TV Guide caught up with the cat of The Vampire Diaries at the CW Upfronts this past Thursday, and the cast share their reactions to the season 3 finale and their hopes for the upcoming season 4.

Thanks to Chris Mollere for providing us with the song list of season 3’s finale “The Departed”.

The following are legal downloads from iTunes.

1. Pink “So What”

2. Low Vs. Diamond “Wasted”

3. Shadow Rewind “Airplane”

4. Metric “Sick Muse”

5. Sigur Ros “Dauðalogn” – Not released – Available May 29th

If you have watched last night’s episode…you know that something pretty epic happened at the very end. Something that we’ve all been waiting for…Elena’s a Vampire!!! I had a feeling that this is where they might be going and I’m very excited about it. But, were you like me, and found yourself with a lot of questions after the finale ended? Well, Julie Plec answers those burning questions and more with EW.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How long have you known Elena would end season 3 in transition to become a vampire? JULIE PLEC: The ending had been in the works for about two years. In the first series of books, that’s what happens to her. When Kevin [Williamson] and I first came on the show, we said, “Well, it can’t happen to her the way it happens in the books,” which is on, like, page 200 of the first book. [Laughs] That felt obviously soon and rushed, and we didn’t want to make a show about a teenage girl who instantly becomes a vampire. But we always knew that her journey would take her there eventually, and we just kept riding the way of when it felt. You’ve got a girl who just sorta lost her last adult living family member when Aunt Jenna died last year, so when we started this season, what we really wanted to do was begin this relationship with Alaric as her guardian and mentor, and then tear that away from her at the end leaving her and her brother with nobody. It felt like now was the time when you’re left with no grownup, no adult supervision, no parent, no guardian, for Elena to experience the next evolution of her journey. All the stuff that we did with having her get stronger over the course of the year training and getting in touch with her physical self, and all the grief and all the emotion that she went through, and all the compassion that she has for everybody, will all play into next year and what kind of person and vampire she will actually be– if she should so choose to see the transition through.

Read the rest of the interview at EW.

So many interviews roamin around out there from Kat Graham, Michael Trevino and Nina Dobrev! So we are just going to post a link to each one! Much easier that way don’t you agree? All these interviews just feed the nerves and anxiety we are feeling leading up until tonight! I barely got any sleep last night…why does this show do this to me??? Anyway, as always, tread with caution. Spoilers ahead!

Kat Graham on the season finale and Bonnie’s possible dark side.

Entertainment Weekly
Hollywood Life
Give Me My Remote (Video)

Michael Trevino on Tyler and Caroline and the “Wow” Finale!

MTV Hollywood Crush
TV Line
The Insider

Nina Dobrev on choosing between the boys and fan’s reactions!

Entertainment Weekly

Holy crap on a cracker!! TV Guide’s Robyn Ross is offering up a doozy of a spoiler in the most recent TV Guide Vampire Diaries Bite! Who does Elena kiss in the episode? Ya wanna know?? If not, then move along…

Thanks to Julie Plec we have the final producer’s preview for The Vampire Diaries’ season 3 finale, episode titled, “The Departed”. Spoiler Alert, watch with caution.

Here’s a roundup of the latest spoilers from E!Online, TV Line and TV Guide. 2 more days until The Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale. Are you guys ready for this??? If you don’t won’t to be spoiled then I suggest you click that little x in the corner…and what’s going on in this episode still from the finale? I have some ideas…what are yours? Can’t wait!

Via E!Online:

Thomas: SO excited that Elijah is returning in the Vampire Diaries finale! Any hints on what he’ll be up to? Maybe facing off against Alaric?

Funny you should ask, because we served up that exact question to Daniel Gillies when we chatted with him about a cause close to his heart. “I can’t say,” he says of a possible Elijah-Alaric face-off. “But at this stage, if you were Elijah, wouldn’t you just want to get the hell out of a place causing so many problems? Elijah really has a thing for Elena if he’s sticking around.” Maybe Elena’s choice is…Elijah?! We ship it.

Via TV Line:

Question: Curious if you have any spoilers on who Elena chooses in Thursday’s Vampire Diariesseason finale? —Bridii

Ausiello: The only spoiler you’re getting out of me is that she does make a choice. [Beat] I lied. I have one more spoiler for you: The scene/moment/twist you’ll be talking about Friday morning involves a flashback.

Via TV Guide:

I can’t believe The Vampire Diaries finale is Thursday! What will we learn from the flashback to Elena’s parents’ accident? — Rachel 

NATALIE: For one thing, it wasn’t part of some bigger conspiracy. “That was an accident. Period. End of story. No supernatural influence,” executive producer Julie Plec says. But on the season finale, Elena and Matt’s impending accident will seem oddly reminiscent of the Gilbert family crash — including who saves them.

Wow! What an intense episode! What did you guys think? Let us know in the comments. But first check out the extended preview for the season 3 finale titled “The Departed”.

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