Hypable had the opportunity to sit down with the cast of The Vampire Diaries at last weekends Comic Con.
They started off by asking Julie Plec about cures. Are we done with cures for the series? There was only ever one cure that was taken by Katherine, but with the spells that the Travelers tried performing to rid magic from Mystic Falls and eventually turning everyone back into their original state before they’d turned, we were curious.
Plec responded by saying “Well, I can’t say we’re done with it. We’re done as in with there’s one cure and it was taken, we’re done with the Other Side, so the options for how to cure a vampire are pretty limited if not non-existent.”
She also assured us that for the time being dopplegangers are gone, saying “For now the dopplegangers are put to bed, if nothing else to give our team a little break so they only have to play one person at once.”
Plec was also asked how different next season is going to be, and how they’re going to handle all the changes. “Interestingly enough we’re not making big changes so much as we’re consolidating the tone of the show back to what we loved so much with the first two seasons, which is mystery and suspense and character drama,” she explains.
“There’s a great mystery at the center of the year which we’re excited about. And we’re really going to get to explore characters individually and relationships individually without having to top ourselves with mythology that we left off with.”
When asked about Luke and his twin, Plec stated “I’ll put it this way: He and his twin have a pretty good story line that we’ve got cooked up for them. We talk everyday about how to create some sort of long term place for him in the show – a relationship, something like that – we still haven’t cracked it that it would demand the story that deserves to be told. But we don’t have any plans to get rid of him anytime soon.”
Plec also opened up about new character Enzo, played by Michael Malarkey, and what he’ll bring to the upcoming season.
She said: “He’s going to bring a little bit of fun and a little bit of the naughty. He reminds me a lot of season one Damon in that any given moment you can’t tell if he’s going to make a joke or kill somebody.”
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When asked if we’ll see the place Damon and Bonnie are in, Plec gave a definitive yes. Admittedly we knew this already, but she added onto that by saying “Where [Damon] is, why is he there, where is it, and how do they get out are the big questions that give us the first run of episodes this season. We’ve developed quite an interesting world and context for them, and the two of them together is going to be a lot of fun.”
When they asked about what Elena’s mental state is going to be next season, Nina Dobrev had to be particularly vague. She explains, saying her vagueness “is because the first episode is all about that – her mentality – and it’s very confusing actually. I don’t think everyone deals with death in this manner, but she does some pretty strange things because you wonder if she’s actually sane – she’s going crazy, but it doesn’t seem that way to the naked eye at first. It’s odd but it makes for a great story.”