EOnline chatted up The Vampire Diaries EP Julie Plec about tonight’s episode, “Our Town”. Plec spoils about the aftermath of last week’s epic kiss, Caroline’s 18th birthday and Jeremy’s sudden exit.
“Whereas everyone would think Caroline would throw herself a fabulous party and she would be on cloud nine, Caroline’s actually really bummed out. She’s not excited for her birthday at all. The is the first time she’s realizing that even though she’s turning 18, she’s not really turning 18,” Accola explains. “This is the first time she’s realizing that her being a vampire will hold her back from a lot of firsts in her life and first and foremost, turning 18. Everyone’s excited to celebrate and she’s the only one who’s not really looking forward to and it and she just wants to be alone for her birthday.”
“Elena is confused, frustrated, trying to focus her energies away from herself and the questions she’s having in her head about her feelings for each brother individually and she channels that into wanting to help shake Caroline out of her funk on her 18th birthday,” Plec explains. “But in the process, she gets into a pretty bad situation with Stefan that shatters her soul a little bit.”
Plec teases that a scene at the end of the episode will shed a lot of light on Elena’s state of mind: “There’s a nice scene at the end of the episode where Elena reflects where she is and how she’s gotten there and who she used to be versus who she is now. It’s a really nice moment for her that will let the audience a little bit inside her head on how she feels about everything.”
Katerina Graham also dished TV Guide about tonight’s episode and teases that Abby’s ties to the mythology is “intriguing and shocking and important and you’ll be surprised.”
“How Elena is affected in all this really is very important to Bonnie [so] she’s going to be weighing all the options. If she does [open the coffin], does she let Elena know? Does she not let Elena know? What would happen if she lets Elena know?” she says.
Ironically, Bonnie’s involvement with Stefan leads her to an important person in her life: her mother, Abby Bennett. “This leads her back to finding her mother who, we’ll learn, left town 15 years ago, gave up her witchcraft and gave up her family,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “[She'll be] reuniting and working out a lot of issues with her mother.”
Graham spoiled to TV Line about what fans will see tonight between the girls, and how it’s important to just be girls.
“Getting older is hard, especially if you’re a vampire. She’s facing new thoughts that she hadn’t necessarily considered before. Everything’s kind of triggered it. She’s also in a slump because of what happened with her and Tyler. Absolutely. Girl time is so important. We have this powerhouse female as a writer, Julie Plec, who’s just so girl power in everything she does. You’ll definitely get to see some scenes of us together.”