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.”
Julie assures us that Klaus won’t be softening up any time soon — he’s really, really evil, you guys, and as we get to know him better in his moments of vulnerability, his villainous nature is going to get increasingly worse. When Stefan (Paul Wesley) stole the coffins containing Klaus’s family, he struck a dangerous nerve, and we’re going to see the fall-out from that impact everyone in Stefan’s (former) life. “It’s definitely the driving engine when we come back for a good chunk of our winter episodes,” Julie says.
It seems to us that striking a balance between Klaus’s psychotic streak and his more human side would be difficult for the writers — after all, they’ve done a masterful job of it. Julie confesses that it’s actually been easy to create the dimensional villain when they keep in mind one key trait: Everything Klaus does is fueled by rage.
“Klaus isn’t ruled by love the way that Damon, even in his darkest moments, is ruled by love. Love is Damon’s achilles heel. For Klaus, his achilles heel is his fury, his rage at having been unloved or not properly loved,” Julie says. “Every time he gets a moment where we can see his vulnerability, the very act of him feeling vulnerable triggers that rage. His response, his fight-or-flight response, is to get angry and to act out and to be hostile and manipulative and evil. With one comes the other.”
TV Guide recently spoken to Julie Plec about the character Rebekah on the television series “The Vampire Diaries” and will she come back:
“We haven’t seen the last of Rebekah,” executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com. “The fact that Elena killed Rebekah is going to come back to bite her in the butt.”
When the series picks up in January, not only does the Original sister return in a flashback, but she also makes her presence felt in the present day.
“I’m not going to say when she makes her reappearance, but certainly her being undaggered is not in Elena’s best interest,” Plec teases.