Published On: Thu, Apr 18th, 2013

‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 finale set for Prom, Bonnie’s story arc and the first look at the true Silas

The season 4 finale of The Vampire Diaries appears to be going back to their roots with Thursday’s episode. Producer Julie Plec talks about the show’s big dance, graduation and the love triangle.

“Prom is coming!,” Plec begins with Give Me My Remote in an interview on Wednesday.

“It’s interesting, because on one hand, I think anyone — when you’re doing a high school series — is going to be waiting for that senior prom episode as our characters head towards graduation and wonder who is going to go with who, and how romantic will it be, and with Elena and this love triangle, probably before this season, they thought, ‘Who will she be with? Who will be her boyfriend at the time?,’ she says when asked about the “Shenanigans” of prom night.

Vampire Diaries cast photo“Now, she’s in a situation where she doesn’t give a crap, so to speak, about anybody or anything, so it’s actually the brothers who show up — one on each arm — as their way of saying, well, look, if you don’t care about us, we’re going to make you care about something. So they use the prom experience and the night that’s supposed to be so wonderful for her and her friends to try and literally inject some emotion into her. And she doesn’t like that very much. So she gets very feisty…And funnily enough, as is wont to happen at our school dances, something goes wrong and…in this particular dance, the perpetrator is Elena.”

 One of the key arcs appears to center around Bonnie.

“Well, Bonnie’s arc is ramping up at this point towards the finale. She started the season gaining control over herself — or so she thought — by getting a lesson taught to her by the spirits about black magic. And in trying to get her basic sense of magic back, she got sucked into an even worse predicament. All those threats that Shane made before he was Silas-Shane were real:  expression magic can consume you; you can lose control over it; it is not good or evil, the magic itself, it’s what you make of it and where you are. And with Silas in her head and wanting her to do that terrible thing by dropping the veil, she’s not in a good place and she doesn’t trust herself. And that lack of control starts to manifest itself in her magic as well.”

The prom episode appears to be key to the Original Family and the spinoff.

“The prom episode is each sibling making their case to Elijah. Rebekah wants it for the reasons we know: she wants to be human. Klaus, of course, has been threatened horribly by Silas, and just wants to get this gnat, evil person off his back. They both make a strong case to Elijah, and the decision is ultimately in his hands. And so we’ll see how that plays out.”

Silas’ true face is set for the finale. (More here)

“Yes. Hopefully. In success he will be. If our script is good and we like it and the story breaking happens, yes.”

Check out the complete interview here

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 PM on The CW.

Get the news for The Vampire Diaries season 5 here

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