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TCA Press Tour: What's next this season on 'The Vampire Diaries'

Vampire-diaries Fans of "The Vampire Diaries": You can all breathe a sigh of relief! Those so-called “spoilers” floating around cyberspace that Elena will transition into a vampire when the drama returns Jan. 21 are a hoax.

“It’s fake,” insisted executive producer Julie Plec, during the “The Vampire Diaries” panel Saturday at TCA. “It’s completely not even close" to what will happen.

Maybe in upcoming seasons?

“In like Season 37,” Plec joked.

Don’t get too excited. There’s still no word whether the CW’s hit show will be picked up for a second season. In the meantime, here are some [real] tidbits about the rest of this season to sink your fangs into:

  • When we left things in the fall, Elena (Nina Dobrev) took off her vervain necklace, which protects her from Damon’s mind control. So what does this mean for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena?

    “Now that the necklace is off, she’s very vulnerable,” said executive producer Kevin Williamson. “They will have some alone time. There’s no Stefan, so we’re going to explore what their relationship is like without him.”

    But if you're secretly hoping for a Damon and Elena romance, too bad. It's not likely anytime soon. Damon will lock lips with Nina Dobrev ... but she’ll be portraying Katherine. 
  • Still think there’s a chance Vicki (Kayla Ewell) might rise from the dead? … well, there’s a better chance that vampires actually exist. Vicki is gone for good -- something both Matt and Jeremy will grapple with.  Jeremy (Steven McQueen) will struggle as he figures out the details surrounding her murder.
    [Corrected, 9:55 p.m.: A previous version of this post identified Jeremy as Vicki's brother. He was Vicki's onetime love interest.]

  • If the close-knit bond between Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley) highlighted in “Lost Girls” made you long for more brotherly love … you’ll get your wish. The betrayal aspect of their relationship is explored -- “There’s a certain level of trust that has been lost between these two brothers,” Williamson said. ”As the season progresses, their ‘flip-flop’ dynamic will be put to the test and Damon will finally have to "step up and act like a big brother.”
  • And Elena and Bonnie’s relationship will be "tested” now that Bonnie (Katerina Graham) is aware that Damon and Stefan are vampires. Will Bonnie be “down with [vampires] or is she going to have a problem with it?”

Still craving more? “The Vampire Diaries” returns to the CW with new episodes on Jan. 21.

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: The CW

Comments () | Archives (14)

Actually, Jeremy was Vicki's hook-up. He's Elena's brother. Matt is Vicki's brother in the TV series. I can't wait until the show starts up again.

If Jeremy is Vicki's brother they did some pretty illegal stuff together!

Is the girl who use to write about VD working for another site now?

Thanks for the scoop! This answered a lot of my questions.

Sorry for the mixup! Did mean Jeremy. Did not mean to misidentify him as Vicki's brother. I'm sure Carina would not have made that mistake.

I cant wait for the show to come back! :)
It's been a way too long hiatus. And the new about Damon/Elena time is great. I cant wait for it to unfold on screen. And even as a huge fan of Damon/Elena as a couple, I am perfectly happy with them not happening any time soon, because I want the writers to make a believable and well built up lovestory for them that isnt rushed or cheesy or anything like that. So I am happy with ALL the new spoilers. Ah, it's gonna be great :D.

I'm happy for Damon/Elena not being rushed. But I can't wait to see more of them. <3

I want Damon and Elena more than anything! And I'm really happy they will spend some time alone without Stefan, it makes me happy!

Oooh, thanks for all this! I can't wait for DV to come back.

As for DE, I'm still waiting for it, but I'm willing to wait so long as it happens, and it happens properly. =D <3

I really love The Vampire Diaries and so do a lot more people! They would be stupid not to make more seasons! Look at the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Twilight Saga!!

i absolutely love the book
unfortunately i only read the first book(the Awakening)
as i cannot find the second book in the libary:(


i love this show it is awsome and dameon or whoever the one that ian somerhalder plays is hott and he keeps the show with action so i dont want yall to kiick him off i nlove the good guy bad guy thing yall goot going it is fricken awsome keep it uo

what yall are crazy they dont look good together they are a bad couple do you not see the chemistry between elena and stefhan its amazing :)

I find Damon really annoying on the show. I don't know I'd rather see Elena and Stefan together haha. I really want know who she crashed into!!!! 6 more days! Wooohooo.

I just hope and pray it's damon she crashed into...I have read all the vampire diaries books and was so excited to see that they made it into a series..I was totally in love with damon in the book and am still in love with him in the series as well....He's so damn hot.


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