The Vampire Diaries left quite a few people in jeopardy in its Thursday night finale, and when the cast hit the carpet at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, even they were full of burning questions. “I think you’re going to be asking, is that person really dead?” said Michael Trevino, whose character Tyler narrowly escaped serious injuries in a car accident on last night’s show.
For now it seems like Anna (Malese Jow) and Mayor Lockwood (Robert Pralgo) are goners. “It doesn’t look too good,” confirms Candice Accola. “The writers, I think, are capable of doing anything, but there is a stake and there is a head-snap involved.” Though she says they are all aware of the occupational hazards that come with being on a vampire show, it doesn’t make farewells any easier. “We do get really close, so when it’s time for them to go and move on it gives you a little pang in your tummy.”
Accola may have a little pang in her tummy as well, due to her undecided fate. Her character Caroline was left with internal bleeding, and the viewers none the wiser. Accola shares their curiosity. “I really don’t know [what’s going to happen,]” she tells us. “We have two months of agonizing, twiddling our thumbs in frustration, to find out what’s happening.”
One thing that’s definite is the return of evil Katherine, and Nina Dobrev (Elena) is looking forward to playing both parts in season 2. “I’m going to be playing two characters at once, so it’s going to be challenging, but it’s going to be fun and interesting,” she says. “She wreaked so much havoc before she was even here. For 21 episodes everyone teased everything she’s done and how horrible she is and how complicated she makes everyone’s lives. So now that she’s back you can imagine what next season is going to be like. It’s going to be bloody and scary and gory. A lot of people are going to die.”