Nina Dobrev will probably return to The Vampire Diaries some time soon, but will Damon (Ian Somerhalder) get his happy ending with her? Probably, but how? Will he have to become human too?

"That's his plan," creator Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com. "I think he was ready to do that before she went down, and he remains ready to do that."

Of course, Damon is currently too busy being enslaved by a murderous siren to think about tracking down another cure. But even while he's dealing with the siren's mind control (not to mention, while having his humanity turned off), the idea of building a family with Elena is never too far from Damon's mind.

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"I think the only hope that he's holding on to is the idea of the two of them living in Tribeca in their brownstone and raising kids and having a life together as humans when this is all said and done," Plec says.

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