Just like fans, Plec is very excited to see what Season 5 brings for everyone’s favorite Mystic Falls vamps. “[There’s] college, Paul Wesley playing two characters, a human Katherine… My god, like how great. Like the first time she catches a cold, how friggin’ pissed is she going to be?” the EP laughed. “You know, a new relationship with Damon and Elena trying to make it work and a villain in their midst that they don’t know is a villain in the beginning.”
The gang’s journey to Whitmore College, which is located about 30-45 minutes away from Mystic Falls, will also bring a whole new set of adventures. “I think that there’s going to be some great new characters and a great new world with the college thing. And some great romance and a pretty cool mythology in terms of Silas and the mystery of his past.”
Speaking of that unknown villain, Julie said fans will really enjoy Stefan’s doppelganger story line, which will allow Paul Wesley to flex his acting muscles as two completely different characters.
“[There will be] a pretty cool mythology that will carry on in terms of Silas, and the mystery of his past — 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,” she said.
During Lexi’s return at the end of this season’s epic finale, she went so far as to intimate that there might be something more than JUST friendship in store for Caroline and Stefan down the road. Julie admitted that the friendship is important to both parties but was otherwise cagey on the subject. […]
Julie went on to discuss how the chemistry between the two characters really began to develop during season two. It was then she realized that Stefan had found another “soul friend.” During season two, this became apparent, between their heartfelt talks and their playful banter. “They are so charming together,” said Julie.