The Vampire Diaries is on hiatus for the holidays, so tonight the CW is reairing My Brother’s Keeper (EP407). New episodes return with After School Special (EP410) on January 17th.
Episode refresher course:
Miss a post this week?
- Joseph Morgan to TV Guide: “He’s pulling the puppet strings.”
- TVD Rehash with Arielle Kebbel: O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409) (VIDEO)
- Vampire Diaries in Review: We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408) – To Bond or To Break
- Episode Downloads for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409)
- Mid-Season Finale Post-Mortems: Julie Plec & [Spoiler!] Speak (UPDATED)
- Extended Promo for After School Special (EP410)
- Complete Songlist for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409)
- Short Promo for After School Special (EP410)
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – O Come All Ye Faithful (EP409)
- More Interviews: Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola & Joseph Morgan (UPDATED)
Last week’s episode (My Brother’s Keeper, EP407) certainly got the fandom talking! Catch up on any details and see what your favorite recappers thought of the episode before moving forward (or should we say backward?) to tomorrow night’s flashback extravaganza, We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408). Feel free to link to other recaps in the comments if you see one you’d like to share that isn’t already on the list.
The writers of TVD often go for gold, hoping to stick the landing with a bold choice, mythology twist, or shippers-gird-thyself hookup — and My Brother’s Keeper followed in that proud tradition. Before I’m tempted to stretch my terrible gymnastics puns any further, let me just say: how fun was it to see Gabby Douglas in Mystic Falls being harassed by Caroline? Love that the show invited her to be a part of the shenanigans as the crown was passed to a new Miss Mystic Falls. And with this marker of a year gone by since Caroline won, Stefan dipped into ripperdom, Damon and Elena danced, and Jeremy searched for answers about the world of monsters, we can see how circumstances and characters have changed — and what will always remain constant.
Miss last night’s TVD, or need a rewatch? Here’s your chance to watch My Brother’s Keeper (EP407) again. US fans can now download the episode from Amazon or iTunes. US fans can also watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
Download We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes:
Canadian fans can watch the episode over at the CTV website.
In case you missed ’em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: My Brother’s Keeper (EP407)
- Short Promo for We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408)
- Extended Promo for We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street (EP408)
- Complete Songlist for My Brother’s Keeper (EP407)
A lot of fans have questions about last night’s episode (My Brother’s Keeper, EP407) and what the events mean for the relationships on the show. Zap2it interviewed Julie Plec to get some answers, not just about Damon and Elena but also about the relationship between the brothers, what’s going on with Stefan and a really nice point about Tyler’s actions last week. BEWARE OF SPOILERS.
Before the breakup, Damon and Stefan were in the best place they’ve been, as brothers, in a long time. Is that in jeopardy now?
Plec: Well, it’s been compromised by circumstance, but both of them, to their credit in the next episode, try to take the high road. What comes out of them both trying to take the high road, and to do what’s right by each other, and do right by Elena, actually launches the whole next chapter of the show.
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Matt & Kim “Let’s Go”|
|Deap Vally “Ain’t Fair”|
|Vitamin String Quartet “Ordinary World” (Duran Duran cover)|
|Laura Veirs “Little Deschutes”|
|Vitamin String Quartet “Falling Slowly” (Swell Season cover)|
|Ed Sheeran “Kiss Me”|
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This year’s Miss Mystic Falls pageant is set to be more difficult than the last. As if dancing without touching wasn’t difficult enough, they’re now introducing a gymnastic component. At least, we think that’s why Olympic gymnast gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas is making a guest appearance. With Professor Shane being Shady, Klaus and Stefan in cahoots, and Tyler and Haley plotting something super secret… well, we hope Gabrielle manages to survive the episode. We’re sure that gold medal would make a useful weapon in a pinch.
Once you’ve seen the episode and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. All discussion about the episode is welcomed and encouraged in the comments of this post.
Remember, some parts of Canada watch the show an hour earlier, so beware of spoilers and avoid the comments if you haven’t seen the episode yet.
Quick guide to the poll options: Due to various reasons we won’t go into, fandom may be a tad combustible tonight. Be they flames of passion or anger, we’ve got you covered with a whole bunch of fire extinguishers.
5 fire extinguishers = LOVE, 1 fire extinguisher = MEH.
Tonight’s episode, My Brother’s Keeper (EP407), features the return of the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, and cast members including Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder talked to E!Online on set about who is and isn’t attending the festivities. Ian jokes:
“Damon wins the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, so he gets his tiara!” His talent? “He can put his lipstick on with his toes perfectly. No mirror, nothing,” the star says.
There are quick tidbits from Paul Wesley and Steven R. McQueen as well.
Entertainment Weekly has three different videos to help get you ready for tonight’s episode. Click over to see what Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, Steven R. McQueen, and Nina Dobrev have to say about My Brother’s Keeper (EP407). Here’s Ian on Damon and Elena at the Miss Mystic Falls dance:
“Remember, in the first season they had this dance where you could feel, really for the first time, that cool chemical attraction that they had,” Somerhalder said. “Seeing this again … and seeing both of them recognizing it and sort of internalizing it, it’s cool.”
The Vampire Diaries returns in the U.S. tonight after a short hiatus, and there’s a special treat for fans: Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas will be appearing in this episode! My Brother’s Keeper (EP407) airs tonight on the CW at 8/7c. Remember to come back after you watch to vote in the poll and discuss the episode in the comments!
Prepare Yourself for My Brother’s Keeper:
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- See behind-the-scenes photos
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch another webclip
Miss a post this week?
- Gabby Douglas Talks TVD on TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries Bite (VIDEO)
- Entertainment Tonight: Nina Dobrev Interviews Gabrielle Douglas (VIDEO)
- New Paul Wesley Interview from Bullett
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes (EP406)
- BTS Photos from My Brother’s Keeper (EP407), Featuring Gabrielle Douglas
- Official Stills for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409)
- BTS Video with Upcoming Guest Star Gabby Douglas
- Exclusive Webclip for My Brother’s Keeper (EP407) at TV Guide
- Vampire Diaries In Review: We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes (EP406) – Losing Elena
- Webclip for My Brother’s Keeper (EP407)