'The Vampire Diaries' scoop: Julie Plec weighs in on Elena's [spoiler], bromance, and more

This week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries" was titled "The Killer." Before we watched the episode, we figured that referred to Connor, the hunter who took Jeremy, Matt, and April hostage at the Grill. In reality, though, it refers mostly to Elena, who killed a human for the first time as a vampire -- and who is now hallucinating. She took down Connor in a hand-to-hand battle under the town, showing us a new, unexpected darkness for the first time."I've been on the show a little while, and something that I struggle with is I want Elena to do more things," the episode's writer, Michael Narducci, says. "I want her to not be a damsel in distress. I want her to go out and protect her brother. We thought, if Jeremy's in jeopardy [and] we have Matt who is her high school sweetheart in jeopardy, what's Elena going to do? Is she going to wait...



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