The Vampire Diaries Season Two Finale Spoilers: Gone With the Wind ...

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With a huge Klaus episode Thursday and the monumental events set for the April 28 and May 5 episodes of The Vampire Diaries, you'd expect Season 2 to end there.

Not the case. The season finale, May 12, features "something that we wanted to do that we felt was a really important element of our story for the whole season."

So says executive producer Julie Plec to EW: We knew that’s how we wanted to end our season. The sacrifice ritual gets us to that ending, but there’s more to tell."

Damon vs. Katherine

Damon's emotional torment builds with each passing week.

"If the sacrifice is the mythology resolution, the finale is the emotional resolution.”

The May 12 finale, entitled “As I Lay Dying,” is centered around another event – A Gone With the Wind movie night in the Mystic Falls town square.

It sounds like things boil down to a major turning point for Damon and Elena ...

“Damon, who is desperately seeking forgiveness from Elena for something he has done, starts to relive moments from past mistakes made with Katherine back in 1864,” Plec says. “As is always true with these events in Mystic Falls, things go horribly awry.”

There’s a lot going on in the finale, she adds, but because so much of it hinges on things that we haven’t yet seen, that’s as far as she can go at the moment.

But she does offer this.

”What we’re doing is telling the audience that when we hit Season 3, there’s gonna be a lot of things changing for our characters and in their lives."

"We’re excited about it because it just shows that the show has directions that it can keep going in, and we’re never gonna get stuck or tired."

"We’re just gonna keep tellin’ stories.”

Two thoughts:

  1. Awesome!
  2. What does Damon do, and will Elena forgive him?! How do you see the second season playing out, on mythological and emotional fronts? Discuss!
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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.