We asked @ninadobrev to be Enzo but she was all, "I don't want to do a British accent."
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) December 13, 2013
Previously on The Vampire Diaries…the fans have officially made it through FIVE long winter breaks! Given that a lot of us have trouble making it from Thursday to Thursday, this is an achievement that must be recognized. Way to go, you guys! There’s a lot of hype and info floating around about the big 100th episode, but don’t forget to show episode 510, Fifty Shades of Grayson, a little love.
Or just listen to Enzo talk some more. Whichever.
The long winter hiatus is just about finished, and before we move on to TVD’s one hundredth episode (!!!), let’s revisit the fall finale, Fifty Shades of Grayson. An episode that saw Katherine hoping for redemption, while Damon rejected the very idea of it. And somewhere, out there, is a vial of goop that can turn any one of our favorite vampires into a crazed vampire-eating ripper…
Vampire Diaries In Review: Fifty Shades of Grayson (EP510) – Devil Inside
By Crissy Calhoun, Vampire-Diaries.Net
TV manipulates us because deep down we all want to be manipulated. So it’s not The Vampire Diaries’ fault that it figured out who our favorite character is and is currently putting her through so much angst and anguish and now the grim reaper’s scythe is hanging over her head. Because this show knows it will upset us to see these things happen to our favorite character! And let me tell you, IT IS WORKING. As much as my heart is not thrilled about what happened to Katherine in “Fifty Shades of Grayson,” I get it. I definitely get it. And I’m on board. Manipulate me, show. Make me feel things. I only wish I cared this much about the other plotlines! But much like a cat pawing its owner’s face at 4am, I’ll take what I can get.
The Vampire Diaries “Fifty Shades of Grayson” Review: Literal Heartbreak (PHOTO RECAP)
By Price Peterson, TV.com
As The Vampire Diaries wraps up 2013 with its fall finale, it’s become readily apparent that the show is in the midst of a good, old-fashioned slump. Let’s talk about why, shall we?
The Vampire Diaries “Fifty Shades Of Grayson”·S5/E10
By Carrie Raisler, A.V. Club
ScreenFad has a peek at next week’s all-new episode of The Originals, Dance Back from the Grave (EP112), airing Tuesday, January 28th at 8/7c. Check out an image below and see the rest at ScreenFad. Beware spoilers, but can we just say: MARCEL IN UNIFORM?!
Hey, Vampire Diaries fans, looking forward to the 100th episode tomorrow? Interested in stocking up on official merchandise to commemorate it?
The official Warner Bros. online shop is celebrating The Vampire Diaries’ 100th episode with savings of up to 20% on all Vampire Diaries gear! Check out the new Mystic Falls allover print jersey, and more than 30 regular tee shirts featuring Damon, Elena, and Stefan. And don’t miss their collection of two dozen stylish phone cases for the iPhone and Galaxy, plus mugs, posters, life-size standees, and more!
Riding the momentum of last week’s episode, Apres Moi, le Déluge was an hour brimming with everything that makes The Originals so damned good: startling revelations, epic supernatural shenanigans, and intimate, perfectly played character moments. Much like Sinners and Saints, huge plot bombs and mythology disclosures worked in tandem with the very human relationships we have seen built up and torn down over the course of the season so far. The result wasn’t so much game-changing as an elevation of this show’s themes of power, personal responsibility, and loyalty.
How’s everyone holding up after everything that went down on The Originals last night? Need some postmortems to get you through? These are all super-spoilery so we’re not going to say much, but enjoy:
At E!Online, a certain cast member discusses finding out what was going to happen:
“The day that that script had come out, I had a lot of dialogue that day. So I wasn’t going to read the script until I got home that night. All day, everyone was coming up to me and my friends, people on the crew, were coming to my trailer like, ‘Have you read the script yet?’” Campbell tells E! News. “I was like, ‘No, what happens? I’m so excited, tell me!’ And they were just like, ‘Oh, you should probably read it.’”
There’s another (spoilery!) interview with that cast member at TV Guide.
And then head over to TVLine for a (spoilery!) interview with Julie Plec about what went down last night and what’s to come.
Here’s two new webclips from tomorrow night’s 100th episode, 500 Years of Solitude (EP511). Katherine has priorities and Caroline laments her lack of scandalous sex. Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s the big day: the 100th episode of The Vampire Diaries, 500 Years of Solitude (EP511). Let’s kick off with a “Thank You TVD Fans!” video from the cast, shall we?
No, guys – thank you.
TV Line has this epic look back at favorite moments from the first 99 episodes of The Vampire Diaries, featuring the show’s cast, guest stars, and producers. Beware: You will shed a tear or two while flipping through this gallery. Here’s what Kat Graham has to say about hitting 100 eps:
“I didn’t think I was going to make it past the pilot. I thought I would have been recast or something. I had shot five pilots before The Vampire Diaries and not one of them got picked up. So a 100th episode is, like, not real to me. It’s a beautiful, humbling experience, but I still can’t believe I’ve been on it this long. It’s great.”
So what can we expect from the epic 100th episode, anyway? Executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries gives some hints to Zap2It:
In addition to Katherine’s mortality drama, Dries emphasizes that the episode is for the fans in a lot of ways. “We for sure wanted it to be nostalgic. We wanted to make it for the fans who have been with the show from the beginning,” Dries tells us. “So they’ll get the references, specific scenes, and lines that we put in there as a love letter to the fans. It’s to show them how much we appreciate them. But it will be shocking and fun, also.”
Zap2It also has a heart-tugging thank you to fans courtesy of Matt Davis, whose Alaric Saltzman is still sorely missed:
When Zap2it caught up with Davis down in Atlanta during “The Vampire Diaries” 100th episode wrap party, he had a message for those dedicated fans. “I’d like to say to the fans, thank you. I love you. Alaric loves all of them,” Davis says with a smile. “It’s been this really wonderful experience for me as an actor to connect with the fans who have been so responsive to a character that I’ve been playing. Whenever Alaric comes back, whether he does or doesn’t in the future, it’s always fun for me because I know it’s a chance for me to reconnect with the fans who have been so generous and gracious.”
E!Online caught up with Ian Somerhalder to discuss his favorite TVD scene and the site reflects on Damon’s repertoire of killer one-liners (interview video at the link!):
So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Somerhalder’s favorite scene comes from The Vampire Diaries’ earlier run of episodes. “My favorite scene was Damon turning Vicki into a vampire and they’re dancing all around. It’s also never bad having Kayla Ewell in her underwear,” he spills.
And Nina Dobrev also sits down with E!Online to talk about the Stefan-Elena-Damon love triangle and to tease tomorrow night’s episode:
Thursday marks the 100th episode of the five-year-old, fan favorite series, and Dobrev teases that it’s “an episode that will not be forgotten.” “It makes a big splash,” she teases, “and it has a huge impact on the show and all the characters. And [for] me, because I’m weird and strange and I like all the quirky, strange, awkward things, I loved filming it because I got to do some really weird, strange things myself and experience things and it was really fun to shoot.”
Ready to watch Apres Moi, Le Déluge (EP111) again? 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 Apres Moi, Le Déluge:
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – Apres Moi, Le Déluge (EP111)
- Short Promo for The Originals: Dance Back from the Grave (EP112)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: Dance Back from the Grave (EP112)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: Apres Moi, Le Déluge (EP111)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, The Originals’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
Here’s the CW’s extended promo for Dance Back from the Grave (EP112), which will air on Tuesday, January 28th at 8/7c.