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On the Set with the Cast of The Vampire Diaries: How Will Elena React to Damon's Return?

Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder

Reunited and it feels so... bad? That's what happens when Damon returns to The Vampire Diaries only to find out that things have changed — especially for his love Elena — while he was gone.

"All that he wanted was to come home to his girl and just hold her and have her say everything is going to be OK, and it doesn't pan out that way," Ian Somerhalder told TVGuide.com during our recent visit to the show's Atlanta set. read more

Postmortem: The Vampire Diaries Boss Breaks Down That Final Scene

Nina Dobrev

[Spoiler alert: The following interview reveals important plot points from Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries. Read at your own risk!]

The Vampire Diaries staged an epic homecoming on Thursday, and in more ways than one.

"The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" turned out to be quite the bloody affair. But while Tyler (Michael Trevino) accidentally caused a deadly turn of events at the Whitmore College event, over in the '90s, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) finally achieved some success with their own planned homecoming as the trapped Salvatore finally escaped — sadly, without Bonnie by his side. How will Damon's return affect Elena (Nina Dobrev), who's had her memories of their love erased? Will he snap Stefan (Paul Wesley) out of his funk? Does Bonnie still have a chance at her own return? Executive producerCaroline Dries answers all of those burning questions and more!

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5 Reasons Why Damon Has to Return to Present-Day Vampire Diaries Now

Ian Somerhalder

Vampire Diaries fans certainly breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the Season 6 premiere when we learned that Damon Salvatore was alive, but we sure as hell won't be satisfied until he returns from, well, wherever he is.

The Vampire Diaries boss answers our biggest burning questions

Absent from nearly the entire hour, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) finally emerged in the final moments, giving the audience just a few clues as to their whereabouts — somehow in the '90s. But even if one or both somehow return, it won't be for several episodes, leaving the series devoid of some of our favorite things.

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The Vampire Diaries Boss Answers Our Biggest Burning Questions

Matt Davis, Candice Accola

Where exactly are The Vampire Diaries' Bonnie and Damon? Viewers are finally about to get that highly anticipated answer.

"We'll figure it out in the next episode," executive producer Caroline Dries told a small group of reporters following a screening of the Season 6 premiere. "They're discovering it along with the audience. [The final scene was] to tease people [and say], 'Don't worry we haven't forgotten about them.'"

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The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Premiere Clip: Who's Got Sexual Tension?

Michael Trevino and Matt Davis

Class is in session on The Vampire Diaries — except this is one awkward lesson.

On the Season 6 premiere, Professor Saltzman (Matt Davis) is at the head of the class, while Elena (Nina Dobrev) hides behind her book and Liv (Penelope Mitchell) obnoxiously laughs at the day's topic: the occult as it pertains to resurrection.

VIDEO: Elena struggles to cope in The Vampire Diaries' first Season 6 trailer

"Is there something funny, Liv?" Alaric asks.

"More like, ironic," she snarks back. (We have to give her that one considering the events of the Season 5 finale.)

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6: Alaric Gets Classy, Elena Grieves

Nina Dobrev

How will Damon and Bonnie get back from the Other Side? And what exactly is that, anyway?

Those were some of the burning questions that were brought up at The Vampire Diaries panel at Comic-Con moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook on Saturday. On hand were stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, surprise guest Matt Davis and executive producer Julie Plec to answer fan questions and give an idea of what's ahead.

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The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec: Elena Has Lost the Man She Thought She'd Spend Eternity With

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries fans have seen Elena Gilbert grieve, but when Season 6 premieres, she'll have seemingly moved on from losing the love of her life, Damon.

"One of the big questions you'll be asking when we get back is how did she pick up the pieces?" executive producer Julie Plec told TVGuide.com. "Or did she pick up the pieces at all? When we come back, several months have passed and Elena has returned to her life at school and seems to be doing well, but the mystery is really how well is she doing? And she's got some odd and awkward coping mechanisms that inform a lot about where she is and how she's handling this particular grief."

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Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec on Damon and Bonnie's Fate, Magic-less Mystic Falls and More

Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder

Change is coming to The Vampire Diaries.

The CW show's fifth season wrapped up by executing a plan to save the Other Side. After getting all The Travelers in one place, and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt (Zach Roerig) setting up a gas leak, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), with Elena (Nina Dobrev) in tow, crashed through the Mystic Grill causing a massive explosion that killed all parties involved. Once on the Other Side, while Liv (Penelope Mitchell) enacted a resurrection spell, Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Alaric (Matt Davis) were able to cross back through... read more

Exclusive: Matt Davis Returning to The Vampire Diaries As Series Regular for Season 6

Matt Davis

Alaric lives! Matt Davis is returning to The Vampire Diaries for Season 6 as a series regular, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

As everyone raced to save the Other Side on Thursday's season finale, a few familiar faces, including Lexi (Arielle Kebbel) and Alaric, returned. But while Lexi was sucked up into the atmosphere with Vicki (Kayla Ewell), Alaric was left standing alongside his friends. 

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First introduced midway through Season 1, Alaric started as a vampire hunter and history teacher at Mystic Falls High, but soon became a surrogate parent to Elena and Jeremy, and a drinking buddy to Damon. (There was also his epic dance moves when Klaus inhabited his body.) During Season 3, Original mama Esther turned Alaric into a crazy Original she could use to kill off her family, but also bound him to Elena. When Elena careened off the bridge and died in the Season 3 finale, so did Alaric. read more

Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec on 100 Episodes, Crafty Katherine and Damon's Downward Spiral

The Vampire Diaries

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's The Vampire Diaries. Read at your own risk!]

"Of course it worked, I'm Katherine Pierce."

In true Vampire Diaries fashion, the milestone 100th episode ended with a huge twist. Just moments away from death, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) decided to use the Travellers' spell on her doppelganger Elena allowing her to live another day.

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