For students who rarely attend class, school is going to factor pretty majorly into Vampire Diaries Season 4. Entertainment Weekly has an interview with executive producer Julie Plec about what the gang will face this year, and why it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. (We may or may not have stolen that last part from Boyz II Men.)

We already learned that Elena (Nina Dobrev) will face a right of passage: graduation. But Julie tells EW that the ceremony (which may or not be part of the show) is more of a symbol for all the questions the new vamp and her friends must ask themselves, saying:

“... the writers and I are really focusing on that time in your life as your adolescence is coming to an end, that milestone of graduation, and you are making decisions: Do I leave home for good? Do I stay? Can I part with this town that’s been so important to me? Do I part with these people who have been so important to me? Am I going out into the world and starting a life and growing up? Or am I gonna hide here where I’m comfortable even if it’s not the best place for me?”

Maybe half the characters will head to New York City, à la Glee, to chase their dreams of becoming Broadway stars! Nah. Well, maybe Elijah (Daniel Gillies)...

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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