Comic-Con

Vampire Diaries @ Comic-Con: Stakes Are High, So Get Ready for Explosive Consequences

Love — be it newfound, or (kinda) fatally lost — doesn’t come easy for the pretty people of Mystic Falls. That was resoundingly confirmed when The Vampire Diaries‘ cast and executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec took the stage at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening. Here’s a taste of what The CW’s sexy series has in the works for Season 3.

Team Damon or Stefan? | “Katherine said to Elena at the end of the season, ‘It’s OK to love both of them.’ And we’ll just see what that means,” Williamson previewed. As for a potential “Delena” romance, he cautioned, “There are too may things in the way for them to just run into each other’s arms right away.” What’s more, when Damon attempts to make sense of the whole missing brother/loving Elena situation, “It explodes in his face.”

Bad Boy, Bad Boy… Whatcha Gonna Do? | Now that Stefan is on the lam with Klaus — and carrying a thirst for human blood, no less — portrayer Paul Wesley promises that “the whole ‘Ripper Stefan’ thing will be fascinating. He needed to be multi-dimensional, and that is fun to play.”

Mr. Sunshine | When prodded about Elijah’s future in Mystic Falls, Plec responded playfully, “Oh, there is no joy in the world if Daniel Gilles isn’t on this show.” So, there you have it: Klaus’ bro will be around again.

Ghosts Whisperer | When Bonnie brought Jeremy back from the dead last season, he returned with some tag-alongs in the form of Vicki and Anna. “This is not just a supernatural consequence; it’s an emotional consequence,” Plec explained. “Not only are we going to be able to tell a cool and creepy ghost story, but a tough emotional story as well.”

Puppy Love | When Season 3 kicks off, “We’ll see if [Tyler and Caroline’s] friendship has blossomed,” Accola teases.

No More Double Trouble? | So, where the heck is Katherine after skipping town in the Season 2 finale? “She’s in Hawaii, waiting for the very special Hawaii vacation episode,” Plec joked.

Justin Bieber, Do Not Call Your Agent | When asked if they’ll ever nab up any very big “names” to stop by Mystic Falls, Williamson explained, “Stunt casting is not something that we excel at. I like to write characters and find the right actor for the role. Casting a [super]star does not interest me.” One actor who did land on the show’s radar, though, is Heroes alum Jack Coleman, who will be popping up this season as a Mystic Falls native with a hardline POV on bloodsuckers.