Are your eyes red and swollen from a spontaneous burst of tears? Are you trying to suppress the urge to scream while doing a happy dance at the same time? Is your heart pounding with excitement? Do you suddenly find yourself wanting to marathon five seasons worth of Mystic Falls drama? If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, then just like us, you’ve probably watched the first preview trailer for The Vampire Diaries Season 6!
Though the teaser trailer is much too quick (just a mere 20 seconds for crying aloud), it’s better than nothing. Moreover, we get a brief-yet-interesting glimpse at some of our beloved characters, including Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and a drunk Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen), so we’re pleased to say the least.
That said, what is everyone up to and how are they dealing with the pain of losing their friends and family, specifically Damon Salvatore and Bonnie Bennett? Hint: They’re not. And it appears as though Elena (Nina Dobrev) is having the hardest time letting go. In fact, in one particular moment in the promo, Stefan (Paul Wesley) actually tells Elena over the phone that she needs to “say goodbye” to Damon. Damon is his brother and Stefan is as loyal as they come, so we wonder if he’s taking his own advice, too.
So does all this commotion mean that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is alive or is he a ghost? Well, while we know it can’t be the latter since the Other Side was destroyed in the Season 5 finale, anything is possible in the supernatural realm. And call us crazy but we have this feeling that Elena has found a way to communicate with her beloved. “I need to see Damon,” she growls at Luke (Chris Brochu) in one tense scene. She appears borderline manic and even gets aggressive, shoving the poor witch into a dresser. Considering how TVD episode 6×01 is titled “I’ll Remember You” it doesn’t seem too far fetched to imagine her going to dangerous lengths (dark magic? magical mushrooms?) to find a way to chat with him as though everything was fine and dandy.
“Elena, move on,” Damon tells a grief-stricken Elena, who apparently spends her days now feeding on innocent bystanders. However, despite his advice, he himself looks upset that he can’t no longer console her with a warm embrace.
Watch the “Bite Back” trailer to see for yourself!
Get ready, fang fans, and be sure to have plenty of tissues handy! The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premieres on Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW!