star Ian Solmerhalder and co-executive producer Caroline Dries at the TCA Winter Press Tour last week to get the scoop on what's next for the star-crossed vampires as they navigate through their newest jaw-dropping obstacle: the awkward first date.Throughout the first half of Season 6, Damon and Elena have been forced to fight for their love.They're not just getting their happy ending handed to them on a silver platter.And despite the agony, it's creating a "worth the wait" type of scenario."I just remember when we thought of that, it was perfect — let's just ruin everyone's hopes and dreams and let's add mistletoe to make it even worse." Calm down, Delena fans—don’t' be grabbing those torches and pitchforks just yet! We know what we're doing.'" And what they're doing is setting up a side of Damon and Elena's relationship that viewers have never seen before: the adorable dating phase. "When you see Damon be a normal, human, twenty-whatever-year-old, it's refreshing and fun, and what we don't normally get to see." Dries teased that Delena fans should get ready to feel some "butterflies" as Elena attempts to re-fall in love with Damon. We're going to be normal so, 'Should we go out to dinner?Dries promised that there's a bigger plan in the works and the outcome will be worth this tortuous wait. "It's more of that courting period of, 'Do we go on a date? "As they re-connect — she's been compelled to forget that she loved him —those feelings are still in her," Dires said. ' It's like the fun kind of boring stuff that you would never want to tell but now it's interesting because we've never seen it before." Somerhalder spilled that he believes it's "important" for the Damon and Elena fans to focus on the positive side of things.PHOTOS: ' The Originals' Bloody Character Posters Debut In a chat with previewing the fall finale, executive producer Caroline Dries discusses Elena's sticky situation, Damon and Elena's shaky future and pairing up Katherine and Stefan.
Adding insult to injury, before a rapidly aging Katherine can perform a Traveler spell to let her live on in someone else’s body, she collapses on the floor.
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So let’s run down all the fan-favorite relationships for some scoop on what’s coming up for them.
But prepare yourself for some real heartbreaking, tragic Defan revelations in the hour. Plus, Stefan is still dealing with the aftermath of his Phoenix Stone trip. “With Valerie, she has become this third wheel in the Caroline/Stefan relationship.
Not necessarily because she’s prying into their relationship, but just as default because they need her and they need her magic,” executive producer Caroline Dries says. That’s probably not good for Stefan and Caroline’s relationship.
Stefan is determined to help Damon come to terms with his new reality (the Phoenix Stone’s hell isn’t over even when you leave it) as well as the new Mystic Falls.