Let’s of course start off this “Vampire Diaries” article with a warning, given that we are still not that far removed from the season 4 finale airing on The CW last night. If you want to avoid any and all spoilers (or you are in Canada and were completely shafted by CTV Two last night), it’s really in your best interest to stop reading now. Otherwise, prepare to dive in and enjoy!
When it comes to returning cast members on the show, there are a few things that we can confirm already. For one, there will be little to no Joseph Morgan – Claire Holt coverage on the new season, mostly because the two are heading to “The Originals” as series regulars. They could still stop by occasionally, but only if their schedules allow. (The two shows will be filming very close to each other, so you really can’t rule anything out.)
Meanwhile, some of the dead seem to be … well, dead again. Sorry, fans of Matt Davis or Nathaniel Buzolic. We can at least say that Kol probably has a heap of opportunities for flashback appearances in “The Originals” given the history that is there. The one exception to the rule is Steven R. McQueen’s Jeremy, who was revived thanks to Bonnie in the finale. Unfortunately, Bonnie has basically traded placed with him and is doing the dead dance.
The good news here is that thanks to Jeremy’s ability, Bonnie is not exactly gone from the story at all. As a matter of fact, executive producer Julie Plec tells Zap2It that there is a rather unique way in which this character can still be integrated in the story:
“Here’s what I’ll say about Bonnie … I haven’t personally seen Being Human, but I do know that they have a ghost character that operates pretty successfully on that show. This is not the last we’ve seen of Bonnie. If anything, she will be right there in the middle of story next season, just with a few new complications.”
This is not the only “Vampire Diaries” season 5 scoop that we have right now. If you also want to read a little bit more on what happens now with Jeremy, and why he was brought back in the first place, you can read about that over at the link here.
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