The May 9th episode of The Vampire Diaries, “The Walking Dead”, will find Mystic Falls “overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies.” Executive Producer Julie Plec has a spoilery preview for the final two episodes of season 4, starting next week. I want to know your thoughts, speculations and theories, so hit the comments below and let’s discuss!
“Part of Silas’ plan to drop the veil — and Bonnie’s effort to either help him or stop him — they kind of blow up in everybody’s face in ‘The Walking Dead,’ and we get our first glimpses of what would happen if this veil fell completely. We start to have some ghosts coming through from the other side. It’s a nice collection of faces that will make us happy, and then some faces that we thought we probably shouldn’t see again because they’re up to no good.” (So they are technically ghosts? “It’s the same way we’ve done in the past when they break their way through from the other side, they have corporeal form,” Plec explains. “It’s just that if you kill them and the veil’s down, they can just walk right back through. So they’re kind of indestructible.”)
“It’s difficult to throw an event in Mystic Falls without it going catastrophically awry, but one of the things that was really important to us is that we do give this event itself its due,” says executive producer Julie Plec, who cowrote the episode with Caroline Dries. “We approached this episode, in its own way, like a series finale because our character’s graduating from high school is a shift in the show to open up a lot of new storytelling opportunities and new environments. So we really wanted to be able to get all the emotion out of this episode that we could before we move on to a different life. We made sure that in spite of everything that’s going on in the midst of it, we still get those great friendship moments and nostalgia moments that I, as a fan of TV over the decades, loved so much on high school shows as you reached that milestone.”
Someone will finally take ‘The Cure’ in the finale, but who?
“I will tell you that we started the season having firmly decided exactly who was gonna get the cure, and about halfway through the season, we changed our minds.”
What will Elena decide her true feelings are for each of the Salvatore Brother, and will Stefan head out of town for the start of season 5 – something Paul Wesley has rooted for?
“It all hinges on what, if any truth comes out of Elena and Elena’s situation,” Plec says. “Stefan has been pretty clear about being ready to move on. So the question is will he need to?”
On Klaus’ Love child with Hayley, and whether Caroline will know the news by the time Klaus makes his surprise return (or if he’ll tell her)?
“I cried some really beautiful sad tears, and I cried some great happy tears as well” — while writing the episode.