Klaus vs. Stefan
Executive producer Julie Plec tells us that Klaus will continue to “adjust his methods” after seeing Stefan adopt outrageous (and heart-stopping) tactics. “The fun was watching Klaus get thrown for a loop by the lengths Stefan was willing to go to and then how he wisely and cleverly adapts to the situation. In spite of having lost the battle with Stefan in that episode, he’s certainly not giving up on the war. He’s just adopting a different approach and we’ll get to see Klaus as a cunning manipulator more than the in-your-face-violence, take-no-prisoners villain.”
Klaus and … Caroline?
We’re just as surprised and baffled as you are, but both Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan say not so fast to a new relationship. “He’s interested … but I think it’s more of an infatuation at the moment,” Morgan says. “Here’s an attractive, sassy young vampire and he’s been around for 1,000 years so it’s rare he gets to see something new and something that excites him. Maybe at the moment he sees his role as a more of a mentor, but there’s definitely potential there to grow into something else. There’s something there — there’s a spark.” Accola adds, “There’s something to be said about a female character taking some time and having some boundaries,” she says. “Caroline’s big journey [right now] is trying to find a sense of normalcy and now that Caroline really has a grasp of her vampirism and need for blood, that’s really the [path] she’s on, to be normal.”
When will Rebekah re-emerge?
Klaus is in possession of his sister’s body, but will she be undaggered any time soon? Plec tells us: “Rebekah won’t be down for the count for long, but Klaus is terrified of undaggering her and so he’s going to have to get past that before we see her come back to life. He did some terrible things in his past that he learned she knows so it’s going to take him some work before he feels comfortable pulling that dagger out of her. Certainly, when that does happen, she’s certainly not going to be any fan of Elena Gilbert, so the struggle of wills they had earlier in the season will be back with a vengeance and Rebekah is going to want to try to take Elena down a little for stabbing her in the back.”