Nina talks about the latest shocking development in the show and the devastating impact of Jeremy’s death on Elena’s character:
Jeremy was the last person she had left, so it’s very likely that Elena could go off the deep end now that she doesn’t have the one thing that kept her human. Elena wants to protect the people she loves and saw this new-found strength as a way to protect everyone. But, in this case, she couldn’t protect Jeremy and lost the only family member she had left. She won’t take it lightly. It’s going to destroy her.
Losing Jeremy really, really, really changes Elena. Sometimes people recover from tragedy and sometimes they don’t — but it’s a long journey for her. Elena’s mourning period is much different than any I’ve ever seen depicted on TV before. She goes off the deep end and spirals downwards into a black hole of death and sadness and misery. I mean, your instinct is right when you asked if we’ll see an Elena who embraces her vampire side to a different degree. It’s an Elena we haven’t seen before, and you’ll be shocked, quite frankly. I was very surprised where the episodes take her because it’s almost like she’s a completely different person that you won’t recognize to some degree.
Read the full interview at ET Online: Death Changes Elena Forever