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Kevin Williamson: Why The Vampire Diaries Killed Off Vicki

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Kevin Williamson makes one thing clear in a new interview with TV Guide:

No one is safe on The Vampire Diaries.

Those are the producer's exact words, when asked why the show killed off Vicki on this week's shocking episode.

RIP, Vicki

Below, Williamson expounds on the surprise death, while warning fans not to get too comfortable with any other characters. Anyone might be next...

Why did he kill Vicki?
We've reached the point when we're watching TV that there's no jeopardy, no risk, no stakes, when we know our lead characters aren't going to be killed. Well, that's not true on this show. I'm starting with the supporting characters and I'm working my way in. Everyone's going to die on this show. This is a show where characters you love may die, and it'll be unexpected and shocking, so get ready for it. It's as simple as that. And [Vicki] was the first casualty.

Might she return?
No. She could come back in a flashback or a dream. But no, she's done. I mean, she goes. She's dead. Dead is dead. I guess there's always a way, but I don't think so.

Who else will be affected?
It's really sad because this is about Jeremy. We're dealing with two people who have lost their parents. You can only imagine what it's going to do to him. It's pretty powerful, good stuff.

It's time to chime in, fans, both in our Vampire Diaries forum and below: Were you sad to see Vicki go?

 

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As much as I love The Vampire Diaries, I think this is a bad idea. Killing off characters before they get a chance to have some development... kinda makes me not want to watch. I liked Vicki, she was cute and a nice character with issues. Telling us that everyone will die makes ME not want to watch. Im a teenager, I have enough to worry about. lmao. w/e it's their show. I just hope Bonnie does not die. soon at least. *sigh* Once she dies, I think I might stop watching..

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I HATE IT THAT THEY KILLED VICKY OFF!
I wanted so badly to see a new female vampire and how she is dealing with it..her dead was so unexpected so! The one minute she was a vampire and dean stefan killed her! WTF?! At least there had to be, three or four episodes but NOT ONE! This really bugs me..

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aww i'm going to miss vicky :( she was so much fun, if it's secondary characters they're killing now, I'll put my money on Tyler and his parents. And hopefully Caroline, she drives me insane! also, will there be a roundtable for this episode?? Love reading them :)

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Yeah I doubt they'd kill Damon since he's such an integral part of the show. And probably not Bonnie either. They are the best parts of the show.

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OH MAN! That's no fun at all. I don't want neither Bonnie or Damon dead, seriously or I'm so quitting the show!