Have you found yourself wondering if Elena Gilbert will EVER have a birthday? I know I have. Well, TV Guide’s William Keck has the answer to that burning question. The answer is YES! He had a chance to catch up with Executive Producer Julie Plec, and she spills all the deets!
“There will be a small time jump [from where last season ended] as we celebrate Elena’s birthday,” says Plec. “But as is the pattern in Mystic Falls, the event never reaches its climax.” Elena will now be a senior in high school, but don’t bank on a season-ending graduation.
Now that she’s 18, “Elena and Jeremy technically don’t need a parent living in their house [following Aunt Jenna's death],” says Plec. “She will be taking care of herself.”
And on Elena’s feelings for Damon and a new vampire in town?
“Over the course of the season, Elena will be struggling with a deep, deep attraction toward Damon. That’s going to be a big problem for her.” As will Rebecca, a yet-to-be-cast vampire from Stefan’s “darkest ripper days who loves that Stefan’s back to his bad behavior.”