The Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest: Is There Hope for Stelena?

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At the conclusion of The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 16, Damon and Elena tore each other's clothes off and may have broken the bed.

But at PaleyFest last night in Los Angeles, Producer Caroline Dries Dries hinted that Delena may need to soon make room for a redux of Stelena.

“There’s some really good Stelena stuff coming up in the episode Paul directed," Dries said, referring to it as “satisfying” and “nostalgic,” while Paul Wesley added that it’s “reminiscent of season one.”

Hmmm.... interesting.

What other tidbits did the cast and crew provide? It was difficult to hear over a throng of screaming fans, but here's an idea of what viewers can expect as The Vampire Diaries Season 5 heads toward its finale:

Wesley is all for a Caroline-Stefan hookup, while Julie Plec would only say: “Caroline and Stefan have a lot to do together in the next couple episodes/ They go through some stuff together."

So, yes, there's a chance; a lot more of a chance than Klaus and Caroline have of any more hot sex in the woods.

“If they were still on the same show, they might have a brief moment of something,” Plec said. “Right now, [though] Klaus has [his own] shut to do [on The Originals].”

Dries did not confirm exactly where Katherine ended up (“I thought it was pretty obvious - her being dragged away in a church), but teased that we could possibly, maybe, someday see Katherine again: ”Never say never on our show.”

There will be trouble ahead for Stefan. Dries teased that he will soon have a “hard time” and that things “get even worse for Stefan toward the end" of the season.

Damon and Elena have “legit, grown-up conversations” in store, Plec said in response to a question about their status, though Ian Somerhalder piped in and mentioned why those are hard to engage in: “They keep taking their pants off.”

Visit TV Fanatic throughout the week for exclusive red carpet interviews with Dries, Plec, Wesley, Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.

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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.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.