Epic Kiss, Main Character Exit to Come on The Vampire Diaries

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The Vampire Diaries returns January 5.

We've already posted the official synopsis for the first episode of 2012, "The New Deal," but a couple of new teasers have emerged that will surely get people talking as we gear up for the show's return this winter.

According to E! Online ...

  • An "epic kiss" (gulp) will be happening very soon. Epic.
  • A main character we know and love is leaving Mystic Falls, thanks (indirectly) to Damon.

Theories on who the kiss involves, and who leaves? Do they leave and come back? What's Damon's role in that plot line? So much to discuss, and so many possible theories for a show where anything's possible.

Share your predictions and comments below!

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its me again! I can't stop talking about it! Something else that I was thinking is this... When Damon almost changed Elena and Stefan took her to the mountaintop, she said that she loved him, but that she never wanted to be a vampire. I understand she is young, but she obviously always knew that she would not be with Stefan forever. How could she be? If she wasn't at least considering becoming a vampire, she would have to know that her and Stefan would not be together at some point. If she was thinking about having a family some day, she obviously knows that Stefan is not the one she will ultimately end up with. This would be the same with Damon, but I have the feeling that when things get really intense between them, she won't be able to imagine a life without him or NOT spending forever with him. I don't know. I have watched a lot of drama's in my life and I know that writers drop subtle little hints like that for a reason. Again, I know that she loves Stefan and probably always will, but I just think that her love for Damon will grow to be so strong that she will do whatever it takes to be with him. I feel like this won't happen until the end, though.. so we'll see if I am right :) I hope so.


@Annie @Lauren I completely agree. Delena MAKES want them, its breathtaking and all consuming. Not that Stelena didn't love each other, they just aren't made for each other, they don't feel the other like Delena does. They will give us bits of delena but It wont be until the final season (when their characters complete their changes through time) that we get full on Delena. Oh damn I can't wait


I would like to reiterate something.. I do not think that Stefan only loved Elena because of her looks or because he loved Katherine. I just think that had an epic kind of love for Katherine and it was what pulled him towards Elena. Things happened very quickly with Stefan and Elena. Yes, he did say that when he got to know her he learned that she was nothing like Katherine.. that she was kind and good, but the first thing he said in the whole series was that he "knew the risk but I have to know her"... what do you think that is based on? A Hunch? No. He was completely rattled by the fact that she looked like Katherine. For anyone who has ever had a first love, you know that it sticks with you. If you met someone that reminded you of that person, you might be drawn to them. I am not saying that once he got to know Elena that he did not love her. I am just saying that perhaps he always loved Katherine the most. There was a time when she was just a girl in love with him.. who was not up to her evil tricks, not with HIM. The writers made it a point to always have us believe that Damon was the one who really loved her and Stefan was compelled only to show us that it was actually Stefan who truly knew her and loved her. Maybe he is not fully over her.. I do agree that Stefan loves and protects Elena, but when it all comes down to it, he will let her go to save Damon because he might not be the guy who acts irrationally and recklessly for love, like Damon would. Annie - I agree with you wholeheartedly that if/when Elena chooses Damon, it has to be because she truly chooses Damon, not because Stefan is on his ripper adventure. I feel like I have seen enough tv to know that they will probably bring us Delena fans sooooo close to the epic moment, maybe even have something happen and then Stefan will be back. It has to come down to a moment where she must choose between them at their best. I do not think Damon would ever be with her if he thought he was her second choice. I would like to see the writers take it in a direction where he is her first choice. I can see her always loving Stefan. I would want it that way, even as a Delena fan.. because I know she does love him, I just feel so much more between her and Damon. I honestly don't know how Stefan fans don't feel it because it almost explodes out of the television for me.. I guess everyone is different and everyone is entitled to their own feelings, but I am pretty sure that Delena is going to happen or even has to happen.. This love story that they are brewing would not make sense if it didn't. FYI... this is awesome. I never get to talk about this with anyone :)
Keep it coming!!!!!


Well, I hope neither Jeremy or Matt are leaving, geez you people are harsh, both of these guys are assets to the show, And both of these charecters have lots of room to evolve and grow, just give the script writers some time.... its coming....
I would truly hate to see either one go, Everyone on the show has purpose. The actor who plays Jeremy is just blossoming and will go far in his career, I would lay odds on it, and the one who plays Matt will have a solid future too if he stays with the right agency!!
They say this is a teen show, but I think it touches people of all ages, I fricking love it and im no teen. Carry on people!! carry on..... Great job and totally look forward to the show.....should be more shows per year.. like 30!! or so..


Jeremy should be the one to leave TVD because in my opinion, he's the character who I never miss when missing from an episode. The show can survive without him.


I've always been Damon/Elena all the way, but I really don't want the "epic kiss" to be them. Putting it randomly in the middle of a season would almost trivialize it. The build-up is too delicious not to last an entire season. I have some conditions I want for them to kiss "for real":
1. Elena must not settle. Stefan has to still love her, or be back to his normal self. She has to PICK Damon, not just take him because he's there and Stefan wasn't.
2. It can't be a random middle of the season thing to spice up the usual mid-season slump. Nope. It has to be grandiose, fireworks, epic, heartstopping season finale kind of kiss. It would only be right.
So yeah.
I would totally settle for an epic kiss between Katherine and Stefan. That would shake up the bag even more - add complications, etc. Make everything even MORE interesting. Mhm. This theory sits well with me.
It could always be Bonnie and Jeremy, since they've been broken up, but I don't ever count either one of them as "epic".
Maybe Tyler and Caroline getting back together? Seems sorta soon.
Just NOT Damon and Elena. NO. Not yet.


