It seems the end of Damon and Bonnie’s time on Earth was merely the beginning of their journey together.
But unlike previous promotional photos, which paired Elena with one (or usually both) of the Salvatore boys, the Season 6 promo shoot veered in a slightly different direction. This time around, Damon is sharing the frame with Bonnie in a powerful — and dare I say sexy? — pose.
During the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Julie Plec insisted that Elena’s feelings for Damon are still strong and real — but who knows what’s happening with Damon’s feelings on the Other Side? (I know these are only behind-the-scenes photos and don’t necessarily reflect what will ultimately be released, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun in the meantime.)
So click through the new gallery here, then drop a comment with your theories below. Which pairs are you rooting for when The Vampire Diaries returns Oct. 2?