The season finale of The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" ended with Elena (Nina Dobrev) choosing Stefan (Paul Wesley) over Damon (Somerhalder), even after 'Delena' shared a passionate kiss that suggested otherwise to viewers. In an interview with Zap2It, series star Ian Somerhalder teased viewers with what to expect from the moody series.
"Is [Damon] going to be pining? He will definitely be pining significantly less," the actor says. "And by pining I mean like 'Aw, she doesn't love me,' that kind of thing. I think now there's a whole other element that is sort of in play here, and that is by virtue of the fact that there is this transition, this thing that's happened in our lives, and it's altering the course of the way things are going down in Mystic Falls, at least between Stefan, Elena, and Damon."
Expect the Damon-Elena-Stefan love triangle to continue to play a role in the series, with Damon coming out on the losing end for now. "I'm sure that he can hear Stefan and Elena getting it on up in the roof of the Salvatore house. Super hearing is a bitch," Somerhalder says. "Imagine you're pulling up, there's some Bach in his car, he's pulling up, and all of a sudden he hears [springs squeaking]. Does he stop there? He's going to listen to the woman he loves, upstairs with his brother. So what does he do? He probably goes inside, polishes off a bottle of bourbon, Damon and a bottle of Maker's. There's no Alaric. Or does he turn around and go back to the Mystic Grill where he just came from? It's not looking up for Damon."
The biggest shift in the series' direction comes with Elena's transition to vampirism. While Somerhalder's Damon insists that embracing vampire instinct and feasting on human blood is the only way for her to ultimately control it, Stefan attempts to keep her on the moral straight and narrow by dining on animal blood.
"Imagine having a little baby kitten and that kitten wants to play all the time, and you're like 'No, kitten, can't play.' You put the kitten in a box. You put the kitten in a closet. Kitten can't play," Ian explains. "But it's a kitten. It's supposed to play. You're supposed to play with it, give [it] toys. You've got to allow it to advance its skills as a hunter, as an individual. Effectively the way Damon sees Elena being led into this, it doesn't make any sense. There's a huge downfall that he sees, which is that if she does not experience first hand this bloodlust, there's no way in hell she's going to be able to control it. She's not going to know what she's up against."
Sound off, "Vampire Diaries" fans! Team Stefan or Team Damon? Frankly I think they could both do better.