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Posted by | July 9, 2012, 18:20 (MST) | 95 Comments
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It’s that time again! The Vampire Diaries cast and crew are heading back to work, and so are we! Team V-D.net appreciates everyone’s patience with the slowdown on the site, we’ve collectively had a lot of regular life things on our plates these last few weeks. The whole fandom is still slogging along through hiatus hell, but there’s action in Atlanta and if you listen very carefully you can almost hear the TVD machine starting to gear up for Season 4. Michael Trevino even tweeted a table read picture!

Season 4, you guys! It’s really happening!

The new season premieres on Thursday, October 11th. That’s an awfully long wait, but Comic-Con 2012 is kicking off this week in San Diego, so hopefully we’ll get some good hints, interviews and of course, pictures! Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec will all be attending. The Vampire Diaries panel is in Ballroom 20 from 3:30-4:15pm on Saturday, July 14th.

We’ve already posted about the special issue TV Guide covers, and TV Overmind has a look at year’s Vampire Diaries Comic-Con bag. Check it out:

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  • a_softsong

    Wow. Yep, he’ll have to share the boarding house with Damon and Steffie.

  • a_softsong

    That was awesome. Elijah is just so suave and aristocratic. Klaus so determined. Damon ready to kill or be killed. Stefan with his take no shit attitude. That was awesome.

  • a_softsong

    The witch revival, Alaric turned into the ultimate vampire hunter, the fiasco of season 3. Not one bit of it made any sense to me at all.

  • a_softsong

    And that is why I don’t see why they are having him go after Matt. He knows how much Elena cares about Matt and would never go after him.

  • Georgia_Peach

    I was happy Daniel Gillies was included in the TVD season 4 promotional photo shoot. Hopefully, he will have a larger part this season and will be there right along with Claire Holt & Joseph Morgan. One of the best decisions made was making Joseph Morgan a regular main cast member. He is way too talented to loose. I don’t think Claire has been promoted to series regular……… yet, but I sincerely hope she will be. I love her as Rebekah. As a matter of fact Rebekah has quickly become one of my favorites.

    Also, Torrey was a part of the TVD season 4 promotional photo shoot, which surprises me considering her role is very small, at least so far. Maybe she will have a bigger part in the show this coming season.

    It is nice that the TVD season 4 promotional photo shoot included all of the regular cast, plus Daniel, Claire and Torrey. While the Season 3 promotional photo shoot was beautiful and fantastic with Ian, Nina, Paul and Joseph, I am glad to see that this year everyone will be included. :)

    Even though I have complained about some of the writing in Season three and truly wish it would have been different, overall I did enjoy last season. I am stoked for Season 4 and cannot wait for October 11th. The Vampire Diaries is still one of my favorite shows. :)

  • ihatepeople

    It was amusing to see how much Stefan and Klaus have in common.

  • ihatepeople

    The real problem I had with ubervamp Ric was that he was so quickly defeated just like Mikael. I would’ve liked to see them extend his role at least into the first few eps of season 4 or have him flee town and come back later in season 4. I would’ve liked him going out with a bigger bang.

  • ihatepeople

    I agree. It seems out of character with his emotional growth. I know everyone will be kind of crazy dealing with things at first but I only see him being pissed not seeking actual revenge especially since she is alive sort of. I don’t know it just seems like they want to continue to make him seem like the bad guy.

  • a_softsong

    That is why Klaus loves him so much. I think Klaus called him brother. It is really a love between the two of them and if done properly could lead to Klaus’ redemption. Stefan wants to keep the essence of the ripper personality for season 4 therefore, I think it is possible.

  • ihatepeople

    Between Klaus and Damon there should be enough money to buy it back. ;) Depending on how long they keep Klaus in Tyler’s body he might not need that place.

  • a_softsong

    I really thought that they find someway to restrain him using a spell. Then Bonnie would work her magic to undo the spell that Esther had cast on him. I really hate that they killed him out of the series. It would have been much better to have killed one of the minor characters like Sheriff Forbes or Mayor Lockwood. Alaric was such a part of what made the show great. He will be missed.

    That’s another thing that irks me, Bonnie can transfer Klaus into Tyler’s body from 100 miles away but, she wasn’t strong enough to subdue Alaric.

  • a_softsong

    It is amazing how he gets no respect. None, nada. I really hope things turn around season 4. Damon needs some compassion from the writers and he needs them to give him his mojo back. :-(

  • ihatepeople

    Maybe he felt closer to him than with Elijah because they’re so much aliked he didn’t compete with Stef for Tatia like he did with Elijah.

    Did I miss something? You said Stefan wants to keep the essence of the ripper personality. Did you mean IF he does or did you hear that somewhere. The Ripper personality is the one I prefer. He doesn’t have to be 100% Ripper but half way in between would be good.

  • ihatepeople

    I know what a bummer. :( Bonnie seems to be able to pull off magic that is beyond her experience. Couldn’t she have at least salvaged Ric’s soul with a spell even if he stayed a vampire?

    Sounds like either the mayor or the sheriff might bite the dust this season according to some spoiler speculations. More orphans in MF. Good thing most of them are turning 18.

