Damon and Stefan had to say goodbye to Elena to close out The Vampire Diaries Season 6.
Will they need to say goodbye to Mystic Falls when we open The Vampire Diaries Season 7?
The CW has unveiled the first poster for new fall episodes and it focuses squarely on the brothers Salvatore.
We're told that "Heartbreak is Eternal," an obvious reference to Elena's quasi death, but we also see Damon and Stefan walking away from their hometown.
When we last saw Mystic Falls, of course, in what appeared to be a jump forward in May, the town did seem abandoned and rundown.
Is it safe to assume this was the work of the Heretics?
We've actually seen The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1, which airs on Thursday, October 8 at 8/7c on The CW and we've listed a number of spoilers below.
Click through them if you dare and ready for yourself for what we consider to be an outstanding season premiere: