There is one of their number who is feeling a bit gloomy about the whole situation: Stefan. In the first promo pic, we see Damon raising a glass towards his brother, and we can assume he’s probably making some kind of insensitive remark about Katherine’s imminent demise. But Stefan, who recently rekindled his friend-with-benefits-ship with Katherine, is not having any of it. He, for one, seems torn up about this morbid turn of events. (It’s OK, Stef. We’re sad, too. We’re also guessing Nadia isn’t feeling too great about her mother’s dying, either.)
But is this the big cast gathering we heard talk of at the 100th episode celebration? We think not, considering it seemed like that would include not only current cast members, but ones gone but not forgotten. Will we really get to see faces of future and present all in one place, or is that a pipe dream? And will Katherine really die, or is all of this hoopla for nothing?
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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