EP/Creator of The Vampire Diaries, Kevin Williamson gives a spoilery run down of what we can expect when the CW hit returns September 15th. Season 3 will be full of story, torn emotion and villainous action.
Stefan has taken off with Klaus for a greater agenda: Klaus is up to something. And that’s sort of the first chapter of our story and what that entails. It’ll sort of be Damon and Elena’s search for Stefan and how their relationship changes. At the end of season two, Katherine uttered that one line: “It’s OK to love both of them,” and we’ll sort of watch that play out. And what does that mean? It meant one thing for Katherine; what’s it going to be for Elena? Because you can love someone brotherly, you can love someone like a friend, and I just think [regarding] romantic love, it may not be OK to love both of them.
I think that’s the journey. She’s on a big journey, because yes, 100 percent yes, she’s attracted to this man [Damon]. Yes, she’s in love with Stefan; it’s the epic love that’s never going to change. So she’s going to be torn. It’s so tragic, these characters. And Damon is like this reluctant character who doesn’t want to be the hero, it’s not his role in life, he’s not good at it. Elena’s going to be there pushing him on to be the hero, but his nature is to kill people, so it’s going to be interesting.
Klaus comes a whole host of problems, and people and characters. The werewolves are still out there, and now that [Klaus] is a hybrid, it’s sort of interesting to see what he’s up to with the Original family, which we hope to meet as the series progresses. I think there’s eight family members, we said. I don’t know how many we’re going to be able to meet in one season, but hopefully we do it right and we’ll have another season so we can build on that.
I personally love him [Matt] as a human character. I also want to show that relationship of how he views the supernatural world. Because Mystic Falls clearly has got something wrong with it, [in] that it attracts this paranormal activity. And it’s going to be interesting to watch our one standing human character for a) to see how long he’s alive, and b) what’s his response to the relationships of all the people around him. I like him as a human and I wouldn’t change it for all the world — unless of course we explored all that human stuff. I don’t want to blow it. I like him being human.
We’re telling the story [Jeremy & Bonnie] in an interesting way. We’re slowly sort of unveiling what these ghost-like people [Vicki & Anna] are. And so it’ll be interesting to see how Bonnie gets in the middle of it and sort of helps him sort of stop seeing dead people. And also they’re his ex-girlfriends. They’re the two other people he’s loved. The only two, in his entire life that he’s loved. It’s a total triangle/quadrangle.