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'Vampire Diaries' post-mortem: Nina Dobrev on premiere twist, what's next

In The Vampire Diaries‘ season 6 premiere, Elena was left to grieve the loss of Damon. Only, her coping mechanisms weren’t exactly conventional. And in a final twist, she decided to use Alaric’s return to her advantage by asking the Original vampire to compel her to forget Damon altogether.

Between that and the image of seeing Damon making pancakes (in flannel!), the premiere left a lot of questions unanswered. We got Nina Dobrev’s reaction to the Elena twist, mixed with a few additional answers from executive producer Caroline Dries.

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'Vampire Diaries' has new characters, the old Damon, 'no happy endings'

When we left The Vampire Diaries last season, Mystic Falls had become a vampire-free zone, Damon and Bonnie had died, and Alaric had returned to the land of the living. But four months later, what’s everyone up to?

“This season is about how to bring everyone back together,” executive producer Caroline Dries said. “It’s like, ‘How can you come back together if you don’t even have your home?’ But there’s a deeper, hopefully more profound, resonance with it where it’s like, ‘Their home is their friends.'”

And with that in mind, Dries also promised that not everyone will have given up hope for saving Damon and Bonnie, though that mystery will not be short-lived. According to Dries, the mystery of “what the heck happened to them” will be solved within the first (of four) chapters of the season, but “it will spread out through the course of the season,” she said. “It will have ripple effects. But in general, that’s the big thrust of the beginning of the season.”

Oh, and don’t expect another super-complicated mythology right off the bat. “We’re not inundating the audience with really dense mythology. We’re trying to keep it very simple in changing up all of the character dynamics. That’s actually what’s creating the drama, not like this outside force,” Dries said.

As for what everyone within this world is up to, check out our character-by-character guide below:

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'Vampire Diaries': Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev talk Damon and Elena

Elena Gilbert has lost a lot of loved ones in the past five seasons. Not only did The Vampire Diaries start with the death of her adoptive parents, but from there, she lost friends, an aunt, birth parents, a caregiver, and her brother. But in the season 5 finale, she experienced a new sort of loss when Damon, the man she loved, died.

However, as fans of the show now know, Damon might have died, but he is by no means gone. (And the same goes for Bonnie.) So where we will we find Damon and Elena when we pick back up for season 6? Physically, they’re in two very different places. And emotionally? Well, the same rules apply.

For Elena, college life is full of the grief that comes from believing you’ve lost your boyfriend, your best friend, and your hometown forever. That being said, it might not be the type of grief you expect. “We do fast forward four months, so the initial shock grieving, we’ve already surpassed,” Nina Dobrev said. “Now we’re seeing the second phase of it, which is eerily deceiving and odd. It’s not a very conventional way of dealing with grief.”

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Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Grey's,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' and more

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'The Vampire Diaries': Your one-minute refresher

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The Vampire Diaries returns for its sixth season Thursday, Oct. 2. No need to rack your brain until it explodes attempting to remember out who died, who lived, and whether or not Matt remains the only true mortal Mystic Falls inhabitant—use this one-minute refresher instead.

Not enough? Here’s our complete recap from last season’s heartbreaking finale.

Watch this, DVR that: Your guide to Thursday's perfect night of TV

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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your Fall Thursday night game plan:

8 p.m.
Watch: The Vampire Diaries (The CW): When we return to Mystic Falls for season 6, it’s going to be nothing like the Mystic falls we’re used to, with both Damon and Bonnie long gone and vampires banned from town. Premieres Oct. 2.

DVR: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Season 11 kicks off with what’s bound to be a lot of drama, as Meredith and Derek are debating a move to D.C., Callie and Arizona have a 50/50 chance of staying together, and there’s a new head of cardio who just happens to be Mer’s sister and the daughter Ellis Grey gave up for adoption.

 

9 p.m.
Watch: Scandal (ABC): Where in God’s name is Olivia Pope? That’s the question on everyone’s mind heading into tonight’s season 4 premiere, which picks up after the fixer fled D.C. for what seems to be a tropical locale with no shortage of wine.

DVR: Gracepoint (Fox): The 10-episode series follows a detective duo (Anna Gunn and David Tennant) and their investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small town. Premieres Oct. 2.

10 p.m.
Watch: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC): The series premiere of Shonda Rhimes’ latest offering, which stars Viola Davis as criminal defense professor Annalise Keating who teaches a class called, you guessed it, “How to Get Away With Murder.”
DVR: 
Parenthood (NBC): We know there’s a “big event” in store for the Bravermans in the season 6 premiere — one that will probably make you shed a tear or two.

