It doesn't get much more star-crossed then this. Just as Elena and Damon vow to become human and spend the rest of their moral lives together, Elena is linked to Bonnie keeping her suspended until Bonnie dies. Yeah, Kai is a horrible evil genius and killing him was the best thing that has ever done, even if it did come too late for Elena. Now that Elena is out of the picture, essentially for the next 60 years unless something real bad happens to Bonnie, everyone has to figure out how to live their lives without her. From the looks of that oh-so-brief flash forward we got at the very end, things aren't going so well in Mystic Falls. All we can tell is that some amount of time has passed. The town is trashed, the buildings worn down, garbage in the streets graffiti on the wall. For one, blissful second I thought that maybe we were zooming ahead to the very end decades down the line with Elena ready to come back and give us a happy ending. Then a police car rolls by and it's none other then our Matt Donovan, looking older, more worried and still handsome as ever. So, you have to wonder, what year is Damon in on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Finale?
We cannot be right in the same year as we left off. The town went through too many changes, and Matt looked too aged (that mustache!). Unless Matt went and had a son who grew up to look literally exactly like him (which would be awesome) we cannot be 20 or 30 years ahead just yet. As great as his genetics are, there is just no way Matt would look that perfect as a middle aged man. Oh, unless Matt turned into a vampire in the ensuing years after Elena went away. In that case all bets are off.
I think its safe to guess we are anywhere from five to 10 years in the future. It's enough time to age up Matt a little, and give Damon piles of new troubles to brood over, which he seemed to be doing a lot of. Brooding, that is. Seriously, future Damon did not look good. Between his sad contemplative face and the town that looked straight out of a horror movie I am already anxious for Season 7 to start, so we can find out what the heck. just. happened.
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