Uh-oh! The first trailer for Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries is here and things aren't looking so good for our favorite vamps.
Of course, that's par for the course in Mystic Falls—or should we say Mystic Falls-adjacent, now that magic no longer works within the town limits? Whatever. Either way, Elena and Co. will certainly be struggling when the series returns on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8/7c.
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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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."
Jonathan Del Arco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Major Crimes star Jonathan Del Arco spends a lot of time in the morgue to help the fictional detectives of the TNT drama series solve their problematic cases. But the actor is one of several Hollywood celebs lending their time and talents in an effort to solve an even bigger problem.
Del Arco is an honorary board member of the non-profit organization Welcome.us, which celebrates the United States rich immigrant heritage as a way to raise awareness about the ongoing political debate surrounding immigration reform. As part of June's Immigration Heritage Month, Del Arco and other actors, including Glee's Naya Rivera, The Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and Jamie-Lynn Sigler have created a series of PSAs to spread Welcome.us' message.
"We're addressing immigration in a holistic way," Del Arco tells TVGuide.com. "We're taking it out of the political circle and really addressing the social aspect of it....
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I'm sad that this is going to be the final season of True Blood. Do you have anything to make me feel better? — Carrie
Yes, but it may not make you feel better. When the HBO drama returns, the Hep-V-infected vampires that were poised to attack Bon Temps arrive and the bloodbath quickly ensues. Unfortunately, the casualties are not just redshirts. In fact, one character's fate is so jaw-dropping that you'll spend the rest of the episode wondering if what you just watched was a dream. It's not, which clearly means all bets are off in this final season.
Anything on Falling Skies? — Deon
As the trailer implied, Tom and Anne's daughter Alexis has gone through some very interesting changes...
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."
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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...
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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.
Kat Graham, Ian Somerhalder
How will Damon react to the death of his brother? By threatening Bonnie!
On The Vampire Diaries' penultimate episode, Stefan (Paul Wesley) was shockingly killed in the final minutes by the Traveler inhabiting Tyler's body. And with the Other Side disintegrating, Stefan could potentially go away forever. Now Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is downright pissed, and he is taking it out on the wrong person considering Bonnie (Kat Graham) is their biggest hope to figuring out a way to bring Stefan back.
The Vampire Diaries villain Enzo may be dead, but his revenge is only just beginning.
After learning that the love of his life, Maggie (Heather Hemmens), was killed by his own best friend Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Enzo (Michael Malarkey) flipped the 'ol humanity switch so he could exact retribution without a care in the world. After battling it out with Stefan (Paul Wesley), Enzo died, but fortunately for him, he can still make moves from the crumbling other side — and no one, not even Caroline (Candice Accola), is necessarily safe.