'Vampire Diaries' EP Kevin Williamson: 'We had planned to kill Bonnie for four episodes'

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"The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Kevin Williamson recently sat down with THR to discuss the ever-evolving television audience and the way that writing a show for a young female demographic has changed since his "Dawson's Creek" days.He also dropped a few bombshells about the storytelling process in the "Vampire Diaries" writers' room. In last week's episode, Bonnie (Katerina Graham) died in battle -- or so we (and Elena) thought. She was brought back to life thanks to a spell. All in all, the death lasted less than five minutes of screen time, but it still packed a powerful emotional punch.When they first broke the story, it was intended to be even more devastating for viewers. "Originally we had planned to kill [Bonnie] for four episodes and let Elena be the one who hid her away, and surprise everyone with it," Williamson says. "But we said, 'The audience would hate us. They'll never forgive us.' Then...


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