ONE WEEK LEFT, YOU GUYS. Season five of The Vampire Diaries premieres next Thursday, October 3rd with I Know What You Did Last Summer (EP501). Tonight, you can relive all the highs and lows of the season four finale when Graduation (EP423 Encore) airs on the CW at 8/7c.
Episode refresher course:
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- Webclip from The Originals: Always and Forever (EP101)
- New Tyler Poster via Official TVD Facebook + New Klaus & Marcel Poster at ET Online
- Danielle Campbell Talks Davina with TV Fanatic (VIDEO)
- Candice Accola Talks Caroline & Tyler at TV Guide (VIDEO)
- Phoebe Tonkin Discusses Klaus & Hayley’s Relationship at TV Guide (VIDEO)
- The Originals to Premiere in the UK on 22nd October
- Roundup: The Vampire Diaries Season Premiere Teases
- Exclusive The Originals Character Posters at The Hollywood Reporter
- Candice Accola Talks TVD Season 5 with ETonline (VIDEO)
- New Cast Photo for The Originals
- Joseph Morgan Talks Marcel with TV Guide + Kendrick Sampson on Jesse via TV Fanatic (VIDEOS)
- Friday Night Bites, Sept 14 – 20: Full House, Fall Fashion & Audiobooks
- Official Stills for The Originals: House of the Rising Son (EP102)
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: True Lies (EP502)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: House of the Rising Son (EP102)
- The Originals: Exclusive Flashback Still via EW
Hello, hello, and welcome to the last In Review of The Vampire Diaries Season 4! Thanks for your patience in awaiting this post; we hope you’ll accept this sneak peek at the super-sized episode write-ups you can expect to find in Love You to Death – Season 4: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries. The book version will have additional sections – Circle of Knowledge, History Lesson, Previously on The Vampire Diaries, and Off Camera – but below is the review (pre-edit!) that you’ll see in the book. We’re also happy to announce that we can add showrunner Julie Plec to the interview list we teased last month. You can pre-order LYTD4 on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
After high-school graduation, real life begins — or at least it can feel that way as the last rite of passage of the teenage years means everything becomes optional and what happens next is a choice. For most of the seniors assembled in Mystic Falls (congrats for living to see this day!), the question of what comes next is a huge one. That “anything’s possible” spirit of graduation comes into a neat contrast with the guys willing to blow up Grandma and Grandpa at the Grill to see that their immovable destiny is fulfilled. The Hunters return to life determined and more goal-oriented than Caroline Forbes on a prom steering committee. There’s no two ways about it: Silas must be destroyed with the cure. Their presence drives the action of Graduation, as do the resurrected massacred interested in keeping that veil down, but that single-mindedness about their purpose is about as far from the average graduate’s state of mind, and it acts as a supernatural foil to the big decisions the seniors have to make now that high school is over, and they’re moving on to the next phase of their lives — whether in this realm or on the Other Side.
There have been a lot of questions about how the fall premiere of The Originals will work, since we’ve already had a backdoor pilot. Fortunately, Zap2it has some answers for us, as well as some hints about a new character we’ll be seeing in the fall.
Chronologically, the new “Originals” premiere will follow the backdoor pilot. That episode — and everything that happened in it — will still exist in the show’s universe. The purpose of the new premiere is instead to move the story forward and to introduce the characters and concepts to new viewers who may not have watched “The Vampire Diaries” in the past.
Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Graduation (EP423) has picked up some nods over at Entertainment Weekly‘s 2013 Season Finale Awards. The Vampire Diaries comes away with wins in the following categories: Best Non-Romantic Cliff-Hanger, Best Fight (Verbal or Physical), Most Disturbing Image and Most Rewound Moment.
Want to know which scenes got the nods? FIND OUT AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.
And here’s Arielle Kebbel with the final TVD Rehash of Season 4: Graduation (EP423)!
Well, a lot certainly went down at Thursday night’s Graduation (EP423). Need to see it 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.
We apologize for the delay – iTunes was apparently too busy thinking about all the episode’s twists to make it available in a timely manner.
In case you missed ‘em:
A couple more post-mortems for you, this time from Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. Julie Plec answers questions about the season four finale and what might be up next for season five. Lots of Katherine-related Q&A in these, enjoy!
Spoiler alert for Graduation (EP423).
I think we’ll be seeing a bit more of Katherine. As always, we have to be careful with overworking the hardest-working woman in show business, Nina Dobrev. There’s so much fun to be had with seeing this nasty, manipulative, fearless, undefeatable Katherine suddenly finding herself vulnerable, killable. It may be time to pay some of the price for all the crappy things she’s done to other people over the last 500 years.
Can you imagine a time Elena and Katherine could ever find common ground?
Plec: You know I actually think that if they ever sat down and had a bottle of wine and a bag of chips they’d probably realize they have a lot more in common than they think. But they have a lot of hate and bitterness and altogether bad blood there so it might take a couple of bags of chips and a case of wine.
On The Originals front, the upcoming series made ET‘s list of 10 Most Promising New Fall TV Shows! The nod also included special praise for Charles Michael Davis as Marcel:
Unlike all the other entries this year, we’ve already seen an episode of The Originals since The CW tested it out with a backdoor pilot episode of TVD. Not only did the familiar faces dazzle in this new setting, but Charles Michael Davis is a star-in-the-making and a ferocious foe for Klaus to tangle with.
Nina Dobrev has had her hands full with Elena and Katherine this season. In this Vampire Diaries Bite from TV Guide, she talks about playing both characters and her reaction to a certain scene in last night’s finale when she saw it in the script. Spoilers for Graduation (EP423).
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Bon Jovi “You Give Love A Bad Name”|
|Delta Rae “Dance In The Graveyards”|
|Olivia Broadfield “Gone”|
|Cary Brothers “Belong”|
|Liz Lawrence “When I Was Younger”|
|S. Carey “In The Stream”|
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It’s that time of year again, the day we can’t wait for and dread at the same time. Season finale time. This episode promises to be one hell of an adventure after everything being turned upside down last week. Who will take the cure? Will everyone manage to actually graduate? And, most importantly, will we survive the Summer hiatus?
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.
CANADA, we are sorry to remind you that CTV and MuchMusic have delayed the finale until next week. CTV will be airing the episode on the 23rd, and MuchMusic will be airing it on the 24th. If you receive a CW affiliate, you can watch it tonight as usual.
Quick guide to the poll: A graduating class in Mystic Falls! Who ever believed that this day would come?
5 Caps = LOVE, 1 Cap = MEH.
More from the green carpet: Wetpaint TV interviews Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Arielle Kebbel. A few hints about tonight’s episode, beware of spoilers.