'The Vampire Diaries' EP Caroline Dries and Paul Wesley clear up the Silas confusion: Is he alive, dead, cured, or aging?

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The shocking reveals were a-plenty in last Thursday (Nov. 7) night's "The Vampire Diaries." Stefan got his memories back. Amara is the anchor for Tessa's spell keeping the Other Side intact. Amara's alive, and went straight for the cure even though it was running through Silas' veins. And all that was just in the last five minutes of the episode.

In the wake of all the dramatic game-changing events that went down in "Handle With Care," one huge fact wasn't made all that clear, and left viewers wondering: What on earth happened to Silas now that Amara drained him of the cure? Is he alive, dead, cured, mortal, immortal, or something else entirely?

Zap2it went straight to the "TVD" boss herself, executive producer Caroline Dries, while visiting the set in Atlanta to get some answers. "I feel like people were a little confused by that. But remember what happened with Katherine," Dries tells Zap2it. "Silas ingested the cure from her and now she's aging."

Dries says the problem Katherine is currently dealing with will now happen to Silas, and everything shifts over one person. "That's going to happen now that Amara drank the cure. She's now mortal, and he's now immortal but dying," Dries says. "She just needed to be able to kill herself. It's a very uplifting show. The CW was like, 'Um, we get what you're doing here but you have a number of characters trying to kill themselves. Just be careful.'"

Silas' portrayer, Paul Wesley, was able to shed some more light on the kind of confusing matter. "He was immortal, and then he had the cure in him, but now he can't die," Wesley tells Zap2it. "All he wants to do is die, so he's pissed off and he's going to wreak some havoc. In fact, there's a scene in the next episode which is my favorite scene that I've shot as Silas. It's just really funny, fun, diabolical, and really just well-shot and well-written."

As for how Silas is going to deal with his one true love Amara literally stabbing him in the back in order to drink the cure as soon as she was awakened, Wesley says that we shouldn't assume Silas will seek revenge. "I think he's going to look for a way to be at peace with Amara," Wesley teases.

So Silas is alive, once again can't die, but will be aging. Does that clear up your confusion, "TVD" fans?

"The Vampire Diaries" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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