  • ihatepeople

    Well we might at least see the mojo part again. If they do have him follow thru with revenge on Matt there goes even any remote chance of any of the gang giving him respect.

  • a_softsong

    http://www.eonline.com/news/317129/the-vampire-diaries-stars-tease-what-s-ahead-for-the-love-triangle

    Stefan discusses what he wants for season 4 in the video. This is before he came out saying that he wanted TVD to bring it down to humanity and less over the top.

    http://www.wetpaint.com/the-vampire-diaries/articles/paul-wesley-the-vampire-diaries-needs-to-focus-on-humanity-in-season-4

    I am wondering if “we” missed something.

  • a_softsong

    It sounds like poor Matt is about to be handed his pink slip if Damon is going after him. I really hope not but this is TVD and JP said nobody is safe. She even hinted that Elena might not choose to complete the transition in an earlier interview.

  • a_softsong

    Exactly. That would be too sad. Damon deserves to have respect. Who cares if he ever gets Vamplena. After all that he’s done now he has to go after the quarterback. That will not sit well with the fans at all and there goes any chance of him ever getting any reaspect.

  • ihatepeople

    Hmmm something must have changed his mind. That’s the trouble you never know which to believe.

  • a_softsong

    The second one sounded scripted to me. I don’t think Stefan changed his mind. He talked about how he’d like to not be so boring or be so much the hero in season 4 more than once.

  • ihatepeople

    Seriously he won’t stand a chance against Damon or any vampire for that matter. It would seem strange though to save him at the end of season 3 just to turn around and kill him right away in season 4.

    Elena not transitioning sounds like her usual teases. KW already said she is for sure going to transition. They’ll probably at some point either killer off and bring her back like they did in the books or they’ll get Bonnie to crack open Esther’s human spell. I don’t see her being a vamp until series end. If they don’t have her transition then they have a show without a heroine.

  • a_softsong

    I didn’t believe a word of it. I was just showing how vulnerable Matt is. I hope they keep him. I can’t imagine the killing of the quarterback going over very well with the fans.

  • ihatepeople

    I just finished rewatching season 1. You know when you haven’t watched something in a while you forget all the details. In the finale when he was on the Gilbert porch talking to Katherine thinking it was Elena, it was truly sad to hear him say she saw something in him worth saving implying no one had before. It’s what you see in real people where they choose someone unconsciously to love that you know will never love you back because you think that if you could just win their love then you would be a worthy person. All of it originally stemming from a parents rejection. He chose Katherine and he chose Elena neither of whom will give him the love he wants which keeps proving in his mind that his father was right that he was no good. So sad. That’s why he tolerates the emotional abuse.

    Also a nice foreshadowing moment where he says he found himself wanting to save the town instead of destroy it. He said he wasn’t the hero type that it was Stefan’s job. To see how untrue that ended up being was a nice example of creating a plan for a character then following thru with it.

  • ihatepeople

    Maybe Matt will have to hide out with Bex since both will be in the dog house so to speak. She could protect him. :)

  • a_softsong

    He needs to but, he’s mad at her too. LOL Poor Matty it looks like he’s gonna need his rifle.

  • a_softsong

    Yeah, that is so sad. And to never have love returned and to live forever, what a horrific existence.

  • ihatepeople

    That makes sense why he accepts what others think about him and how they treat him.

  • a_softsong

    That makes perfect sense. And it explains why he doesn’t want people to see the good in him. He doesn’t want their expectations. His father was a very overbearing man.

    Stefan must have been a “yes” boy to his father. He would probably have done anything asked of him and secretly regretted that he didn’t have the strength of character to say no as Damon did. Which is why I think Stefan is so profoundly jealous of Damon.

  • a_softsong

    Damon is such a complex character with deep seated emotions. But, the thing that is amazing to me about him is, even when he has his humanity switched off, he’s so compassionate to those that do not cross him or the ones he cares about.

    Damon, wears his heart on his sleeve and Stefan knows this but tries to pretend that he can’t see the goodness in his brother and is always suspicious of his every move. Only a person that has deep dark secrets act in this manner.

    Damon probably acted out a lot as a kid because he could do no right in his father’s eyes. Abused children act in this manner and they don’t like getting close because of the possibility of rejection and pain.

    So yes, I totally agree with you. And it would really be nice to see Damon’s story. It won’t be nice but, I think it will explain his complexity.

  • ihatepeople

    Each time I read that about Damon taking revenge on Matt it really makes me unhappy. It’s fine to give him his swagger but doing this just makes him the bad guy and he’ll be ostracized all over again. :(

  • ihatepeople

    It’s not likely we’ll see his story since the story is told from his brother’s perspective. The ep where we were supposed to see more about him ended up being a bust.

    As you mentioned his protective walls went up a long time ago. What makes Elena’s rejections hard to watch is that he exposed his feelings to someone he cared about only to have them thrown back at him proving it isn’t worth showing what’s really inside.

  • a_softsong

    It is actually could possibly be a lot worse. Matt is the “quarterback”.

