That’s the very question TVLine posed to executive producer Caroline Dries, who could only speak in adjectives — extremely suggestive adjectives, mind you — for fear of spilling too many details too quickly. Here’s what we got: “Surprising. Satisfying. Intriguing. Hopeful. Sad.”
As for whether or not Elena’s exit, or Jo and Alaric’s impending nuptials, might bring another M.I.A. Gilbert back into the fold, Dries said we “certainly may” see or hear from Jeremy in the coming weeks.
EP Julie Plec on Sunday also weighed in with her thoughts on Dobrev’s departure, tweeting that fans — particularly those of the Delena persuasion — should wait and watch before rushing to judgment:
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