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."
Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
If The Vampire Diaries' Elena wasn't sure of her feelings for Damon before, she certainly is now.
On the Season 5 finale, viewers sobbed along with Elena (Nina Dobrev) as she realized the love of her life Damon (Ian Somerhalder) wasn't coming back from the Other Side.
"In high-stakes situations where anything can happen... it really makes you think about your life and what's most important and who's most important," Dobrev tells TVGuide.com in the video from the CW Upfront below.
Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec on Damon and Bonnie's fate, magic-less Mystic Falls and more
Although Damon won't be by Elena's side when the series returns in the fall, it's clear that she and Stefan (Paul Wesley) will finally be in a place where they can lean on each other as friends in his absence.
"If you look back to Season 1, it's been very hectic for her and it's nice [for her and Stefan] to be in a settled place," she says. "But it's the CW; we're not going to stay there for very long. She's not going to be happy for more than 15 minutes in the first episode of Season 6."
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...
Candice Accola, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
Stefan isn't really staying dead on The Vampire Diaries, right? That's the big question heading into Thursday's Season 5 finale.
As the Other Side crumbles and The Travellers' plan to rid Mystic Falls of all spirit magic is in full effect, it's a race against time to figure out how to solve those very big problems. With Stefan (Paul Wesley) having his heart ripped out in the final moments of last week's episode, now more than ever do Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Bonnie (Kat Graham), Caroline (Candice Accola) & Co. need to pull together to bring Stefan back — and also save themselves from impending doom.
Enzo is down, but he's not out quite yet.
Although the witty vampire was killed on Thursday's Vampire Diaries, he will still be a villainous force throughout the rest of the season
On Thursday's episode, Damon's one-time cell partner Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finally found out the fate of his love Maggie (Heather Hemmens). He not only learned that she was dead, but also that his best friend Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had killed her in the 1960s...
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev
Although The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has wanted to direct an episode for a very long time, he says it took him three seasons to summon the courage to ask.
"I decided I wanted to direct when I saw my first Stanley Kubrick film, so that was a very long time ago, but I knew I wanted to direct an episode of The Vampire Diaries from the minute I got one of the lead roles," Wesley tells TVGuide.com. "I just also knew it was presumptuous to ask any sooner than Season 4, so I asked at the beginning of Season 4 and I got to do it in Season 5."
The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Sneak Peek: Damon and Elena Have Another Awkward Run-In
Elena may have moved out of Casa Salvatore, but it won't be long before the two have another awkward encounter.
On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries (8/7c, The CW) Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) face the doppelganger prophecy head-on when the two begin having dreams about each other. After Elena shares the news with Caroline (Candice Accola), the two have no choice but to enlist the help of Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley
Those who attended Saturday's Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest may now be deaf — fans of Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev definitely made themselves heard. Unfortunately, that also meant that the cast and executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries could hardly get a word in edgewise. Here are the five mini teases they were able to share in between screams:
Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev
[WARNING: The following story reveals details about Thursday's Vampire Diaries. Read at your own risk].
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