The Elena, Damon and Stefan love triangle on “The Vampire Diaries” has always been complicated, and it’s going to get worse in the second half of season 5.

Fans of the CW series are well aware that Damon has been pining over the brunette beauty since season 1, when Elena was dating his brother, Stefan. Their relationship made the jump from friendship to steamy lovers in season 4, but Damon and Elena didn’t find themselves with a fairytale ending. Instead, they were faced with a sire bond, college and the mysterious “doppelganger fate.”

Ultimately, Damon broke up with Elena in the season 5 midseason finale after another horrifying and gruesome chunk of his past was revealed, but the two found themselves being pushed back together in the midseason premiere by someone surprising -- Stefan! The youngest Salvatore spoke separately with Elena and Damon, revealing to both of them that they’re perfect for each other and need each other.

The selfless act of helping his brother and ex-girlfriend put Stefan on the path of moving on. But unfortunately for Stefan, Katherine’s nasty little Traveler trick is going to set him back a little bit.

Katherine has made it very clear that she’s into Stefan and despises Damon. And while she’s in Elena’s body, the doppelganger is going to be doing everything she can to mack it with the youngest Salvatore.

“Oh, she’s going to be at her best of no good,” executive producer Julie Plec dished about Katherine to E! Online. “The thing that’s so great is that she’s so into Stefan right now and so not into Damon right now, and yet Elena was about to reembrace her relationship with Damon and Damon was all ready to win back his girl, so you can only imagine how that’s going to go down.”

Fortunately, fans of the show don’t have to wait too long to watch the drama unfold because the CW already has some revealing photos up!

A photo from episode 12, "The Devil Inside," appears to show Damon trying to have a heart-to-heart with Elena outside of the Lockwood mansion. But by the looks of their stance, it doesn't appear as if the conversation is going the way Damon wants it to. Elena stands motionless while Damon grips her with passion. The look on his face makes it appear as if he's trying to get through to her -- potentially about how he feels about her. But if Katherine is inside Elena, the conversation isn't going to leave Damon smiling.

Vampire Diaries Damon with Stefan in the background in episode 12, "The Devil Inside." Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW

A second photo from episode 12 shows Damon looking glum. While we won't know the reasoning until the episode airs on Thursday, Jan. 30, one theory is that he looks sad because Elena refused to give him a second chance.

Vampire Diaries Stefan and Elena in episode 13, "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Photo: Annette Brown/The CW

If the photos from episode 12 weren't suspicious enough, the stills from episode 13 are pretty revealing. "Vampire Diaries" fans can't deny that things have been awkward between Stefan and Elena ever since she started dating Damon. We can't picture Elena agreeing to dance with Stefan because it would drive Damon mad. But this photo would make sense if Elena was still being possessed by Katherine.

What are your thoughts on the twist to the Damon, Elena and Stefan love triangle? Do you like the whole Katherine traveler plot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.