If you only had one day to live, would you want to spend it hiking? I would not, and am apparently still bitter about this situation. But Elena is a nicer person than I am, which probably works out better for everyone. Anyway, tonight’s repeat is The Last Day (EP220). Two more repeats and then The Birthday!
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: As Good as Dead
Miss a post this week?
- All About #TVDNashville: Abby’s Advice for Anyone Going to Creation’s Con
- Season 3 Alaric Scoop from Zap2it!
- Caroline-Centric S2 DVD Extra Sneak Peek from Entertainment Weekly (VIDEO)
- Updated Guest List Info for Creation Entertainment’s Nashville Event
- E!Online Offers Sneak Peek at S2 DVD Extra (VIDEO)
- New Episode Stills from The Birthday (Season 3 Premiere)
- TWoP Tubey Awards Finals, Round 5: WTF Moment, Inanimate Object & More
- Friday Night Bites, August 13-19: Awards, New Projects & Great Pictures
- New Season Premiere Still Featuring Caroline & Tyler
- Joseph Morgan, David Anders & Lauren Cohan on MegaCon 2012 Media Guest List
- Six Reasons Why Vampire Diaries Fans Should Check Out The Secret Circle This Fall
THIS POST IS A STICKY. KEEP SCROLLING FOR MORE NEWS. Alright, Vampire Diaries fans, the time has come to put our votes in for our favorite episodes of Season 2. We ran one of these mid-season, prior to The Descent, with Masquerade, Rose, and Katerina handily winning the top three spots. Well, a lot happened following that mid-season break and this time we’re allowing you THREE votes for THREE episodes.
Let us know why they’re your favorites in the comments!
We’ve barely had time to recover from the twists of The Last Day, yet director Paul M. Sommers promises that tomorrow’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, The Sun Also Rises, will be the biggest episode of the season. Scared yet? We won’t speculate here what awaits us tomorrow night; instead we offer up a round-up of The Last Day recaps to remind you of just how much WTFery went down last week.
In case you missed it: I was a special guest on The Salvatore Council podcast’s recap of Klaus (EP219) and I Heart TVD Radio’s show covering The Last Day. I had lots of fun doing both and thank Simone, Tealey, Jason, and Tash for having me on their respective shows, and thanks to everyone who called in with their own thoughts and theories on IHTVD Radio!
Think there are some clever recaps we should check out? Hit us up in the comments.
Featured in this installment: The Salvatore Boarding House, AOL TV Squad, ThinkHero, IGN, The TV Watchtower, The Televixen, TV.com, iphignia939, Zap2It, Heroine TV, Off-Color TV, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, L.A. Times, Ology, Television Without Pity, Thomas Galvin, FEARNet, Pop Confidential, TVD Chloe, and our own Crissy Calhoun.
From here on out we’re just going to have a standard warning to have a box of tissues on hand, and to make sure that you’ve put your seatbelts on. Because honestly? Just when you think the ride can’t get any wilder, the writers give us yet another episode with more twists than the Corkscrew at Alton Towers (may it rest in peace), and make us sob our eyes out at every turn.
We have another giveaway this week, so make sure you’re following us (@tvdnews) if you want a chance to win. We’ve got two copies of the Vampire Diaries soundtracks courtesy of the awesome folks over at ITV2. We’re using the same format as we’ve done with the previous UK giveaways – one soundtrack for the best tweet using the #tvduk hashtag, and one for the first person who tweets us the answer to the trivia question we’ll post at the end of the episode. You don’t need to use the #tvduk hashtag for the trvia question, but you will need to keep a sharp eye on the little things in the episode, because that’s what the trivia question will be based on.
There’s plenty of time to still join in with the buzz following the episode after it aired in the US:
Tune in to ITV2 (and be sure to follow @itv2 on Twitter for some entertaining live-tweeting) at 9pm tonight to catch The Last Day, or catch it again at 10pm on ITV2+1. Still need to catch up on the previous episode? You can watch it on ITV Player, or download it in HQ from iTunes UK.
Above the desk where I’m writing this (my bride-to-be bestie has kindly loaned me use of her office) is one of those posters: Keep Calm and Carry On. (Yes, I’m in England.) And after The Last Day I imagine something along those lines is what’s repeating in Elena’s head as she is faced with an impending sacrifice and all sorts of complications — those twists and turns the evil, evil Vampire Diaries loves to throw our way so we scream and cry at our television.
