It’s been four months since the death of Damon and Bonnie, and with none of the vamps allowed back in Mystic Falls, let’s just say Elena and the gang of bloodsuckers are doing what they can to try and move forward. And it’s not really working.
Alaric (Matthew Davis) is back, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is hallucinating Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and Caroline (Candice Accola) is just plain pissed off — sounds like the start of a great season of The Vampire Diaries.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Returns
Everyone copes with loss differently. For Elena, it’s taking “herbs” to image Damon’s alive again. Since Luke (Chris Brochu) is “to blame” (but not really) for Damon’s death, she’s been holding it over his head, and he’s the only one who has the herbs. However, the side effects include extreme thirst so she’s back to killing people — until Caroline comes to her rescue.
Caroline on the other hand, is stuck on the border — literally. She’s having a hard time without Bonnie around, so actually dropped out of Whitmore and is not happy that she hasn’t heard from Stefan (Paul Wesley). She’s been calling, day after day, telling him how she needs him and how the town needs him. Speaking of Stefan, he’s out trying to find a way to get the Other Side undone, by hooking up with a new girl. Confused? Join the club.
Tyler is another one who’s pissed off, since he’s having a tough time adjusting to human life. Naturally, he took it off on Luke for feeding Elena the “herbs.” We’re definitely seeing some sort of sexual tension between Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Liv, Luke’s sister, too. Sure that Caroline will love that.
Elena: How She’ll Move Forward
Back in Mystic Falls, since no vamps are allowed, Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) are both moving on in their own ways — Matt by getting buffed up in a protection squad and Jeremy by playing video games and hooking up with random girls.
However, we’ve got a feeling a lot of that will change once Elena comes back to her senses. At the end of the premiere, she asked Alaric for a huge favor — to compel her to forget how much she loved Damon and all about their relationship.
It was the only way she could stop hallucinating him — even when she tried, Damon (which was really just her high self telling her sane self) told her not to move on. So, will she turn off her emotions for good? Will her and Damon ever find their way to each other? Let us know your thoughts on the finale.
— Emily Longeretta