Okay, now we just feel thoroughly spoiled. More Klaus, Elijah and Katherine looking absolutely stunning in 15th century garb, lit with the romantic glow of candles. And this Klaus guy? Seems kinda intense. And hot. And creepy. We are so, so conflicted. Click on the thumbnails, or head on over to our gallery for bigger versions.
The L.A. Times‘ Vlada Gelman interviews executive producer Julie Plec about “The Klaus Chapter”, aka the final six episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 2. Weighing heavy on our characters’ minds? The long-awaited arrival of Klaus, the Original with plans to sacrifice himself a doppelganger. According to Julie, viewers should expect to see a lot of tension between Stefan and Damon over how best to protect Elena – and it’s complicated.
“Stefan is in the ultimate predicament, which is that he has this wonderfully solid, beautiful love story with Elena, but he’s also got a very complicated love story with his brother. So when he’s trying to achieve both relationships successfully, there’s always going to be a problem of ‘I can’t kick my brother’s ass because he’s after my girl without losing my relationship with my brother, but I’m not going to let my brother go after my girl.’ ”
This is a moment that Vee and I have been anticipating for a very long time: our first look at the villianous Klaus! Now, thanks to Zap2It (be sure to head on over there to read the full article), we get to see Klaus as a nobleman in a 1491 flashback (with Elijah!). Modern-day Klaus is still a mystery, but this is more than enough to whet our appetites.
ETA: Updated with full pic.
Well, this is it, Vampire Diaries fans – we’ve managed to dig up the last missing episode title of Season 2: The Sun Also Rises (EP221). To recap, the final six episodes (“the Klaus Chapter”) are:
- Know Thy Enemy (EP217) / Airdate: April 7
- The Last Dance (EP218) / Airdate: April 14
- Klaus (EP219) / Airdate: April 21
- The Last Day (EP220) / April 28
- The Sun Also Rises (EP221) / May 5
- As I Lay Dying (EP222 – Season 2 Finale) / May 12
NOTE: We’re actually double-checking on The Last Day (EP220) title (as listed on the CW schedule) because it seems awfully similar to The Last Dance. We’ll keep you posted if we find out either way. UPDATE: The Last Day is indeed the confirmed title.
Thanks to @TVD_Maria, we have a YouTube version of the brand spankin’ new Vampire Diaries promo everyone is seeing on the CW tonight (watch the CW’s version on their website). We’ll keep an eye out for the CW’s official YouTube version, but in the meantime… The gang’s all here! We’re pretty sure the promo features scenes from at least three upcoming episodes (possibly more, not entirely sure). Only six episodes left in TVD Season 2 and only one week left ’til the show returns on April 7th.
UPDATE: Official CW embed added!
Thanks to the wonderful Judy Yam for this first look at Klaus (EP219), the April 21st episode of The Vampire Diaries. Things are looking tense between the Salvatore brothers, no? (Check out the freshly released episode synopsis for Klaus.)
The CW has revealed the title and synopsis for the episode Vampire Diaries fans have been waiting all season for – Klaus (EP219) airs Thursday, April 21st. And guess what? Flashbacks! Highlight for spoilers:
KLAUS (GUEST STAR JOSEPH MORGAN, “BEN HUR”) IS REVEALED — [spoiler]Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are furious when they discover that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has defied them both to make a new ally and take control of the plan to out-maneuver Klaus (Morgan). Disagreement over how to protect Elena leads to growing tension between the Salvatore brothers. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full trying to keep a confused and frightened Jenna (Sara Canning) safe. Flashbacks to 1491 reveal Katherine’s (Nina Dobrev) introduction to Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus, along with the origin of the moonstone curse. Elena learns shocking new information about Klaus’ motives. Matt Davis also stars. [/spoiler]
Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
The closer we get to the return of Vampire Diaries on April 7th, the more tidbits we’re being teased with…and we’re not complaining. L.A. Times‘ Vlada Gelman chats with Julie Plec about the epic casting process for Klaus and why Joseph Morgan ultimately landed the role, as well as the introduction of the infamous character on our TV screens. We’ve known for a while that Klaus would make his first appearance in episode 219 on April 21st, but now we know for certain that flashback time is rolling around again. And that doesn’t just mean more period garb, but the return of a familiar face (one who met a somewhat violent and messy end). But back to Klaus:
Morgan “can handle the weight and the gravitas that Klaus needs, but he’s also got these dimples and this grin and this sparkle in his eyes,” she said. “You always need your villains to have multiple layers and to be able to kill you with kindness as much as they can kill you with violence. I think Joseph really represents that.” She adds that casting someone relatively unknown to American viewers gives the producers some exciting advantages. “We’ve been talking about [Klaus] for 15 episodes, so we really wanted to make it feel like it was something new for the audience.”
Issue 23 of Bello Mag, featuring our very own Michael Trevino on the cover, is now available on iTunes! Took a screencap of the preview screen below so you could get a peek at the photo spread (tuxedo! glasses!), but you can download the issue for $1.99 (includes an exclusive “making of” video). Slick stuff.
Paul Wesley has been on Twitter for over 24 hours now and we thought this was awfully sweet:
“A long way” means almost 70,000 followers at the moment, like tribbles! Also amusing in TwitterLand today were these two tweets from Joseph Morgan: Click and watch the link and then read this. We love a beautifully executed shout-out to the books and this one is killer (heh).
Following up our reminder earlier this morning that Candice Accola, Michael Trevino, and Julie Plec will be representing Vampire Diaries at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend, ShowPatrol has a kick-ass giveaway leading up to Saturday:
If you’re planning to go but have yet to buy tickets, here’s your chance to get in free–and be sure to meet the “TVD” folks face-to-face at their signing. I have two prize packs, each containing a pair of passes to the autograph signing session and a pair of VIP passes to C2E2, which means my two winners can take one friend each. The VIP passes get you tons of cool stuff…