The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Spoilers: Consequences, Complications, "Ripper" Flashbacks

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After a second season finale that was so compelling on so many levels, can The Vampire Diaries possibly raise the stakes even more in Season 3?

Julie Plec says to get ready for it.

"The stakes are instantly raised because we have our good brother who is in the grip of Klaus' influence and demands and his own demons, so we're about to watch our hero go down a very dark road," the executive producer tells TV Guide.

"Then you have a character seeing people from his past and there are a lot of things that could open up. We're also pushing all our relationships to the next level. I feel like there's more opportunity this season than the first two seasons."

Other excerpts from Plec's interview:

Poor Jer

On bringing back Vicki and Anna: Julie Plec: "When we started thinking about where we were taking Jeremy, we thought of the idea of him seeing people from his past as a result of being brought back to life."

"We'll get a good sense in the first episode or two how they're manifesting themselves and where they're coming from. As we get deeper into the season, we'll start to understand that they have a compass and their own master plan."

On how this impacts Bonnie: "There is a wonderful double meaning of what the witches said to Bonnie. She went against the order of nature. There are obviously supernatural consequences, but clearly there are going to be emotional consequences."

On the Delena kiss: "I felt like it was something that needed to happen to end Damon's story line for the season. His entire journey had been, "I'm not worthy of you" and at the end of the season, as he's dying, she tells him, "Yes, you are; you're worthy."

"There are a lot of complicated feelings attached to that. Stefan was off saving Damon's life while Damon was confessing his love for his brother's girlfriend. There's going to be a sense of obligation and guilt, but Damon does what Damon's going to do."

"And for now, Elena's boyfriend is gone, possibly dead, and Damon's there as a friend trying to help her save Stefan, and anything can happen there."

Delena Action

On Stefan's role in the season three premiere: "When we come back, no one will have heard from him, no one will have seen him and the audience won't know where he's been and what he's going through is going to be pretty surprising."

"One of the little big moments is wondering what Damon gives Elena for her birthday and if Stefan makes an appearance to blow out the candles on the cake."

On flashbacks galore: "We'll catch glimpses of a time when Stefan was a true ripper. Then, in mid-fall / early winter, we're really going to dig into the history of the original family and go all the way back in flashbacks to the year 1000 approximately."

"We're going to tell their origin story, see where and who Klaus comes from, why he is the way he is and why he so desperately needs some therapy or a hug."

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I can't wait to see april 19 episode of vampire diaries season 3 episode 19. I actually hope that Elena will tell Damon that she only wants to be friends with him because Stefan has been trying his best to get his humanity back so he can be with her plus he already told her that loved her in season 3 episode 18 and it is only right that Elena and Stefan be together not Elena and Damon. If Elena chooses Damon than she is no better than Katherine and I will stop watching Vampire Diaries all together because the romance started off with Stefan coming to town to start a life with Elena, not Damon so it should end with Stefan and Elena together living a long and happy life. yes i know Elena might want kids but she could always adopt a child. Go Stefan and Elena!


Damon does have strong feelings for Elena but its like she's trying to get him to be like Stefan. Damon doesn't want to be good, he wants blood which is discovered in the start of season 3!!




what else will damon give elena that stefan didn't,i mean common u'r guys(delena)r being unfair 2 stefan,hw will stefan risk and sacrifise everytin for his dear brother and yet u want damon to be with his girlfrnd and more importantly if not coz of stefan,elena wouldn't even knw damon,alot of ppl would hv been dead by nw,and about stefans ripper age,dt one has happened and every1 has a past,what matters nw is dat he's a different person nw,he made a choice to be gud.Delena kiss came 2 me as a suprise coz i never thot wat she said could turn into reality(wait stefan he kissed katherine nt me,I wouldn't do that 201)or may be wat damon said is probably true(u'r suprised that i tot u'll kiss me back,u can't imagine i wil believe u want to,u'r d liar,there is sumtin goin btw the two of us and u knw it and u'r lying 2 mi and u'r lying 2 stefan and mst of al u'r 2 ur self)


i rily rily want stelena 2gether no matter wat!


What about FORWOOD?


I think Damon will give Elena a gift from his family heritage,something precious to him.. Hes a hopeless romantic n he loves her deeply. He might give her earrings,a bracelet or a necklace..


So excited for the new season. Want to see much more BAD Stefan, more Delena and I hope Bon and Jer don't break up cuz I love them!!! Elijah is awesome also, all for him and Kat!

Rhianna speranzo

im trying to see how this relates to the books and i guess this coould sorta be when Stefan was imprisoned. Maybe imprisoned by his own mistakes and crazedness and now more delena and the both try to save him...


I really hope that Bonnie and Damon get together one day. Girl can hope can't she.

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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.


When 9 Russians tell you you're drunk, you lie down.

Enzo [to Bonnie]