TVLine and TV Guide had a chance to talk with EP, Caroline Dries about last night’s episode, and she answers some of our burning questions and what’s to come next week!
MAN ABOUT TOWN | Thriving in a supernatural-less Mystic Falls, Matt has found a “father figure” in Colin Ferguson’s community protection leader Tripp. But this being The Vampire Diaries, “not everyone is who they say they want to be,” the EP warns. “But he’ll ultimately become an interesting layered, dynamic character that’s not necessarily a good guy or bad guy. He actually represents a normal person’s point of view on the whole vampire world.” As for Matt’s roommate, Jeremy, “he’s going to try to find some meaning in these first few episodes,” Dries says. “But he hasn’t hit his rock bottom.” Yikes.
Via TV Guide:
With Stefan and Damon gone, is the love triangle gone too?
Dries: I can tease we definitely keep the love stories alive. They may not play out in a traditional way, but they’ll feel very satisfying. I think it’s done in a way that feels fresh for a show in Season 6 that has had the same characters and this love triangle for a long time. I don’t really call it a triangle because Stefan has become more of a soul friend to Elena, but those two are still very connected. It’s more how do we maintain Damon and Elena’s love story while he’s not present? I think we do a cool job of it.