has delivered its share of epic Big Bads over the past six seasons — Klaus, Silas and Kai, just to name a few — but Season 7 is hoping to top itself with the introduction of the Heretics, a swam of vampire-witches with an unquenchable thirst for trouble.
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“They’re pretty far from anything the show has seen so far, which is really exciting,” newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore, who plays Heretic Valerie, told TVLine during a recent set visit. “There’s some funny adjusting at first — they’re waking up 100 years in the future where there are iPhones, computers and all that — but there’s also some darkness going on.”
That “funny” adjustment period doesn’t last long, as Paul Wesley told us the Heretics “do something pretty horrible in the season premiere, and it’s like, ‘
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Read on for more scoop about the Heretics, as well as their leader (who, might I add, looks oh-so regal in our exclusive first look at the Oct. 8 season premiere above).
PICKING SIDES | As we previously reported, Enzo will have to choose whether he wants to side with Lily or with his Mystic Falls frenemies, but it won’t be as black-and-white as all that. “Each ‘side’ is coercing him into making a choice,” Michael Malarkey explained. “He feels this connection with Lily and her family, a place to fit in, which is a huge deal for him. But he also has allegiances to Caroline and Damon. No one’s going to say, ‘Go hang out with the Heretics and we can still have a beer.’ It doesn’t work like that.”
the heretic community will also be pretty complicated. Even though Valerie is accepting of her fellow Heretics — specifically Nora and Mary-Louise, the show’s first same-sex couple — they’re not always so nice to her. “There’s a lot of bickering,” Blackmore explained. “Valerie is more of a loner because she’s quite often left out of things. She tends to be a little moodier than the others.”
SIBLING RIVALRY | And how will Lily’s real children feel about this new “family” of hers? Let’s just say they won’t be posing for a Christmas card anytime soon. “She’s not [Stefan’s] enemy, but she’s not totally his mom,” Wesley explained. “She’s definitely not on his side, and he doesn’t trust her, but he has more empathy for her than Damon has.”
Echoing that last sentiment, Ian Somerhalder added, “It’s not cool at all that she left us and had this entirely new family that we’re not even a part of. She treats us like we’re outcasts, like we’re the bastard children. There area lot of dynamics floating around, so I don’t know where Damon’s going to go from here.”
fans, what are your thoughts on the Heretics? And how do you hope Season 7 plays out? Whatever you’re feeling, drop it in a comment below.
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Are there any rumors about whether or not TVD will end after seven seasons now that Dobrev is exiting the series?
No rumors yet. I think they’re waiting to see how people respond to a post-Elena TVD before they make any decisions about the show’s future.
Its time! I think a big part of the fanbase is 100% ready to let the show go and Julie really has to be careful because soon tvd will be in many peoples minds the show they came to hate rather than the show they used to love
Julie Plec said in a recent interview that she still has a lot of stories to tell beyond S7, but I can’t remember where I read it (maybe here in the last week or two?).
– Boss of the CW @ the Upfronts in May said he wants VD to run as long as Supernatural
– Plec’s been saying past few mths the CW have plans for VD thru S10 & beyond
– Caroline Dries in an interview with TV Guide a coupla wks ago said they’re setting up S8’s plot already in S7
Idk if that helps u or not…..but it’s all i’ve heard lol.
Honestly only came here for the title, I wish the heretics would kill all the regulars now that would be explosive and exciting television!
Andy, do you think you could get JP to comment on how and if they will introduce Candice pregnancy on TVD?
Didn’t he have a whole interview with CA the other day?
Candice always keeps it under wraps, she acts like she doesn’t know when we all know that they already have scripts for 7×08-09. Julie is the only one along with Caroline Dries would can actually reveal the juicy spoilers. And I don’t know about you but I really wanna know if there will be a second twilight baby or not, lol.
Thx for all the teases Andy! This season really seems explosive and like they won’t let us mourne Elena. Which is good cause the show is at it’s prime when it is fast paced.
I really hope CW remembers to release a promo soon.
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