Wine, bubbles, and absolutely no clothing whatsoever. Do you really need another reason to click through?
Back in December, Ian Somerhalder teased that he spent his birthday “naked with a beautiful girl. … I had a shower scene that led into another scene where I was kind of half-naked and wet.” We finally got to see the scene on last night’s episode — and it was every bit as magical as we thought it would be. We also learned the identity of said “beautiful girl,” and it wasn’t Lauren Cohan‘s Rose (R.I.P.) like we predicted. It was Damon’s new squeeze, local TV reporter Andie Star (Dawn Olivieri!)
And it sounds like we’ll be seeing more of Andie, as TVLine reports she’ll be sticking around in Mystic Falls for a little while longer. “Damon gets a hot beard, who just so happens to be a local newscaster,” Ian tells the site. ”She’s super-fun to be around, and she’s a woman, not a high school girl.”
(But not to fear, Delena fans! Ian says Damon is still all about Elena.)
Watch the bathtub scene in its entirety below:
And here’s the shower scene, in all its glory: