The Vampire Diaries Boss on What's Next: No One is Safe...

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Okay? All set? Are you sure? Phew...

Casting a Spell

On "Do Not Go Gentle," viewers said goodbye to Alaric as we know him. In one of the most well done, heart-breaking scenes to date on TVD, all of this history teacher's loved ones gathered to silently say farewell.

Or did they? Will we see the old Alaric ever again? It doesn't sound that way.

"He's pretty clearly a badass vampire killer with a pretty magnificent, deadly, and unburnable stake," said Julie Plec at a press event in Los Angeles this week, following a screening of the episode. "I definitely think he's going to be a conflict-provider; not to make it an understatement. He's not going to be the friendliest version of Alaric we've ever met. He's pretty hardcore, which is going to be equally exciting and devastating, because he's one of our heroes who is no longer one of our heroes."

Plec added that this storyline was conjured before Matt Davis ever signed on for a CW pilot, and that next week's "Before Sunset" will find Alaric on the hunt.

“Alaric wants the Originals dead, and the very first thing that we see at the head of the next episode is Alaric in the high school where Caroline and Rebekah are having a little post-dance clean-up. So things only get worse from there. It’s a very extreme, hard-core episode of Alaric on a tear, and no one is safe."

As for other developments:

  • Because it took so long to shoot, involving the entire cast, Plec said she had to fight for the goodbye-to-Alaric scene, but she did because she saw it as the "heart and soul of this episode, and one of the heart and soul moments of the season."
  • Yes, Bonnie is possessed. And, no, she won't like it. Plec said the witch will start to ask: "'Where’s my free will? And where’s my choice?’ That’s going to impact her character moving forward."
  • Elena WILL choose one sibling before the season is over and her decision will "effect everything," Plec teased.
  • Caroline, conversely, has already made a choice, Candice Accola said: "She is fighting like hell to just have a normal relationship with her boyfriend, in high school. It’s all she wants."

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youre all sniffing too much glue. She only has ONE sibling....the brothers ARE siblings....duh. not for all of you. just the two that only have one brain cell between them. Sorry Alaric became a vamp but could be interesting. would be cool to see him slice up the ex wife. and anyone who thinks it's cool to see a woman help.

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As for next week's episode,things will become a minor change as nobody is safe as Elena's decision will chane everything for the season finale. I can't wait to see what happens. =D =O


Y'all are hilarious! "Wringing personality out of Elena"- yes, so overdue! If she chooses Damon at least Elena would have fun again. This girl is having the suckiest sr yr on record. But it looks as if Stelena will be the outcome, so (ick!) predictable... Even if Damon takes up with Meredith in some 'haha-life-vs-art-partner-switch', Plec & Williamson have written themselves into a corner. So I'm with the poster below- the "sibling" Elena picks is Elijah. The Salvatores stay in Mystic Falls (!) while E Squared send them postcards from around the world.


She'll choose Elijah :)


I like the picture above of Elena being strangled. I guess they're trying to wring some personality out of her?


They said she will choose one sibling and not one of the two brothers... So she could choose Jeremy! She could decide that she should stay away from a relationship with the Salvatores... But if they do something according to the books, or according to the ghostwriters work, because the original author is no longer alowed to writte them, because she wanted some Delena action, but they decided that Elene should be with Stephan so they took it away from her... So as I was trying to say if they decide to do it like in the books then she will end up with Stephan...


Yeah I also think one sibling refers to Jeremy, she can't leave him at a time like this to focus on her love life.

Sarah silva

I also wish that Alaric was not turned into a Vampire but I think it will end up working out.

Sarah silva

I wonder why the scene with almost every cast member (no originals) took so long to shoot and why Julie Plec had to fight so hard for it? The scene itself was not that long and some of the best moments is when most or all of the cast is together. Which is very few and far between.
This is one of the best shows on tv!
It is interesting that the Alaric storyline was thought out months ago, so that means all along that this was the plan for Alaric. Interesting!


Klaus and Caroline had more heat in the 30 seconds they were dancing than Forword has had all season. Klaroline has so much chemistry- hopefully the writers won't screw it up and ignore this couple.

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