TV Guide had a chance to chat with Vampire Diaries’ EP Caroline Dries about what we can expect and what’s to come in tomorrow night’s mid-season finale and upcoming episodes.
Elena learned some pretty heavy stuff about Damon. Will that cause irreparable damage for the couple?
Caroline Dries: Yeah. Elena found out that even during the beginnings of their relationship he was killing people. Weirdly, you can kind of justify what he was doing like, OK, he was tortured and had organs removed for five years, but, for Elena, can you imagine what that would be like for your boyfriend to have this whole other identity you had no idea about? That will have lasting effects. But as we saw at the end of last week’s episode,Elena isn’t in a position to be questioning Damon because here she is on this operating table about to go under what he went under so she has her own drama to deal with.
Through the flashbacks in the finale, will she find she knows more about her father’s past than she realized?
Dries: She’s kind of putting it together and it will emerge as, “Oh, I thought that was one thing and looking through it in a different lens my childhood was actually different than I lived it.” We get to learn more about [Gilbert] Grayson’s backstory.
Will the experiments that Wes does on Elena have lasting effects on her like it did Damon?
Dries: It actually strangely has the opposite effect on her and as she starts to learn more about why Augustine exists, she has a surprising take-away from it. That’s going to cause some friction between Damon and her.