“Our challenge is, how can we use Jenna in stronger ways, so that the fact that she’s oblivious is helping us with our storytelling and with her relationship with Alaric? How can we build a story out of Matt being stuck between wanting to be with Caroline but becoming very suspicious of the friendship that’s been brewing between Caroline and Tyler? We love those characters [Matt and Jenna]. Everyday, we say this should be the episode where Jenna finds out just so she can finally get a good storyline, and then we have to talk ourselves off of that because the impact of that for the series is a little bit scary. Who knows? It could happen two episodes from now, or two seasons from now. It’s hard to say.”
The rest of the article – over at Entertainment Weekly.