TV Guide caught up with The Vampire Diaries EP Caroline Dries. Will Damon and Elena have a chance at reconciliation?
“That’s the big question,” Dries says. “Now that he has killed Aaron Whitmore (Shaun Sipos), what kind of fallout will that have on the Damon-Elena relationship? And not just Aaron, but everything he’s done [lately] is so reckless. So Elena has to take a hard look at herself and say, ‘Who am I? How have I changed? I have these feelings for Damon and I think I know who I am, but all of a sudden I’m starting to be OK with things that old Elena wouldn’t have been OK with’. What Elena goes through with Katherine will have such traumatic effect on her that coming out of it she’s more insular to the Salvatore drama and more substantially to her relationship with Damon. So we don’t want to throw that out the window, we want to explore why [the relationship] is facing new challenges. It’s not black and white, what they decide; it’s confusing.”