Though Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) promised to keep his love life a “low-vampire zone” in The Vampire Diaries Season 4 finale, he still agreed to ride off into the sunset with Rebekah (Claire Holt) on a magical vacation. At least for now.

We hope they don’t killed each other on their trip. You know how couples — and pseudo-couples — tend to fight on vacation! And Rebekah has already almost murdered Matt once...

Here’s the thing. Bex is leaving for New Orleans when The Originals starts in the fall. Because of her familial ties, the vampire will have to abandon her quarterback, who swore their fling was only temporary anyway. But executive producer Julie Plec tells TV Guide that their romance might now be over right away.

Season 5 of TVD will experience a bit of a time jump. The summer will be over, and those who were accepted to institutions of higher learning will go to college. As for Matt and Rebekah, “We'll definitely see them when we start up next season,” Julie says. “As far as I know they may even still be in Europe when we find them.”

That would be fun to see! But if she’s still on vacation, it sounds like Bex is unsure if she’ll move to Louisiana. It's less likely we’ll actually start Matt’s story on The Originals. “We do have the ability to use Rebekah on either show in the beginning,” Julie tells TVLine.

Perhaps his time with Rebekah will soften Matt to the idea of a vampire girlfriend. After all, there aren’t that many human girls left in Mystic Falls. Or maybe he will let the Original compel him into Whitmore College, where some of his old friends are going. The non-supernatural pickings might be less slim there.

Either way, we hope Rebekah and Matt stay pen pals at the very least. And Matt could do a lot worse than spending his spring break in New Orleans.

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