‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 6 Premiere Recap: Elena’s Addicted to Drugs, Damon

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The Vampire Diaries season 6 premiere recap.
The Vampire Diaries season 6 premiere recap. (CW)

Finally “The Vampire Diaries” is back for season 6, and the premiere episode did not disappoint. It’s been awhile since Damon and Bonnie’s death, and everyone is moving on in their own ways. Elena is studying to be a doctor, Jeremy is hooking up with a new girl, Matt is working out like mad, Tyler is in college, Stefan is working and grieving in Savannah, and Caroline dropped out of school and has been spending a lot of time with her mom on the border of Mystic Falls.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 6 premiere

None of the supernatural beings can step foot back in Mystic Falls per the traveler spell, but Elena can still see Damon, because she’s taking a witchy herb drug which allows her to see Damon, even though he’s dead.

Alaric is teaching a class about the occult and resurrection at Whitmore. Tyler, Elena, and Liv are all in the class. When Elena begins sipping blood in class, Alaric gets on to her about drinking it in class in front of him when he’s thirsty as well.

Later, Elena asks Luke for more of the ancient witch herb, but he thinks that it may be time for her to stope taking them. She convinces him that she’s fine, and asks for more.

Meanwhile, Stefan gets into an argument with his boss at a mechanic garage about his unfair pay. Alaric calls him to get an update on his research, but no news yet. Caroline meets Alaric for lunch to compare notes, and asks about Stefan, whom she hasn’t spoken to, and is obviously upset about.

Jeremy and Matt are still in Mystic Falls as they’re not vampire, Elena gets on to him about doing something productive with his life. Matt tells him that he needs to quit drinking and hooking up with random girls.

Later, when Luke doesn’t make his delivery to Elena, she shows up at his dorm room and gets angry and aggressive when he refuses to give her more herbs.

Elena obviously gets her hands on the herbs, because she’s seeing Damon, who tells her that Bonnie would agree with Luke, and that he’s dead, and not really there.

Later, Tyler and Alaric meet at the football tailgate party, and Alaric tells him that he needs to control his anger better or he’ll trigger his werewolf curse all over again. Later, Ty sees Liv, but Alaric says he doesn’t have a chance.

Meanwhile, Stefan is hooking up with a gorgeous brunette, Ivy, who wants to know more about his life, which he doesn’t want to talk about. He tells her that he’s a vampire, but she doesn’t believe him.

Alaric meets Elena’s teacher who works at the medical center, and freaks out when he doesn’t know how to talk to her, can calls Elena for help, but she doesn’t answer.

Elena sees a motorist and pretends to be helpful, but actually feeds on her. When Caroline startles her, the woman gets free and runs into Mystic Falls where the vampires can’t follow her to compel her to forget the encounter. Elena tells Caroline about the herbs and seeing Damon.

It’s Matt who first finds the wounded motorist, and gets her to the hospital with some back up from Sheriff Forbes.

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Elena calls Stefan, who finally decides to her call after months, and wants some good news about being able to bring Damon and Bonnie back. Stefan has nothing to report, and Elena asks about how he’s moving on, and he tells her that Damon’s gone, and that she needs to say goodbye, leaving Elena in a fragile state.

That night, Caroline calls Tyler and tells her about Luke, Elena, the herbs, and Elena attacking the stranded motorist, Sarah, whom Matt has taken across the border so that Caroline can compel her.

Tyler confronts Luke about feeding Elena drugs. Tyler gets angry, and loses control over his emotions, but Alaric intervenes just in time.

Elena, devastated after her talk with Stefan, takes more herbs to see Damon again. Elena tells him that she has to move on, but she needed to thank Damon for everything he’s ever done for her and everyone she loves. She tells him goodbye and that she loves him. Elena kisses Damon and when she opens her eyes he’s still there with her.  Elena loses it when she can get Damon out of her head and looks more than broken.

After the football game, Tyler and Liv discuss what happened between him and Luke, she asks him to lay off her brother, and he agrees with her.

Caroline leaves Stefan a message about the tough times going on with the gang, and how no one is doing anything to solve their problems.

After her freak out Elena tells Alaric that she hates living without Damon, and asks him to compel her to forget that Damon, and that she ever loved him. Later, Damon and Bonnie are seen living somewhere nice together, eating breakfast and co-existing, but where?

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