After Elton talks to executive producer, Jeff Davis about the season so far, what to expect, and the work that goes into making all those shirtless scenes believable They also posted the sneak peek which you can find in the previous post.
AE: As we race to the season finale, I can’t help as a viewer that I don’t want the season to end because it has been so awesome. For you, as the writer and creator and for your writing staff, has it been enough for you guys, or do you kind of wish there was more to the season?
JD: I think for this story, I feel like it has been just enough. There are episodes where we have to cut it down to 41 minutes and I far prefer it to be 50 minutes. I’m sitting in the editing room cutting some of my favorite lines. That is sometimes a challenge. We build these stories in three acts. The twelve-episode structure, I think, works really well for them, which is why I’m going to keep that structure for season three and split it into two twelve-episode story arcs. There are a lot of hints in this season to season three, actually. Certain things like why Jackson came out of the water in the first episode [of season two] will be answered in three. It is nice to be able to plan those things and to pay them off hopefully so you can pick. We certainly have plenty of time next season with 24 episodes.
AE: Are we going to see any more casualties this season? We’ve already had quite a few recently in the last couple of episodes.
JD: You know I tease these sometimes, but I don’t want to say about episode twelve. There are a few really good surprises in episode twelve. I will just say that episode twelve is certainly quite bloody. As a tease, there is a big moment in episode ten where we see that Scott has been meeting with Gerard all along. There is the idea of whether he has betrayed Derek for this time. I will tease don’t count Scott’s good intentions out just yet. Which is very important for Derek, too, because in the next episode he faces off with Peter, and because of this mistrust and his own failure with his past and because of his own failure with Scott, he starts to listen to Peter. All these moments are planned in his character arc. We’re telling something of a downfall story for Derek. We’ll see if he can redeem himself by the end of the season.
Read the full article over at After Elton (watch out for spoilers!)