Elena met her fate in the Season 3 finale after her fateful trip over Wickery Bridge left her on a slab in the morgue. But don’t worry: She will be back next season, along with her portrayer, Nina Dobrev, who joined the rest of the cast and executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson at their Comic-Con panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Debra Birnbaum, on Saturday dish about the upcoming season. (Turns out, Elena was supposed to become a vampire in Season 2, so this has been a long time coming!)
Elena the vampire: “Obviously, Elena is going through a new change, and Damon [Ian Somerhalder] and Stefan [Paul Wesley] will have to deal with that change,” Plec teased. Added Dobrev: “Elena has had some pretty crazy experiences. Now she actually dies and comes back as a vampire. Everything is going to be heightened and she’s constantly going to be struggling with herself” because she’s never wanted to be a vampire. Plus: Dobrev said she is struggling with herself in figuring out how to make vampire Elena different from Katherine.
Bad boy Damon is back: Damon spent the first three seasons trying to be something he’s not in order to please those around him, but Damon in Season 4 will not be doing that anymore. “He is not a nice guy,” Somerhalder said ominously.
Will Katherine return? It doesn’t sound like Elena’s doppelganger will be around this season. “Katherine will not show her little face until Klaus [Joseph Morgan] is no longer a threat,” Plec said.
Meredith will! Since Mystic Falls has a dearth of adults now, Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) will be staying in town. “She’s part of the family now,” Plec said. Continue Reading…