Check out the latest previews from EP Caroline Dries via Hollywood Life, Alloy Entertainment and EW.
On Matt & Nadia, and the status of Tyler and Caroline via Hollywood Life:
Naturally, Stefan and Caroline (Candice Accola) will eventually figure out what’s going on with Katherine, but since Matt (Zach Roerig), the only one who currently knows, will spend the episode as Nadia’s (Olga Fonda) hostage — because “Nadia is going to try to exhaust every possibility before having to kill him” — Caroline will have time to work things out with Tyler (Michael Trevino).
“They still have a lot to deal with, with learning that Caroline slept with Klaus,” says Dries. “That’s a really deep wound for Tyler to come to terms with. They’re trying to be friends, but there’s this big, dark cloud hanging over them that he can’t erase… That conflict will rear its head again, so they’ll both have to talk about it.”
On Katherine flirting with Stefan (as Elena) via Alloy Entertainment:
Alloy Entertainment: When Katherine was on her deathbed, fans was pleading for her life to be spared. After she took over Elena’s body, everyone was like “Off with her head!” And during TVD episode 5×14, she’s probably going to inspire even more passionate reactions since she’s going to shamelessly flirt with Stefan. How much fun did the writers have dreaming up seduction tactics for Katherine to use?
Caroline Dries: Are you kidding me? I was so excited for this storyline. When Brian [Young] was writing it and I was reading it — just to think about what could happen — I felt like we were brainstorming fan fiction. I love these scenes so much, and of course it was super fun. It’s a fine dance for Katherine because she has to pretend to be Elena, but, at that same time, she wants to put the moves on Stefan. So we had to figure out how to achieve that in a believable yet entertaining way. I would say it’s Katherine at her sexiest and it’s very intriguing to watch.
On Matt knowing the secret about Elena via EW:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We have to start by talking about Elena. One of our gang now knows the secret, how quickly is the truth going to unravel?
DRIES: Matt is really the only person who knows coming into this episode. And that’s going to be knowledge that is tricky for him to harbor because it’s quite literally holding him hostage. Nadia has figured out that Matt knows. So Matt’s like, “What do I do with this information and how do I get people to know what I know without them being killed by Nadia — and without me being killed?” So our people are thrown into situations with Katherine — who they think is Elena — where the actions don’t necessarily start adding up. And that combined with Matt’s knowledge. I think our characters sooner rather than later are going to start putting it together that, “What the heck? This is not Elena.” So that will be happening soon.