Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) may be gone, but he’s definitely not forgotten. A teaser for Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries was released by The CW yesterday, August 21, and it’s all about Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and her dealing with the loss of Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) her boyfriend — and she’s developed a drug problem in her desperate attempts to see him.


“I need you to give me hope,” Elena says on the phone with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) while she cries alone in a car. Stefan, who appears to be in the middle of nowhere, isn’t really in the mood to put up with Elena’s dramatics. “Damon’s gone. You need to say goodbye too,” he says pretty coldly. (This is not the Stefan we’re used to, but the edge is definitely nice.)

As Clooney’s “Sorry” plays, we see Elena looking at a photo of Damon, which she then drops. “I need to see Damon,” Elena desperately tells a guy — maybe Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) because Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) was too busy drinking his sorrows away earlier in the teaser — in her room.

Then the heavens open up and we finally get our first look at Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) in Season 6. She’s on the phone with someone (we don’t know who) and she’s got some pretty interesting news. “Do you know Elena has some witchy drug problem that allows her to hallucinate Damon?” she asks.

If you’re anxious to see Damon, your wait is over. “Elena,” a hallucination of Damon says. “Move on.” Harsh words, but definitely some real talk from the Other Side. We have a hunch this season is going to be Delena overdrive — even with the two separated by dimensions — and will hinge on the dramatics. Pull yourself together, Elena!

Do you think Elena will get over Damon? What’s everyone else up to? Hit the comments and speculate along with us!

Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, October 2, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!