When The Vampire Diaries returns for Season 6, everyone is handling Damon and Bonnie’s “deaths” differently — Elena has turned to witchy drugs to help her hallucinate Damon, Jeremy is coping with alcohol, and Stefan is miles aways from home.


According to TVGuide.com, when the season starts, “Stefan will definitely not be anywhere near Mystic Falls.” But that’s not all: he’ll have “taken up a surprising new profession in his new ‘home.’” Interesting! Clearly, Stefan is coping with his brother’s death by running away from his grief — and we have a feeling Caroline isn’t going to be happy about that.

But what could this surprising new profession be? Perhaps he’s working as a mechanic. Julie Plec recently played a game of “two lies and a truth” with HitFix, and one of her responses was “Stefan restores Damon’s car.” Could this be a clue as to what Stefan’s been up to?

We know Season 6 picks up four months after the events of the Season 5 finale, so that doesn’t give Stefan a lot of time to become a practicing doctor, but maybe he’s taking after his doppelganger Tom and working as a paramedic? He couldn’t save his brother, so it’s possible he’d want to save others’ lives. Of course, Stefan could also be moonlighting as a bartender — he does like his bourbon!

And we wouldn’t mind if he decided to make a stop in New Orleans. We’re sure his old buddy Klaus could use some help with supernatural war he’s waging in the French Quarter. Maybe Caroline would have to go track him down and drag him back home… now that would be interesting. Hey, there is a TVD/The Originals crossover in the works!

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