Wetpaint caught up with Executive produers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries about the upcoming 5th season of The Vampire Diaries.
Wetpaint Entertainment: How does college change things?
Caroline Dries: Well, one of the big themes of Season 5 is new beginnings, fresh starts, and so the girls just want to go to college and be normal functioning vampires. And that’s their plan. They just want to like party, meet boys, go to class, learn, and of course, it just goes terribly awry. So it’s just a glimpse into a new world. It’s called Whitmore College.
What can we expect in the first few episodes for Elena?
Julie Plec: Elena is feeling very torn between the guilt of not wanting to leave home where Jeremy’s finally settling back into school, and she’s got this really loving and thrilling relationship with Damon that she’s been experiencing all summer. She’s completely unaware of Stefan’s jeopardy or Bonnie’s jeopardy. So she’s sad about leaving home like anybody would be, but very excited to get a new start at college with her best friend Caroline. So very quickly, it’s that shift of her realizing that even if she’s trying to create this new life for herself, but things at home aren’t actually going so well, and that there’s a lot that she doesn’t know.