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'The Vampire Diaries' season 6: Executive producers reveal what is next

Nina Dobrev stars in "The Vampire Diaries"
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The season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" was shocking and fans are busy speculating on what is going to happen next. Are Damon and Bonnie really gone for good? What will happen with Stefan and Elena? Which characters are set to be series regulars? On May 15, WetPaint revealed some information on what to expect in season 6.

Executive producer Caroline Dries said that Stefan will finally move on from Elena. She said that their relationship has evolved and they have respect for each other. They want the pair to have a good friendship from here on out. As for Caroline, it doesn't sound like she and Tyler will get back together. However, Dries said that they also don't want her rushing into anything either. They want her to have a meaningful and organic love story.

TV Line reported that Matt Davis will be a series regular when the show returns. His character, Alaric, died in season three. While he has been seen once in a while since then, in "The Vampire Diaries" season 6, he will be back on a regular basis. Michael Malarkey, who plays Enzo, will also be a series regular in the next season. Entertainment Weekly wrote that Alaric and Enzo probably won't like each other too much.

As for Damon, Hollywood Life reported that he will be back. The website stated that a source told them that actor Ian Somerhalder needed some time for other projects and that the storyline needed to be kept interesting. The press release for "The Vampire Diaries" season 6 revealed some clues. It reads,

"While the cliffhanger will send our characters reeling, season six will be the story of their journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves on their quest to reclaim their home."

A marketing poster for "The Vampire Diaries" season 6 was uploaded to SpoilerTV. It shows Stefan, Elena and Damon, which is a pretty big clue that Damon will be back, at least in some form. Some fans commented that the woman on the poster looked more like Katherine because of how done up and glamorous she looked. However, that character has been gone for quite a while.

What do you think will happen next on "The Vampire Diaries?" How do you think Damon will return and what do you think the press release means by reclaiming their home?