Welcome to Julie’s Diary! Every week during the season, Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec will add an entry to her diary. From answering burning questions to giving behind-the-scenes stories and more, this is a place for fans to hear directly from Plec about the episode they just watched.
It’s Friday night! Thank you for watching “Kill Em All,” written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux and directed by Kellie Cyrus. We’re near the end of the season (we just delivered the season finale today!) and things are heating up. For a Lego live-tweet re-enactment, please follow @ChadFiveash and @JStoteraux.
As you read this, I will likely be sipping my first (second? third???) margarita on the beaches of San Jose Del Cabo. TV hiatus is a miraculous time for a showrunner. It’s a very narrow window (approximately two weeks) where you are allowed to completely fall off the grid without anyone being able to judge you for it. Technically, I don’t start my official hiatus until next Friday, so this is a quick primer-trip for the true vacation. But since my brain is already halfway into hiatus, you’re getting a reduced diary entry this week while I embark on my annual Cabo girls’ weekend with my friends Marguerite, Liz and Tasha. Cheers.
Tidbits from set:
Dalton & Colleagues in the vault: