It’s rare for a TV drama to go six seasons with neither a wedding nor a major pregnancy, yet
(returning April 16 at 8/7c on The CW) has managed to go against the grain — until now.
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Jodi Lyn O’Keefe tells TVLine she’s “honored” to help knock both of those off the series’ to-do list, following Alaric’s surprise proposal to a pregnant Jo. “Then again, I feel honored just to have lasted this long,” she admits. “So let’s start with
Below, O’Keefe reveals what she can about Jo and Alaric’s impending nuptials — I’m thinking the season’s penultimate episode, reportedly titled “I’ll Wed You in the Golden,” sounds like a reasonable wedding date — and reflects on how that major life event might inspire a change in an already-uncertain Elena.
TVLINE | Guest stars on this show, especially those that date Alaric, tend to have a short shelf life. How did you feel when the producers told you what they had in store for Jo?
Every time I get a new script, I still skim it for my parts just to make sure I’m still alive. [
] I keep waiting for that moment. So it did make me a little more hopeful when they told me what they had planned for her.
TVLINE | Ian Somerhalder recently told us he doubted Jo would let Alaric make Damon his best man. Do you agree?
You know what? I think Jo, at this point, would be OK with anything. She’s been through hell and back this year, so Alaric can have any best man he wants.
TVLINE | So Jo is cool with Damon now? I know they’ve had their ups and downs — mostly downs.
I think she is, yes. She’s still a little wary around everyone, which I think is smart, but I think they’ve finally gotten their s—t together. [
Don’t you think? I mean, I was thinking about that, myself, because I haven’t gotten the wedding script yet.
TVLINE | Speaking of Elena, she finds out Jo is pregnant soon, and it causes her to reflect on her own future. What can you say about that?
I think Jo is going to be how she’s always been with Elena, which is very supportive. She’ll want her to think it through and decide what’s important to her, and make sure she makes any decisions based on that. Jo has been, and will always be, a voice of reason for Elena, and whatever choices she makes, Jo will support them. I think Jo really does adore Elena, and she just wants to be a support system for her.
TVLINE | Do you think Elena should take the cure now that it’s back in play?
That’s an excellent question, one I haven’t even thought about. I wonder what’s going to be more important to her; I wonder if her life as it is now is what she ultimately wants, or if she wants the kind of life she previously had with those other options. It’s tricky.
TVLINE | Back to Jo and Alaric, how do you think they’ll be as parents?
I think they’re going to be fantastic, very doting. It’s going to be such a new experience for both of them, one Alaric never thought he’d have, and one Jo just never factored in. It came as a big surprise to her, but also a welcome one, so it’ll be interesting. How do you have a baby when you’re surrounded by vampires?
TVLINE | At least you’ll have a stable of really powerful babysitters.
Yes! Babysitters who don’t need sleep, so that’s good. [
TVLINE | This might be a silly question, but should we expect to see Kai at the wedding?
Jo is still really fearful of her brother, and rightly so. I mean, he slaughtered her entire family when they were kids, and I’m not sure how much we can trust his change, even with Luke’s influence over him.
fans, what are your hopes for Jo and Alaric’s nuptials? And which vampire should take the cure
time? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.
Ummm wait, the “cure” is back. Oh lordy, LOL!!
It’s stupid to have one of your students be your maid of honor instead of your sister.
The only way to really make it a cliffhanger is if Elena or Caroline take the cure, cause they’re the only ones who wouldn’t die soon
Hoping Elena takes it because this show needs that “what will happen next”. I want to be excited to see something new on here but ultimately not thinking that the writers would take the Elena route because we all know how they feel about delena…they don’t want to mess with the boring aspect of the show. It would be interesting if Stefan or Damon took it too. I thought the only reason it aged Katherine was because Silas sucked it out of her.
I agree with you. If they did have her take it, it would be only to show how she loves Damon as a human and nothing else which = boring! If this is the case then don’t even have her take it because I can’t watch another season of them trying to fight for their “epic” love…barf!!
Then do us all a favor and quit the show, so we don’t have to hear this incessant whining.
Why don’t you quit the comments section so we don’t have to “hear” your incessant writing? You can always tell when it’s a dullena fan, can’t face the truth about the sinking ship.lol
The why don’t YOU stop commenting on other people’s comments, lol. You can always tell a salty anti-delena fan, can’t face the truth about the past six seasons.
I agree. If you have nothing to say and you don’t care about the show why are you wasting your time
That was the only reason BC Katherine only started aging after he drank from her, before that she was fine. I think it’d be really interesting if my some miracle Damon ended up taking it because I feel like that would be a very different from what we’ve seen so far. Damon has never been weak and vulnerable so it’d be nice to see some of that
Have to agree about the whole Elena cure thing, either way they won’t won’t take away dullena. Wondering if Stefan will get his humanity back after this next ep but still kinda thinking he’s faking. It’ll be interesting to see the dynamics with the Mama and sons.
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