They are still not out of combat! "I would not call it a reboot of the triangle," executive producer Caroline Dries says. "What the show does well is not limited to making rash decisions with people and makes them stop loving people they love. Damon and Elena have a deep love for each other and you can not just stop feeling it. Elena will always feel for Damon, even if they fight or [break]. But we'll see in future episodes there is a great strain on their relationship, bigger than them in some way. "