Less than a month to go! Everyone hanging in there? Season four premieres on Thursday, October 11! But tonight the CW continues its summer rewatch with Do Not Go Gentle (EP320 Encore).
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: Unshakable Bond
Miss a post this week?
- Nina Dobrev on Heightened Emotions & Potential Endings at TIFF (VIDEO)
- Episode Stills for Growing Pains (Season 4 Premiere)
- Nina Dobrev & Julie Plec Talk Transitions & Graduation at EW
- Stefan’s Descent Into Darkness Clip at TV Guide (VIDEO)
- CW Video Interview with Kat Graham
- Happy Release Day! The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season DVD/Blu-Ray Out Now
- New Cast Photos via Zap2it + DVD Extra Sneak Peek via E!Online (VIDEO)
- Friday Night Bites, Sept 1-7: Seventeen, VMAs & Mickey Mouse
- CW Video Interview with Steven R. McQueen
- Phoebe Tonkin Dishes On Her New Character from The Insider + 2 New Hybrids via TV Guide
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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.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: the decade dance was in full swing and the entire state of Virginia was sold out of table salt. There were dastardly schemes coming to fruition, an awful lot of relationship drama and (bonus!) there were waistcoats everywhere. All in all, there was a lot going on in Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), and some of it was frankly confusing, so there’s no better way to get ready for Before Sunset (EP321) than with a recap roundup to help you get it all straight in your mind.
Oh decade dances — this was the one to end them all. Trickling stars, hideous chandeliers, wonderful 1920s costumes, bromances new and old . . . it should have been a magical night, but “dangerous dance karma” meant there was an unstoppable ghost witch on a mission to ruin everything.
We’re guessing you may have a lot of questions and feelings after last night’s emotional and action-packed episode, Do Not Go Gentle (EP320). Luckily, Julie Plec and several cast members did a Q&A with critics and journalists after a screening of the episode earlier in the week, so there are plenty of articles for you to read. Warning: These ALL have spoilers through Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), as well as hints about the last two episodes of the season, so read at your own risk! We’re serious!
- E!Online: Vampire Diaries Post-Mortem: Find Out What’s Next After Tonight’s Heartbreaking Episode + a bit of scoop in Spoiler Chat Daily
- Examiner: Julie Plec previews ‘The Vampire Diaries’ final two episodes
- The Futon Critic: Interview: “The Vampire Diaries” Executive Producer Julie Plec
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Julie Plec on the [spoiler]Alaric[/spoiler] Twist and the Triangle Complications
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries': Mystic Falls Says [spoiler]Goodbye to a Beloved Character[/spoiler] (Almost)
- Hollywood.com: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Producer On Tonight’s Tragedy
- KSiteTV: Vampire Diaries “Do Not Go Gentle Post-mortem: Julie Plec & the Cast Talk About the Episode & What’s Next
- The TV Addict: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Post Mortem: EP Julie Plec and Stars Candice Accola, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, and Zach Roerig React to Thursday’s Cliffhanger and Tease What’s Ahead!
- TV Guide: Vampire Diaries Boss Answers Questions about [spoiler]”Hardcore” Alaric,[/spoiler] the Finale Flashback and More
- TVLine: Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Tonight’s Big Cliffhanger and What’s Next!
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries': [spoiler]Alaric’s[/spoiler] fate revealed plus 10 things to know
Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) was quite an emotional episode, but if you’re ready to relive it, here you go: US and UK fans can now download the episode from iTunes or Amazon. And remember, US fans can watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
Download Do Not Go Gentle:
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction post & poll: Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- Short & Canadian Promos for Before Sunset (EP321)
- Extended Promo for Before Sunset (EP321)
- Complete Songlist for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Blind Pilot “We Are The Tide”|
|Caro Emerald “That Man”|
|Sinead O’Connor “You Do Something To Me”|
|Helen Forrest “The Man I Love”|
|The Fray “Be Still”|
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Two trips to the roaring 20s this season? Yes please! While we’re not flashing back this time, we still get to see Stefan, Klaus and Rebekah dressed up in 20s style with the added bonus of the rest of the modern day Mystic Falls gang looking fancy. Considering what happened at the last decade dance, we dread to think how they can up the tragedy stakes in this one.
Once you’ve seen it and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
Quick guide to the poll options: Sprucing up the poll with a little bit of Art Deco to get you in the mood for some dancing, 20s style. 5 pieces of Art Deco = LOVE, 1 piece of Art Deco = MEH.
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Ian Somerhalder to discuss the answer to this question: “How would Damon deal with the fact that Elena could choose either brother (or even neither)?” Watch his response below:
And The Insider caught up with Persia White to chat about the final three episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 3:
Insider: Does she get in the mix with magic in the upcoming episodes?
Persia: Abby helps Bonnie in a pretty pivotal way that involves witchcraft in these last episodes. I know Abby isn’t in a stable place but her help causes some twists that lead to the big events of the season finale. They’re heavily influenced by the problems Abby is helping Bonnie with.
Decade dance time! The Vampire Diaries goes back to the 1920s tonight with Do Not Go Gentle (EP320), which airs tonight on the CW at 8/7c. Go find your flapper dress and practice the Charleston! And if you need a way to kill time until the show, might we suggest taking a look at the poem by Dylan Thomas that inspired tonight’s title? That should give you plenty of fodder for speculation.
Alert for Chicago-area fans: If you watch the show on WGN-TV, it will not be airing tonight – it’s being pre-empted for a baseball game. Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) will air on WGN-TV on Sunday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Thanks to Kim for letting us know!
Prepare Yourself for Do Not Go Gentle:
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch the producer’s preview
Miss a post this week?
- TV Guide: Candice Accola Talks Mortal Peril (VIDEO) + Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) Teases
- Candice Accola on Acting While Dancing to GMMR (VIDEO) + Finale Image at TVLine
- Julie Plec Previews Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) (VIDEO)
- Julie Plec Talks Hand Holding & Twists Within Twists with Entertainment Weekly
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: Heart Of Darkness (EP319)
- Candice Accola Talks Dances & Love Triangles with E!Online (VIDEO)
- Claire Holt Talks Rebekah, Damon, & Hopes For Survival via Clevver TV (VIDEO) + Socialite Life
- Ian Somerhalder on On Air with Ryan Seacrest (AUDIO/VIDEO)
- Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev & Claire Holt At The ISF Influence Affair (VIDEO)
- Paul Wesley Talks Polish Fans & Polish Sandwiches with Rachael Ray (VIDEO)
- New Stills From Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) via TV Overmind
- Robert Ri’chard Talks Bonnie, Jeremy, Jamie & Jealousy via Hollywood Life + TV Guide Teases TVD Season Finale
- Tonight in the UK: The Murder Of One (EP318)
- See Exclusive Elena-Focused May Sweeps Poster at E!Online
- Vampire Diaries In Review: Heart of Darkness (EP319) – Give In to It
- New Webclip For Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) (VIDEO)
- Friday Night Bites, April 14-20: Movie Screenings & Music Festivals
- Episode Downloads for Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Ian Somerhalder Teases Salvatore Bonding via E!Online
- Extended Promo for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- Complete Songlist for Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Short Promo for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Candice Accola with KTLA Morning News, GMMR & E!Online (VIDEO)
- Michael Trevino on Tyler’s Return & Decade Dance Fun