Comic-Con 2013: 'The Vampire Diaries' panel returns and fans scream

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Throughout its run on The CW, "The Vampire Diaries" has been a popular Comic-Con attraction. The show's panel at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con was no exception. Filling Ballroom 20 on Saturday (July 20), the panel featured stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham and Candice Accola -- along with executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.

The Q&A portion of the panel started after a sizzle reel video that mostly recapped the Damon-Elena and Stefan-Elena relationships. Although there was one little surprise -- Silas-as-Stefan makes a speech in front of a bunch of townies, talking about drinking lots of blood and wanting to control them all.

That can't be a good thing for the everyone else on the show.

What are some more highlights of the show?

  • "Don't downplay the smolder-holder." - Paul Wesley to Ian Somerhalder
  • "He's very polite. He doesn't rip their heads off. There's something soothing about him feeding on you." - Paul Wesley on the character of Silas
  • Nina Dobrev considered using fake blood to help get her through security faster on her flight out to Comic-Con.
  • Julie Plec wouldn't commit to Silas being the "big bad" of the season.
  • Katherine -- now a human -- will have to suffer through a cold early on in the season.
  • "Why are we pursuing higher education? We're all murderers!" - Paul Wesley
  • "There are men at college." - Candice Accola when asked about new guys to be met at college
  • Jeremy -- suddenly and inexplicably alive -- will be living with Damon when Elena goes off to college.
  • "If I had to say "the cure" one more time, I was going to jump off the roof of our stage building. And I love the band, The Cure!" - Ian Somerhalder
  • "It's going to be a nude musical episode." - Ian Somerhalder on the upcoming 100th episode of "The Vampire Diaries." We'll assume he was joking.
  • There are no immediate plans to bring Klaus back from "The Originals" to "The Vampire Diaries."
  • Since Bonnie is on the Other Side, "TVD" will be showing the ghosts' perspective throughout the season.
  • "I'll mold your clay." - Ian Somerhalder to Paul Wesley (referencing that one scene in "Ghost")
  • Julie Plec would very much like to bring Alaric back from the dead. Ian Somerhalder concurs.


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