The CW has finally gave audiences a first taste of Season 6 of “The Vampire Diaries” and it was bittersweet.
Elena (Nina Dobrev) is a smoking hot mess after May’s ferocious Season 5 finale and the first teaser makes it clear she still hasn’t recovered from the loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham.)
“We just lost two of our closest friends,” she says. “I need you to give me hope.”
But Stefan (Paul Wesley) doesn’t comfort her. “Damon’s gone,” he says “You need to say goodbye to him.”
“I need to say Damon,” she says. And so she does. At one point in the teaser Damon appears behind her. She’s sobbing. Afraid to turn around.
“Elena, move on,” he says. But can she? We know the new season pushes forward in time and puts Elena and Stefan in a magic-free Mystic Falls, but it doesn’t look like she’s been able to get over Damon yet.
“The Vampire Diaries” returns to The CW Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.