'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Premiere Details: Happy Birthday, Elena
'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Premiere Details: Happy Birthday, Elena
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The Vampire Diaries typically gets comparisons to the Twilight series, which might be unfair since, technically, the Vampire Diaries books were published long before Twilight. However, news like this doesn't help.

In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, executive producer Julie Plec revealed that the season 3 premiere will be set on Elena Gilbert's 18th birthday. Fans of Twilight will certainly remember that New Moon began with Bella's 18th birthday.

There's no word on whether an errant paper cut will result in Klaus crashing through the window to attack her, but Plec does reveal that the celebration, like all major events in Mystic Falls, won't go off without a hitch. However, it's nice to see that The Vampire Diaries seems to be accepting the almost comically ridiculous fact that every single episode has to feature some major town or personal event.

Starting the third season of The Vampire Diaries on Elena's 18th birthday is also a smart move because it solves one of the big problems: Elena and Jeremy's lack of a legal guardian. The deaths of Jenna and John at the end of season 2 certainly raised a big issue that the Gilbert kids were running around without anyone taking care of them, but now that Elena's 18, the problem is fixed.

Plec also revealed that the relationship between Elena and Damon will be a season-long endeavor, so don't expect the two to hop in the sack right away now that Stefan is off being evil with Klaus.

Speaking of Evil Stefan, season 3 will also add another new vampire to the show: Rebecca. She's an old friend of Stefan's from his bad days who's happy to see him returning to the dark side.

That sounds like a fun role, and maybe it's just the name, but I think it could be perfect for someone like Dilshad Vadsaria, who played the very cold and calculated Rebecca Logan on ABC Family's Greek. Either that, or they could bring in one of Nina Dobrev's Degrassi co-stars.

The Vampire Diaries season 3 premieres on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm on the CW.

Source: TV Guide Magazine

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