The Heretics are taking over.
And, based on the first photos from The Vampire Diaries Season 7, it appears as if nothing will ever been the same.
Our initial look at Mystic Falls depicts Damon drinking alone... Stefan clearly in trouble... and Caroline trying to make nice with Mary Louise and Nora, two newbies in town.
It also makes it clear that Lily is now in charge, as we see her taking center stage in the town square. GULP.
The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1 airs on Thursday, October 8 at 8/7c and your very first look at what's to come awaits...
Lily in Charge - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1
Lily takes center stage in this scene from The Vampire Diaries premiere. She's clearly in charge now.
Vampire Diaries Season Premiere Pic - The Vampire Diaries
GULP! Lily and the Heretics are on the war path in this scene from The Vampire Diaries Season 7 premiere.
And Down Goes Stefan! - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1
This does not bode well for Stefan. The character is in major trouble on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 premiere.
Bonnie on the Premiere - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1
Bonnie is back in the present day. And she's sharing a meal here with Damon.
Surrounded! - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1
Caroline is surrounded by a couple Heretics in this scene from the Season 7 premiere of The Vampire Diaries.
Drinking Damon - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 1
We all know what Damon is drinking to here, don't we? The eventual return of Elena, of course.