The Insider caught up with Julie Plec for an excellent and lengthy discussion about tonight’s new episode, Memorial, and the events and fallout of last week’s Season 4 premiere, Growing Pains. In addition to touching on the big mystery set up in last week’s final moments and Elena’s journey as a newbie vampire, Plec also explains why tonight’s Memorial acts as a Season 3 finale:
Insider.com: Earlier you mentioned that you were slow playing these first few episodes. Does that allow these characters, whose lives whoosh by, to take stock of everything that’s happened?
Julie: For sure. I look at episode two in my own special way as the finale of last season’s journey. We never got a chance to mourn, we never got a chance to properly grieve Alaric. In a way, our characters are never given the opportunity to sit and think about the terrible things that happen to them. This is a way of saying to the audience, we are allowing ourselves this moment to grieve. We are putting this away and moving forward. In many ways, episode three is truly the launch of season three [four? - V.] in that we’re really beginning a new chapter. Episode one and two are almost like a nice bow wrapped on end of season three.
The CW has released the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: The Killer (EP405), airing Thursday, November 8th, 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
THE HUNTER’S MARK — Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form an uneasy alliance to try and contain the danger that Connor (guest star Todd Williams) has unleashed on the town. When Connor takes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Matt (Zach Roerig) and April (guest star Grace Phipps) hostage at the Grill, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) have a serious disagreement about the best course of action, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) is again caught between the two brothers. The situation quickly turns violent when Klaus sends one of his hybrids, Dean (guest star Blake Hood, “The Young and the Restless”) to stand up to Connor. Caroline (Candice Accola) is surprised to find Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) at the Lockwood mansion. Meanwhile, Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) works with Bonnie (Kat Graham) to help her get past her fear and guilt.
The episode was written by Michael Narducci and directed by Chris Grismer.
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
Celebuzz catches up with Kat Graham to talk Bonnie, the Tyler and Klaus situation, witchcraft, and all things Season 4 premiere. Check out the video below!
HuffPostTV talks with Torrey DeVitto about Meredith’s character “trajectory,” action scenes, and more.
When we see Meredith in Season 4, are the Salvatore brothers really angry with her?
You know, I don’t think they’re too happy or pleased, but, here’s what everybody is missing: Had Meredith not done what she did, there would possibly be no more “Vampire Diaries” because Elena would be dead. So can we just give Meredith a little more credit here? [Laughs.] Come on you sexy little vampires — you’d have no girl to fight over so just get over it. [Laughs.]
And NiceGirlsTV has more teases from the Comic-Con 2012 press room, courtesy of Nina Dobrev.
Elena may not be the first member of the Mystic Falls gang to grow fangs, but that doesn’t mean that her friends are going to necessarily be comfortable with her new life.
“Caroline kind of was accepted by the group as a vampire and I think for Elena, everyone is going to just be sad. They’ve just spent all this time doing everything in their power to protect her, and now she’s a vampire – so I guess she can protect herself.”
We know Vampire Diaries will flash back to 12th century Italy in The Five (EP404) , airing November 1st, and it looks like the CW’s Judy Yam has decided to whet our Original appetite with a peek at Klaus. See more stills from the episode here and here.
Busy, busy news day around here. The Vampire Diaries is definitely back. KSiteTV has our first look at a few stills from The Five (EP404), airing November 1st. (Read the official synopsis here.) Click the still below to see three more images at KSiteTV! We also have our first look at guest star David Alpay as Professor Shane.
And here we are: the final (?) Season 4 portrait – Damon. “SANGUINIS EST REATUS” – blood is guilt.
The countdown to the Season 4 premiere continues! The CW has released Elena’s Season 4 portrait. “TENETUR PER SANGUINEM” – bound by blood. Check out the previously released portraits: Stefan, Jeremy, Matt, Bonnie, Rebekah & Elijah, and Klaus, Caroline & Tyler.
The CW has just revealed the Season 4 portrait for Stefan! “A VENIT HONOS SALUTEM” – from honor comes salvation.
It’s time for the long-awaited, final video in CW’s cast interview series. Here’s Ian Somerhalder!