It’s that time of year when Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec starts making us very nervous about the season finale. Season 4, Episode 23, “Graduation” is just around the corner, and she calls it “Bold and potentially devastating.” Groan. We can’t handle much more devastation!
First, though, we have Season 4, Episode 22, “The Walking Dead,” in which a number of dearly departed ghosts come back to haunt Mystic Falls after Bonnie (Kat Graham) drops the veil to the Other Side. Not every spirit is in a friendly mood, Julie tells ETOnline. She says the writers thought long and hard about who to bring back — Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) included.
Julie explains, “If you look at the season as a whole, you'll realize every person we see again fits into the body. Knowing at the beginning of the year where we wanted to end, and how we wanted to end it, we made the season a lot about loss and feeling disconnected from the ones you love.”
Despite that warm-and-squishy sentiment, Kol isn’t a happy haunter. “He's an enemy who is very pissed that Elena had a hand in his death,” teases Julie. “He's coming back with an ax to grind. There's also, let's not forget, a lot of people who died over the year in the name of resurrecting Silas. As promised, that is going to have some ugly consequences.”
Uh-oh. Caroline (Candice Accola) could have some witch-issues on her hands! Maybe she and Elena should go and hide somewhere until this whole veil thing blows over.