Well, a lot certainly went down at Thursday night’s Graduation (EP423). Need to see it again? US fans can now download the episode from Amazon or iTunes. US fans can also watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
We apologize for the delay – iTunes was apparently too busy thinking about all the episode’s twists to make it available in a timely manner.
In case you missed ‘em:
A couple more post-mortems for you, this time from Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. Julie Plec answers questions about the season four finale and what might be up next for season five. Lots of Katherine-related Q&A in these, enjoy!
Spoiler alert for Graduation (EP423).
I think we’ll be seeing a bit more of Katherine. As always, we have to be careful with overworking the hardest-working woman in show business, Nina Dobrev. There’s so much fun to be had with seeing this nasty, manipulative, fearless, undefeatable Katherine suddenly finding herself vulnerable, killable. It may be time to pay some of the price for all the crappy things she’s done to other people over the last 500 years.
Can you imagine a time Elena and Katherine could ever find common ground?
Plec: You know I actually think that if they ever sat down and had a bottle of wine and a bag of chips they’d probably realize they have a lot more in common than they think. But they have a lot of hate and bitterness and altogether bad blood there so it might take a couple of bags of chips and a case of wine.
On The Originals front, the upcoming series made ET‘s list of 10 Most Promising New Fall TV Shows! The nod also included special praise for Charles Michael Davis as Marcel:
Unlike all the other entries this year, we’ve already seen an episode of The Originals since The CW tested it out with a backdoor pilot episode of TVD. Not only did the familiar faces dazzle in this new setting, but Charles Michael Davis is a star-in-the-making and a ferocious foe for Klaus to tangle with.
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks.
- Nathaniel Buzolic posted this awesome pic with Ian Somerhalder in Brussels. [Instagram]
- Congrats to Mia Kirshner, our own Isobel! Her show, Defiance, has been picked up by SyFy for a second season. [TVLine]
- Congratulations are also due to Jose Molina. His time at TVD is ending as he moves on to write for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. He will be missed! [Twitter]
- Kelly Hu will be seen next year on the new CW show The 100. The show centers on 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to live on Earth 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse; click through for a clip. [Zap2it]
- And Kelly’s TVD daughter Malese Jow will be appearing on another new CW show at midseason, Star-Crossed! It’s about an alien boy in love with a human girl; again, click through to see a clip! [Twitter]
- Aww, Nina Dobrev tweeted a picture of herself and adorably matchy Joseph Morgan from upfronts. [Nina Dobrev on WhoSay]
- Kayla Ewell’s horror movie, The Demented, will get Blu-ray/DVD release on July 30th. [Blu-Ray.com]
- Fancy Galen Vaughn’s pendant? You can get your very own from Loralyn Designs! [Etsy]
WARNING: If you have not watched last night’s Vampire Diaries season finale yet, do not click as spoilers and speculation galore await beyond.
E!Online and Zap2It talked with Julie Plec about the various threads resolved and presented in the finale and what that means as we head into Season 5 (!!!).
We’ve just gotten started talking about season five, but one of the things we’re talking about is definitely learning more about the history of the Salvatore family. I would say that at this point the things we don’t know yet are fair game.
It’s been a rough few years for Damon when it comes to his love life — but Julie tells us it’s finally time for him to have some legitimate joy in his life. “Yes. Absolutely,” she says. “We’re going to get to see Damon trying to be a good boyfriend, and while it’s not going to be easy, he’s going to try like hell to make it work, and they’re going to have a real opportunity for happiness.”
Nina Dobrev has had her hands full with Elena and Katherine this season. In this Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide, she talks about playing both characters and her reaction to a certain scene in last night’s finale when she saw it in the script. Spoilers for Graduation (EP423).
Collider has a great interview with Daniel Gillies that covers The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, possible crossovers, his feelings about the Katherine romance arc, shooting in New Orleans and his movie Broken Kingdom (and the accompanying documentary, Kingdom Come). Spoilers galore if you haven’t seen The Originals (EP420).
How was the experience of shooting in New Orleans? Did you feel like the vibe of the city really add to the story you were telling?
GILLIES: Yeah, unquestionably. The feeling of New Orleans is so pervasive. It’s such a strange and decadent and enchanted embrace that that city has. There’s a dark magic present. It’s no wonder that it’s been the hot bed for so much vampiric folklore, and I’m not just talking about Anne Rice. It’s ideal. It was also one of the birthplaces of the New World, which makes a whole lot of sense. The city has got an ancient quality. It’s one of the oldest cities in North America. It was the perfect location, and it added a perfect dynamic for the piece.
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Bon Jovi “You Give Love A Bad Name”|
|Delta Rae “Dance In The Graveyards”|
|Olivia Broadfield “Gone”|
|Cary Brothers “Belong”|
|Liz Lawrence “When I Was Younger”|
|S. Carey “In The Stream”|
More TV Fanatic videos with The Originals cast from today’s CW Upfront, this time Phoebe Tonkin and Danielle Campbell (whose character, Davina, was not in the backdoor pilot but, SURPRISE, her part will actually appear when the episode airs again in the fall!).
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It’s that time of year again, the day we can’t wait for and dread at the same time. Season finale time. This episode promises to be one hell of an adventure after everything being turned upside down last week. Who will take the cure? Will everyone manage to actually graduate? And, most importantly, will we survive the Summer hiatus?
Once you’ve seen the episode and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. All discussion about the episode is welcomed and encouraged in the comments of this post.
CANADA, we are sorry to remind you that CTV and MuchMusic have delayed the finale until next week. CTV will be airing the episode on the 23rd, and MuchMusic will be airing it on the 24th. If you receive a CW affiliate, you can watch it tonight as usual.
Quick guide to the poll: A graduating class in Mystic Falls! Who ever believed that this day would come?
5 Caps = LOVE, 1 Cap = MEH.
More from the green carpet: Wetpaint TV interviews Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Arielle Kebbel. A few hints about tonight’s episode, beware of spoilers.