The Vampire Diaries has officially released the episode title for the season 3 premiere September 15th. "Birthday" will center around a surprise Bday bash thrown by Caroline at the Salvatore House. Zap2it was also kind enough to share this first look at "Birthday", featuring Damon, Elena, Alaric and some bourbon :)
Here's what Ian Somerhalder had to say about Damon's special gift for Elena.
"She refuses to let him buy her anything, so he doesn't technically give her anything for her birthday," Somerhalder says. "But he came across something that she really, really, really wanted and needed, and he did what he had to do to get it for her. She thinks that he stole it, or that he found it. It's a very beautiful moment between them. It's a really sweet, quiet moment."
The gift will definitely remind us of Stefan's absence, but we'll say this about the scene: it's practically tailor-made to be plastered all over your tumblrs, Damon/Elena fans.