TVD Thursday is upon us and “The Walking Dead” is officially the last new episode before the season 4 finale, May 16th. The Vampire Diaries EP Julie Plec has a spoilery preview for tonight’s highly anticipated installment, including some juicy sire bond teases, Bonnie’s darkness, Katherine’s part, Silas and much more!! Candace Accola also has a few reveals about tonight’s episode on TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries bite, so be sure and check that out below and sound off in the comments
“The bottom line is that Elena as a human made a very, very, very clear choice that she would love Stefan always and forever,” she says. “But then her entire life turned upside down, and any feelings she originally had for Damon were still there, and of course magnified. There was always going to be a little bit of a confusion there for her — but not enough confusion for her to be over Stefan. It would take a lot to rip Elena away from loving Stefan. It would take years and seasons. We’d be eighty, if we followed the natural progression of that relationship. The sire bond let us have a supernatural reason — and yes, albeit a controversial one — but a very bold way for Elena to finally feel comfortable acting on these feelings that she’s been struggling with now for a couple years. Without it she’d just have that confusion,” Plec explains. “Definitely before the season’s over, we have our answer to the question of does the sire bond still exist, and if not, then what are her feelings and who are they for.”
TV Fanatic: Bonnie has vowed to keep her promise to Silas and has also partnered with Katherine. Is the girl digging her own grave or what?
Julie Plec: [laughs] The beauty of Bonnie is that in spite of being led down some very dark paths over the course of the year her moral compass is stronger than ever and she’s definitely up to something. And if you’re up to something and you’re up to no good, you may as well partner with the one girl in town who’s better at being up to no good than you are.
Speaking of Katherine, does she really just want her freedom or is there something else that we just don’t know yet?
JP: The thing that’s interesting about Katherine this year is she’s always been, as we’ve developed the character, a survivor, a fighter, very selfish, looking out for number one, and I think that’s taken its toll on her and made her a little bat-shit crazy in certain ways, excuse the language.
Like everyone on the show, she’s someone, when all is said in done, just needs her own peace. Her lack of ability to have achieved it for herself is making her very bold and aggressive and that does not stop before the season is out.
Whether the Veil is going to drop or not, is that what Silas really wants or is there more that has yet to be revealed?
JP: There is definitely more to the Silas story than has been told. His motives…he’s pretty honest. It’s just some details that he’s left out.
In the trailer for this coming week, we see Kol, which makes me think that this is Silas as Kol. Or could it be Kol somehow being resurrected?
JP: We’ll have to wait and see but definitely we…let’s see, how do I answer that…you know what? I’ll say it! F*** it! No, that was Kol. That is Kol. In the dead flesh, that is Kol.
Nice! I like seeing him back! We know that Elena’s main goal is to kill Katherine. So can we expect a big epic confrontation this week or in the finale?
JP: Yeah, you can expect a collection of moments between Elena and Katherine over the next few weeks that leaves some deep scars?
Emotional, physical or both?
JP: All of the above.
The Damon/Elena/Stefan love triangle. Is that coming back to life or is there too much going on to worry about where their hearts are?
JP: Definitely the one lingering question as we get into the last two episodes is that Elena, as she makes her way back to her normal self, is going to have to get back in touch with her true feelings so that question is asked and answered before the season is out and it definitely seems very permanent and it’s life altering for all of three of them.
My dear Rebekah. I want her to have some satisfaction or happiness. Is that even possible with these last episodes?
JP: [laughs] Believe it or not, Rebekah gets a nice moment or two where you feel like the girl might actually have a little fun.
Would that possibly be with Matt?
JP: It very well could be but I would never tell.
Are we seeing Tyler again? Or Jeremy, for that matter?
JP: I can’t tell you but I can tell you that Tyler’s fate gets resolved by the end of the season.
Of course, I have to ask about Klaus/Caroline. Any movement with them either romantic or otherwise?
JP: There is definitely some movement between two of them. Whether or not it’s romantic, I cannot say but we will see Klaus again before the end of the season.
With The Originals coming next season, safe to say we will see many new characters on TVD next season?
JP: We’re definitely going to see some new faces. Some of our characters are going to go to college and Mystic Falls will have lost some of its vampire population and so there’s going to be new opportunities, new villains and new friends in season five.
What are the rules for crossing over between TVD and The Originals?
JP: I think, at the moment, there are no rules. I think that we have characters moving from one life to another and they have connections from where they have just moved from so we’re not going to pretend like that connection never existed. If anything, they’re going to be very present emotionally in the new series and it’s just a matter of what opportunities can happen [and] when to pay a little visit from one show to the other.