Previously on The Vampire Diaries,
everybody most some of us survived graduation! And don’t worry, even the ones who turned up dead to commencement are still with us in one way or another. The long summer hiatus is aaallllmooosst over, TVD Season 5 premieres tomorrow night!
With a new season (and a new series!) to keep track of, we’ll be changing some things around, including the previous format of the previously post. Confused? Nevermind. You’ll see what we mean next week. There’s still just enough time to watch all of season 4 again (sleep is overrated, right?) before I Know What You Did Last Summer (EP501), but at least make sure you’re up to date with (Graduation, EP423).
— Alyssa Giles (@alygiles) May 17, 2013
Word, Alyssa. Want to wallow in the beautiful misery of it all? Here’s what our own Crissy Calhoun had to say about graduation: TVD style.
How the TVD writers manage to one up themselves for jaw-dropping finales season after season is a mystery best left unsolved (Expression triangle?), but what they’ve accomplished with Graduation is a heartfelt end to an important chapter in the series. No more high school. No more Originals. Tyler is coming back, and Bonnie’s on the Other Side. Elena and Katherine aren’t the only doppelgangers. It’s time to let go and move on from many of the familiar places and faces: the joys of the college years are just around the corner.
Just one more day, TVD fans. Hang in there!
TV Fanatic caught up with Daniel Gillies to discuss tomorrow night’s season premiere of The Originals, touching on the different dynamics that arise as Elijah and Klaus become players in the French Quarter’s supernatural chess game.
“One of Elijah’s most magical qualities is that, beneath this sometimes ruthless exterior, he’s still enchanted by life. He’s still excited after all this time and Hayley’s baby, it represents a new hope. He’s seduced by her vulnerability.”
Gillies, of course, is a series regular on The Originals, following many years in which his character only showed up sporadically in Mystic Falls (though Elijah’s presence was always felt, the actor believes, “like Obi-Wan Kenobi… from the good Star Wars moves, the first three”).
Joseph Morgan sits down with the Associated Press to talk The Originals, and more specifically the challenges the spinoff faces as it establishes itself as a separate show from The Vampire Diaries.
Last time we saw Stefan Salvatore, he was trapped in a giant safe and disappearing underwater. Not the best way to spend a post-graduation summer, right? Paul Wesley tells TV Guide that the youngest Salvatore brother will definitely be “screwed up in the head” by his tortuous experience, but before Stefan returns to town, Wesley gets to play a true-blue villain: Silas.
“Silas has so much pain and anger and hurt, but it’s masked by a level of light energy and humor,” Wesley says. “[He isn't] intimidated by anything and the world is his playground. He’s 2000 years old and finds himself to be supremely more interesting and sophisticated. He doesn’t feed on people, he thinks it’s gross and primitive, so he manipulates people into cutting themselves and pouring their blood and then he drinks it; he’s a little snobby.”
Activate the Mystic Falls phone tree, guys! This rumor has been floating around for a while, but it has now been confirmed by a reliable source: Vulture reports that The Vampire Diaries Season 4 will debut on Netflix streaming this Thursday, October 3. (Yep, TVD Season 5 and The Originals premiere day.)
So if you’ve been holding off on purchasing the DVD/Blu Ray (Netflix doesn’t have the snazzy special features, though!), tell your family, tell your friends, and let the viewing parties begin.
Oh, doppelgangers. Cheeky, CW, very cheeky. Well played. Following the Stefan poster they released earlier today, we now have a Silas poster courtesy of the official TVD Facebook. (Also, we’re excited because that means an Elena and Katherine poster, right?!)
ET Online caught up with Steven R. McQueen to talk about the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries, particularly how Jeremy will deal with his return from death, his guilt about Bonnie, his different relationship dynamic with Damon, and how he’ll be dealing with Katherine. (Remember: She’s responsible for getting him killed.)
ETonline: If Jeremy is feeling guilty for Bonnie’s death, how angry is he with Katherine for triggering this series of events?
McQueen: I have some scenes coming up with Katherine. I can’t say what happens, but imagine things from her perspective: she’s this vampire that’s hundreds of years old, insanely strong, insanely fast, who can really get away with doing these sh*tty things because there were no consequences. Now we see her, at the beginning of this season, at a place of weakness: she’s human, she’s vulnerable and she’s pissed off.
People’s Choice has an exclusive behind the scenes photo from The Originals, featuring Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Leah Pipes (Cami), and is also teasing what viewers can expect from the show’s premiere episode, Always and Forever, airing this Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c.
(Note: It is an entirely new episode that overlaps with the backdoor pilot that aired in April.)
Fans have been clamoring for more Elijah since his sporadic appearances on The Vampire Diaries. Now, it looks like they may finally be getting their wish. Though Elijah popped up in the backdoor pilot for The Originals, he has a much bigger role in the revised cut.
Thursday creeps ever closer and the CW has released two more TVD Season 5 promo posters via the official Vampire Diaries Facebook: Bonnie Bennett and Stefan Salvatore.
Check out more Season 5 promo in our Gallery.
Hayley created a big stir when she first turned up in Mystic Falls. In this interview with ETonline, Phoebe Tonkin talks about the fans’ reaction to the character and how we may find her to be more sympathetic on The Originals.
ETonline: The fans love you, the fans loved TSC’s Faye, but they didn’t so much love Hayley. Why do you think that is?
Phoebe Tonkin: I get very involved in TV shows too, so I understand how it feels when you have one character coming in between two characters people have grown really fond of, but I don’t think Hayley was ever really a threat to Caroline and Tyler or Caroline and Klaus. It just happens they were unsafe, so now they’re dealing with the consequences of something that wasn’t supposed to go beyond on night. In terms of the fans, Julie and I have discussed this and she really enjoys the challenge this presents because the fans have already decided how they feel about this character, and now it’s up to Julie and the writers and me to get the fans on Hayley’s side. That’s an exciting challenge. I believe the fans can empathize with Hayley.