“The Vampire Diaries” has no problem killing off characters. Since the CW series began, viewers have said goodbye (and welcome back) to a handful of the main Mystic Falls' crew. And, with the Season 5 finale quickly approaching, fans have begun to speculate about fresh bloodshed.
Who's the unlucky character that has viewers biting their nails? None other than the dreamy Damon Salvatore.
For Damon fans, the season finale will be “emotional,” according to E! Online, which spoke to showrunner, Julie Plec, who revealed that Markos and the Travelers will cause major issues for the Mystic Falls' gang at the end of Season 5.
“There’s quite a lot of suffering and celebration in the last two episodes,” Plec dished. “Because of Markos’s efforts to make the town of Mystic Falls a magic-free zone and the imminent destruction of the Other Side, lots of lives are in jeopardy and Damon has to, as he says, ‘strap on his hero hair.’”
Damon's well known for flip-flopping between good and evil. Just a few episodes ago, his faux break up with Elena triggered a massive killing spree. Yet, the synopsis for episode 19 teases that he’ll be coming to Stefan’s rescue when Enzo threatens to kill him.
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We have no doubt that Damon will try his best to stop Markos and the Travelers from their destructive plan. But the fear is that something terrible will happen to Damon when he tries to rectify the situation.
As executive producer, Caroline Dries, previously told E!, the finale cliffhanger will be “up there” with the best of “The Vampire Diaries” drama. Does that mean Damon will end up a martyr?
There's no denying that the eldest Salvatore plays a crucial role on “The Vampire Diaries,” and that fans would rebel if he gets killed off. The CW show also could pull a couple of pages out of L.J. Smith's novels. Although the show is drastically different from Smith’s literary rendering, that doesn’t mean the CW series can’t draw some inspiration from her work.
For those unfamiliar with the books, Damon runs into a bit of trouble while trying to destroy a kitsune’s spirit ball, or life force. The ball is being kept safe in a tree in another dimension, and when Damon tries to get to it the tree stakes him.
Confusing? Absolutely! But it’s definitely an angle that the show may tackle.
As Stefan’s Paul Wesley revealed to TV Guide, the Season 5 finale will be setting up a whole new world for Season 6, which means the introduction of another dimension is totally possible.
“They reset things in a way,” Wesley explained. “And the writers have the ability to now change the circumstances and locations of where the show takes place.”
Don’t worry too much about losing Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon. If the show decides to take that route, the books revive the bad boy (The tree that killed Damon drips liquid onto his body, bringing him back to life).
The Season 5 finale will air on The CW on May 15 at 8 p.m. EDT.
Do you think the “The Vampire Diaries” TV show will follow the books? Would you like to see Damon’s life in jeopardy? Let us know in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.