Vampire Diaries First Look: What's Brewing Between Stefan and Elena?

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Everybody needs a good drinking buddy… but Stefan and Elena? That’s a pair we never expected to see sharing a beer.

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A new batch of photos from The Vampire Diaries‘ Oct. 23 episode, “Black Hole Sun,” find the exes clinking bottles and sharing a laugh — an unusual, but not altogether unwelcome, sight from Mystic Falls’ most infamous exes.

Of course, the new photos aren’t all toast-worthy. There’s also a shot of Stefan getting all up in some guy’s face, followed by a troubling photo of a bloody Stefan picking himself up off the floor. (Bar fight, anyone?)

“Stefan and Elena have to take the lead and save the day,” Nina Dobrev recently told TVLine of the exes’ journey in Season 6. “They’re left to pull through and grieve the people they’ve lost.” As for any romantic developments, Dobrev merely said, “Anything could happen.”

Vampire Diaries fans, are you happy to see Elena and Stefan getting along? Are you hopeful there might be a future for the former lovers? Browse the new photos, then drop a comment with your thoughts below.