‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’: EP TEASES MATT’S PAINFUL ROAD AHEAD
We wouldn’t wish suffering on anyone… except for maybe The Vampire Diaries’ Matt Donovan. But that’s only because actor Zach Roerig guts us when he gets teary. TVD exec producer Julie Plec almost got our eyes wet describing how Matt will figure into the season 3 story line that has Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) seeing the ghosts of his dead exes — including Matt’s late sister Vicki (Kayla Ewell).
“Matt is one of the first people to learn Jeremy’s secret, and one of the loves of Jeremy’s life visiting him from beyond the grave is Matt’s sister Vicki, who he never really had complete closure with,” she says. “So he is gonna have, with Jeremy, an emotional journey in this supernatural world as he learns that his sister’s out there and contactable and tries to convince Jeremy to help him get the closure that he’s needed.” (Pause as we “Ahhh” and describe how much we love hurt, confused Matt.) “Yeah, it’s good,” Plec promises.
TVD EP Kevin Williamson has said we’ll get the “climax of the haunting of Jeremy” in October. Plec continued the tease thusly: “We’re gonna have some fun with Vicki and Anna and start to really reveal the secrets of why they’re here, what they want, and who else they have access to from our past.” — Mandi Bierly