Now that The Vampire Diaries‘ Elena Gilbert is turning into a vampire, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: How long will it be before she has some hot, vampy sex?
The short answer: You may have to wait a while. “I’m not going to say she’s not having loads of vampire sex off camera that we’re not showing, but we have not yet shot a complete sexual act this season between Elena and anybody,” executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com.
In truth, sex is the last thing that Elena (Nina Dobrev) will be thinking when the show returns in October. As Elena told Stefan in the Season 2 episode “The Last Day,” Elena never wanted the vampire life for herself and two seasons later, her feelings haven’t changed. “This is a girl who really, truly valued her humanity and … always wanted the choice of how to live her life,” Plec says. And while Elena considers not completing the transition, “that moment is fleeting [because] she recognizes she has a responsibility to her brother to stick around,” Plec says.
As Elena goes through her transition, the opposing views about how one should feed and live their life will cause conflict between her two greatest allies — Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley).
“Damon’s point of view in all of this is that anything [Stefan’s] trying to do to avoid Elena being a real vampire is just a delusional delay of the inevitable,” Plec says. “While he can understand and appreciate that Stefan wants to protect her, [he feels he’s] making a huge mistake because when all is said and done, [Damon thinks,] ‘Name one vampire who went through the newbie phase and didn’t take a life. Name me one vampire that didn’t go off the rails, name me one vampire who didn’t turn off their humanity for a while.’ So that’s where the conflict lies between Stefan and Damon. Stefan wants to protect her from that at all costs, and Damon is saying, ‘It’s going to happen’ you may as well rip the Band-Aid off and let it bleed.”
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TV Guide got the scoop from The Vampire Diaries EP Julie Plec about whether Elena will still be with Stefan in season 4.
Even though Elena chose Stefan in The Vampire Diaries finale, does Damon stand a chance next season? —Jenna
NATALIE: Lest we forget, Damon compelled Elena to forget key moments, including the fact that he was the first Salvatore brother she met. Unfortunately, this revelation won’t suddenly make her change her mind, executive producer Julie Plec says, noting that Damon will be on the outs with both Elena and Stefan in the premiere. “He’s actually feeling alone and how he starts to fill that void will be part of his journey as we go forward this season,” Plec says. “He needs a new drinking buddy.”
Source – TV Guide
E!Online Kristin Dos Santos has the scoop about your favorite characters on The Vampire Diaries for Caroline, Elijah, Klaus, and more.
Annalisa: Loving Klaus and Caroline’s chemistry. Awesome twist! What’s going to happen with them? Anything?
I hear it’s also one of The Vampire Diaries‘ writers’ favorite scenes of the season, but don’t expect a sudden relationship to be born. Caroline (Candice Accola) is still holding strong to her faith that Tyler (Michael Trevino, who will be MIA from Mystic Falls for the next five episodes) will come out the other side of his sire bond issues. However, don’t expect Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to back off, either. Word is we see more of his interest in Caroline in the Feb. 9 episode “Dangerous Liaisons”—which might explain the stills of the two of them dancing together.
Heathmonterrey: Stefan and Elena—is there any hope for them?
The triangle definitely heats up in the next few episodes as Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to rebuild their relationship in spite of both brothers being in love with the same girl.
FrankLewis97: Any chance Stefan will end up being badder than Klaus, and Klaus a big old softy? I like bad Stefan.
The producers told me they swear that Klaus won’t go soft, but that doesn’t mean we won’t start to see a more human side of him—except where his war with Stefan is concerned. Why is it that Stefan always manages to bring out the worst in Klaus?
Nicole_Gutierrez: When will we see Jeremy again?
Word has it that Steven R. McQueen is still in Atlanta, so hope is not lost for Jeremy fans!
Source – E!Online
TV Guide spoke to Julie Plec, Candice Accola, and Joseph Morgan about what to expect with their characters.
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.”
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Lots of spoilers from E!Online, Zap2it, and Entertainment Weekly.
Kristin Dos Santos recap last night’s episode, but she also answers a question that’s been in all of your minds. Is Jeremy coming back?
So could Elena’s baby bro be gone from MF…for good? For now, the CW is keeping the details of when—or if— Jeremy’s returning to town a secret. However, a solid source assures us that Jeremy (McQueen) will be seen again on the show soon, and although he may be off the series for a little while, he will not be gone forever. Relieved?
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and Elena kiss, the aftermath of the kiss and Damon’s naked scene, and did Stefan really threaten to make Elena a vampire.
What I liked about it was that it was satisfying, but you never felt like he was going to pressure her for more. Looking ahead, how do they react to it?
