— rebecca sonnenshine (@rsonnenshine) May 9, 2014
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, much of the episode was drowned out by the sound of the audience screaming. In fact, some of us are still screaming. We’re not at all ready for the season finale and at the same time are desperate to watch it. This show, man. It’s going to be a loooong day. Here are your recaps and twitter reactions from Promised Land (EP521). Enjoy!
Everyone okay out there? TVD did what TVD does best on Thursday night, and that’s to leave us tweeting in all-caps or stunned into silence. Did that really happen?
Vampire Diaries In Review: Promised Land (EP521) – One Move Left
By Crissy Calhoun, Vampire-Diaries.Net
So, that happened. Maybe.
The Vampire Diaries has always played fast and loose with death. After all, death is practically baked into the premise; when we first met the characters back in season one, Stefan and Damon were undead brothers wooing a girl whose parents were killed in a devastating accident. Death surrounded everyone and everything from the very beginning—and since then, everyone on the show has died at least once, some permanently. Death is such a constant in the TVD universe that being alive and human is actually the rarity at this point (with only Jeremy and Matt claiming that honor amongst the regular characters right now, despite both dying many times in the past). Mystic Falls is a mixed up, morbid world.
The Vampire Diaries: “Promised Land”: That didn’t really happen. Or did it?
By Carrie Raisler, A.V. Club
Is Stefan Salvatore really dead?!? That’s all fans want to know following The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 21.
The Vampire Diaries Round Table: Rest in Peace, Stefan?!?
By Miranda Wicker, Leigh Raines, TV Fanatic, and Crissy Calhoun & Heather Vees from Vampire-Diaries.net
Like a baby raccoon holding a handgun, television can force us to feel multiple conflicting emotions all at the same time. You know? First there’s disbelief, then there’s actual belief, then there’s joy, then there’s fear, then it’s back to disbelief again, then it’s time to lay down on a pile of pine cones and go to sleep. Same with a baby raccoon holding a handgun.
The Vampire Diaries “Promised Land” Review: Heart of the Matter (PHOTO RECAP)
By Price Peterson, TV.com
Everyone bracing themselves for the Vampire Diaries season finale tonight? If you need some teases, EP Caroline Dries has spoken with TV Guide about what we’re in for tonight.
“The finale will have major effects on our characters and they all will have their own way of dealing and moving on. We think of it as the college metaphor. You leave for college and then when you come home to visit, everything feels a little different and eventually you realize you don’t really live there anymore.”
Wondering when you’ll be watching The Vampire Diaries and The Originals next season? The CW has just released its fall schedule, and you can see the whole thing at HitFix. But here’s what you want to know: season six of The Vampire Diaries will remain on Thursdays at 8/7c, followed by season two of Reign. And season two of The Originals will move to Mondays at 8/7c, followed by new show Jane the Virgin. Arrow spinoff The Flash will take The Originals‘ previous slot on Tuesdays.
Ready to watch From a Cradle to a Grave (EP122) again? Or watch it over and over all summer? US fans can now download the episode from Amazon or iTunes. US fans can also watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
Download From a Cradle to a Grave:
In case you missed ’em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – From a Cradle to a Grave (EP122)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: From a Cradle to a Grave (EP122 – Season Finale)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, The Originals’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
Tonight’s the night. The season finale of The Originals. Expect torment, twists and tragedy, and keep your tissues handy. No matter what the writers throw at you tonight, console yourselves with the knowledge that season 2 is officially a go.
Once you’ve finished watching and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Originals. 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.
Just a few more hours to go! To help you get through them, here’s a new webclip from tonight’s season 1 finale of The Originals. This clip features Cami, Davina, Marcel and a whole lot of potentially deadly objects. Enjoy!
TV Guide has the first look at Thursday night’s TVD Season 5 finale. Damon and Bonnie are having a nice, friendly, calm discussion…okay, who am I kidding?! Calm is in really short supply with Damon Salvatore right now.
Well, here we are: It’s time for the season finale of The Originals, so I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that everyone seems to be covered in blood. It feels like this season has gone really quickly, doesn’t it? And I fear none of us are emotionally prepared for what the finale will bring. From a Cradle to a Grave (EP122) premieres on the CW at 8/7c.
(Looking for the list of posts from the week? You’ll now find it on Friday in the Friday Night Bites post.)
Prepare From a Cradle to a Grave:
What’s Next . . .
- Thursday, May 15: The Vampire Diaries: Home (EP522 – Season Finale)
I hope The Originals ends with Josh accidentally taking over New Orleans and just kinda going with it
— Carol Abousaab (@CarolAbousaab) May 7, 2014
Previously on The Originals, everything went bananas. Assuming that the bananas are really violent, that is. The Battle of New Orleans pulled no punches for anyone, especially the audience, sending us all staggering desperately towards tonight’s season finale. Give yourself a breather and double check the details while you can!
A wise man once sang, “War! It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker,” and Tuesday night’s The Originals did nothing to alleviate the emotional and physical strain on our characters as we head into next week’s Season 1 finale. The Battle of New Orleans lived up to its name, presenting a battle royale with one huge twist and one hell of a gut-wrenching ending. Once again, late in the fourth quarter, this show has dramatically altered the supernatural landscape of New Orleans as we know it, and the only thing certain is that the final outcome may very well be apocalyptic.
The Originals In Review: The Battle of New Orleans (EP121) – The Way It Had To Be
By Heather Vee, Vampire-Diaries.Net
Elijah punched all the vampires, Marcel blew up a building, the werewolves bit everybody, and one or more characters is now in mortal danger! This was a very good episode, you guys.
The Originals “The Battle of New Orleans” Review: Takin’ It to the Streets
By Price Peterson, TV.com
So much for Klaus’ redemption. Over the past few episodes, our protagonist has actually demonstrated growth. He’s respected others’ decisions, resisted the urge to violently destroy the truce he knew would collapse anyway, and shown mercy to Marcel. For The Originals to answer the question I posed a few weeks ago about whether it’s smart or not, it would have needed to acknowledge this, to indicate that this was a trend in the show’s history where Rebekah’s departure led to a new push by Klaus to be a good person, even if it was a failure.
The Originals: “The Battle Of New Orleans”: Plot accelerates, characterization fades
By Rowan Kaiser
With a new line of werewolves loose in New Orleans, a weakened Klaus, an angry Elijah and Hayley in labor, to say that everything is getting insane on The Originals is a bit of an understatement. Because yeah, insane. That’s what’s happening. We’re one episode away from The Originals Season 1 finale! But first, here’s another edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table!
The Originals Round Table: “The Battle of New Orleans”
By Leigh Raines & Miranda Wicker of TV Fanatic and Heather Vee of Vampire-diaries.net.