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

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.