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She is a part vampire, she has been ever since birth due to that whole thing with Klaus that happened with her family. you just did not read to that part. She kind of...keeps secret from everyone about what she does at night. Its pretty much tvd-style "oh by the way" bomb drop.
Her and alaric's relationship is anything but normal :))) And yes, pretty little liars is quite a good shot towards how they were. She sort of plays around with him till they actually develop real relationship.
And yeh, she might not be as young in the show. Possibly student at the university, teaching/helping at university or something like that, a bit younger than Alaric but not THAT younger. She would still be able to be friend-ish to Elena and have relationship with Alaric AND it would slowly introduce whole university life into which, hopefully Elena will go after graduating. :)
Meredith is a half-vampire half-human(even smallest ammount of blood would turn her) who masquerades as Elena's completely normal high-school friend in the books, builds interesting relationship with Alaric and spends nights secretly hunting and killing vampires and other things. She is completely cynnical, wry , dark, calculating, stable, unhindered by anything and sarcastic.
Hell, Damon is AFRAID of her and completely looses his snarky and cool attitude around her. And thats even before she reveals her secret(s) and how she is exactly connected to Klaus.
Theoretically the portrayal, personality and role of Buffy in last three seasons of BtVS is greatly inspired by Meredith, however Meredith does not have an actual clear counter-part in that show.
Comments by J.Plec quite clearly indicate they will add Meredith.
And yes. I too fear that Elena will YET again be overshadowed by "oh look new great badass characters in town! lets focus on them!" style of plot ideas...
as for spell consequences, season5 first episode sort of hints at them.
She sort of has to be introduced next season, since we have all this focus on Klaus and Meredith had quite a big connection to Klaus storyline in the books.
Not ot mention its a perfect moment to set up her and ALaric relationship.
Also - phrases said by characters in Restless are said again in the plotline over the course of next three seasons.
Originally CW was two different channels - WB and UPN. Buffy tv show originated in those channels. The first five seasons aired on WB and the last two(due to being darker in nature and having higher age rating and etc) in UPN.
AS for Season4 Finale...well...it bassically spoils the entire plot of tv show :) Everything. It, as well as Season1 episode "Nightmares", Season 4 finale "Restless" and 9th episode of season 4 foreshadows a lot of plotlines to come.
Restless plot was bassically that due to the spell they did, they all, as well as the very first slayer, participated in a joint prophetic dream.
As hinted by the season2 episode with Buffy's birthday, where buffy dreamt willow talking in french(and bassically saying the phrase Oz said to her about monkey cookie being only one with clothes, a phrase Buffy was not around to hear) and faith-buffy dreams, prophetic dreams sort-of tap into unconscious minds of everyone alive and thus self-aware participants might interact and appear in each other's dreams.
In case of "Restless", it connected the minds of Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles and First Slayer, creating extreme representations of their inner selves, as well as the things to come. A lot of things in this episode hint at future personal plotpoints up to the very end of series. As well as certain huge tragedies to come. Once one finishes watching the show, it is worth to rewatch that certain episode to completely understand what happens there.
If you notice, each season had hints towards the upcomming one:
Season 1 mentioned Angelus.
Season 2 mentioned mayor.
Season 1 2 and 3 sort of hinted at government awareness of supernatural forces.
Season 4 has a lot of important mentions referencing to the season 5(actually the very first mention of season 5 plot was in buffy's dream in the end of season 3 where faith provided a cryptic "Little Miss Muffet counting down from 7-3-0" answer to buffy's "i have to do something if forgot". 730 is the amount of days that were left till season5 finale and one of biggest events in buffy's life)
THE ONLY thing that has no foreshadowing value of future plotlines in Restless was Cheeseman. That guy meant completely nothing.
I am betting it won't be that easy(considering that is exactly what characters assumed).
Betting on either:- Siobhan being alive and hiding, setting up Bridget for something bad. We know that both sisters are certainly no angels and Siobhan seemingly was a very manipulative woman. - Bridgett having killed Siobhan herself.
IMO the best thing would be if Ripper-Stefan outKlauses Klaus, taking over whatever he is planning to do, thus somehow taking over the role as big bad for a while around mid-season. However I doubt this show has the balls to dirty stefan up in that level.
Second best thing would be on if Stefan was actually twisted. We know Damon does things he did because he can't help it, so why not have Stefan do bad things because he ENJOYS them? Psychologically torturing main characters, killing some recurring or regular character, etc. However Yet again I fear this show would fear to let Stefan do anything remotelly evil or twisted...
The difference is:
- Will he BE bad evil super duper awesome snarky evil ripper Stefan who manages to do lasting damage and something horrible and twisted. (think: Angelus)
- Will we be told on just how "bad" he is while he sulks around chugging blood for five episodes and then turns good without any lasting effects to other characters.
It has more to do with the overall skill and vision than effects, IMO.
As for editor, after effects or sony vegas are way better choices than WMM. WMM is only good for generic family photo slideshows and stuff, it does not have stability nor features :)