Excitement for the Vampire Diaries season 6 is heating up the interwebs more than Ian Somerhalder's signature smirk, and us fans are getting positively bloodthirsty for our fix.
But, with an agonizing 3 months to go until we get to sink our teeth into a fresh crop of episodes, we are going to have to curb our enthusiasm and feast on spoilers instead.
Luckily, there have been a fair few teased by Ian Somerhalder, Peter Wesley and the likes. So, if you were the sort of child who waited patiently for you Christmas presents, you better step away now, the information ahead is only for us impatient imps who can't help taking a peek!
Don't say I didn't warn you...
The Rise of Steroline
Steroline might sound like the sort of thing you would scrub the toilet with, but it's so much more than that!
Stefan and Caroline have gradually grown closer over the course of the last season or so, and what once seemed like the least likely ship to happen is suddenly the most urgent.
Paul Wesley himself teased that him and Caroline will get romantic during season 6 at [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) convention in Birmingham, England, and the writers have put too much into developing the relationship between them for it to just be a casual fling...
But, it is so obvious that Caroline has feelings for Stefan, so why isn't she acting on them? According to executive producer Caroline Dries;
Elena loved Stefan. Elena’s her best friend. Kind of a no-fly zone, which is why I think that if she has had any more-than-friend feelings she’s pushed them away or convinced herself otherwise
Dries then went to to explain that those repressed feeling that Caroline is sitting on will burst into the open in season 6.
I can't wait!
Do you think Steroline will happen?
It would be the understatement of the year to say that the season 5 finale was dramatic for all of us shipping Delena!
Although Ian Somehalder has promised he will be returning to TVD, it's still not clear in which form that will be and whether he will be inhabiting the same dimension as Elena.
According to an insider on Spoiler TV;
Season six will be the story of their battle between good and evil within themselves, and their journey back to each other to reclaim their home
But, who is their? Could it have something to do with Delena, or am I getting ahead of myself here?
Will Delena have to wait long for a reunion?
Damon Meets his Mortal Side
Damon might be a vampiric bad-boy, but he has a sensitive side that all of us who know him well simply adore.
With rumors running rife that Damon could be returning in a more vulnerable human form, maybe he will soften up a bit and learn to embrace and harness his mortal emotion?
But, where do the rumors come from? Well, in the vampirism cure storyline it was widely predicted that Damon could be the one to take the antidote, and now the Other Side had collapsed, a change is likely.
Bonnie and Damon will have to escape somehow and it doesn't seem far fetched to imagine that their immortality would be destroyed in the process.
Do you think Damon will return as a human?
After the devastating ending of season 5 left us sitting in piles of snotty Kleenex, it has been revealed there will be a bit of a time jump before season 6 kicks off.
But, just how long will it be? Maybe Elena will be getting on with her life a year down the line, or maybe we will get thrown back into Mystic Falls a mere few weeks after Damon and Bonnies tragic deaths.
The Vampire Diaries creator, Julie Plec, makes it seem like season six might start while the wounds are already healing. She explains that;
The characters need to find their way back to each other emotionally and geographically
at the beginning of season six... But, what event could draw them all back to Mystic Falls? My bet is on a memorial service.
How much time do you think will have passed between season 5 and 6?
Paul Wesley's Creative Vision
Julie Plec might have her own ideas about how the show will end when it finally draws it's final breath, but Paul Wesley also has his own creative vision.
Although we hope the end is a long way off, Wesley has already envisioned it. The actor explained that;
I think the finale of The Vampire Diaries, whenever that may be, is that Damon and Stefan will compel Elena to forget everything that ever happened and she goes back to being a human and they walk off into the sunset, take off their daylight rings, and burn
I don't want to think about it, but it does seem cinematic...
The Vampire Diaries Season 6 will will premiere on October 2nd, 2014
How excited are you for The Vampire Diaries Season 6?
(Source: Unreality Prime Time)