Another year, another pageant. They do love their Founder’s Day events in Mystic Falls, and in Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 7, the town is getting gussied up for the Miss Mystic Falls pageant. Fancy dress party!
In Season 1, Elena (Nina Dobrev) was escorted by Stefan (Paul Wesley), though he got a little sidetracked munching on another contestant for the crown, so Damon (Ian Somerhalder) stepped in. This year, neither Salvatore gets the honor. Instead, Matt (Zach Roerig) ends up as Elena’s date.
As Zach told MTV, “The thing about Matt and Elena's friendship is that it's kind of never been really seen on screen except for last year with the flashbacks. It's always been understood that they shared this childhood experience together. But now, the fact that Elena gave up her life for Matt — and then Matt allowing Elena to feed from him — it's just a like a sacrifice on both ends on an extreme level that brings them really close together."
Aw, Elena is definitely going to need her pal Matt now that she and Stefan have broken up. And let's hope Elena has her cravings under control and won't make another lunge for Matt's neck. Not that he remembers that happening.
Zach says even if his character does live through high school, he may never leave Mystic Falls. "I don't think Matt would go to college, even if the main group went to college, because at the end of the day, someone has to stay back in Mystic Falls,” says Zach. After all, someone has to watch out for Elena’s little bro, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). As Zach points out, “Jeremy will still be in high school. And this season especially, you start to see a brotherly love emerge between Matt and Jeremy."
If anyone needs a bromance, it’s those two!