THR: Were there any other modifications to a specific moment or episode?
Williamson: Originally we had planned to kill [Bonnie] for four episodes and let Elena be the one who hid her away and surprise everyone with it but we said the audience would hate us. They’ll never forgive us. Then we thought we could do this for one episode and bring her back next week. Then we thought no, better to do it at the end of the commercial break. We finally came down to a commercial break was all we could get away with.
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