Did The Vampire Diaries' Elena Gilbert finally have a happy ending? It seems that way — for now.
On the Season 4 finale, Mystic Falls' leading lady confessed her love for Damon (Ian Somerhalder), beat her doppelganger Katherine (Nina Dobrev) at her own game by making her mortal, and even got her brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), back. So is Dobrev hopeful for her character's immediate future?
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Elena's humanity is back, but has the old Elena really returned?
"Without a doubt she's forever changed, but she's on a slow climb back to returning to an Elena driven by love, compassion and loyalty," Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com.
After Elena (Nina Dobrev) acted like a brat — and that's putting it nicely — for the last few episodes, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) exhausted all their options before ultimately killing Matt (Zach Roerig). Fortunately he had his life-saving ring on, but Elena wasn't made aware of that until the emotions came flooding back. Now that she can feel again, will she return to being the newbie vamp she was prior to her brother's death? And how far will she go to succeed in her latest mission to kill Katherine? Plec spills below.
Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
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Recently, he signed on to as the spokesperson for Cree's LED light bulbs, an energy-efficient, mercury-free bulb. Somerhalder invited TVGuide.com to go behind the scenes of his photo shoot for Cree, where he explained how fame has awarded him the opportunity to pursue his passions.
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"Considering that Damon was a major whore in the '70s, there's a possibility of any woman Damon is around, he's going to try to seduce," Somerhalder tells TVGuide.com.
Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
What does The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore think of the new, emotionless Elena? He's a bit conflicted.
"I really want her to be my hot sexy vampire girlfriend, but I really don't want her killing everybody," Ian Somerhalder says in this week's Vampire Diaries Bite.
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After a two-week hiatus, the CW show returns on Thurs (8/7c) and from the looks of it, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) — whose emotions were shut off by Damon when she was overly distraught by her brother's death -- is going to be one reckless and carefree woman.
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"She's going to be kicking the boys' asses a lot, I mean I literally get my ass kicked by Elena every episode now," Somerhalder says. "But it's super cool to see this super empowered woman where the boys aren't scared she's going to walk out the door and get killed because she's a badass chick who can hold her own."
But how might Damon end up pushing Elena back into the arms of his brother, Stefan (Paul Wesley)? And what does Somerhalder say about filming the prom episode?
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Nina Dobrev and Zach Roerig
Get ready for vampire Elena Gilbert 2.0.
Just as The Vampire Diaries' Elena (Nina Dobrev) was getting used to the idea of being a vampire, she learned there could be a cure. But with that quest leading to the death of her brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) forcing Elena to shut off her emotions so she could deal, Elena has now become a force to be reckoned with.
"The second half [of the season] is about Elena now being a vampire with all the true definitions of the word: She's driven by a desire to feed and she doesn't care who she hurts along the way," executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com. "She's certainly not going to be pleased about who's trying to stop her from being the way she wants to be. So now it's like what trouble does she get herself into, what does everyone else try to do to help her or to stop her or to defeat her or to give up on her."