The Vampire Diaries continues to set up its upcoming 8th season with surprises, this time with ‘Stitchers’ star Allison Scagliotti. She will be a recurring character starting with the season premiere on October 21st, and will play occult reach intern Georgie. But this isn’t a simple role, and will see the actress doing a lot of great work for the series moving forward. Georgie has a dark past that she is trying to escape from, and on this show that usually means she is running from actual monsters and demons.
Georgie is a special character that will create a new field of study for the paranormal, so it’s unclear how her role will affect Mystic Falls, the land of the supernatural. Does Georgie have some special powers that will come of this? Will she become possessed? These are all questions that fans want answered, yet will have to be teased with until the premiere.
Adding the character Georgie was a bold move by the show, as the spinoff ‘The Originals’ has surpassed it in almost every way. Producers are taking out all the stops for season 8, and have even pushed the premiere date of The Originals back so that it doesn’t get too far away from the Vampire Diaries storyline.
Other than the new theme, Vampire Diaries will continue on with the same plots. The creators have promised something special this season, so it really falls on them to deliver with the new character Georgie, as the main characters have already been through every storyline four times over. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the show, as ratings are still strong despite a different pacing than past seasons.
What do you think of the new character Georgie and her role? Can she breathe life back into the Vampire Diaries?