We’re still processing last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, so you’ll forgive us for keeping the spiel to the point today: According to TV By the Numbers, The Last Day (EP220) remained even with last week’s numbers, bringing in an average of 2.6 million viewers over the hour. Only two episodes remain in the season and that’s plenty of time for this show to cram in all the panic attacks, hyperventilating, tissue-clenching, and OMFGs it can muster. Last night proved that you can never underestimate this show.
Canadian fans can watch the episode over at the CTV website.
UK fans: iTunes is taking its sweet time again; we’ll let you know when the episode is finally up. (We’re choosing to blame the royal wedding, for no particular rational reason.)
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction post & poll: The Last Day (EP220)
- Complete songlist for The Last Day (EP220)
- Extended promo for The Sun Also Rises (EP221)
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries‘ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!:
Songs listed in order of appearance.
SPOILER WARNING: Do not read these articles if you haven’t seen The Last Day (EP220) yet! They contain comments from Julie Plec on the events of tonight’s episode, via Zap2It, TV Guide and TV Line. Everything beyond this point is going under a cut. UPDATE: You can also read a finale preview at AOL TV Squad and more Q&A quotes from Julie at FutonCritic.
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Got your boxes of tissues ready for The Last Day? Excellent. It all seems very tragic and poignant, we think we’ll be needing them. Stefan and Elena are set to break our hearts, Matt and Liz are out to betray Caroline, Damon is planning on causing problems in the name of Elena’s survival, and Alaric is going to have the mother of all hangovers when he wakes up post-possession (and is there enough alcohol in the entire world to scrub out having Klaus reside in your brain for several days? We suspect not).
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want some more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
You can also participate in the chatroom, and we have a channel specifically for discussing the episode live – just type /join #tvdlivechat when you’re in the main chatroom. You don’t need to be a member of the forums to join in, just choose your nickname and start chatting.
Quick guide to the poll options: God only knows what’s going to happen when the sun sets on The Last Day. 5 sunsets = LOVE. 1 sunset = MEH.
Joseph Morgan has been busy this week – and especially today. Following up the Zap2It interview from earlier, we have a few more interviews and it’s sort of amazing these are all refreshingly different! Lots of good stuff so be sure to check them all out, as there are TONS of topics covered, from Klaus to Elijah to this crazy sacrifice ritual. He also has plenty of things to say about his approach to playing a villain, Klaus’ dual nature, who he’d like to cast as the Original Family, and even the music he listens to for inspiration.
You’ve also tweeted something about Klaus’ first victim. Can you tease when we’ll see him take a life? Tonight, maybe?
Let me say this: You’ll get some idea of what he’s capable of in tonight’s episode, but I have to put this out there: The episode that I’m most looking forward to seeing and I’m most looking forward to people seeing is next week’s episode [when the actual sacrifice ritual goes down - Vee note: The Sun Also Rises (EP221)]. I’m going into the studio to do ADR for it tomorrow evening. That’s the one that was a sort of epic undertaking. If I did what I hope I did, what I think I did with the episode, then people are really gonna regard Klaus as the biggest villain ever to grace Mystic Falls.
What makes a good arch-villain?
I think the key is not to be too intense, and not to play too generically evil. I felt like it was clear from the beginning that these guys, the Originals, were all but invincible, all but indestructible. Nothing would be a threat to them. Klaus definitely has a short fuse [so if you upset him, he will become violent]. I think a good villain absolutely should have a playful side and a fun side, and you know, there’s nothing more kind of sinister than someone kind of enjoying something, or reveling in something that is kind of evil. And I really felt that he should be sort of happy. One of the things I kept saying is that it should be kind of terrifying to be in the room with this guy, because you don’t know what he’s going to do, kiss you or kill you.
The fans are asking: Is Klaus “in love” with Katherine?
In all honesty, I think he was never “in love” with Katherine in the way we think of love. When we meet Katherine in the flashback, Elijah said she reminds him of someone. She’s a doppelganger, let’s not forget, of the original Petrova. So Klaus’ plan, when he meets Katherine, is always to sacrifice her. There was never a love attachment, but there was always a fascination with her. I think of it like a cat batting a mouse between its paws. Part of it was probably sexual, part of it was emotional, and the rest was his actual appetite.