May sweeps is virtually upon us and The Vampire Diaries is gearing up for a tremendous season 5 finale on May 15th. Executive Producer Caroline Dries has a few epic spoilers to share about Stelena bonding, Bonnie's huge dilemma, more Travelers mayhem and a 'stunning cliffhanger' suitable for The Vampire Diaries.
As the Travelers move forward with their plans, Stefan and Elena will develop an "us-against-the-world" mentality, executive producer Caroline Dries teases. "They'll need to lean on this strong connection to get through it." Meanwhile, as Bonnie makes "brave choices" about the Other Side's big dilemma, Dries reminds us, "There's always a sacrifice, and her relationship with Jeremy will certainly be one of the things that complicates everything." As for Stefan and Caroline's undeniable… something, Dries encourages patience: "Our plan is to let this friendship evolve naturally and watch what happens when feelings start to emerge, ever so slowly, from one of them and how that begins to complicate things."
Season Finale ~ May 15th ~ Fresh Scoop
The final hour of Season 5 culminates in an all-out battle for Mystic Falls -- against the Travelers, of course. In addition to the usual "blood, death and tears," Dries says to brace for more reunions with "faces that we've been missing over the series." (That's right, she said "series.") She also promises the finale "will end in true Vampire Diaries fashion, with a stunning cliffhanger that leaves us thinking, 'Wait, what? No. Tell me that didn't just happen.'"
Damon Dons The Hero Hair for the Season 5 finale!
"There's quite a lot of suffering and celebration in the last two episodes," Julie Plec warned teased. "Because of Markos's efforts to make the town of Mystic Falls a magic-free zone and the imminent destruction of the Other Side, lots of lives are in jeopardy and Damon has to, as he says, 'strap on his hero hair.'"