TV Guide has more from their post-mortem interview with Julie Plec. Warning: If you haven’t watched through Stand By Me (EP415), best avoid some major spoilers. And, in case you missed it yesterday, check out our EP415 post-mortem round-up.
The second half the season will be more grounded in high school. What can we expect?
Plec: We just started shooting the prom episode, which is episode 19 and graduation is going to be the finale. We’ll get to end the season with all of those great questions of who’s going to be where, who’s going to be with who, who’s going to do what.
In other news, Futon Critic is reporting that the CW has nailed down a season finale date for The Vampire Diaries: Thursday, May 16th.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries…Season 3 ended with a splash in The Departed (EP322).
With Season 4 premiering tomorrow night, this is your last chance to brush up on the Season 3 finale before we strap in for the next ride.
Shall we begin?
Well, here we go: the CW’s summer rewatch ends tonight with The Departed (EP322), the season three finale. The show will be off next week, but The Vampire Diaries will RETURN in two weeks, on October 11, with Growing Pains (EP401), the season four premiere! We’ve almost made it!
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: It’ll Be Fine…
Miss a post this week?
- CW Interview with Candice Accola (VIDEO)
- Friday Night Bites, Sept. 15-21: Late Night Appearances, Heartthrobs & Fans
- CW Interview with Michael Trevino (VIDEO)
- Official Stills for Memorial (EP402)
The CW knows that we’re all gasping through the last few weeks of hiatus, and they’ve taken pity on us today. In this video, Zach Roerig talks about where things left off for Matt Donovan in Season 3, and how he feels about his character’s continuing humanity in a town where most of the kids are anything (and everything!) but human.
Paul Wesley chats with Digital Spy about the ending of season 3, and what he thinks is in store for Stefan and Elena in season 4.
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.)
The moment we’ve all been impatiently waiting for and dreading all at the same time. The season 3 finale will be on our screens very soon. This is a Vampire Diaries finale, and we can guarantee that you’re in for shocks and surprises. Prepare yourselves with tissues, cups of tea and the usual supplies that can be found in a Vampire Diaries Survival Kit. You will need them.
Season 4 has been confirmed, and will be airing in the USA in October. We don’t have any idea of the return date for the UK yet, but will post as soon as we hear anything.
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 extended promo
- Watch the webclips
- Watch the producer’s preview
- Reaction post & poll
- Forum discussion
- Complete songlist
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap
And so it ends. This show has always been about choice, and this finale brought that theme back to the forefront. Just like its characters, The Vampire Diaries is brave enough to make controversial choices and stick to them, despite knowing that some of the viewers at home will be screaming, no no no no no — did I mention no? The Departed didn’t have that surprise-around-every-corner frenzy of past finales, but it was damn fine television — a finale that brought us back to the core of our main character and showed us the two days in which her entire life changed.
Sad times, Vampire Diaries fans: Tash, the incomparable force of nature behind I Heart TVD Radio has decided to bring her weekly show to an end. I’ve had the pleasure of being a guest co-host on Tash’s show a few times (The Last Day, the Season 2 round table, and this season’s Ordinary People) and you will be hard-pressed to find another TVD radio show with as smart, hilarious and big a fan hosting. If you’ve ever tuned in, you know Tash is one of a kind and I know a lot of TVD fans are going to miss the hell out of her and this show. Thank you, Tash, for everything.
Tonight I Heart TVD Radio will be celebrating its final show ever with a Season 3 finale round table, where myself and Crissy Calhoun, Lucia of Heroine TV, and Tiffany of I Heart Vampire Diaries and TV After Dark will join Tash and Nikki to talk about Thursday night’s season finale and the entire season as a whole.
Tune in for frank chat and lots of laughs – please be aware the show is for a mature audience – and help us send off Tash, Nikki, and I Heart TVD Radio with a bang. The show starts at 11pm ET/8pm PT.
Here’s another post-season finale interview with Julie Plec, this time from Zap2it. Spoilers like crazy for The Departed (EP322) and hints for season 4. Julie answers more questions about the love triangle, talks about where things are with Bonnie and sheds quite a bit more light on Tyler’s situation.
Zap2it: In Season 2, you guys told the story of Caroline’s transition to being a vampire so beautifully. How do you expect Elena’s transition to be different, so that it feels like a new story?
Plec: I think the differnce here is that you have two vampires, two brothers who love this girl equally, who are going to have significantly diverging opinions about how it should all go down and what the most effective way to be a vampire is. One of the things we’ve seen in the last three years, especially this season in the  flashback, is that neither of them particularly took to vampire life all that well. Damon was bitter and pissed off about it for 50 years before he realized he could have fun, and Stefan had his own demons, his Ripperhood. They’re both going to have an opinion on how to help Elena. Stefan’s method was very successful for Caroline, and we’ll see him trying to teach Elena, where Damon is taking the opposite point of view. We’re going to have a lot of conflict attached to those opinions.