TVD fans, listen up! HollywoodLife.com just spoke exclusively to Ian Somerhalder who gave us the official scoop on the return of his character, Damon after he was killed on the season five finale!
On May 31, Ian Somerhalder posted a photo on Instagram of a grave with “Damon” on it, captioning it, “Rest in Peace Damon Salvatore. #GameOver :(.” However, HollywoodLife.com caught up with The Vampire Diaries star at the launch of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign in NYC! He’s finally setting the record straight.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder On Damon’s Death
You can finally breathe, TVD signs — Damon is not permanently dead, even though he literally got stuck on the other side on the season five finale.
We asked Ian, 35, about that “game over” Instagram pic, and he told us exclusively: “I was just playing around. Who are we kidding, Damon’s not going anywhere!”
Yes, you read that right! It looks like DELENA fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief because Elena (Nina Dobrev) was seriously heartbroken when he died and she had to say goodbye (to his ghost).
What This Means For ‘TVD?’
Of course, as a diehard TVD fan, I’m super happy that Damon will be returning — but what does that mean for the show?
The entire season was spent trying to figure out how to keep the other side so that their loved ones would still somehow be there. However, at the end of the season, Damon and Bonnie (Kat Graham) were left over there while the other side was completely destroyed.
So what now? Will they return as ghosts? Will it be something that Grams fixed up in her plans to save Bonnie, and she brings along Damon for Elena? Let us know what your thoughts are and if you’re excited to see Damon back on TVD?!
— written by Emily Longeretta, reporting by Samantha Hill