'The Vampire Diaries': Steven R. McQueen can't give up the ghost
For "The Vampire Diaries" resident Haley Joel, Jeremy, the answer is simple: you get your butt home in time for your sophomore history class.
"You know what, at the beginning of this episode, it's the first day of school! He can't miss that," Steven R. McQueen told us. Jeremy is done cavorting with Katherine in Charlotte. "Jeremy's back at school, dealing with his relationship and how the ghosts are going to affect it."
With all the chemistry between Jeremy and ghostly Anna, we had to ask: Can a ghost and human hook up? And, more importantly, where does that leave Bonnie? "I don't know," McQueen laughs. "We'll see. Anna was really important to Jeremy and it definitely causes some friction with Bonnie. There are definitely going to be some conversations about that. At the end of the day, Jeremy and Bonnie really care about each other."
If you thought the ghosts were hanging around looking for closure with Jeremy, you thought wrong. "Definitely there is an agenda happening with our ghosts that isn't just, 'Hey, I want to make amends with my loved ones,'" executive producer Julie Plec told us.
McQueen confirms, "In this episode you'll start to see the intentions of the ghosts, and why the connection with them is getting stronger and stronger. The consequences of that roll into our big ghost episode."
That big ghost episode is next week's Halloween-friendly fare, which will see the returns of more dearly departed characters, back in Mystic Falls to get their haunt on.
Though we haven't seen much interaction between Jeremy and Elena lately, over the next few episodes that sibling bond will be seen. "There's been so much going on. They're family, they care about each other, but they're both dealing with their own stuff right now," McQueen says. "We have some moments coming up where you see that at the end of the day, they're there for each other, they're family."
In an upcoming episode, Elena will convince Jeremy to use his ghost connection to help her get through to Stefan, and we'll see him faced with a major decision that leads, as always, to shocking consequences. Somehow, we're pretty sure his homework isn't going to be a top priority.
Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. EST... and get ready for the fall-out!