Previously on The Vampire Diaries, Damon, Elena and Rebekah were in a New York state of mind. Bonnie, on the other hand, was in some other state of mind, and that didn’t really work out very well for anyone. Before you buckle up for tomorrow night’s episode, catch up on Because The Night (EP417) with some recaps.
Brace yourselves for an onslaught of pretty! Zap2it has exclusive stills from the upcoming prom episode, Pictures of You (EP419), scheduled to air on April 18th, 2013.
Need a little more? We’ve also got this week’s Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide features Ian Somerhalder talking about the upcoming meeting between Katherine and Elena.
Next week’s episode (American Gothic, EP418) is already generating a buzz, and it marks the return of a TVD fan favorite: Elijah, played by Daniel Gillies.
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Daniel to ask him about his character’s upcoming appearance and got this tantalizing response:
“All I can say is tune in,” Gillies says, “because Elijah’s gonna shock and possibly even horrify a few. In fact, I’ll say he’s gonna horrify many. But frankly, I don’t care. I think what he’s doing is wonderful.”
Julie Plec also weighs in on the character’s return, READ THE REST AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, BE AGGRESSIVE. B-E AGGRESSIVE. B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E Aggressive!
You know what? We think Elena got the memo. In last week’s episode, she was B-Eing aggressive all over that cheer competition, to say nothing of how she behaved towards her friends. We’re not sure what to make of Elena’s new attitude yet, but one thing we do know: she sure as heck isn’t waiting around while people catch up. For anyone needing help with that, here are your Bring It On (EP416) recaps.
Zap2it has two new (video!) interviews up, one with Candice Accola and one with Paul Wesley. Spoilers for Stand By Me (EP415).
In this first interview, Candice Accola talks about what it’s like when a cast member departs for a while, how Caroline is dealing with the new Elena situation and the departure of Tyler.
Paul Wesley talks about Elena and Stefan, but he also speaks a little bit about Stefan’s relationship with Rebekah and his thoughts on The Originals spinoff.
Intrigued by Elena’s new look? Entertainment Weekly has an interview with TVD costume designer Leigh Leverett to talk about the style switch up. Again, beware of spoilers if you aren’t up to date on the episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How would you describe the “no-humanity” version of Elena’s wardrobe? What kind of transformation can fans expect?
LEIGH LEVERETT: It’s more like she just can go in anywhere and get whatever she wants. She can go into any boutique and compel anyone to give her anything as opposed to trying to look like Elena. Before it was still kind of Elena being Elena even though she was a vampire. Now it’s like she can just see something that she wants, and she can just go get it.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries…*sniffle*. You guys, Stand By Me (EP415) might as well be called “Cry All Night” because that’s pretty much what everyone did. Nobody around here likes a hiatus, but at least we all had time to see our therapists, right? Ugh, this show.
Hopefully everyone’s talked out their emotions, because we’ve got a new episode rolling in tomorrow night (Bring It On EP216). If you need to catch up or just want to relive all those feelings, now’s your chance!
Ian Somerhalder is extra playful in this interview with Zap2it, dodging questions about the sire bond and Damon and Elena’s relationship. He does have some insight into Elena’s state of mind, however, and talks a little about Rebekah and that character’s similarities to Damon. Ian also shares some of the truest words ever spoken about Mystic Falls:
“Can they sustain a relationship? Or — not a relationship, they are in a relationship, but can they sustain a romance? It’s hard to sustain anything in Mystic Falls, except, like, a drinking habit. Those seem to be pretty sustainable,” he teases.
It’s that time again! Nominations are out for the 2013 TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorite Awards. The Vampire Diaries is up in three categories: Best Science Fiction, Best Couple (Damon and Elena) and Best Villain (Klaus). There is some seriously tough competition this year, so every vote counts!
The good news is that you can vote multiple times, and it looks like there may be new categories opening for voting over the next few days.
Voting ends on March 11th, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST. Winners will be announced in the April 22nd issue of TV Guide Magazine.
Voting is open, so head on over to Facebook and vote, vote vote!
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, the fandom did a lot of yelling at the TV. There aren’t too many things we can say about last week’s episode that won’t spoil it for those folks who haven’t seen it yet, but things went seriously sideways for our heroes. Hopefully these recaps will help you sort out all your feelings.
Crissy Calhoun will be doubling up her Down the Rabbit Hole and Stand By Me reviews, so check back next week for her mega-review.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive new webclip from Stand By Me (EP415). Spoiler alert for last week’s episode, so only watch if you’ve already seen Down The Rabbit Hole (EP414).