@lauren:i don't think your post will pissed of any stelena fan(me personally am not)you are just trying to prove that you'r a delena fan which is understandable coz that's your choice.The thing is alot of people believe that stefan only loved elena coz she looked like katherine which is not true,he admitted that the resemblance is what drew him in but he has no desire to tie elena to katherine coz they only look alike on the outside but in the inside they are completely different,stefan love elena for who she is not what she looks like,it was all explained in S1E11,both stef and damon are drawn to her coz of her looks but they only loved her coz of the person she is.Also you made it seem like damon love elena morethan stefan does,both of them truly love her and they have their own different ways of showing there love and concern to her and i'm preety sure she loves them differently.For stefan he loves elena and also care about the people around her,for damon he loves her but doesn't give a damn about the people she care about,there love for her can't definately be equal but only she can tell who love her more.I also think both of them love katherine esp. Damon,stef is denying his feelings for her,even katherine pointed it out in S2E7 "the brother that love me too much=damon and the one that didn't love me enough=stefan and i think damon is more obsessed with kat than in love with her "have i mentioned how inconvinient your obsession with me has been".Lastly i agree with what you said that stefan will even let damon have elena coz for a brother like stefan,he can sacrifise anything for damon and he already does.


I have a theory that I am sure will get me into trouble. But I have been re-watching the show and it seems like they are trying to show us that Stefan was the one who always really loved Katherine. Right now, they have her painted as the bad guy.. but little by little they show that she is just as fragile as lets say, Damon? I feel like Stefan does truly love Elena, but that he was always drawn to her because of his epic love for Katherine, which was always real and NEVER compelled. Then you have Damon who was under her spell. Compelled by her. Damon never really loved Katherine and had time to fall madly in love with Elena in that long drawn out "bad boy with a soul" kind of way. I am not doubting that Elena and Stefan were not 100% real, I just think that once you take away the dark parts of Damon... and you take away Stefan long enough for her to truly see Damon, there is really nothing keeping them from being just as epic, IF NOT MORE, than "stelena"... I think that in the end, she will love them both and will have to choose. I think that Stefan may even let him have her, because he is a good guy.. and he may realize that his brother loves her more than he ever did and that this kind of love will only happen once for Damon. I think he will graciously bow out and let them be together. I also think that over the next few seasons, we may see the humanity in Katherine. Maybe Stefan and Katherine will end up together and it will be like they both have their own "Elena".. he truly did love Katherine and once they start to show us her humanity in the same way that they did with Damon, we will forget all about how terrible she once was. The show started with Damon being a total jerk.. a MONSTER.. and now we all want him and Elena together. Who is to say that Katherine is not the "damon" of stefan and Katherine... She is obviously still around for a reason. I understand that many people disagree with Delena and you are entitled to your opinion, but I was around for Dawsons Creek... I know all about the underdog or "bad boy" being the one to ultimately win the girls heart.. Why? Because he drives her MAD.. he pisses her off and he does whatever he needs to do at any cost to protect her while the good guy doesn't go quite AS far. I for one will be personally let down if Damon and Elena do not end up together. It has not been shallow or empty to me. It has been real and painful and imperfect, the way that epic love usually is. I am looking forward to this epic kiss and sure hope it is Damon and Elena because there is only so much teasing I can take!!! Sorry if I pissed of the Stelenas, I just think that all first loves are beautiful, but they are never quite as intense and passionate as the ones that are unexpected, imperfect and based on many years of deep connection. Thats all :)


I'm sorry some of these posts don't make any sense. I'll let you all in the real scoop! Well according to the spoiler Plec said that Tyler and Caroline won't stay platonic for to long as there's a lot of heat between the two and Tyler eventaully earns his way back into everyone's good graces. So He's going to be around and Forwood will survive. As far as Rebekah and Tyler hooking up. That will never happen according to a Trevino interview he said they will not be any love triangles. Catt will never happen ever again it doesn't make sense since Matt wants nothing to do with becoming a vampire and Sorry Catt was never as popular as Forwood. Infact I just learned that was there shipper name! lol Bonnie also has a SL involving her mother and she suppose to have a big part in taking down Klaus. Alaric meets a new women named Meridith. We know Matt is in the Caroline's birthday episode. But nothing about Jeremy in that episode? Now we heard nothing about Jeremy this whole hiatus. But we see Jeremy getting into a lot of trouble. I hope the show gets rid of some of there dead wood like Jeremy or Matt. Unfortunately these are the characters that no one really talks about on TVfanatic, Twitter or any other fan site as well.


I really hope the writers won`t screw it up.
What ever will be at the end..
Everybody else than Damon and Elena
would be absolutly stupid.
This incredible tension is been build up for over
2 and a half season..
Now the fans deserve the one and epic kiss.
I read somewhere that Damon and Stefan will fight
than, and that Damon will find out why Stefan will
let Niklaus go.
I think this will change the way for Damon, and i can
imagine that he maybe will push Elena away, maybe hurt
her, because once he know what Stefan did, he could take
her away from him. Even that his heart will break into while
doing this.
God i wish i could write it.. have so many better ideas in
my head.. I´m so over this stupid triangles..
Damon and Elena are perfect together, why make it so

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.