When Claire Holt first popped on the scene as Rebekah during the third season of “The Vampire Diaries,” there was no guarantee that we were going to be seeing her for very long at all. However, she has since ended up becoming a key player in the franchise — and thanks to her presence on Wickery Bridge, she is even now the reason that Elena is a vampire.
With every action comes a reaction, and you have to believe that the only female vampire among the Originals is going to face some pretty major consequences for what she did in the finale. Speaking per TVLine, executive producer Julie Plec teases just that, and sets up a season 4 storyline for the character that could turn out to be rather interesting in terms of how an immortal character can still be troubled by superficial matters:
“What I’m excited about with Rebekah [in Season 4], specifically, is that we have never had a true antagonist on a human/teenage level … We’ve never had our Valerie [from Beverly Hills, 90210] or our Amanda Woodward [from Melrose Place]. And with Rebekah, who is so vulnerable and damaged but has that tough exterior, we get to see a queen bee in action; we get to see a mean girl. As we get into the second half of their senior year, here’s Rebekah, still in Mystic Falls, heading back to school, completely ostracized from the community of people that she knows because of what she did to Elena and Matt [in the finale]. She’s completely loathed by the one guy [Matt] that she had a crush on, and also by her past love [Stefan]. What’s she going to do about that? How does a vampire, who has all kinds of mind control capabilities and sass, carve her way into the high school world when the people that we love hate her guts? Once she gets over the hump of being “World’s Most Hated” in the yearbook, how will she live? And what will her life be like?”
As for Rebekah’s brother, you can’t forget that Klaus will still have a major role in Mystic Falls — even if he is at first trapped inside of Tyler Lockwood’s body while he tries to figure out just how to salvage is own. Plec claims that the original plan was to kill off the signature villain at the end of season 3, but they could not bring themselves to do it thanks to the talent of Joseph Morgan.
Do you think that Rebekah could become a better villain during season 4?
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