In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Julie Plec talks about the season 3 finale and what to expect with your favorite characters in season 4 and the new characters. Warning: When you read the rest of the interview, there are lots of spoilers for season 4.
THR: The season three finale cliffhanger had the Twittersphere abuzz. How has reaction been?
Plec: The reaction has, honestly, been extraordinary. If people are hating it, then no one’s told me and thank god, because I wouldn’t want to know that. We were toying with it for a long time and we started season three knowing how he would end season three so we were able to lay out all the groundwork for it really quietly and subtly so it makes sense that this girl is mourning who she used to be and wondering if her parents would still be proud of her and missing her human life before vampires were in it and making this choice between these two brothers and what they mean to her, to take her to that point and to rip the rug out from under her and have everything change is almost like we’re starting over. We’re telling the same series all over again but with a different point of view and a different context.
In the interview with Entertainment Weekly, Julie Plec talks about what dangers each character will face and how certain friendships will evolved. Warning: There are spoilers in the interview.
As for the show’s other love triangle, Plec says that Klaus — who will be back to his own body fairly soon — will find “sportier more dastardly ways of driving a wedge” between Caroline and Tyler. In other words, the Klaus/Caroline/Tyler saga is far from over. She explains: “The finale wasn’t putting a final point on any relationship. If anything it was just creating a new beginning for all the relationships. Things are going to be evolving and changing for all points of all triangles on this show.”