It’s hard to believe that The Vampire Diaries will air its final episode tomorrow night after eight years on our television screens.
We’re definitely not ready to say goodbye to our favorite Mystic Falls residents, but we’re excited to see how the story ends.
We caught up with executive producer Julie Plec, who gave us some scoop about what we can expect in the final hour. Check it out below.
Don’t forget – The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 @ 8PM on The CW.
JJJ: You and [fellow EP] Kevin Williamson had written an ending to the show years ago. Did you deviate from that at all? And if you didn’t, were you temped to?
Julie Plec: We did deviate from it, plot-wise because things change over eight years, not the least of which is Nina leaving after season six, which made certain things difficult – in terms of getting ourselves to that ending, what we had planned. But mostly I think, we landed in season two where we had the epiphany of an emotional response we wanted to evoke when we brought the series to a close, and we absolutely stayed true to that.
JJJ: At what point did you decide to kill someone off in the finale? Tell me about that decision.
JP: It just sort of felt that when you’re dealing with life and death things – in this case, will Mystic Falls burn? Will it survive? – someone is going to have to be murdered in the fight against the bad guy. So there were a lot of discussions about who that should be. And the choice of who it was, was made entirely out of character, bringing a character full circle to its proper conclusion.
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