Friday’s episode sees Caroline and Stefan hold their long-awaited “June wedding,” a reference to a throwaway comment the former made after first locking eyes with Salvatore in the show’s pilot.
“It’s funny because I had heard about this June wedding for the first time at Comic-Con, I still kind of don’t really know what it’s about,” Wesley revealed at the Q&A. “It’s kind of amazing. Stefan and Elena were the pair for so many years and I never in a million years thought Caroline and Stefan would end up being, I don’t want to say true love, but I never knew they would be equally as powerful as a couple and it was very surprising for me.”
“On that same note, it would be very strange to not have Nina come back,” added Wesley. “The whole story is about two brothers essentially fighting … the crux of it is two brothers fighting over a girl. Obviously there’s like a zillion other storylines, but I felt like it would have been a real shame for the fans and the show to not wrap that up to a degree.”
“I read the script on the plane and it’s just a culmination of so many emotions, ‘Oh, this is the last script I’m ever going to read for this show,’ I got a bit teary eyed and I’m kind of a cold hearted bastard,” revealed Wesley.
He added that he took a selfie at that moment and sent it to co-creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.
“I had my final scene, I finished my scene, I had my eyes closed and someone sprayed funfetti into my face,” he revealed. “Literally, direct shot in my face. I was doing this emotional scene, crying and all of a sudden I had s–t, funfetti in my eye.”
“It’s definitely a main character,” Wesley carefully said on Wednesday. “I was really relieved someone died because I think that death is, once you dangle that, you have to pay it off. Someone needed to die. If someone had not died, I would have been disappointed.”
After the finale ends on March 10, don’t expect to see Paul and Ian as Stefan or Damon ever again.
“I think I’m closing the chapter,” Wesley said when asked about a potential reunion, reboot or revival down the line.
“In 10 years I’m probably going to be living on a ranch in Wyoming and you’re never going to hear from me again,” added Ian. “I think it’s good to close this chapter and really let it be a part of … there’s something beautiful about closure.”
Both of them said many new eyes are seeing the show all the time, thanks to the “digital age” of Netflix. “Television never dies,” added Ian.
“Ian and I are starting a cruise ship tour,” joked Wesley. “It’d be funny if we did a reboot and we’re all old as s–t, with grey hair. We’re stretching it as it is!”
That being said both said fans won’t be left wanting more. “I think it really cinches it up beautifully,” said Somerhalder.