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 Mehr complicated than they seem.