Be still our hearts! The Vampire Diaries spoiler photos for Season 4, Episode 23, “Graduation” just came out, and there was one in particular that caught our eye.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) parades around shirtless while Elena (Nina Dobrev) looks on. What is going on here?!
First of all, based on some of the other spoiler photos, it looks like she’s flipped her humanity switch back to on. Displaying a range of emotions from happy to worried to shocked, Elena definitely seems back to her old self.
One of the reasons Elena looks worried? According to TV Guide, Damon has a wound that needs tending to. Just what happened to the elder Salvatore remains a mystery, but Elena’s expression has us wondering what her feelings are for him.
Julie Plec teased to Give Me My Remote that the newbie vamp will definitely come to a conclusion about Damon. “It will revitalize the triangle for sure,” she said, “and as far as the Elena and Damon information, I think what it will do is cement their relationship — or lack thereof — once she comes clean with a sense of at least semi-permanence, if not permanence.”
At the time, Julie did not mention that Damon would be shirtless while Elena is weighing her options.