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Damon’s on a mission to work out what’s going on with Stefan, while Caroline and Elena are busy investigating murder and discovering that Whitmore College isn’t all that different from Mystic Falls. Jeremy and Bonnie are at odds over the whole ghost thing, and Katherine is discovering the disgusting side of being human. Stock up on tissues (for once, not for gross sobbing).
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We just had a new episode of The Originals two days ago, and we’re already getting another vampire fix with The Vampire Diaries! True Lies (EP502) premieres tonight on the CW at 8/7c. And if you missed this week’s new episode of The Originals, House of the Rising Son (EP102), it’s rerunning right after The Vampire Diaries tonight at 9/8c. As we mentioned last week, we’re now getting our photo captions from YOU, and this week’s is from Twitter user @JZefler. Check out the CAPTION THIS section below to find out how to submit your idea for next episode’s caption!
ALERT: Unfortunately, if you watch the CW on New York’s PIX 11, regular programming is being preempted in favor of football tonight. Tune in on Sunday, October 13th at 8/7c to see the episode then.
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Prepare Yourself for True Lies:
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch another webclip
We’re trying something new this season! Instead of saving the captioned stills for encore airings, we want YOU to give us witty captions for this still from next week’s new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Leave your captions in the comments or tweet them to @tvdnews and we’ll pick our favorites to feature in the TONIGHT posts.
Things have not exactly been easy on Bonnie Bennett for the past few years, and now she’s also dead on top of everything else. Kat Graham spoke with Zap2it about her reaction to Bonnie’s death and what’s to come:
“I didn’t know what was happening. Every character has died a few times on the show and the last time I died on the show they brought me back after the commercial break. So I just kept reading, and I was still dead so I thought, ‘Well they’ll just bring me back in the next episode.’ And then when that didn’t happen either, I realized that for the first time my character was about to go through a whole new arc that I hadn’t expected. I was excited because I could explore new things with the character that I never thought I’d be able to explore. I don’t know how many times I’m going to be playing a dead witch after this show, you know what I mean?”
And at TV Fanatic, Kat discusses when the other characters will find out what’s going on with Bonnie:
“I can’t say if that happens tonight, and I can’t even say if she’s part of the decision, but it leads to a conflict with Jeremy,” the actress teased. “He’s always been this amazing support system and if he stops supporting her desire to keep her death a secret, there will be major problems.”
And over at Alloy Entertainment, Kat considered how she would react in Bonnie’s situation:
Alloy Entertainment: Do you personally agree with Bonnie’s decision to keep her friends in the dark?
Kat Graham: She’s much more selfless than I am. I personally would have made sure everyone knew I was dead. I would have had a parade, a day dedicated to me and a Bonnie Bennett avenue. (laughs) You know what I mean? I’m very narcissistic that way, but when you’re trying to protect your friends it makes sense. I think though that there is a bit more of a selfish objective that people are not recognizing. This is someone who is used to being able to fix problems and now she can’t do that anymore, particularly her own unfortunate situation. So, she’s going to try to cover it up as long as she can to be honest.
And here we have yet another webclip from tonight’s brand-new episode of The Vampire Diaries, True Lies (EP502). Bonnie is concerned.
TVD IN 3 MINUTES DONT TALK TO ME DONT TOUCH ME DONT SNEEZE AROUND ME AND DONT BREATHE AROUND ME
— iαn somerhαlder. ∞ (@DelenaNian4eva_) October 3, 2013
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, Elena and Damon were getting in the last of their summer lovin’, Bonnie was sending emails from the other side, Caroline was registering Tyler for classes and a young woman at named Megan was getting the worst room assignment in the history of Whitmore College.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, Paul Wesley killed us all with this series of tweets:
In the unlikely scenario that u follow me and are not a fan of VD, then apologies in advance for my excessive live tweeting this evening.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) October 3, 2013
Just encountered a minor glitch with my live tweeting plan: I don't have live tv.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) October 4, 2013
One thing I can guarantee you all is that Stefan's hair still looks exactly the same immediately after he gets out of that safe.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) October 4, 2013
EPISODE RECAPS & REVIEWS:
This is a tricky moment for any television series populated by teenagers (whether mortal or immortal): when high school ends, and there’s no longer that one convenient place to bring all the characters together. But even though the gang is all over the map (underwater, on the Other Side, in the Mountains of Appalachia…), the episode wasn’t. Across each storyline was the desire to hold on to some form of normality, to try to be functional no matter the circumstances.
Vampire Diaries In Review: I Know What You Did Last Summer (EP501) – Just Act Normal
By Crissy Calhoun, Vampire-Diaries.net
FIVE. FIVE SEASONS of The Vampire Diaries. What. Is. HAPPENING? How is this possible? This show has been on for five seasons? But you know what, hush your mouth. The Vampire Diaries deserves one thousand seasons, so in the scheme of things maybe five years is not that many.
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Premiere Review: Dire Learning (PHOTO RECAP)
By Price Peterson, TV.com
So of course the chick Matt and Rebekah had a threesome with STOLE JEREMY’S GILBERT RING. I love you, Matt, but what the actual hell.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the sheer amount of stuff the show manages to pack into an hour of television. This episode is practically bursting at the seams, straining under the weight of catching us up with what everyone did over the summer and what they are up to now that it’s over, all while also introducing not one but three separate mysteries to unravel in the coming weeks. It’s not the smoothest, most cohesive episode the show has ever done, but that the whole thing doesn’t implode halfway through is a victory in itself.
By Carrie Raisler, The A.V. Club
The CW has released the synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Monster’s Ball (EP505). The episode airs Thursday, October 31 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED - On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas’ demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation. Kat Graham and Zach Roerig also star.
The episode was directed by Kellie Cyrus and written by Sonny Postiglione.
According to a Deadline exclusive, actor Michael Malarkey (Raw) has been cast on season five of The Vampire Diaries in the recurring role of Enzo, “a charismatic but tortured figure from Damon’s past who arrives in Mystic Falls desperate to reconnect with his old friend.” He will first appear in the December 5th episode.
Despite a murder on campus (it’s probably a tradition at Whitmore college: you’re not a true student until you’ve joined a sorority or fraternity, drunk yourself into a coma, and witnessed your very first murder…), Elena and Caroline are still having a much better time of things in this True Lies (ep502) webclip than Katherine did in the first one.
The CW’s TVD Rehash videos are back for season five! This week, Arielle Kebbel rehashes I Know What You Did Last Summer (EP501).