The Vampire Diaries Season 7 and The Originals Season 3 may now be airing on Fridays instead of Thursdays (starting with their midseason premieres on January 29), but don’t think that means that this could be the beginning of the end for either series. (Remember, Supernatural aired on Fridays at one point and is now on Wednesdays.) In fact, there’s even news out there that should make fans who have been wanting a crossover for some time happy.
The Originals began as a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, and while a character or two have shown up on the other series now and then, that doesn’t mean that that has satisfied fans who want to see it happen more often. Fortunately, a crossover is coming, but unfortunately, as TVLine reports, according to CW president Mark Pedowitz, it’s not going to be “the size and scope of” the annual Arrow and The Flash crossover.
The crossover will continue into The Originals, as Stefan stays in town, Plec previewed, “to help Klaus clear up some business that he’s dealing with at the moment that actually has a direct impact on Stefan himself.” Will that have something to do with the teases that have been offered via the flashforwards to three years from now on The Vampire Diaries, or could it involve a more present problem that may not be tied into the future?
In the above promo, Bonnie tells Damon that he’s been dead for three months, but is he really back or is this part of his personal hell? Evidence seems to point to the latter being true.
More evidence seems to come via the interview with executive producer Caroline Dries about and the promotional photo from “Hell Is Other People,” posted by Entertainment Weekly. The photo shows Damon in his days in the Civil War, as briefly glimpsed in “Cold as Ice.” Dries shared that Damon is in “a lot of scenes,” as the focus turns to him for the midseason premiere, a concept episode.
“The episode plunges the audience head first into a not-so-typical Damon mess. It’s a grueling, frustrating, at times even a little hilarious examination of one of our favorite and most damaged characters. Turns out that in the murk of Damon Salvatore’s psyche, redemption isn’t easy to find.”
If the teases from the promo are in fact part of personal hell, could that mean that what’s going on with Stefan is part of the not “easy to find” redemption for Damon?
The Vampire Diaries Season 7 moves to Fridays at 8 p.m. beginning January 29 on the CW.
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