Characters can die at any moment on The Vampire Diaries. No one knows this better than Kayla Ewell, whose on-screen counterpart Vicki Donovan was the first major character to be killed off in Season 1. One hundred episodes and many a guest appearance later, Kayla gives us insight into how the TVD cast is feeling moving into Season 6 — and just how final death is.
“I think everyone’s really grateful because, in a show like this, you never know,” Kayla told PopSugar of the TVD cast’s outlook heading into the show’s sixth season. “You can die or they can cancel the show at any moment, so you know it’s just one of those things where we’re still just enjoying each moment as it comes and it’s such a close-knit cast, you know, everyone’s in their 20s and 30s. Everyone’s truly friends, so it’s really been quite a cool experience.”
After her last appearance in late Season 5, we think Vicki really might be gone for good — after all, she was sucked into one of those pesky Vortexes of Doom — but you never can be sure on this show. Kayla teased: “Isn’t it crazy? I mean you think on that show once you’re dead, then you’re dead, but it’s so not true. It’s kind of crazy. You just never know. And that’s the thing about a supernatural show: things can happen. Anything can happen, which I think that’s why the fans continue to watch after so many years and I think we have the best fans.”
If that was Kayla’s last appearance, what a way to go for Vicki — and Kayla agrees, saying: “It was a really cool moment for me because there’s always been such a wonderful relationship between Matt and Vicki, so to show up and kind of be that loving sister again has been such an honor.” We do love the Donovan siblings. It brings a tear to our eye to think we may have seen the last of their interaction…\
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