When the sixth season of "The Vampire Diaries" returns, the relationship of Damon and Bonnie, played by Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham respectively, might have developed into something more than just friendship.
Viewers would remember that at the end of season five, Damon and Bonnie disappeared into white light as the Other Side obliterated. And although the two haven't always had a friendly relationship, being stuck on the Other Side might bring them closer than they expected.
On queries about when the Damon-Bonnie track would gain traction in the upcoming season, executive producer of the show Julie Plec said that the mystery will be addressed immediately.
"You'll see enough of them to make you happy and more as it goes along," she told E! Online.
"They are by no means going to be off the air for six episodes. The mystery is where are they, what happened, are they dead, not dead, and what the hell are they going to do together, those two of all people?"
Plec also hinted during the interview at the San Diego Comic-Con that fans can expect Damon and Bonnie to be in a more-than-friends situation.
"The Vampire Diaries" is loosely based on L.J. Smith's novels, and in the books, although Damon has a strong relationship with Elena, he harbours feelings for Bonnie. However, their relationship has never gone beyond kissing.
"To me, in spite of what [Bonnie and Damon] had in the books, that kind of relationship would only be born out of chemistry, and on-screen connection," Plec noted. "Ian and Kat are super close. They love each other. They're very excited to work together."
"What we did want to do is we wanted to service the Bamon relationship from the books and at least give those two characters an opportunity-that we never thought we'd have frankly cause they never liked each other, and for good reason-to bond and get close and to be comrades. So it will start there, and it may never go any further-that's not the plan, but you never know," she added.
When season six returns, there will be a time jump, and the main characters will be seen dealing with the grief of losing their most cherished ones in different ways.
"There's a substantial time jump which we're excited about," said Plec, according to Wetpaint. "It gives us the opportunity to find these people again with enough time having passed that the grief has settled into a reality that is making them either actively move forward with their lives, spiral to a different place or make really bold and rash decisions in how they're going to live their lives without these people in them."
Season six of "The Vampire Diaries" will premiere on Oct. 2.