The Vampire Diaries took a road trip to Pennsylvania on "American Gothic."
But you don't need to leave the comfort of your own home in order to rundown the latest Season 4 installment with our Round Table panelists.
Gather around below as Matt Richenthal, Miranda Wicker, Carissa Pavlica and Leigh Raines discuss the cure, the return of Elijah and a great deal more from the final TVD episode until April 18...
What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Matt: The final one. I was shocked when Elena killed an innocent and genuinely intrigued by how Stefan and Damon will react to her threatened murder spree if they don't chill the eff out.
Miranda: One word: Elijah.
Carissa: Elijah talking to Elena about not being able to give up on Katherine in spite of everything, knowing it would hit home with her as to how both Damon and Stefan felt about her. They will never give up on the Elena they knew and loved. Even as hard as Elena thinks she is right now, it dug in and hit what little soft spot she has left rumbling in there. She doesn't want them giving up on her any more than she'd want to know her doppelganger was left without someone on her side.
Leigh: Is it just me or did Elijah get really good looking during his absence? I enjoyed the bitchfest that was Katherine, Rebekah and Elena at the diner. Elena can hold her own now and it's fun to see Katherine afraid of Rebekah.
What will Elijah do with the cure?
Matt: Something dapper, that's for sure! I think Elijah will attempt to destroy the cure - or follow whatever advice Klaus has for the elixir - but something (or someone!) will intervene and his plan will be foiled.
Miranda: Since he's the smarter brother, he'll destroy it. I hope. And in destroying it, he'll also destroy Silas. I'm ready for the cure story line to be done.
Carissa: Hold it until The Originals airs so it makes for a kick ass cross over episode and a reason to get everybody together again. He doesn't want to lose Katherine for eternity. He's seen Renekah lose most of her life to the dirt thanks to Klaus, so he could surprise us all and give it to her. Maybe she'll be the sole human on the new series.
Leigh: I'm sure Elijah has some grand plan. Miranda's right, he's definitely the smarter brother. There's the possibility he wants to shove it down Klaus's throat but I doubt that will happen. Ultimately I think Silas will get destroyed.
Klaroline: An enjoyable evolution or JUST DO IT ALREADY?
Matt: JUST DO IT ALREADY. Not because I think these two belong together (he killed her recent boyfriend's mother and all), but because Nina Dobrev has gotten it on. Claire Holt took a roll in Stefan's hay a few weeks ago. Candice Accola has kept all of her clothes on for far too long.
Miranda: Both. It's been enjoyable to watch them cat-and-mouse, and I've been able to see their possibility, pony pictures or no. They need to just get drunk and do this already. Then they've done it but they can blame it on the alcohol.
Carissa: I wish I didn't love their chemistry, but they have always made me wonder "Tyler who?" Knowing The Originals is inevitable, is it worth a broken heart for Caroline just to make us happy today? Yes, but I'd have so much guilt.
Leigh: At times they've been annoying but I am enjoying them at this point. I think having them evolve over time was necessary because Caroline thinks Klaus is such a monster and he's responsible for Tyler leaving town. We had to see her affection, sympathy, and overall feelings for him grow.
Should Damon and Stefan let Elena be?
Matt: No. Stefan summed it up best prior to Elena snapping that poor waitress' neck. Unfeeling vampire are like little kids, they can't be trusted to make their own decisions. Elena may think she's better off blocking out the pain of Jeremy's death, but the brothers need to keep fighting for whatever humanity remains. It's in there someplace. (NOTE: Sorry, future dead members of wait staffs around the country.)
Miranda: Yes. Waitresses everywhere will thank them.
Carissa: Yes. Vampire Elena could be the best thing to happen EVER. Elena was boring and Katherine just a bit too mean. Elena finding a middle ground would be vamp perfection. I think she can get there given some time. She's a baby vamp. Give her her some damn time for craps sake. Their quest for Salvatore perfection is what ruins everything. They push and pull and she fights. She's not stupid. She'll find her way in her new world.
Leigh: SERIOUSLY. I am so over them trying to save her. She doesn't want to be turned back to human. She could've been a normal vampire but you shut her humanity off. Let the chick live!
Assuming we ever see his real face, who should play Silas?
Matt: Does Matt Davis has a brother?
Miranda: Oooh, James Marsters. He already has experience playing a vampire and a ghost, souled or un-souled. And he can fake a decent accent. Perfect!
Carissa: Someone super hot. A bit older with a Gerard Butler appeal to him. A man's man who can get both sides rumbling but still bring a good deal sarcastic humor to the role. We need some older faces in Mystic falls.
Leigh: I think Silas should be a scary CGI monster looking mess.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 is now on hiatus until April 18. Make a bold prediction for the final run of episodes.
Matt: Bonnie will smile.
Miranda: Elena will kill a bunch of people, flip her humanity switch, and then downward spiral into being even more self-loathing than she was as a human. In a word, she'll be insufferable. Also, before killing Silas, the gang will figure out a way to bring Jeremy back. Or just his ripped body
Carissa: There's going to be a setup breaking the originals apart from the new kids on the block. Katherine will be at the heart of it, forcing them to leave behind what has been their home for their previous stomping ground of New Orleans. Hayley's parentage will be deeply ingrained with the originals future and we're in for a vamp/werewolf partnership that will be so powerful they'll have to stay out of Mystic Falls or else prove too dangerous to remain. Eh, not too bold, but a suggestion nonetheless.
Leigh: Do I say my secret wish? That this whole Silas thing somehow brings back Jeremy AND Alaric? (I'm sorry but is Cult really doing well???) Elena is going to kill people until Damon and Stefan lay off and come up with a plan involving Bonnie, Caroline, and Elijah to bring Elena's humanity back. The Cure and Silas will be destroyed. We will see an awesome introductory episode in New Orleans for the backdoor pilot of "The Originals."
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