 

Nina Dobrev heads to 'The Originals' as original doppelganger Tatia

We knew a Vampire Diaries-Originals crossover was in the works, and now we know which actor will be making the transition: The doppelganger of all doppelgangers, Nina Dobrev.

EW has confirmed that Dobrev will be heading to the fifth episode of The Originals‘ second season as Tatia. Fans of The Vampire Diaries might recognize that name from the season 3 dinner that brought the Mikaelson brothers and the Salvatore brothers together.

Over the aforementioned dinner, Klaus and Elijah explained the “allure” of the Petrova doppelganger by taking things back to the original doppelganger—Tatia. Not only were both Klaus and Elijah in love with Tatia, but it was Esther who later killed Tatia in order to use her blood for the spell that would stop Klaus from becoming a hybrid.

In an interview with E! Online, showrunner Julie Plec revealed that Tatia will appear in a flashback during the Originals episode airing Nov. 3.

'Vampire Diaries' showrunner Julie Plec previews vampire-free Mystic Falls

Damon and Bonnie are dead. Vampires aren’t allowed to enter Mystic Falls. Alaric’s back. Stefan’s, well, somewhere else. Yep, it’s safe to say the Vampire Diaries‘ sixth season is going to introduce fans to an entirely new world. But what do we know about that world?

Well, we know that at some point this season, it’s going to be invaded by a new villain that showrunner Julie Plec described as a “psychopathic personality.” We also know that a couple of newcomers are going to shake things up. Other than that, we talked with Plec about what the new season is going to look like.

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Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Castle' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

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Tyler has serious anger issues in first photos from 'Vampire Diaries' season 6

Here’s what we know about The Vampire Diaries‘ sixth season: Elena really misses Damon, Jeremy really misses Bonnie, every supernatural being really misses Mystic Falls, and Stefan has a new bed buddy. Oh, and this might be Alaric’s new love interest.

But in the first photos from the season 6 premiere, titled “Fresh Starts and Second Chances,” the focus is on the boys of Mystic Falls, namely Alaric, who has found himself as both a vampire and a college professor. His first order of business? Stopping Tyler from reliving his mistakes of season 1. Only, instead of using his werewolf temper to beat up Jeremy at a bonfire, Tyler seems to get into a fight with a blonde at a football tailgate. And instead of Stefan stepping in to save the day, Alaric gets to be the responsible one to keep Tyler from re-triggering the curse. Oh, how times have changed.

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First look: Is this Alaric's new 'Vampire Diaries' love interest?

When it comes to Alaric Saltzman, a few things are well-known. He hasn’t had the best luck with relationships. He’s had even worse luck with magical rings. Oh, and he’s back from the dead and getting ready to experience being an Original vampire (minus all the hunter qualities) for the first time.

So when we catch up with The Vampire Diaries, where will Alaric be? Well, he won’t be in Mystic Falls, considering that entering the town would enact a spell that would kill him. Instead, it sounds like Alaric gets back into the teaching game and compels himself a job as a professor. And knowing Alaric, it won’t be long before he finds a lady love—something that executive producer Julie Plec teased at Comic-Con.

EW has an exclusive look at Hit the Floor‘s Jodi Lyn O’Keefe in the season-six premiere. O’Keefe is playing Jo, a doctor at the university hospital who’s been described as “tough.” Could this be Alaric’s next girlfriend? Hey, if Elena’s pre-med, she’ll probably approve.

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Stefan finds a new bed buddy in latest 'Vampire Diaries' promo

Losing someone you love is hard. Losing two people you love is even more difficult. And in the newest promo for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries, we get a deeper look into how everyone is dealing with the deaths of Bonnie and Damon.

For starters, Stefan seems to have found a new love interest, and Jeremy has chosen to cope with the help of Damon’s old friend, alcohol. As for Elena? Well, she’s feeding on people and doing everything she can to see Damon. And in a pretty amazing throwback to the season 3 finale, she thanks him for giving her a love that “consumed” her, passion, adventure, and even a little danger.

The biggest red flag of the promo: If there aren’t vampires in Mystic Falls anymore, then who/what is killing the campers?

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Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Revenge,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Vampire Diaries' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

Got anything on Revenge? — Ciara
You may be asking yourself why Jack suddenly becomes friends with a cop (Client List’s Brian Hallisay) after finding himself on the wrong side of the law last season. That’s easy: Jack is actually putting on a badge. However, despite his new position, Charlotte has been unable to forgive him for his part in her kidnapping, which will put them at odds at the annual Memorial Day party. (Oh yes, the party is still happening, it’s just being hosted by someone else while Victoria is in the loony bin.) READ FULL STORY

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