The Vampire Diaries Season Three to "Define" Elena and Damon

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Not so fast, Team Delena members. You might need to put that celebration on hold.

According to Vampire Diaries producer Kevin Williamson, yes, Elena and Damon will be together on season three of this CW smash. But that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be together.

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“It’s not so much about, ‘Are Damon and Elena going to fall madly in love and live happily ever after?’” Williamson told TV Line. “It’s, ‘Are Damon and Elena going to be able to find the man they both love?’... It’s going to be fun to watch Damon and Elena form this relationship that at its core is about a search for the man they both care about.”

Look for Damon to struggle with the concept of heroism, Williamson added, while both he and Elena try to understand where they fit in.

“It’s about defining their roles,” said Williamson of the search for Stefan. “Are they going to be friends? Lovers? How are they going to define themselves? Because it will be a defining moment for both of them.”

In other season three news, expect a new villain to show up, one that puts Klaus to harmless shame.

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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.


Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.