Fans may still be in mourning over the loss of Nina Dobrev, who played Elena Gilbert in the hit TV series “The Vampire Diaries,” but don’t worry. Even though losing Elena may be heartbreaking, there’s still good news: Fans of the show will be reunited with an old friend -- or rather, a specific side of an old friend.

“The Vampire Diaries” actor Ian Somerhalder told People on Thursday that the series will return to the volatile and sexy drama that fans fell in love with. “Season 1 and Season 2 of the show [were] so dark. It was awesome,” Somerhalder said.

The 36-year-old actor also described a time when he watched Season 1, episode 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” at co-star Paul Wesley’s house and how they both thought the episode was amazing. “I want to get back to that,” he said. "I want to get back to seeing an episode of the show and saying, 'Wow. That is a very well-crafted, put-together piece of material that is really going to affect people.' "

Julie Plec, an executive producer of the show, shared how Somerhalder’s character, Damon Salvatore, will return to being the not-so-sweet Salvatore that fans met in Season 1, as Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday. Apparently that’s something that Somerhalder is also excited about, saying, “Season 1 and 2 of the show is where people fell in love with this guy. It’s where I fell in love with this guy.”

Somerhalder also hints how the last two scenes of this season’s finale truly depicted where the show is going. Caroline Dries, one of the show’s executive producers, told E! Online on Friday that the time jump shown during the last scene is an integral part of how the next season of “The Vampire Diaries” will begin. 

The hit teen drama “The Vampire Diaries” ended its sixth season with a heartbreaking and explosive finale Thursday. Fans are already waiting for Season 7, which is scheduled to begin later this year.

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