Is Stefan truly gone? Damon says yes. Elena presents evidence to the contrary in this Vampire Diaries sneak peek.
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The CW's promo for the second episode of The Vampire Diaries' third season. Its title: "The Hybrid".
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The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

Elena: You've been dodging my calls.
Damon: Busy day. Dead fake girlfriend and all.

Stefan is gone. And I don't mean geographically.

Damon