Check out this interview from TV Guide. Julie Plec discusses the ongoing casting for Klaus and how in the next episode, Damon and Elena are “thrown together” to deal with Rose, an “invalid” vampire, which results in cementing their relationship even further.
“There is a devolution of Rose’s sanity and Rose’s character, as a result of the bite, which brings a lot of danger into Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) world and into everybody else’s world,” says Plec. “The follow up from that is going to be pretty extreme.” And then there’s werewolf Jules (Michaela McManus). “She knows now that Mason’s dead, and she’s going to have something to say about that. What she chooses to do and how she chooses to respond is big and it’s bold, and it takes us for the next couple episodes on a journey that’s pretty intense.”
And, finally, there’s some good news for Team Damon. “Elena and Stefan (Paul Wesley) are happily back together, but as a result of what Rose is going through, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena find themselves sort of thrown together, trying to deal with this invalid vampire,” says Plec. “They go through a pretty rough emotional experience together which, of course, cements their relationship even further.”