'The Vampire Diaries' EPs dish on Season 5 finale, promise love for Matt in Season 6
The lone human on The CW series has been very unlucky in love in the past, most recently when his ... well, not a relationship, but whatever it was he had with Nadia (Olga Fonda) ended abruptly with her death, caused by his BFF Tyler's (Michael Trevino) werewolf bite. Oops?
When Zap2it asked "TVD" executive producer Caroline Dries at PaleyFest if Matt will ever find love, she dropped this little nugget that should make Matt Donovan fans very happy. "Poor Matt," Dries says with a laugh. "Yes, I think so."
When pushed to elaborate, Dries obliged. "We're going to try something in Season 6 that we've been percolating on that I think will really help Matt's storyline," Dries says. "It's hard to give him these overarching love storylines because we're just like, what's the genre? Genre, genre, genre. It's hard because we have like 40 hundred thousand characters on the show, you know? To give them all very interesting, dynamic story lines is hard but we have something planned for him."
And that's not all the scoop we squeezed out of Dries -- she also revealed that she had just officially handed the finale script in. "The finale will be emotional," Dries says. "We'll get to see a lot of our favorite friends from the past possibly pop in. Basically, every place on the show where s*** can possibly go wrong, it goes wrong. Just when you think, oh it can't get worse than that, it does."
Zap2it also caught up with executive producer Julie Plec, who revealed a little more detail about the finale. "There are going to be a lot of goodbyes as we realize The Other Side is disintegrating and not everybody is going to survive that," Plec warns. "We're going to have to say goodbye to some characters that we've grown to love over the years."
Emotional goodbyes, high-stakes problems and familiar faces popping up? Sounds like the perfect "TVD" finale. But there is one thing fans shouldn't expect to see: Crossovers with "The Originals."
"Not this season," Dries says. "It is exhausting trying to schedule those guys. It's so weird to me, now watching 'The Originals,' they're so deep into it. Doesn't it feel like it's a completely different tone than our show? I know people want Caroline to go over there, but I'm trying to picture her being in New Orleans, and it just doesn't feel like a good fit. So the rest of this season, no more crossovers."
Don't go sharpening your pitchforks just yet, though. "Next season, that's a whole new can of worms," Dries says with a laugh.
"The Vampire Diaries" returns with all-new episodes Thursday, April 17 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.