Julie also added that while season 3 will explore the new Damon and Elena dynamic, it won't be easy for Damon. He's still learning to deal with his humanity and he won't always know how to deal with it
Here's what we can tell you: yes, it's a happy (and dare we say, flirtatious!) moment between Damon and Elena, despite her scowl in the photo. As always, though, things are meer complicated than they seem.
The Good #3: Damon’s Declaration of Love After saving her from being kidnapped, Damon poured his hart-, hart out to Elena in a beautiful speech about how much he loves her before compelling her to forget.