The season 6 premiere of The Vampire Diaries, titled “I’ll Remember,” airs tonight, and we’re getting you ready for the emotional premiere with pictures, sneak peeks and what we’ll be watching for.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – “I’LL REMEMBER”
Thursday, Oct. 2, 8pm, The CW
5 Things We’re Watching For In The Vampire Diaries – 6×01 “I’ll Remember”
Will we learn where Damon and Bonnie went?
So we know they “died,” but we all know that no one’s ever truly dead on this show. So the big question isn’t about “when” they’ll return (not that we’re not wondering this), but “where” did they go? And when will we find out? Or will they drag us along for a couple of episodes?
Elena dealing with the loss of Damon.
Judging from what we’ve seen so far in previews, she’s not taking it so well. In fact, she’s turned to some witchy drug to help her hallucinate Damon. Sweetie, the first step is admitting you have a problem.
How is everyone else dealing with losing Damon and Bonnie?
Elena certainly isn’t the only one dealing with the losses of Damon and Bonnie. Stefan lost a brother. Caroline lost a best friend. Jeremy lost the woman he loves. Alaric, just when he returns from the dead, has to deal with Damon not being not being there waiting for him. Emotions are going to be flowing heavily for sure.
Alaric’s return to the land of the living dead.
About the only good news in the season premiere is the return of Alaric. And we can’t help but wonder how Alaric deals with his resurrection and how he adjusts to his new life as a vampire. But at least one thing remains the same: Alaric can’t escape his love of teaching, as he’s a new professor at Whitmore College. Good ol’ Ric.
What’s the deal with this no supernaturals allowed curse on Mystic Falls?
More specifically, how long until this curse is broken and our cast of supernatural beings can return to Mystic Falls? Because it just doesn’t feel right them not being there.
FRESH STARTS AND SECOND CHANCES — After spending the past four months coping with the loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) in an unconventional and potentially dangerous way, Elena (Nina Dobrev) has returned to Whitmore College for the start of sophomore year. Unable to move on, Caroline (Candice Accola) is desperate to find a way to reverse the anti-magic spell the Travelers have put over Mystic Falls and grows frustrated when her calls to Stefan (Paul Wesley) go unanswered. Tyler (Michael Trevino), who is human once again, has a run-in at a football tailgate that tests his ability to control his anger, while Matt (Zach Roerig) worries that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is dealing with the loss of Bonnie (Kat Graham) in a self-destructive way. Alaric (Matt Davis), who is struggling to adjust to his new life as a vampire, finds himself in an awkward situation when he meets Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), a beautiful doctor at theuniversity hospital. Last, while everyone believes Stefan is off tracking a lead to get Damon and Bonnie back, Elena is shocked when she learns the truth of what he has really been up to. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#601).
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.