When we first met Elena Gilbert, she was grieving, but she was determined to go on living in the face of tragedy, in the face of loss. In Down the Rabbit Hole and Stand by Me, Elena Gilbert is once again tested: her faith that everything will somehow work out for the best is stretched thin to a breaking point, when the search for the cure ends in disappointment and the risks wagered result in incalculable loss.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries…*sniffle*. You guys, Stand By Me (EP415) might as well be called “Cry All Night” because that’s pretty much what everyone did. Nobody around here likes a hiatus, but at least we all had time to see our therapists, right? Ugh, this show.
Hopefully everyone’s talked out their emotions, because we’ve got a new episode rolling in tomorrow night (Bring It On EP216). If you need to catch up or just want to relive all those feelings, now’s your chance!
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.
Some of us still aren’t ready to relive all this, but if you are, here’s this week’s TVD Rehash with Malese Jow, thanks to the CW!
Ready to watch Stand by Me (EP415) again? (Are you sure you’re ready?) 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 Stand by Me:
Canadian fans can watch the episode over at the CTV website.
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: Stand by Me (EP415)
- Short Promo for Bring It On (EP416)
- Complete Songlist for Stand by Me (EP415)
- Extended Promo for Bring It On (EP416)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
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Things are going to be a tad angsty in Mystic Falls after last weeks shock ending. Tonight doesn’t look like it’s going to be any easier on our emotions, so be sure to keep your box of tissues on hand; the tissues for drying your eyes, and the box for hurling at the characters we all love to hate for the wicked things they’ve got planned.
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: Stand By Me is a film about teenagers on a journey through the wilds to see a dead body. In Mystic Falls, you’re lucky if you can set foot in the woods without becoming a body.
5 bodies = LOVE, 1 body = MEH.
Aw, look at the old gang working together. Love it. Stand By Me (EP415) airs on the CW tonight at 8/7c. Enjoy!
Prepare Yourself for Stand By Me:
- Read the synopsis
- See the episode stills
- Watch the short promo
- Watch the extended promo
- Watch the webclip
- Watch another webclip
Miss a post this week?
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: Down The Rabbit Hole (EP414)
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson To Guest Star + TVD Nominated for Saturn Award
- TVD Rehash with Malese Jow: Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414)
- Nina Dobrev Discusses Elena’s Journey with Entertainment Tonight
- Exclusive From EW: New Webclip From Stand By Me (EP415)
- TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries Bite: Joseph Morgan On Caroline & Klaus (AUDIO)
- Episode Downloads for Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414)
- Webclip for Stand by Me (EP415)
- Extended Promo for Stand By Me (EP415)
- Complete Songlist for Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414)
- Short Promo for Stand By Me (EP415) [WARNING: HUGE, HUGE, HUGE SPOILERS]
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414)
- Joseph Morgan On Vengeance, Romance & The Originals via E!Online, Zap2it & TVLine
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive new webclip from Stand By Me (EP415). Spoiler alert for last week’s episode, so only watch if you’ve already seen Down The Rabbit Hole (EP414).
Ready for a closer look at Stand by Me (EP415)? You’re in luck: here’s a clip from the CW.