Hiatus drags on, but you can still get your weekly dose of The Vampire Diaries: The Killer (EP405) will air at 8/7c.
Episode refresher course:
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Hello, fandom! We’re running a bit late with this post today – we’re sorry, we’re sorry. Just so you know, we’re changing up these Previously posts a bit, as they’re very time-consuming, so we’re working on a static list (which you can see under the cut) to the TVD landing pages of various sites and blogs that do regular TVD recaps. It would be a huge help if you posted any potential additions in the comments so we can get them on the list. Be sure to post the link to a feed for TVD recaps. Thanks!
Right, so, LAST WEEK: Those were some shenanigans, right?
Five episodes in, Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries is proving to be a rare hybrid: a return to some of the themes of early Season 1 — highlighted by the dear-diary duet and candle-lighting moment in The Killer — while simultaneously exploring darker, more violent territory where a “by any means necessary” philosophy is put to work — and its dangers revealed.
The Killer (EP405) was messy in all kinds of ways, so if you’re still trying to sort it all out (or just finish the mopping!) you’ve got plenty of company this morning! We’re here to help with extra towels and a collection of interviews and post-mortems.
SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS. Make sure you’ve seen the episode before reading any of these!
- Zap2it:‘The Vampire Diaries’ scoop:[spoiler] Julie Plec weighs in on Elena’s first kill[/spoiler], romance, bromance, and more
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ secret hero: Let’s talk about Tyler
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Boss Answers 13 of Season 4’s Biggest Questions
- Examiner: Julie Plec teases the ‘origin story of the vampire hunter’ to come on ‘TVD’
- TV Guide: The Vampire Diaries Boss: Elena’s [spoiler]First Kill[/spoiler] Will Have Profound Consequences
- Hollywood.com: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Post-Mortem: Julie Plec on the First Kill, the Five, and More!
- CeleBuzz: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Postmortem: EP Julie Plec Says ‘Everything’s About to Change’
- TVLine: Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Elena’s [Spoiler], What a Cure Would Mean and More!
- KSiteTV: Vampire Diaries “The Killer” Post-Mortem: Julie Plec & Michael Narducci Talk Aftershocks
- Collider: Writer/Producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci Talk THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 4, the Holiday Episode, and Big Reveals
Miss last night’s TVD? Here’s your chance to watch The Killer (EP405) again. US fans can now download the episode from Amazon or iTunes. We’ll update with the iTunes UK link when we get it. And remember, US fans can also watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
Download The Killer:
Canadian fans can watch the episode over at the CTV website.
In case you missed ’em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Killer (EP405)
- Short Promo for We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes (EP406)
- Extended Promo for We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes (EP406)
- Complete Songlist for The Killer (EP405)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
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Did no one bother to tell Connor what happened the last time someone tried to hold people hostage in the Grill? Did he not question the scorch marks on the bar? Or wonder why anyone with the surname ‘Martin’ is automatically banned? While Matt, Jeremy and April play hostage in the Grill, everyone else is busy hanging out and the Lockwood mansion and arguing between themselves on how best to teach Connor a lesson for his poor life choices.
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. Just remember, beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen the episode yet!
Quick guide to the poll options: Don’t mess with the Mystic Grill, okay? Alaric will haunt your ass if something happens to his favourite seat. 5 Grill logo = LOVE, 1 Grill logo = MEH.
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross returns with a new Vampire Diaries Bite this week and this time she talks The Killer (EP405), tonight’s all-new episode, with guest star Todd Williams, who plays (the very determined and bad ass) Connor.
Entertainment Weekly also caught up with Todd Williams to talk about tonight’s episode:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Connor is a character who, at the moment, is very easy to dislike. Is there something in his backstory that would surprise us?
TODD WILLIAMS: That’s what this episode is about, basically shedding some light as to why Connor’s doing what he’s doing. It’s not as black and white as, Oh, vampires. I want to kill ‘em. That’s it. There’s definitely a story there, and this episode makes him a little more three-dimensional, just in terms of his humanity.
And yesterday, TV journalists screened The Killer with Julie Plec, Todd Williams, and Michael Narducci. Check out various teases (beware spoilers!) below:
- CeleBuzz: ‘Vampire Diaries’ EP Julie Plec Teases Caroline Vs. Hayley, Plus 6 More Scoops From ‘The Killer’
- The Examiner: ‘TVD’s’ Julie Plec, Todd Williams & Michael Narducci tease ‘The Killer’
- KSiteTV: Vampire Diaries: Eight Things About “The Killer”
- Zap2It: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spoilers: 6 things to know about ‘The Killer’
Hostages! Hybrids! Alliances! The Killer (EP405) 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 The Killer:
- 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?
- Vampire Diaries In Review: The Five (EP404) – The Importance of Feelings
- Official Synopsis for My Brother’s Keeper (EP407)
- Previously on The Vampire Diaries: The Five (EP404)
- New Vampire Diaries Promo: CW Thursday Has Bite
- The Vampire Diaries: Starve a Vampire PSA Resurrected – Give Blood!
- Official Synopsis for O Come, All Ye Faithful (EP409)
- Exclusive Webclip for The Killer (EP405) at Entertainment Weekly
- Webclip for The Killer (EP405)
- Episode Downloads for The Five (EP404)
- Extended Promo for The Killer (EP405)
- Complete Songlist for The Five (EP404)
- Short Promo for The Killer (EP405)
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – The Five (EP404)
Monday getting you down? Here’s a little more of this week’s episode, The Killer (EP405), to help your day along. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive look at Damon and Elena doing some bantering about what went down in last week’s episode, The Five (EP404), and their little college visit. Head over to watch!
UPDATED: Here’s the CW embed!