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 – 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.
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
And we’re back! As you may have noticed, we’ve had some site downtime in the past day or so – the issue was with our webhost, so there was nothing we could do, and trust me, we were just as frustrated as you. Thanks for your patience, and thank goodness we’re back in time for Paul Wesley‘s directorial debut on The Vampire Diaries tonight! Resident Evil (EP518) 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 Yourself for Resident Evil:
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch another webclip
What’s Next . . .
- Thursday, Apr. 22: The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- Thursday, Apr. 24: The Vampire Diaries: Man on Fire (EP519)
- Tuesday, Apr. 29: The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- Thursday, May 1: The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
Ready to watch The Big Uneasy (EP118) 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 The Big Uneasy:
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – The Big Uneasy (EP118)
- Short Promo for The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: The Big Uneasy (EP118)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, The Originals’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Dr. John “Kingdom Of Izzness”|
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Under The Earth”|
|Jaymes Young “Dark Star”|
|Tame Impala “Elephant”|
|Kauf “When You’re Out”|
|Agnes Obel “Fuel To Fire”|
Here’s the CW’s extended promo for next week’s episode of The Originals, An Unblinking Death (EP119).
Fun news during tonight’s new episode of The Originals: The CW is bringing us a new recap/interview digital series for the show called Secrets from the Quarter and it is hosted by none other than Steven Krueger, aka Josh, First of His Name, Bestest of Best Friends, He Who Shall Never Die. Executive producers Michael Narducci and Julie Plec sit in on this round to discuss The Big Uneasy. WARNING: Wait until you’ve watched tonight’s episode before watching this, as it super-spoils everything that happens. (And a LOT happens.)