'Vampire Diaries' EP Julie Plec Teases Caroline Vs. Hayley, Plus 6 More Scoops From 'The Killer'
On this week’s episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, “The Killer,” vampire hunter Connor (Todd Williams) takes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Matt (Zach Roerig) and April (Grace Phipps) hostage at the Grill forcing our main gang to go after him and save their friends.
But there is another big showdown and it's between Caroline (Candice Accola) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Needless to say their first meeting isn’t what we would we call nice (but it is unbelievably awesome). However, if you think you’ve figured out everything about Hayley’s relationship with Tyler (Michael Trevino), you’re wrong.
Executive producer Julie Plec explained to reporters at a screening of the episode, “Here’s the thing, we like to do this every now and then… what we like to do is introduce a trope that you sort of think you know where it’s going and everyone gets all up in arms because ‘Oh here comes the slutty little vixen in the show and Tyler’s a cheater and that’s how they’re going to break up [Tyler and] Caroline to get Caroline to Klaus [Joseph Morgan] … and then we like to basically be like that’s not at all what we’re doing.”
You’ll have to watch the episode to figure out what she means by that, but here are six more things to expect from "The Killer."
1. Elena (Nina Dobrev) is a doer. A lot of the times when the action goes down in Mystic Falls, Elena is on the outskirts or the one needing to be saved. On “The Killer,” this is far from the truth. Episode writer Michael Narducci told us that he wrote it wanting her to do more things.
“I do not want her to not be a damsel in distress. I want her to go and protect her brother,” he said. "If both Jeremy and Matt’s lives are at stake, what’s Elena gong to do? Is she going to want for all these other people to get involved and save everyone for her or will she get involved and do something?”
3. Major Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) goodness. There is more than just one scene between the Salvatore brothers that is amazing on “The Killer.” From the preview The CW released, you already know the two have a difference of opinion in the plan to take down Connor but things go pretty far between them and it is fantastic to watch.
4. The diaries are back. Both Elena and Stefan are journaling in the episode about the feelings they believe they can’t share with each other or their friends. While Plec revealed their diaries won’t be part of every episode, she did say, "It felt like the right time for her to need to have a voice for that because she doesn’t feel like she can admit this to her friends and loved ones that she hates who she’s become." She added, “We’ll visit it at times where it feels like they need to have a private thought.”
6. Connor is hungry for information. “From what I understand,” says Williams, “Connor is in a way a victim of his tattoo. People assume that’s all that Connor wants to do is kill vampires and that he derives some kind of pleasure out of it but it’s quite the opposite, he’s a very tortured man.”
He continues: “He has a lot of questions and he didn’t know his origins or his background. He’s on a search for so many things, That there’s a level of desperation that you could see, because he was like, ‘I just want to know. I want everything that I’ve done to be worth it. This tattoo – he’s not able to be compelled by vampires but it kind of compels him to do what he does.”above to see pictures from the episode.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 PM on The CW.
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