There will be some tough goodbyes in the Season 4 finale of The Vampire Diaries — and we’re not even talking about that rumored death! Lots of characters are heading out of Mystic Falls. Julie Plec tells TVFanatic that with some familiar characters moving on to The Originals next fall, some newcomers will take their places in Season 5 of TVD.
“We’re definitely going to see some new faces,” says Julie. “Some of our characters are going to go to college and Mystic Falls will have lost some of its vampire population and so there’s going to be new opportunities, new villains, and new friends in Season 5.”
Sigh. We hate change. But we are excited to watch Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) in New Orleans — especially if some Mystic Falls people can drop in every now and again. Julie explains there will definitely be crossover opportunities, saying, “I think that we have characters moving from one life to another and they have connections from where they have just moved from so we’re not going to pretend like that connection never existed. If anything, they’re going to be very present emotionally in the new series and it’s just a matter of what opportunities can happen [and] when to pay a little visit from one show to the other.”
But before Originals can start visiting their Mystic Falls crushes and vice versa, there has to be some closure on these relationships. For instance, Rebekah and Matt (Zach Roerig) have had a connection toward the end of Season 4. “Believe it or not, Rebekah gets a nice moment or two where you feel like the girl might actually have a little fun,” Julie teases.
While she won’t say if it’s a Mabekah moment, we’ll keep our fingers crossed. They both could use a bit of fun.