  • a_softsong

    Damon’s past abuse will probably allow him to accept Elena. People that have been abused have no clue about self-worth and no self-esteem. This aspect of Damon’s past is being exploited and this character is not being shown any compassion or mercy. Through Damon’s inability feel pride and value within himself, I can she how Elena could be slithered into his life.

  • ihatepeople

    That’s what I keep thinking. As much as many would like to see him say forget her he won’t because he thinks that’s all he deserves. With the way she and the gang treat him his just going to stay in that continuous cycle. :(

  • from.beginning.to.end

    The Gilbert house was up for sale a while back too, I don’t know if that means it won’t be able to be used anymore but JP once tweeted something that made it sound like it might not be. I hope not, good things happened on that porch :D

  • ihatepeople

    Maybe he should bathe in vervain.

  • Georgia_Peach

    The Gilbert house is on the market to be sold, but the Klaus mansion is now bank owned. For now, the owners of the Gilbert house are still allowing filming to go on. The Gilbert house is being marketed as being used by TVD. Once it is sold, it is very possible the new owners will allow filming to continue on the front porch. Keep in mind all filming at the Gilbert house takes place outside. All interior filming takes place at the studios in Decatur, GA. However, the now foreclosed bank owned Holyfield mansion was used inside and out for the filming of the Klaus mansion. That could present a problem.

  • a_softsong

    A continuous cycle is correct until she decides that “it will always be Stefan” again. That will probably happen just after the mid-season hiatus so they can make the Stelena people happy. Again, it is all about the ratings. Make Delena viewers happy that way we continue to watch, then have her flipflop so that the Stelena people can be happy.

    When it is all over it will be as KW insinuated it will be Stelena. This “is” Stefan’s and Elena’s love story. I just wish they’d put her with Stefan from here on out. There is nothing wrong with her choosing Stefan. Show a little compassion even if Damon is with another distraction like Andie. Damon really liked Andie and cared for her. She wasn’t his Elena but, there was a connection and it show compassion for his character.

    I wonder what happened. Why does Damon have to be beat on, degraded and disliked by everyone in Mystic Falls? It just doesn’t make sense. I think we as fans already understand his lack of self-worth and low self-esteem. All of season 3 was dedicated to that. Why can’t Damon catch a break. Never, in his fictional life has he ever been told that he is loved. What a joke. Elena mouthed thank you to him once S2E8. THAT IS IT. That is as close as he came to any amount of gratitude. Even in S2e19 Andie doesn’t say I love you to Damon. She tells Damon that she cares about him.

    I am so sick of seeing Damon, abused and emotionally challenged, get the short end of the stick.

  • a_softsong

    If “my” Damon is coming after Matt, no amount of vervain will help him. Remember Damon is drinking vervain in his booze. LOL Nope, he needs an eternity ring. Maybe an implanted eternity ring. Remember (S1E1) the fight with Stefan when Damon took Stefan ring off mid flight.

  • ihatepeople

    I don’t know. I don’t get it but I think the plan is to always make him unworthy. That’s what I don’t like about having him seek revenge on Matt. It’s just another thing they can all use against him to say he’s not worthy of their love & friendship. I think we all get that a show such as this doesn’t have anyone stay happy for long but to never give the same character happiness and just keep pushing him down over and over becomes depressing to watch. I mean how many times are we supposed to witness the same person get their heartbroken? It’s like kicking that abused puppy who finally trusts a human only to show him he was right for never trusting anyone. It becomes painful to watch. I can actually stand seeing him physically tortured than watch he get emotionally tortured. He can fluff off the physical pain and he heals quickly. The emotional torture leaves scars.

    I know what you mean about trying to please everyone to keep them watching but the yo yo thing can backfire because people get tired of the game. Also in the end it just shows Elena as lacking characer which is the opposite of what they’ve tried to convince us of about her from the beginning. How could either brother ever truly believe that she loves them if she goes back and forth for the rest of the series? I mean I know she is young but messing with people’s emotions because you’re indecisive or want both is just mean.

  • ihatepeople

    LOL. Good point. A mere mortal such as Matt up against a vamp especially one with revenge on the brain does not have a promising outcome. Watch they’ll have Bonnie put a protection spell on him or something making him magically untouchable by Damon. Hahah.

    You know I was reading some more fan fiction and these fans come up with good stories. Pretty good for not being professionals.

  • a_softsong

    Well I think the envelope is certainly being pushed. I really liked this show when it was about content and not rating. I got hooked in because of the flow of the show. It had mysteries to solve, objects to find and danger. You never knew what was next.

  • ihatepeople

    Let’s not forget sexiness. Ok that’s still there as long as Ian still plays Damon. ;) hopefully everyone has regrouped over the summer and they can get back on track. The ratings will be there as long as the quality of the stories are whether people get their couple or not. Here’s hoping for real vampire stuff and less depression.

  • a_softsong

    I love fan fiction. A lot of it is really good and it keeps with the mythology. That is what I like.

  • a_softsong

    Sexiness!!! Elijah, Damon, Klaus, Alaric, Stefan, Jeremy, Tyler and Matt. The hotness of Mystic Falls. This is sin on a screen. LOL





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