We don’t know about you but our minds are chock-full of questions after all the chaos that erupted in the Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale. It’s safe to reason that the cliffhangers in “Home” not only left us traumatized and utterly shattered, but it also raised left us grappling blindly for answers. What the freak happened to Bonnie and Damon? Is Alaric sticking around Mystic Falls? Is Tyler a human — and does this mean every other bloodsucker who returned with him has also been cured of their vampirism? Luckily, we don’t have to wait until The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premieres to bite into juicy details about what’s to come now that The Other Side has been demolished and a handful of fan-favorite characters are presumably dead; executive producer Julie Plec has shared some exciting tidbits in an interview with TVLine.com!
Dive into a fresh batch of spoilers below, and be sure to check out Andy Swift’s FULL amazing interview over at TV Line: http://bit.ly/S0LlFd!
- Heaven Versus Hell: Julie revealed that Grams, Lexi, and Aunt Jenna have definitely found peace and that Markos, Silas, and the other unfortunate souls who were sucked away into oblivion, are gone for good from the show. (RIP for Real Vicky Donovan and Katherine Pierce.)
- Tyler is No Longer A Hybrid: The good news? He won’t have to worry about pesky vampire weaknesses (stake to the heart, sunburns, etc) anymore. The bad news? It’s back to chains and dungeons for this raven-haired dude. According to Julie, Tyler is once again a human with a werewolf gene. “He won’t be that messed-up kid with all the aggression he can’t understand; now he knows where it’s coming from,” she explains. “But he’s still going to have to work hard to keep his temperaments reigned in, and to find an outlet for that physical frustration that comes along with having the werewolf gene.”
- Alaric Still Has Fangs: Yes, he’s a series regular. Yes, he still looks like a rugged handsome mofo. And, yes, he’s still a vampire. “He’ll struggle with what he’s become and how he’s supposed to live with that,” Julie points out. Uh-oh. Watch out! (FYI: No word yet on whether or not he’ll return to teaching history.)
- Stefan’s Mental State Remains Questionable: The poor guy lost his brother and his best friend all in one night. The real heartbreaking kicker? He didn’t even get to say goodbye to either of them. So where will TVD Season 6 find Mister Hero Hair? Will he be able to cope with these profound losses or will he turn off his humanity (much like we have) and turn into a full-fledged Ripper? Julie has decided to keep Stefan’s mourning process a mystery for now but she did tease the following: “He could go light, he could go dark, he could go pure, he could lose his mind and get on a motorcycle and drive to Miami. So what he ultimately ends up doing will be an interesting reflection on his state of mind at the moment — and very fun for Paul [Wesley] to play.”
- The Return of Enzo: According to Julie, Michael Malarkey is now a series regular, and we’ll be hearing his sexy accent a lot more often. Oh, yea — the handsome devil will continue to be a “thorn in a couple people’s sides.” Hooray for more Enzonator drama! Drinks all around!
- Are Bonnie & Damon Officially Dead? Julie Plec teased the following: “I think it means there’s a mystery attached to how the show ended. Did they die? Did they find peace? Are they still on the Other Side? Does the Other Side still exist? If not, where the hell are they? And will they ever come back? Certainly, we will see Ian [Somerhalder] and Kat [Graham] again, but where and in what context? That’s part of the mystery of Season 6.”
- Matt Donovan is the Luckiest Lad of Them All: While everyone was off dying and crying, Matty Blue Eyes was living large. And, for the first time in a long while, he actually didn’t have his neck snapped like a twig by a Traveler, vampire, or some other worldly creature. So what does the future hold for him? We may very well be mistaken but it sounds as the former Mystic Grill bus boy, fresh out of a job considering how his workplace went kaboom, is going to take a page out of Sheriff Forbes’ book and explore law enforcement. (Those eyes? That uniform? We ship it.) “Weirdly enough, in spite of the grief attached to the circumstance of what happened, Matt Donovan came out the other side in the strongest way. He’s in a town with no supernatural entities, he’s out of high school, he’s grown into a young man, and he begins to find his way as he steps out on a new career path that might lead him to being someone you’d like to have protecting you in the town of Mystic Falls,” Julie teased to TV Line. “He’s living a pretty decent life, so it’s sad that his friends can’t be there with him, but at least it’s peaceful.”
What’s the biggest question on your mind about The Vampire Diaries Season 6? Which character’s journey are most looking forward to watching when the show returns to The CW in October 2014? Hit the comments below and let us know!