Saturday, April 14, 2012
Julie Plec Talks Finale, Triangles, and Homework
HitFix interviewed executive producer Julie Plec about filming season 3, writing season 4, and Elena's IQ. One thing that's been on everyone's mind is what will happen in the season 3 finale. Julie said, "Certainly if you're thinking it through, you always want your beginning to have led directly to your ending. We try really hard at the beginning of the season, even in the limited amount of time that we have, to make sure that we know exactly where we're going, so that every choice we make is getting us there and that we're not just making up as we go along, which is, by the way, easy to do."
As for Elena, fans have been wondering which brother she will choose - Stefan or Damon? Of course Julie didn't reveal that juicy tidbit, but she did have loads to say about where Elena's head is currently. "She's a girl who has been struggling with her own innocence and growing up and turning 18 and wondering if her parents would be OK with her, with who she is and if they'd be proud of her, in spite of the fact that she's fallen for not one, but two vampires. As she's really reflecting on this kind of dreadful and horrible emotional year that she's had, we take her back to a time when life was just a lot simpler, when her parents were alive and she was a cheerleader dating the quarterback. Everything we've been doing all season with Elena's journey has been leading up to this episode and leading up to this choice that she has to make between these two brothers."
As for Elena's attendance record Julie revealed, "She's actually got an IQ of 140 and she doesn't need to study." I remain skeptical on this one, but that would explain how Elena figured out the cave paintings that revealed Klaus killed Esther. Click here to read the complete interview.