Damon begs Elena to move on in The Vampire Diaries’ first teaser trailer for season 6.

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Teaser

In the season 5 finale, viewers got quite a shock when The Vampire Diaries appeared to kill off two of its main characters – Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder, and Bonnie, played by Kat Graham. Though both actors assured audiences they would return in season 6, they refused to say how or in what capacity. Based on the short teaser trailer, it appears that Damon will be appearing to Elena (Nina Dobrev) in drug-induced hallucinations.

While Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Jeremy (Steven R McQueen) appear to be drowning their sorrows in alcohol, Elena is having a much more violent reaction, and is seen in the clip feeding off a woman in the middle of a road.

“Damon’s gone. You need to say goodbye, too,” Stefan tells Elena in the clip, a sentiment later echoed by Damon himself.

TVD Season 6 Spoilers

The creative minds behind TVD have already revealed that the season six premiere will pick up four months after the events of the season 5 finale, and, while it is clear that Damon and Bonnie will still be "dead," producers promise that shippers of Damon and Elena (Delena) will still have some reasons to rejoice.

“The fans have nothing to worry about. We know what we’re doing. Nobody’s going to abandon any love triangle. Everything will be fine. There will be plenty of Delena goodness for people,” teased executive producer Caroline Dries.

And, in case fans are worried they’ll never get to see vampire Damon in action again, Somerhalder recently squashed any doubts, posting his first Instagram from the season 6 set featuring him wearing his fangs, covered in blood. “He’s back! #DamonSalvatore,” Somerhalder wrote.

What the teaser failed to deliver were images of the newly revived vampire Alaric (Matthew Davis) – a fan favorite – and any hints about the potential romance between Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan.

The Vampire Diaries season 6 premiere will air Thursday, October 2 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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