The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec has been talking up a storm recently. 

And it’s no wonder! She has a lot of explaining to do before Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On.” In an interview with TVLine, Julie broke down what’s going on with Bonnie (Kat Graham), Shane (David Alpay), and Silas.

Basically, Bon-Bon is having her mind messed with by Silas. But just what is the immortal? “What we’ve seen about Silas in the caves is that he can appear as a hallucination,” says Julie. “So the question is, is that what’s happening here? Or is he physically standing before her? Does he look like Shane? Is he taking on Shane’s form? What is going on? What is this guy capable of?”

That last question is very worrisome, but we’ve also heard lots of fans suggest that Shane is Silas’s doppelganger. What are the implications of that? We have no idea, but it may not be the last we see of either form. “As far as we know, Shane on the island has met his terrible demise, although we did not see him take his last breath. You never know on this show,” teases Julie.

Even if we don’t see Silas and his hypnotic effect on Bonnie again, Silas still has plenty of mental tricks up his sleeve. Julie points out, “Bonnie is being extremely controlled and manipulated right now by this Shane/Silas figure. We’ll see that escalate over the next several episodes to its breaking point.”

Will that be before or after she participates in the sacrifice of 12 people?

Source: TVLine