Julie Plec, responds to complaints and queries submitted via Twitter and EW.com about the hit show's fourth season.
I have a hard time with the saint Stefan vs. demon Damon dynamic. Damon may have impulse-control issues, but he never killed AN ENTIRE MIGRANT VILLAGE. —MsGolden
Damon is a character who needs to be continually judged, so he can absorb that criticism and make decisions for himself about the kind of man and vampire he wants to be…. Stefan is a…walking consequence of his actions…. To pile more onto that seems almost unfair.
I am hating me some Elena. Her constant whining and blaming others for her problems is getting old. —Rachel
Elena’s struggle with [being a vampire] is very much firmly rooted in her character and who she was as a human…. That being said, things take a very significant turn for her in the next couple of weeks, and we’re going to be moving past the ”Oh, poor me” and moving forward into an entirely new predicament.
At what point is this love triangle going to end? It seems unfair to both Damon and Stefan. —ChristineK
[Laughs] Maybe when the show’s over…. The important thing is that these two brothers are on a journey with this girl…and we’re just in the middle of that journey.
Why haven’t the writers put any vamp sex in this season? —EricTheVampLover
Elena is perhaps the messiest vampire eater in history. Why is she always covered in blood after a feed? Bring a napkin, woman. —FreeFerris
She’ll carry a thing of Wet Wipes in her pocket [going forward].
What is going on with Bonnie always being the Debbie Downer of vampire fun?! —@TVDSweetness
From the beginning Bonnie has been the one to say, ”Hey, wait a minute, let’s not be so quick to embrace vampires.”… As much as it’s not necessarily popular, it’s consistent for her character and it’s who she is.
Klaus likes Caroline, but there is virtually no interaction between them. —@Bec_Tynan
November and December are going to be big months for people asking these questions.
BRING ALARIC BACK!!! WAHHHHH!!! —@GingerFierce
[Note: Questions have been edited for length and clarity.]