We know, we know. We’re super-late getting the Season 3 retrospective polls started this year. Here’s our first step in remedying this egregious mistake! We asked our readers to vote for their top episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 3, and you have spoken! (And may Season 4 rock.)
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Way back in November, during the mid-season hiatus, we asked you to pick your favorite episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 3 (so far). There were only nine episodes to pick from (Homecoming, Ordinary People and The Reckoning took top honors), so we think it’s finally time to look back at the season as a whole. Pick your THREE favorite episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 3 and leave a comment to tell us why your favorites reign.
There’s no new episode tonight, but might we distract you with ponies, dancing, and pretty dresses instead? Enjoy an encore presentation of Dangerous Liaisons (EP314) tonight on the CW at 8/7c. New episodes of The Vampire Diaries will return on Thursday, April 19 with Heart of Darkness (EP319).
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: Not That Simple
Miss a post this week?
- Official Synopsis for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- New Stills from Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Julie Plec Speaking at NAB Show in Las Vegas + Fun Contest for Attendees
- THR’s Exclusive New Stills From Heart Of Darkness (EP319) (SPOILERS)
- Tonight in the UK: All My Children (EP315)
- Friday Night Bites: Kat Graham’s New Music Video & A Vampire Chicken
- Episode Downloads for The Murder of One (EP318)
- Extended Promo for Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Complete Songlist for The Murder of One (EP318)
- Short Promo for Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – The Murder Of One (EP318)
- Joseph Morgan Talks Killing Originals with The Hollywood Reporter
- Paul Wesley On Romance & Confrontations via GMMR (VIDEO) + Bonnie Hints via TVLine
- Joseph Morgan Talks Romance, Bromance & More with TVLine, TV Guide & Zap2it
Dance events in Mystic Falls get more and more glamorous. You think that everyone looked good in Masquerade? That is so last season (pun intended), and Dangerous Liaisons blows it out of the water. Those Originals clean up nicely, too! However, let us not forget that no event is what it seems in this town, and that the dances won’t be the only twisty, turny things going on.
ITV2 will be displaying the Twitter #TVDUK hashtag during the episode, and will also be reading out the best or funniest tweet using the hashtag over the end credits. Be sure to tweet your reactions, and make sure you’re following @ITV2 for some entertaining keyboard mashing while you’re at it. As always, you can also follow us on @tvdnews.
So, want to whet your appetites? We’ve got some teasers for you, as well as some links to check out after the episode.
- Catch up on iTunes
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the short promos
- Watch the webclip
- Watch the preview
- Reaction post & poll
- Forum discussion
- Complete songlist
- Promo for the next episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, everyone was dressed beautifully, there was pink champagne on ice and someone in Mystic Falls owns a horse and carriage. This episode rocked a lot of worlds in one way or another, and there’s a lot to go over before All My Children (EP315) airs tomorrow night.
For me, an episode is difficult to write about for one of two reasons: either it ain’t my cup of tea (a rarity with this show), or it’s so good and complicated and layered that I worry about adequately covering all the reasons why it was so bloody awesome. Dangerous Liaisons falls into category 2. Centuries of backstory feed into the events at the Mikaelson ball, as well as two-and-a-half seasons of The Vampire Diaries’ carefully orchestrated relationships. So a small gesture — like Elena taking the arm of both her suitors — is for us dedicated viewers an iconic moment. And this was an episode full of these intense, capslock-inducing moments done so well and fraught with so much feeling.
Ever wonder how the characters on The Vampire Diaries always have the perfect thing to wear? Last night’s episode was a visual feast, but where did all those amazing outfits come from?
Fortunately for us, Zap2it interviewed costume designer Leigh Leveret, and she shares some things about dressing for the ball.
“We do so many episodes fairly quickly and everyone has two to four changes an episode, so we have to have enough clothes for 22 episodes,” she says. “We do multiples because people are always getting stabbed or bitten. We buy the initial piece and go online to find multiples all over the country sometimes.”
An exception would be the clothes Elena, Caroline, Stefan and Damon wore to a ball Klaus hosted in an episode that aired Feb. 9. Leverett searched for the perfect Cinderella-like dresses for Elena and Caroline and found two that are truly special.
“We used ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as a reference to mix it up from the slinky evening wear you normally see on the show,” she says.
This is a great little piece that also reveals where Elena and Caroline’s dresses came from, a question we know a lot of fans are asking. READ THE REST AT ZAP2IT.
We’re still recovering from the ball over here, but if you’re ready to watch Dangerous Liaisons (EP314) again, you’re in luck – download now from iTunes or Amazon.
Note: iTunes UK has not posted the episode yet. We will update this when they do.
Download Dangerous Liaisons:
In case you missed ’em:
- Reaction post & poll: Dangerous Liaisons (EP314)
- Complete Songlist for Dangerous Liaisons (EP314)
- Short & Canadian Promos for All My Children (EP315)
- Extended Promo for All My Children (EP315)
In the wake of last night’s Dangerous Liaisons (EP314), several media outlets have follow-ups from a Q&A with Julie Plec. You should assume that these are all very spoilery for the episode, so don’t click through if you haven’t seen it yet! To whet your appetite, here are a few of the less spoilery tidbits.
Over at TV Guide, Julie answers a few big questions, like whether everyone actually took part in a certain toast and when Tyler might return. And on Damon’s actions at the end of the episode:
“The thing with Damon we’ve seen is that when he’s hurt, he lashes out. In a way, this is both the most cruel way he could’ve lashed out, but also shows a peculiar evolution in him as a character because rather than take it out on an innocent human in the middle of the road, he’s striking where it hurts the most.”
At E!Online, Julie hints at another requirement for a certain spell:
“Next episode, it takes place on a full moon. We’ll learn that, like most of the big, heavy-duty witch spells, there needs to be some sort of recurring celestial event or some recurring event attached to it.”
E!Online also has a few teasers in their Daily Spoiler Chat.
And at Entertainment Weekly, Julie talks the fun of exploring Klaus’s romantic side:
“For us, it’s fun to explore that side of Klaus — seeing a romantic vulnerability there, because it is giving us a window into him a little bit. We certainly find Klaus to be irresistible on a lot of levels, so it’s going to be interesting to see how that moves forward.”
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.