We’re all still reeling from last night’s premiere, Growing Pains (EP401), but that doesn’t mean the interviews, teasers, and general flood of coverage has stopped. So how about some morning reading to answer some questions – and, undoubtedly, create plenty of new questions? Fair warning: You should assume that these are all spoilery through last night’s episode, and there are some hints about the rest of the season as well. Enjoy, and hit the comments with your theories about what’s going on!
- Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Explosive Premiere Cliffhanger, Klaus’ New Role and More! at TVLine
- No Magic for Bonnie? Sibling Rivalry? Vampire Diaries Boss Answers Premiere Burning Questions at TV Guide
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ premiere recap: Plus, your burning Season 4 questions answered by Julie Plec at Zap2it
- The Vampire Diaries Scoop: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley Tease What’s Next, Talk Politics! at E!Online
- Vampire Diaries: 10 Things We Are Dying to Love about Season 4 at TheTelevixen
Time to check in with Mystic Falls’s resident human! The Huffington Post talked to Zach Roerig about the changes that are coming in season four and their impact on Matt. On how his relationship with Elena will change:
“I think she’ll confide in Matt even more so now. Elena and Matt’s friendship has always been kind of one that was always understood, that we didn’t really see, but that we know took place throughout their childhood. And now, with Elena giving up her life for Matt and Matt sacrificing himself at times for her, I think this is a rekindled friendship and you see them grow closer together.”
This interview also answers some questions we’ve seen asked a lot in the last few months, so click through but beware of spoilers!
And over at The Televixen, the “Take 5 with The Vampire Diaries” series continues with Ian Somerhalder. On how Damon will cope with the loss of Alaric:
“I think it’s not going to be easy for Damon. I mean, the loss of any great friend is not easy, and I don’t think Damon is going to be any exception to that rule. They had a full-on bromance, even though Damon was a complete asshole at times. Really, this was his only friend in the world. I think it’s going to be a little difficult for [Damon] to let anyone in. He’s at that stage now where he’s all ‘PFFT, you guys are a bunch of IDIOTS. I was right, this is bullshit.’ Seriously. I think it might take him a little while.”
Need some more things to keep you occupied this afternoon? Okay! Head over to Zap2it to read what Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan have to say about what’s coming up for their characters and whether Caroline will ever change her mind about Klaus. (Warning: The article is a little spoilery, though what we’re quoting is not.)
“I think that everyone has a dark side,” Candice says. “And I’m not just quoting Kelly Clarkson’s song… but it’s true. Especially in young relationships, you do compromise yourself, and you do compromise your thoughts and your morals and your beliefs, and not just pertaining to young relationships, but I think that’s more common in young relationships. I don’t know if I necessarily see Klaus compromising too much… I think there’s definitely a possibility that we could see Caroline compromise herself for a relationship.”
Last but not least, go tell Give Me My Remote about your premiere-watching plans and enter to win a CW Thursday Night Swag Pack full of Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast goodies.
Yes, it’s official: Daniel Gillies – currently humiliating vampires, making deals with doppelgängers, and patronizing musicians as Elijah on The Vampire Diaries – has ventured into the world of Twitter: @mrholymonster. He lists himself as a cake stylist and a bounty hunter, and – as fellow History major Heroine TV pointed out – he drops the word “phalanx” in interviews like most people say “grocery store.” (Alala!) Anyway – you should give him a follow, but be prepared to take sides in any further Twitter jousts with Matt Davis. And perhaps someone should let him know that pie trumps cake. (I’m sorry, but it does.)
PopSugar caught up with Candice Accola on the 2011 Art of Elysium Gala red carpet.
And, finally, a new episode of The Televixen‘s Vampire Diaries podcast is up, this time covering Rose – “Chuck Norris Wears Klaus Pyjamas.”
Thanks to Candice Accola Web for the heads up about Candice Accola’s guest spot on IGN’s Channel Surfing podcast! Candice drops in to discuss Vampire Diaries, Caroline, filming in Atlanta, and even talks about Dexter and The Walking Dead. You can download the podcast over at IGN.