One of my favorite moments of that whole scene, weirdly, is after he kisses her. It’s very clear that her breath has been kinda taken away and that he’s knocked her socks off a little. Then he just looks at her and says “goodnight” and walks away. He said, “If I’m gonna feel guilty about something, I’m gonna feel guilty about this.” He took the moment, he seized the day, he was a cowboy. [Laughs] And now, he’s a man who can walk off and say, “Hey, I did what I needed to do, and now let’s get back to life as we know it.”
After Thanksgiving, Ian Somerhalder tweeted, “Of course 1st day back from a stuffing-your-face holiday, Damon Salvatore is naked. WTF?!” I’m doing the math. Will we see him naked in next week’s episode?
Yes. [Laughs] He’s got a reason to be in a good mood when we come back next week. We start the episode with him in the shower starting his day off with a smile.
I wanted to touch on that recent “Human or Stefan?” promo. That shot of Stefan speeding with Elena in the passenger seat, saying maybe he should turn her into a vampire, and biting his wrist — totally hot.
Yeah. I love that episode. That’s next week’s episode. Stefan goes to such terrible extremes to make his point and to get Klaus to back down. It’s really devastating what he does, and it really cuts right to the core of his love story with Elena. It’s a big Stefan-and-Elena relationship episode in that you get a sense of how tragic and sad it is that such a great love has been ripped apart as a result of everything that Klaus has done.
So that scene is real. It’s not some kind of a dream?
Oh, that scene is very real and very hard on Elena. The one thing that Stefan always protected for her was her choice, and here he is, threatening to take it away.
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Are you book fans happy that you finally have Meredith in the show? Torrey Devitto portrays Meredith.
Certainly, the Meredith who is introduced in the show is very different from the Meredith we know from the books. Some differences are obvious — her name has been changed from Sulez to Fell, for one, but fans of Bonnie McCullough and Matt Honeycutt know that’s sometimes a necessary evil. She’s also a doctor, not a high school student. Despite the discrepancies, Plec assures us that book Meredith and show Meredith will share some key qualities. They share much more than a first name.
“In the books, Meredith is Elena’s best friend from the beginning, and she has a very interesting, intriguing relationship with Alaric,” Plec says. In fact, Meredith and Alaric do have a romantic relationship in the books. “It’s fun to be able to take that character and expand her into a new possible love interest for Alaric, who of course has had his hard knocks. He deserves a little love in his life again.”
Book Meredith is unique in that she’s one character who is completely unaffected by Damon’s charms — in fact, she makes him a little bit nervous. Most of Meredith’s scenes are with Alaric and Damon, so viewers can look forward to seeing just how Damon reacts to a little romance getting in the way of his bromance. “She’s a Fell, so she’s got a point of view about how to handle the vampire business in this town,” Plec teases. We’re sure Damon will be thrilled.
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TV Overmind has more scoop on the episode 310 “The New Deal” of The Vampire Diaries. Thanks to Vampire Diaries Online for the heads up.
Elena & Stefan Are Not Sitting in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Elena is very, very angry with Stefan after the events of the previous episode. When Bonnie asks Elena about her wayward boyfriend, Elena resolutely declares that Stefan “betrayed us”. The two of them do interact in this episode, but will the outcome be what Stelena fans had hoped for? Elena also takes a few large and unexpected steps in this episode without consulting her allies.
Damon’s Got His Sad Face On: He may be a rogue, but Damon genuinely loves his brother, as we all know. Elena understands how much he’s grieving after Stefan screwed up their plan in the previous episode and when he finally meets up with Stefan again, he lets him know how angry and grief-stricken he is.
Tyler’s Loyalties Are Questioned: When Jeremy gets huffy with his sister and Alaric for their concern, he decides to invite Tyler inside for dinner. Elena and Alaric are both extremely wary of Tyler and his motivations because he was sired by Klaus. They ask him to explain his connection to the Original, but aren’t pleased with his answers. After all, as Elena says, “Klaus has terrorized every one of us and you’re just blindly loyal to him”. “You’re over-thinking it. I can still make my own decisions”, Tyler shoots back, upset that they’re questioning his choices like Caroline did. Can you, though, Tyler? It will soon become clear whose side Tyler is on.
