“I’m feeling like Damon is still madly in love with Elena,” executive producer Caroline Dries. “Bonnie’s going to maybe have her own love interest this year and it’s not going to be Damon.”
Bonnie and Damon will continue to develop their friendship throughout The Vampire Diaries Season 7, and the writers think they work well as just friends. “Don’t mess with a good thing, that’s how we think of it,” Dries said.
So who would Bonnie date if not Damon? With Tyler and Jeremy gone and Stefan taken, her only options are Alaric or Matt. Of course, those are her only choices if she dates a man, but Bonnie might like women too.
Graham made it clear that she would be supportive of a Damon and Bonnie romance, but she also revealed that she’d be okay if Bonnie’s next love interest was a female. “I’ve pitched female witches,” Graham revealed. “I’ve pitched that. I’ve pitched Bonnie having some discoveries, sexually, about herself. I’ve pitched everything. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”
This isn’t the first time Graham has chatted about Bonnie’s possible bisexuality. In May, she revealed that she’d like to show a different side of her character. “I’m all about exploring characters’ sexuality and stuff like that,” Graham told Entertainment Weekly. “And I’m hoping that Bonnie, through her new empowerment, will start to discover another side of her as well, maybe something that hasn’t really been a focus on the show.”
While there will be a new lesbian couple added to the show in the fall, neither Nora or Mary Louise will be Bonnie’s love interests. “They’re nasty, nasty, nasty girls, but they’re going to be good,” executive producer Julie Plec said. It seems Bonnie will have to look for love elsewhere.
The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 premieres on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. EDT on the CW.