TV Guide has more from their post-mortem interview with Julie Plec. Warning: If you haven’t watched through Stand By Me (EP415), best avoid some major spoilers. And, in case you missed it yesterday, check out our EP415 post-mortem round-up.
The second half the season will be more grounded in high school. What can we expect?
Plec: We just started shooting the prom episode, which is episode 19 and graduation is going to be the finale. We’ll get to end the season with all of those great questions of who’s going to be where, who’s going to be with who, who’s going to do what.
In other news, Futon Critic is reporting that the CW has nailed down a season finale date for The Vampire Diaries: Thursday, May 16th.
We’re guessing you may have a lot of questions and feelings after last night’s emotional and action-packed episode, Do Not Go Gentle (EP320). Luckily, Julie Plec and several cast members did a Q&A with critics and journalists after a screening of the episode earlier in the week, so there are plenty of articles for you to read. Warning: These ALL have spoilers through Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), as well as hints about the last two episodes of the season, so read at your own risk! We’re serious!
- E!Online: Vampire Diaries Post-Mortem: Find Out What’s Next After Tonight’s Heartbreaking Episode + a bit of scoop in Spoiler Chat Daily
- Examiner: Julie Plec previews ‘The Vampire Diaries’ final two episodes
- The Futon Critic: Interview: “The Vampire Diaries” Executive Producer Julie Plec
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Julie Plec on the Alaric Twist and the Triangle Complications
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Mystic Falls Says Goodbye to a Beloved Character (Almost)
- Hollywood.com: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Producer On Tonight’s Tragedy
- KSiteTV: Vampire Diaries “Do Not Go Gentle Post-mortem: Julie Plec & the Cast Talk About the Episode & What’s Next
- The TV Addict: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Post Mortem: EP Julie Plec and Stars Candice Accola, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, and Zach Roerig React to Thursday’s Cliffhanger and Tease What’s Ahead!
- TV Guide: Vampire Diaries Boss Answers Questions about “Hardcore” Alaric, the Finale Flashback and More
- TVLine: Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Tonight’s Big Cliffhanger and What’s Next!
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Alaric’s fate revealed plus 10 things to know
KSiteTV attended yesterday’s press screening for Dangerous Liaisons (EP314) and has a write-up of the Julie Plec Q&A that took place after the episode viewing. She had some very interesting things to say about Matt, Jeremy, Tyler, Klaus, the triangle, the Originals, the Original Petrova, and the development of a surprising/not-so-surprising connection between two characters.
The whole character of Elijah – and I’ve said this before, but I can’t say it enough – has been such a glorious surprise to us as writers, because it’s really been as much of Daniel Gillies and what he’s brought to the character, that has fed into what we want to give to the character. So of course, when we decided that there needed to be a Big Bad Evil Vampire in the middle of last season, that paved the way to the introduction of Klaus, in a million years, never would we have said ‘Oh! And then one day he’ll have this magnificent and lovely friendship with Elena!’ You know? And yet, that has evolved over the course of a season and a half worth of stuff for Elijah and for Daniel. So we kind of like to watch it as it happens, more than we even like to lay the map for them, because they bring so much to it. And then we are able to play with that a little bit. Next week definitely is very much rooted in the foundation of this compassion that Elena has for Elijah.
Entertainment Weekly was also at the screening and Julie Plec underscores that there are no mortal (or immortal) certainties in Mystic Falls:
“I don’t know that you can be that certain about the fate of anybody,” she said. “Many of our characters are going to come face to face with their maker before the season is over. The question of whether they meet, shake hands, and get dragged away with the maker is another question. There’s going to be a lot of moments where we’re not really sure who is really safe and who is going to see it through.”
And The Futon Critic has more from the TVD cast, including Candice Accola, who points out the quirks of working on a show with such a large cast:
Joking aside, the actress said that the large number of characters on the show makes moments when they finally come together really pop. “It is an odd thing with these wonderful, wonderful characters developed throughout the show and the series but because there are so many of us on set at once… even Caroline and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) have never been in a scene together, ever! There’s all these different characters whose paths don’t cross… “