Here’s another post-season finale interview with Julie Plec, this time from Zap2it. Spoilers like crazy for The Departed (EP322) and hints for season 4. Julie answers more questions about the love triangle, talks about where things are with Bonnie and sheds quite a bit more light on Tyler’s situation.
Zap2it: In Season 2, you guys told the story of Caroline’s transition to being a vampire so beautifully. How do you expect Elena’s transition to be different, so that it feels like a new story?
Plec: I think the differnce here is that you have two vampires, two brothers who love this girl equally, who are going to have significantly diverging opinions about how it should all go down and what the most effective way to be a vampire is. One of the things we’ve seen in the last three years, especially this season in the  flashback, is that neither of them particularly took to vampire life all that well. Damon was bitter and pissed off about it for 50 years before he realized he could have fun, and Stefan had his own demons, his Ripperhood. They’re both going to have an opinion on how to help Elena. Stefan’s method was very successful for Caroline, and we’ll see him trying to teach Elena, where Damon is taking the opposite point of view. We’re going to have a lot of conflict attached to those opinions.
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