Here’s the extended promo for next week’s new episode of The Vampire Diaries, Man on Fire (EP519).
And here’s our first look at next week’s all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries, Man on Fire (EP519), airing Thursday, April 24th at 8/7c.
KSiteTV has our first look at stills from the May 8th episode of The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (EP521). Check out a photo below and see the rest at KSiteTV.
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There’s not much that separates The Vampire Diaries from survival horror classic Resident Evil these days. Mad scientists? Check. The undead roaming old-fashioned mansions? For sure. Hounds from hell stalking the halls for flesh? We’ve got whole packs. The Vampire Diaries does, however, have a damn fine cast of undead hotties. No body parts falling off at awkward moments for these guys. Our undead also have the brains, talent and skill to direct an episode: it’s Paul Wesley’s directorial debut, so tune in and enjoy.
Once you’ve finished watching and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. All discussion about the episode is welcomed and encouraged in the comments of this post.
Quick guide to the poll: 5 Points = LOVE, 1 Point = MEH.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (EP521), airing Thursday, May 8th at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
OUTRUNNING DEATH – [spoiler]When Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) escape from Markos’ (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) control, only to find themselves stranded in a remote location, Stefan gets philosophical with Elena about her relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder). After their attempt to protect the dopplegangers goes badly, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) come up with a dangerous new strategy. Damon recruits Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to help him set a trap for Markos, who turns out to have a devastating surprise of his own. Bonnie (Kat Graham) finally admits to Caroline (Candice Accola) that she’s been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone. Finally, while Bonnie searches desperately for a way to stop Markos, Caroline is witness to an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers. [/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Michael Allowitz and written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Originals: The Battle of New Orleans (EP121), airing Tuesday, May 6th at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
BLOOD IS IN THE AIR – [spoiler]Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) in order to forever change the fates of Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and the werewolf community. Realizing that Klaus’ plan will lead to the extermination of all French Quarter vampires, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) rallies an army determined to take down the Mikaelsons and regain control of the city. Davina (Danielle Campbell) warns Josh (guest star Steven Krueger) to leave town as she is forced to make a fateful decision that will Turn the tide of war. Meanwhile, Francesca (guest star Peta Sargent) threatens Cami (Leah Pipes), who attempts to decipher a code that results in a surprising revelation among the city’s factions.[/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Jeffrey Hunt and written by Charlie Charbonneau and Michael Narducci.
An episode that will always be known in my heart as the Junkyard One, Rescue Me featured breakups and blonde would-be assassins, tests of character and trust games. And a new crime-fighting trio…
The CW has released a webclip from next Tuesday’s all-new episode of The Originals, An Unblinking Death (EP119). Enjoy.
Tonight’s much-anticipated return of The Vampire Diaries marks Paul Wesley‘s directorial debut with Resident Evil (EP518). Congratulations, Paul! He’s been making the rounds with the press in honor of the occasion, so we’ve got a whole lot of reading for you to help pass the time until the episode. If we find more interviews, we’ll add them on, so check back later! And make sure you tune in to the CW tonight at 8/7c for the episode!
- Paul Wesley Sinks His Fangs Into Directing ‘The Vampire Diaries’ [Wall Street Journal]
- ‘The Vampire Diaries': Director Paul Wesley explains why he nixed a shirtless moment in this week’s episode [Entertainment Weekly]
- The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley: Directorial Debut Addresses the Future of Stefan and Elena [TV Guide]
- ‘The Vampire Diaries': Paul Wesley makes his directorial debut with ‘nostalgic’ episode filled with easter eggs [Zap2it]
- ‘Vampire Diaries': Paul Wesley on ‘Daunting’ Directorial Debut and Unexpected Hiccups [The Hollywood Reporter]
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Paul Wesley on His Directorial Debut [Give Me My Remote]
IT's amazing how many plans on this show involve self-immolation. #TVD
— Thomas Galvin (@thomascgalvin) March 28, 2014
Congratulations, TVD fans! You made it through another hiatus. It’s almost time to strap in for an all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries, so if you need to catch up on (or, you know, just rewatch or discuss) anything from Rescue Me (EP517), now is the time.
Sometimes The Vampire Diaries is just a bunch of people doing stuff to mark time until they get to do the more interesting, important stuff. The show is a master at churning plot, but by establishing a series that basically runs on pure plot, sometimes an episode or two is all setup and very little payoff. “Rescue Me” feels like one of those episodes you could simply remove from the season completely without skipping too many beats. It’s not bad; just a bit unnecessary.
The Vampire Diaries: “Rescue Me”: All setup and no payoff makes TVD a dull show
By Carrie Raisler, A.V. Club
…I really liked “Rescue Me”! Last week’s episode made me very grumpy and I stand by that, but that was because I got so tired of Damon and Elena, plus the whole thing with Caroline becoming a remorseless doppelganger-terminator didn’t rub me the right way at all. But this week served to undo both of those bad impressions, PLUS it injected tons of steroids into the crazy season-long mythology involving the Travelers and also my new favorite characters the BLOND WITCH TWINS. I love the blond witch twins.
The Vampire Diaries “Rescue Me” Review: Beware the Shadow Baby! (PHOTO RECAP)
By Price Peterson, TV.com