The Vampire Diaries Cast Reacts to Epic Season Finale

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Talk about an OMG-worthy season finale.

Even the Vampire Diaries cast members themselves can't believe the shocking twists and the number of people left in jeopardy in Thursday's "Founders Day."

“I think you’re going to be asking, is that person really dead?” said Michael Trevino, whose character Tyler narrowly survived, at the Young Hollywood Awards.

For now it seems as though Anna (Malese Jow) and Mayor Lockwood (Robert Pralgo) are goners. “It doesn’t look too good,” says Candice Accola (Caroline).

As for Caroline's fate? She's suffering from internal bleeding and Accola shares viewers' curiosity. “I really don’t know [what’s going to happen]” she said.

“We have two months of agonizing in frustration to find out what’s happening.” (Click here for our discussion of Caroline's fate and other Round Table topics).

Founder's Day Parade

Talk about a Founders Day to remember in Mystic Falls.

One thing that’s definite? The return of Katherine, Stefan and Damon's long-lost love. Nina Dobrev (Elena) is looking forward to playing both parts in Season 2.

“I’m going to be playing two characters at once, so it’s going to be challenging, but it’s also going to be a lot of fun and really interesting,” she the show's star.

“She wreaked so much havoc before she was even here. For 21 episodes everyone teased everything she’s done, how horrible she is, how complicated she makes everyone’s lives."

"So now that she’s back you can imagine what next season is going to be like."

In short: It's gonna be bloody, gory and terrifying.

"A lot of people are going to die," Dobrev adds.

Steven R. McQueen, who plays Elena's brother Jeremy, was excited to be a part of "Founders Day" drama: "I think we all took it as a blessing to be able to play these strange situations that can never occur in real life and just feel honored and blessed."

"Very eloquently said, right?" Zach Roerig, who plays Matt, added.

The show's male lead, Paul Wesley (Stefan), initially had his fears about doing so much in the season finale, but he was truly pleased by the way it all turned out.

"Well, I was like, 'Whoa, this a huge endeavor,'" the hunk said of reading the script. "The last four pages ... really take the audience on a little bit of a thrill ride. I mean, the whole thing's good, but the way it ends is kind of incredible."

Nina Dobrev agrees.

"I remember sitting in bed reading the script, and when I got towards the end it was so [crazy]. Every single episode of The Vampire Diaries, I feel I am always shocked and surprised. ... This one being the finale has to exceed all expectations and go above and beyond," she said.

"I think it does, and it's crazy and fun, and I had a lot of fun being crazy and doing bad things."

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.