There’s so much to look forward to in this Thursday’s (March 27) episode of “The Vampire Diaries.” Caroline and Enzo’s road trip. Damon and Elena’s friends with benefits experiment. Shady siblings Luke and Liv make their move. A new Stefan doppelganger. And Jeremy makes a decision that changes everything and leaves Elena devastated. What the what?
With so much up in the air going into “Rescue Me,” Zap2it went straight to the “TVD” bosses Julie Plec and Caroline Dries to get all the scoop we could on what to expect from the intense and fun episode. The biggest thing on our minds? Enzo, Enzo, Enzo.
“Enzo of course is full of mischief as they go off on this journey together,” executive producer Plec tells Zap2it. “He delights in the fact that he’s heard that Caroline has a special soft side for Englishmen with accents. He’s constantly poking at her and being very playful with her and she wants nothing to do with that. But they have fun banter that’s really enjoyable. That’s why it’s so fun to watch them together, but we are by no means trying to create ‘Cenzo’ right off the bat.”
Executive producer Dries agrees that while Caroline and Enzo don’t have a romantic dynamic, it’s heated nonetheless. “She’s so quick and he can’t be bothered, so they have a fun dynamic,” Dries tells Zap2it. “He’s got his own drive that we’ll figure out doesn’t really involve her but it actually highlights a softer side to him.”
But don’t start rooting for Enzo to get what he wants, because spoiler alert: He’s not one of the good guys. “He becomes the bad guy coming up,” Dries reveals. “So he’s not going to be some guy that she wants to take on a date by any means. Enzo’s going to reveal his evil agenda.”
And as for Caroline’s promise to the Travelers that she’ll kill Stefan’s doppelganger in cold blood, Dries and Plec weren’t spilling on whether or not our favorite blonde vampire can actually go through with it. “There is an interesting dilemma that comes out of it,” Dries teases. “In the writer’s room, we’re always looking for conflict and for things to feel new, and I don’t think this is an everyday kind of conflict. She’s going to deal with it and learn a little bit about herself in the meantime.”
Back in Mystic Falls, Jeremy’s going to run into a problem on his own, and will make a decision that will leave Elena “devastated.” What on earth is little Gilbert getting mixed up with?
“Jeremy was the kid that was needed to be taken care of at the beginning of the season. Damon was like, ‘I’ll take care of him while you go to college,'” Dries says. “But Jeremy is like, ‘I’m a hunter, I’m a man, I’m the one person here with a job besides Matt,’ so he’s actually grown into a man. He’s making decisions by himself. So as Elena is flailing about what she wants and what’s right and wrong, Jeremy’s like, ‘I’m putting my foot down. I don’t need protection. I can take care of myself.’ He’s slowly but surely becoming this man, and Elena has to deal with that.”