The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premiere was definitely one that left fans with a lot of unanswered questions. Although Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) were still alive, no one seemed to know where, exactly, they ended up.
According to executive producer Caroline Dries, that’s precisely the point. Instead of giving viewers a definitive answer right away, the writers decided to tease the next episode in the best possible way. There’s nothing like a really good cliffhanger, especially when it makes you insanely excited for the next installment to arrive.
During her recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Dries said that’s exactly what they set out to do with the Vampire Diaries Season 6 premiere. To get fans ready for the next round of episodes, they decided to leave one major question unanswered.
“That’s the mystery. You’ll find out. It’s just supposed to be a tease. They’re somewhere, and we’ll find out in the next episode… We wanted to tease people and be like, ‘Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about them.’ You’re supposed to be like, ‘Wait, what?'”
As you can tell from these Twitter reactions, it certainly worked.
Vampire diaries has like 100 plot twists in one episode
— Franki Jo (@Frankiboo4life) October 5, 2014
Vampire diaries season 6,1 is just too much to handle
— olly (@MollyBinks1) October 4, 2014
If the last episode of vampire diaries didn’t make you cry, you are not emotionally invented in the show.
— Gab (@itsgabbybaby) October 4, 2014
According to Wetpaint Entertainment, Season 6 Episode 2 of The Vampire Diaries should give fans a better idea of what happened to Bonnie and Damon. The episode, entitled “Yellow Ledbetter,” finds the pair living the same day over and over again. May 10, 1994, to be exactly. It’s kind of like the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day or the Tom Cruise flick Edge of Tomorrow, except with really pointy fangs.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the Vampire Diaries executive producer said fans of the dopplegangers shouldn’t hang their hopes on an appearance this season. Although anything is possible, Dries told HitFix that they’re avoiding them at this stage in the game.
“I just finished episode 10. We haven’t said it once in 10 episodes. In the writers’ room sometimes we’ll be like, ‘Ugh. Maybe this is a doppelganger thing’ and like, ‘Nope. Don’t say that word. Somebody think of a different idea.’ We’ve been pretty diligent about that. And I’m pretty sure if we say it, it’s just to make fun of it. I really am proud of actually the whole doppelganger thing, but I get it. It’s like, ‘We did that story, so moving on…'”
What did you think about the Vampire Diaries Season 6 premiere?
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