Are you ready to celebrate
Thanksgiving Friendsgiving, Vampire Diaries Fanatics?
On The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 8 tonight, Elena and Caroline will host the show's unique take on Turkey Day, with Candice Accola telling us during an Atlanta set visit this week that the setting offers a nice “human situation” for a series that so often focuses on the supernatural.
“You’ll see these friends interact and come together to just celebrate a normal holiday,” the actress said. "It’s a nice foundation for the episode to build on."
But this is The Vampire Diaries, of course. So Accola was quick to add:
"Obviously, some madness will ensue."
It looks as if that madness will be centered on some witches, as viewers will learn more about Liv and Luke's coven, while Jo will find herself in serious danger.
For Caroline, however, she'll be more concerned initially with matters of the heart than matters of life and death.
“They’ve cut all romance from the show,” Accola joked before delving into the aftermath of her character's awkward discussion with Stefan on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 7.
“Normally, she likes to cover it up and pretend everything is fine, so we’ll see a little bit of that,” Accola said about how she’ll respond to essentially being rejected last Thursday night, adding:
"Caroline is very much still embarrassed at having realized her feelings and she’s found the only way to deal with it is to say what she said last episode: 'I hate you... because if I don’t hate you, I’d hate myself.' That’s gonna be a theme carried out over the next couple episodes."
Finally, how will Caroline handle a holiday away from her home?
“Mystic Falls is still very close to her heart and it’s difficult [to be away],” Accola said. “What was so great about Caroline and Klaus’ relationship is that it was the first time Caroline realized there’s a whole world out there. She's a homebody."
Accola concluded that the theme of missing home will continue through holiday episodes in December, which will also feature the kind of flashbacks fans of the series have grown to love.
Stay tuned to TV Fanatic over the next few days for more TVD set scoop from Julie Plec, Ian Somerhalder and Chris Wood.
Miranda Wicker is a Staff Writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.