‘Vampire Diaries’ EXCLUSIVE Still: Stefan And Elena Prepare For ‘The Last Day’

We know you’re probably busy preparing yourself for tonight’s (sure to be epic) episode of “The Vampire Diaries,” but we think it’s pretty important that you step away for a second to check out this EXCLUSIVE still from “The Last Day,” a key episode leading up to the finale.

As many of you guys probably already know, in “The Last Day,” Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) spend some quality time together as they await the inevitable full moon’s rise. In the photo, the two of them stand against the backdrop of a romantic, yet somewhat eerie sunset.

So why is this picture important? Well, we think it gives some additional insight into the tone of the episode. Judging from the body language (Elena’s arms are crossed, while Stefan is looking at her longingly), their last moments together (at least for that day) will be bittersweet. In other words, prepare to shed some tears “TVD” fans. Side note: Are those mountains we see in the background? If so, have they always been a part of the Mystic Falls landscape?

The Stefan/Elena moment isn’t the only thing fans have to look forward to, though. According to the official synopsis, the rest of the Mystic Falls gang will have plenty going on too. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will go above and beyond to keep Elena safe from Klaus (Joseph Morgan), which will, in turn, lead to more drama with Stefan. While Tyler (Michael Trevino) finally returns to town after receiving a troublesome call. Here’s hoping he gets to play hero and save Caroline (Candice Accola), after all he definitely owes her one!

What are your hopes for “The Last Day?” What does the picture of Stefan and Elena tell you? Analyze away, Crushers!