‘The Vampire Diaries’ Shakes It Up With New Blood And A Same-Sex Romance

When news that The Vampire Diaries was losing its hottest female star, Nina Dobrev, became public, fans of TVD were understandably upset and many feared that the loss meant that The Vampire Diaries had come to a premature end. But the show’s producers aren’t ready to write their swan song just yet. In fact, The Vampire Diaries creative team have some very definite plans to spice up the seventh season, as well as hopes that The Vampire Diaries will endure even longer with an evolving cast of characters.

The Vampire Diaries will be introducing a lesbian couple in season 7, Nora and Mary Louise, who will comprise two-thirds of a trio headed for Mystic Falls. Not to be outdone, The Vampire Diaries‘ lesbian couple will also be vampires, so, as might be expected, Nora and Mary Louise have been living with two secrets for a hundred years.

What will this new couple bring to The Vampire Diaries? It seems there will be some interesting chemistry between the two lovebirds, since Mary Louise is described as the lovey, needy type while Nora is less expressive with her emotions, at least as far as romance is concerned. The Vampire Diaries producers warn that the couple are a team, though, and not to be trifled with…ahem, Damon!

If you’re thinking the third wheel of this trio is a male vamp, think again. Valerie makes up the last third of this new Vampire Diaries trio and she may bring just the right balance of dry humor and sarcasm to help fans move past the memory that Elena is lying in a casket somewhere. Valerie will meet someone special in Mystic Falls.

“She’ll encounter someone who helps her remember the happier, free spirit she once was — and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him in her life.”

Who could that special someone be? Matt? Newly widowed Aleric? Dare it be mentioned: Damon?

As The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec has previously stated, Damon will find himself free to make choices without considering how his decisions will affect the love of his life. Lacking Elena’s guidance, Damon “now has more freedom to kind of be messy with his choices. [Plec thinks] you’ll see a darker Damon with the sort of wisdom of his experience, but a freedom to act out as he may feel like he needs to.”

The Vampire Diaries premieres on October 8 on the CW network.

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