Shaun Sipos plays newcomer, Aaron, who meets Elena when she goes back to school. Nina Dobrev says, "When she meets Aaron, they bond over a similar life and past and the grief and death they both had." And Shaun adds, "Elena is very intrigued by Aaron because they have a deep commonality. He's a good guy. He's just really trying to find his way." As for whether the two become more than friends, and how Team Damon fans might feel about it, Shaun says, "Bring it on."