Plec promised an Epic Season 4 Finale and an Epic Finale we got! Matt & Rebekah shared their first kiss and decided to set off for the summer together, Elena chose Damon, Klaus and Caroline had their goodbye (for now), Jeremy is resurrected while Bonnie is still dead and trapped on the other side and we got the two HUGE cliffhangers: Silas’ real face is exactly the same as Stefan’s?!?! Yes, you read right – Stefan is Silas doppelganger and now he is laying trapped at the bottom of the lake. Katherine is cured! This was a big surprise and it will be sure be fun to watch her trying to cope with being human! After all this, how will we survive 5 months without knowing where will this stories go in Season 5???
Julie Plec gave us some explanation on what happened in the Finale and Season 5 hints in an exclusive interview for Zap2It
On Silas/Stefan doppelganger story: “Last year, when Season 3 was over, we kept a small group of writers and we stayed for five weeks, to try to break the broad strokes of Season 4. Last year, right around this time, we came up with the doppelgänger pitch. We had to convince a lot of different people of how it could work and what could make it work. So that we didn’t end up in a similar situation as with Katherine and Elena, where we exhausted Nina to the point of being unable to get out of her bed, because we accidentally overworked her so much. Creatively, everybody was very excited about the Silas doppelganger, it was just a matter of how long it took us to cement it, knowing that’s fundamentally what we’re going to do.”
“He (Paul) is so happy,” Julie laughs. “Playing the straight man hero is not always the most exciting job for an actor, and Stefan, of all our heroes, is the straightest on the show. We get to go deeper into his ripper side sometimes, but for Paul, those moments are just pocket moments of opportunity to dig deeply into his craft, and a lot of other times he feels like he’s just grooming his hero hair. So obviously, he’s very enthusiastic about this, and has been supportive of it all along. He’s been dying for something; to be a jerk, to be evil, to be the bad guy, to be able to stretch his muscles.”
On resurrecting Jeremy: “It’s something that we talked about a lot. Our intention, originally, was to say goodbye [to Jeremy] permanently. But then a lot of questions came up about the power of this girl losing her only living relative. It was so important to her journey at that moment. The global, eternally reaching tragedy attached to that is really sad, and really depressing.We argued a lot, in the writer’s room — could we successfully bring this character back in a way that wouldn’t feel cheap? Ultimately, I think that the way that it plays out, it does feel like the natural gift at the end of the season for this character that has been through so much. [Getting Jeremy back] resets her, in a way, where she can now get on with her life and live like the Elena that we know. Critically, you can look at something and go, ‘Well, that’s a take-back, it’s not fair,’ but emotionally, I think, it’s a positive. We might get hammered for it. We’ll see. I’m hoping people will be so glad to see our Elena pull her life back together, they’ll accept it.”
Will we see Bonnie in Season 5?: “Here’s what I’ll say about Bonnie: I haven’t personally seen ‘Being Human,’ but I do know that they have a ghost character that operates pretty successfully on that show. This is not the last we’ve seen of Bonnie. If anything, she will be right there in the middle of story next season, just with a few new complications.”
On Season 5 Delena: “We’re going to get to see Damon trying to be a good boyfriend, and while it’s not going to be easy, he’s going to try like hell to make it work, and they’re going to have a real opportunity for happiness.”
The future of Human Katherine: “As a human, she’s still very, very bad. If anything, she feels silly for letting herself get vulnerable, and she’s taking out that frustration of her own vulnerability on Elena. If Elena goes after her, Katherine’s still ready to kick that puppy.”