events (RIP, Jeremy!). Judging from our exclusive first look from the episode, it appears that Elena has gotten a new look on her trip by adding some red streaks and stylish new waves to her tresses. How will the Salvatores handle dark Elena? The Vampire Diaries boss answers that and more! But perhaps more important than the new ‘do is the big fat smile on her face. Has alone time with Damon positively affected the newly dark (and emotionless) vampire?