Last week’s episode (My Brother’s Keeper, EP407) certainly got the fandom talking! Catch up on any details and see what your favorite recappers thought of the episode before moving forward (or should we say backward?) to tomorrow night’s flashback extravaganza, We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408). Feel free to link to other recaps in the comments if you see one you’d like to share that isn’t already on the list.
A lot of fans have questions about last night’s episode (My Brother’s Keeper, EP407) and what the events mean for the relationships on the show. Zap2it interviewed Julie Plec to get some answers, not just about Damon and Elena but also about the relationship between the brothers, what’s going on with Stefan and a really nice point about Tyler’s actions last week. BEWARE OF SPOILERS.
Before the breakup, Damon and Stefan were in the best place they’ve been, as brothers, in a long time. Is that in jeopardy now?
Plec: Well, it’s been compromised by circumstance, but both of them, to their credit in the next episode, try to take the high road. What comes out of them both trying to take the high road, and to do what’s right by each other, and do right by Elena, actually launches the whole next chapter of the show.
Bullett has a new interview with Paul Wesley which covers an array of topics from Stefan and Elena’s relationship to Paul’s presence on twitter. As with all new interviews, if you aren’t up to date on Season 4, beware of spoilers.
In general, your character Stefan has had such a multidimensional story arc. Do you find it more or less difficult to keep your character grounded as the storylines progress?
[Paul Wesley] In a way, we’re playing superheroes, and when you watch any superhero movie, you just have to go with it. As much as it is a teen drama romance, it’s also this adventure. I think as an actor you need to commit to it. It’s not like I’m portraying Abraham Lincoln, you know what I mean? Were doing a vampire show. So for me, it’s exciting to become bloodthirsty and a sociopathic killer, and then go to being a hero again. I think those extremes are totally okay. It’s sort of a given. But yes, it’s obviously very difficult. As an actor, you’re sort of going, “What’s happening right now? How are we getting away with so many murders, and there’s no police investigating? Is there really no FBI thats coming to Mystic Falls, because 500 people die every month?” But I try not to think about that stuff.
After a one-week break for the Thanksgiving holiday, Vampire Diaries is back this Thursday with a brand new episode. Catch up on any details you might have missed from the last episode with our recap roundup! Feel free to link to other recaps in the comments if you see one you’d like to share that isn’t already on the list.
Hold onto your cute little hats, it’s flashback time again! TV Overmind has new stills from We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408) and they are full of period costume goodness. As usual, episode stills can be considered spoilery for guest stars and the like, so click at your own risk.
TV Fanatic has an interview with Candice Accola that covers everything from Caroline’s love life to her relationships with Stefan and Elena. The friendship between Stefan and Caroline is a big favorite among many fans, and according to Accola we’ll be seeing more of it soon.
Watch out for spoilers if you aren’t up to date on the episodes!
“You’ll definitely see that friendship develop,” Accola says. “The parallel that runs through both of their lives right now is that Stefan is trying to do right by Elena even if he doesn’t agree with her choices, while Caroline is doing the same with Tyler.”
This week’s Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide features audio from Julie Plec talking about Tyler and Caroline’s love life.
The Vampire Diaries is famous for its love triangle, but lately it seems like there’s a love geometry problem every which way you look. Caroline Forbes, for example, has a lot of complications in the romance department. TVLine spoke with Candice Accola about her character’s relationships this season. Beware of spoilers!
TVLINE | Tyler said nothing happened between him and Hayley. At this point in their relationship, does Caroline trust him?
Caroline definitely trusts Tyler. It’s easier to look as an adult watching the show and be like, “What?! Come on!” But they’re very young. This is also a very young relationship. Maybe he did spend time with another woman, but it doesn’t mean exactly that he cheated on her. This is the first time that he has given her a reason not to [trust him], but he’s opening up about it and he’s talking about it.
The Teen Choice Awards are right around the corner and it looks like Paul Wesley and Kat Graham are both expected to appear!
You can read more details in this article from Zap2it, which gives an extensive list of attendees and reveals who will be performing live at the awards. (Hint: one group is a TVD favorite!) Voting for all the TCA’s is open until August 5th, and you can vote every day.
Big news today from TV Guide Magazine! According to their exclusive tweet, Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet from Heroes, among other things) will be showing up in Mystic Falls. Check out the tweet below and then go give @TVGuideMagazine a virtual hug.
Twitter exclusive! #Heroes’ Jack Coleman guesting on #VampireDiaries as a Mystic Falls local who returns with a “dangerous” ‘tude abt vamps!
UPDATE: READ THE TV GUIDE ARTICLE HERE.
Talk about intriguing! Will he be another Gilbert? A Fell? Carol Lockwood’s high school sweetheart? (Okay, probably not that one…) Give us your best speculations in the comments, we’d love to hear what everyone thinks!
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 somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Nina Dobrev tweeted out this totally adorable pic from Steven R. McQueen’s birthday celebration.
- Paul Wesley was recently offered the role of Count Paris in a new version of Romeo and Juliet. What do you think, guys, can he find some time in his shooting schedule for a little Shakespeare?
- Check out these smokey eyes! Kat Graham on Essence Magazine’s Look of the Day
- Ian Somerhalder will be taking us on a tour of the world’s oceans when he hosts Planet Green’s Blue August special.
- Kat Graham defies gravity in this Ocean Pacific photo shoot.
- Remember Noah, the Pizza Delivery Vamp? Well, the actor (Dillon Casey) just got a recurring role on Nikita. From delivery boy to secret agent? Best. Promotion. Ever.
- This video about the making of Honey 2 is in German, but definitely worth watching.
- Joseph Morgan has been teasing TVD fans on twitter (@_JosephMorgan) with pictures of amusingly-named wines. So far we’ve got “Red Splash” and “Wolf”.
- Speaking of amusing twitter pictures, Candice Accola is back at work and has the picture to prove it. Love how her chair has all the stuff on it!
- Comic Con 2011 is underway in San Diego. Who would Julie Plec stand in line all day to see? THR has the answer.