In the TV business, it’s the showrunner’s job — with his or her creative team — to manage the direction of their show. This means coming up with twists, developing characters, and, when the time comes, helping to create an amazing series finale that will leave fans happy. We’re sure Julie Plec has an idea for how The Vampire Diaries should end, but Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) definitely does!
“This is my own personal thing,” Paul revealed on Huffington Post Live. “I think the [series] finale of The Vampire Diaries, whenever that may be, is that Damon and Stefan will compel Elena to forget everything that ever happened and she goes back to being a human and they walk off into the sunset, take off their [daylight] rings, and burn.”
Wow, we have to hand it to Paul. Not only is that a fitting end, but it’s pretty dang poignant. Stefan and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) have put Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) through quite a lot during the past five seasons and if she could forget everything and get her human life back, it would be all for naught. The only problem is that, once Elena gets to looking around, she might realize that basically her entire family is dead and most of her friends are still supernatural.
We’d love to hear what Julie thinks about Paul’s input — she must really care what he thinks considering he was able to direct a Season 5 episode and he’s slated to go behind the camera in Season 6 as well. Paul is certainly on his way to having more creative control over the show, though we hope Julie “Queen of The CW” Plec sticks around for the long haul.
Do you have an idea about how The Vampire Diaries should end? Hit the comments and let us know how you think the show should say goodbye!