**SPOILER ALERT** Julie Plec Talks Tonight’s Shocking Season Finale With EW

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.


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  1. This is a really good interview I think on kind of giving a reason on why certain choices were made and to explain a lot of things I didn’t quite understand.

    These writers sure have a way of keeping both fanbases on a leash.LOL

    It also makes me more excited for season 4 then I was originally.

    Damon is going to be super pissed at Stefan for saving Matt and not Elena. The way these 2 interact next season will be really interesting.

  2. I don’t know why Julie P is being coy about Elena’s choice. She has to become a vampire or else the show is over.LOL. The real question for me, is how will Elena transition. Will she be a big girl and finally realize her life has worth, even if not the life she planned and make the conscious choice to drink blood and turn? Will a loved one trick/force her into it by slipping blood in her tea or maybe slipping a bleeding human under her nose?

    Damon is the obvious choice to force it on her and as Katie said above, he is not going to be pleased that Stefan gave Elena a choice in the car. But Stefan having seen that free will landed Elena in the morgue might finally learn that lesson that when you know better, you sometimes have to be the “bad” guy and not let the naive person ruin their life with a bad choice might shove some O negative down her throat.

    Then there is Jeremy who would probably rather have a vampire sister than lose his last living blood relative. Did you see his face last night? True he was partially to blame because he put her on the road, but he might beg her to turn or feed her blood.

    Truly wild card entries would be Elijah or even Matt. Both out of a sense of guilt and out some form of feelings for her.

    Personally, since I find Elena rather dishwater, I would like her to pick to turn on her own and then I would like her to ram that stake through Rebekkah’s heart.

  3. No no, I forgive Rebekah. she is way to hot and a great personality to loose.
    I was very surprised that Elena becomes a vampire so soon, but this does take an interesting turn.

    All though I really think its a shame that Damon did´nt have sex with her while she was human. He really missed something there, but then again maybe he didn´t, then we will know now when Elena is remembering everything. That could be cool to see Damon trying to explain himself to her. Now she can hit harder ;-)

  4. So did Tyler survive this episode?? When I watched this episode, I was thinking that Tyler was in Klaus’s body and that Tyler was killed but Plec said something that seemed like Tyler is still alive. I also hope we can see more of Joseph Morgan!

  5. for now on Bonnie is now a Black witch cos she put the Klause soul in to Tayler,s body and now the ghost is alaric but where is Taylerms soul that is debuting for all of us of course obiosly

  6. @Alison, I am unclear if Tyler is alive or not. They never said Rebecca was in Ester’s body, and she got her body back once mommy dearest released it. I am wondering it Tyler is in his own body but “sleeping”. My hope since I am sick if Klaus is that Tyler will be able to reassert himself in his own body sort of how he broke the sire bond. Either that or Bonnie will have to plunk Klaus into another body so Tyler can have his back.

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