While we love The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec, we don’t always envy her! We are right in the thick of the show’s fourth season, and there is a lot going on: Cures, hunters, Originals, love triangles, sire bonds, witch hypnosis…the list goes on. And Plec is the woman responsible for figuring all this out. No easy task. 

How will she do it? Plec addressed these very important issues in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. How long will TVD last, and how will it end? What will become of our favorite on-screen vamps, hybrids, and witches? Does she have a master plan?

“I think the question in a show like The Vampire Diaries is really how Damon, Elena, and Stefan’s journey ends,” Plec said, though she was super cagey on the details of those individual endings. “We know how we want Elena’s journey to end as it relates to both her character and her relationship with the two brothers, and how we want the brothers’ relationship with each other to end.” What a tease!

Plec was equally vague on when these endings will take place, but it sounds like that has more to do with show stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev than anything else. “That could come in year 6, if [the actors] decided they were ready to move on,” she said of her show’s grand finale. “Or it could come in year 10, you never know.”

We may not know, but we can hope: Ten! Ten! Ten!

Source: Entertainment Weekly