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'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.”
- What does Damon do, and will Elena forgive him?! How do you see the second season playing out, on mythological and emotional fronts? Discuss!