The cure is back on The Vampire Diaries—and thanks to a little help from Mama Salvatore, it now rests in the hands of Elena Gilbert. Of course, Elena only just found out it existed, unlike her bestie Bonnie, who brought it back from her witchy prison world. So now what?
Well, for starters, don’t expect Elena to be mad at Bonnie for keeping the cure a secret. As Kat Graham put it, “I think that all the characters have a lot on their minds. Things are going to be moving so fast over the next few episodes, I don’t think that [Elena’s] going to be necessarily concerned.” Plus, can Elena really be mad at Bonnie for trying to give Damon the choice? The short answer is no.
However, Elena will turn to Bonnie—whom Graham called “the voice of reason”—for advice on the cure. “Nina [Dobrev] and I have a really great scene together and we discuss the pros and cons,” Graham said. “But I do think that all the girls are really in a position where they’re making their own decisions. They’re there for each other when the other person needs it, but if Bonnie was adamantly against something and Elena was adamantly for it, I’m pretty sure that Elena’s going to do what Elena wants to do.”
Regardless, it’s always good to talk things out. And thanks to Jo’s bachelorette party, Elena will soon find herself in a room with a few of her favorite women … and a lot of food.
So, what does a Vampire Diaries bachelorette party look like? “It’s actually real sexy. And it’s silly,” said Graham. ”The writers know that we’re all very silly; we just like to have a good time, [so] you see a lot of silliness happening, lots of yummy food, milkshakes, french fries. I think Nina and I went through like two bowls of french fries during the scene. [There are] tiaras.” Of course, no TVD event could be complete without a surprise element—and Graham promised this party will include just that.
Unfortunately, it may not feature much Bonnie-Caroline interaction. Looking toward the rest of the season, Graham promised some good scenes for Bonnie and Matt, Bonnie and Damon, and Bonnie and Elena—but said fans will only get “a little bit” of Bonnie and Caroline. And don’t expect any memorable scenes for Bonnie and Stefan: “Paul [Wesley] and I are too good of friends, and we literally are super immature when we’re in a scene together and we just get the giggles,” Graham said with a laugh. “So no Paul Wesley.”
That being said, there’s something else Bonnie will spend more time with toward the end of the season: her magic. “With her coming back [from the prison world] and it still being so fresh, Bonnie’s kind of at the place where she is protective over her life,” Graham said. “Her relationship with Damon is good, but she’s different, so their dynamic is different. Her dynamic with everyone is a little different. How she approaches things is a little different. She’s the most powerful she’s ever been in terms of her magic, and she is not afraid to use it, so you’ll definitely be seeing a lot more magic happening in the last few episodes.”
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.