The CW continues its summer rewatch with Heart of Darkness (EP319 Encore). Don’t forget: Season four premieres on Thursday, October 11! And now we can finally say that’s next month.
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: Give In To It
Miss a post this week?
- CW Video Interview with Torrey DeVitto
- See the First Vampire Diaries Season 4 Promo (VIDEO)
- Friday Night Bites, August 25-31: Dating Rules Bloopers, Wolf Lake DVDs, Broken Kingdom
- CW Video Interview with Daniel Gillies
- First Official Season 4 Promo Shot + First Elena Episode Still
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.
We’re now in the final stretch of season 3 with 4 episodes to go. Tonight Damon and Elena are heading off to Denver to check on Jeremy, the search is on for the item Alaric misplaced, and we also see the return of some more familiar faces.
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.
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch the producer’s preview
- Reaction post & poll
- Forum discussion
- Complete songlist
- Promo for the next episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap
Show-runner Julie Plec chatted with Entertainment Weekly about last week’s Vampire Diaries episode Heart of Darkness (EP319) – specifically about the most recent development in the Stefan/Elena/Damon triangle. She also has this to say about a certain sticky situation involving Rebekah and tomorrow night’s episode, Do Not Go Gentle (EP320):
[Julie Plec] doesn’t want to say too much, but she will tease this: ”That story line takes instantly a left turn right at the beginning of the episode. So everything everybody thinks they’re gonna see is actually different.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries, things were heating up in Denver between Damon and Elena, while Stefan tried to unleash Alaric’s inner madman back in Mystic Falls. Jeremy learned (again!) that having friends can be a dangerous business and Rebekah’s life got a whole lot more complicated.
All in all there was a lot going on in this episode, so here’s a whole crowd of recaps with which you can refresh your memory before Do Not Go Gentle (EP320) airs tomorrow night.
WATCH A BITE-SIZED RECAP AT THE CW VAMPIRE DIARIES LAIR.
Ian Somerhalder stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest this past Monday to discuss last Thursday’s big event in Heart of Darkness (EP319), as well as casting rumors surrounding the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, and more.
Now that was some enjoyable television. As the first episode of the final four, Heart of Darkness sets us up for the final stretch of season 3, pulling the various plots and characters together and pushing forward to what promises to be another epic finale.
Don’t Back Down Now: What I loved most about this episode — besides, you know, the wall action — was how beautifully the two main storylines resonated with each other: SPOILERS! CONTINUE READING “GIVE IN TO IT.”
Batter up! Ahem. Sorry. Too soon? US and UK fans can now relive the play-by-play by downloading Heart of Darkness (EP319) from iTunes or Amazon. And remember, US fans can watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
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In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction post & poll: Heart of Darkness (EP319)
- Short Promo for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- Extended Promo for Do Not Go Gentle (EP320)
- Complete Songlist for Heart of Darkness (EP319)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Mississippi Twilight “Starting Now”|
|Civil Twilight “Dying To Be Born”||Unavailable|
|The Strange Familiar “Redemption”|
|Florence + the Machine “Never Let Me Go”|
|Christel Alsos “When The Light Dies Out”|