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TV Line Michael Ausiello has so much scoops on The Vampire Diaries about Caroline, Tyler, Stefan, Elena, Damon, and Rebekah:
Question: Got any news about Caroline’s storyline on The Vampire Diaries? —Charlotte
Ausiello: She’s turning 18, and for her birthday the show’s writers are giving her the second episode back, airing Jan. 12! “It’s a big [one] for Caroline,” confirms showrunner Julie Plec of the installment. “It’s emotional. It’s scary. It’s very, very, very powerful.” But the episode isn’t all about Candice Accola’s vamp. “It’s a big episode for the friends — for Elena and Matt and Bonnie and Caroline,” Plec adds. “It’s a big episode for Tyler and Caroline’s relationship. It’s a massive episode for Stefan and Elena, and Stefan’s pissing contest with Klaus and the lengths he is willing to go to make his point, not giving a damn about anyone or anything. It’s a big episode for Damon’s continued evolution as villain to hero. It’s just a nice episode all around.”
Question: The wait for new Vampire Diaries episodes is maddening. Please give us some Delenda scoop to tide us over? —Gabi
Ausiello: Stefan’s seeming betrayal of Damon and Elena leaves the pair “fraught with sexual and romantic tension and very, very, very angry at Stefan,” reveals Plec. “It leaves them thrown together to defend themselves against whatever Klaus’ next move is going to be. It leads to a fairly interesting showdown between Damon and Stefan in which Damon literally tries to beat the answer out of Stefan as to why Stefan betrayed him and ruined his plan.”
Question: How about you give me the Vampire Diaries scoop I so desperately need? —Elizabeth
Ausiello: We definitely haven’t seen the last of badass Original sister Rebekah, Plec tell us. But don’t expect a happy reunion when someone finally takes that dagger out of her. “She let herself get emotionally duped by Elena, and Elena literally stabbed her in the back,” explains Plec. Rebekah’s anger at Elena will be “a big problem for Klaus, who doesn’t want anything to happen to [Elena], and for Elena herself, who pulled the ultimate mean girl back stab and is going to have to pay the price for that.” Rebekah will also be none too pleased with Klaus for lying to her about their mother’s death. “She’s just mad period,” says Plec with a laugh, “all around.”
Zap2it recently spoken to Julie Plec about Rebekah and Klaus on The Vampire Diaries. If you ever worried that Klaus will be a soft, don’t worry, Klaus will not be going soft anytime soon:
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.”
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Zap2it Carina recently chatted with Julie Plec on what to expect when The Vampire Diaries comes back January 5th:
Damon and Elena hooking up
“When we come back in Episode 10, Elena and Damon are finding themselves in these moments where the romantic tension is a little bit deeper and the physical tension is a little bit hotter,” Julie teases. (We know what you’re thinking. Hotter? How is that even possible? Trust us… it is.)
Though Stefan is out of the picture, Damon and Elena continue to spend time together. “They have to work together against Klaus, so they keep finding themselves in these moments that they’re now both free to act on, without guilt.”
Of course, Stefan never stays gone for long. At some point, it will be revealed that his big “betrayal” at Homecoming was for Damon’s benefit. “Eventually, somebody is going to found out that Stefan saved Damon’s life, and Damon and Elena are going to have that to contend with,” Julie says. “They’re going to have some choices to make.”
Tyler’s Mom being friendly with Klaus
“There’s a moment where Damon’s at a cocktail party and sees Mayor Lockwood chatting with Klaus, and Damon’s like ‘What the hell are you doing? He’s ruined your son’s life, he’s ruined all of our lives,'” Julie says. “[Mayor Lockwood] says, ‘Klaus has offered to leave me, my family, and this town alone if you can get your brother to behave.’ So we start to see this manipulation that Klaus has in the town of Mystic Falls, and now that Stefan’s pushing back, Klaus is able to step forward and say, ‘Hey, I’m not here to cause a problem! Stefan Salvatore is the problem.'”
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Entertainment Weekly chatted with Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley on what to expect between Stefan and Klaus this season:
Any Vampire Diaries scoop pleeeassseee? — Sophie
While Paul Wesley has made no secret of his love for playing Evil Stefan over Good Stefan and while there’s always a possibility he might revert to the latter sometime this season, there’s one character the actor says will likely never show his sweeter side. “I don’t think Klaus is in any danger of ever becoming a good guy,” he tells EW. He will either stick around as a villain for quite a while or he’ll be sent out with a big bang. I don’t think we’ll ever convert Klaus into like one of the guys in Mystic Falls who works at the Mystic Grill flipping burgers. That would be a big mistake. He needs to be that big dark entity.” Additionally, Wesley teases that Klaus is “definitely still a huge part of the second half of the season,” and that he and Stefan will “continue to walk that fine line between friendship and foe.” “There’s things we need from him and there’s things he needs from us. It’s that sort of back-and-forth for the rest of the season,” he says.
Source – Entertainment Weekly