Speaking of podcasts, the intrepid Melissa of The Televixen’s Vampire Diaries podcast has been busy playing catch-up on all of the episodes we’ve been recording this season. In case you don’t know by now, myself, Lucia of Heroine TV, Connie of Blast Magazine, Lee of From My Side of the Moon, and The Televixen herself have been podcasting Vampire Diaries since Season 1, and Season 2 is giving us a plethora of entertaining chat fodder. (Warning: The podcast is marked “explicit” for language and themes!) You can download from TheTelevixen.com or subscribe on iTunes! Here’s a list of direct links for all Season 2 podcasts posted so far (with the Rose/Katerina podcast coming this weekend!):
- The Return: Let’s Blame Alaric (iTunes)
- Brave New World: Silently Burning (iTunes)
- Bad Moon Rising: Something Pretty Damn Epic (iTunes)
- Memory Lane: The Happy Vervain Dungeon (iTunes)
- Kill Or Be Killed/Plan B: Aneurysms of Suck (iTunes)
- Masquerade: Who Spiked the Milk? (iTunes – showing up only for subscribers right now, should be in the Store shortly)
Following on the heels of Zap2It‘s ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Klaus casting: 9 guys we think could bring down Mystic Falls, BuddyTV has posted their 15 casting suggestions: Who Should Play Klaus on ‘The Vampire Diaries’? We don’t know about you guys, but while a few suggestions definitely pique our interest (um, Hal Ozsan? Yes, please – we don’t care who he plays), not a single suggestion has made us sit back and go, “Whoa. YEAH.” Granted, we’re not eager to attach too many expectations on the character’s appearance or presence because who knows what the writers have in mind? It’s wait and see at this point, though the speculation is certainly fun.
Have you been missing the entertaining and insightful Vampire Diaries podcast featuring our very own Vee, along with The Televixen, Blast Magazine’s Connie, Lucia from Heroine TV, and From My Side of the Moon’s Lee? Yeah. Me too. But fear not, because they’re back! The Televixen has posted up their epic season 1 finale podcast, I Guess the B!tch Got the Message (title inspired by a Vampire-Diaries.net forum member). Vee would also like to apologise for her cold in that podcast. She really wasn’t well, and I’m personally impressed she remembers any of it. ;)
It’s not over for season 1 podcasts yet, either. There’s going to be a season 1 retrospective podcast over the summer, and your help is needed! The Televixen would like you to share your favourite moments from season 1, be they episodes, scenes or even fan events. Submissions need to be in by August 15th, and you can find details on where to send them over on The Televixens blog while you listen to the podcast. ;)
Michael Trevino is the latest Vampire Diaries cast member to join Lymenaide’s Paint May Lyme Green campaign. (Watch videos from Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, and Kayla Ewell.) You can view his Lyme disease awareness PSA below and head over to Lymenaide.com to learn how you can help Paint May Lyme Green. You can also follow them on Twitter: @lymenaide.
TV Guide Magazine cornered Michael, Candice, and Nina Dobrev at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards to talk about the Vampire Diaries season finale. We’ll highlight the least spoilery comment here, but head over to TV Guide Magazine to read what Candice and Nina have to say. (Candice said “tummy” – dear god, she’s adorable.)
“I think you’re going to be asking, is that person really dead?” said Michael Trevino.
From all the recaps and forum posts I’ve been reading today? Yeah, pretty much. Which makes me realize that the Vampire Diaries writers/producers have potentially pulled off a cliffhanger within a freakin’ cliffhanger. Doesn’t that violate some law of television science?
Katerina Graham is featured in the newest issue of Blag Magazine as part of their “Introducing…” series. Thanks to Bossip.com and Kat herself for the heads up. Click on the images below to see bigger versions on Bossip.com.
And last, but certainly not least, The Televixen’s Vampire Diaries podcast – featuring Melissa (The Televixen), Connie (Blast Magazine), Lucia (Heroine TV), and Lee (From My Side of the Moon) – returned with a recap of Blood Brothers and Isobel. You can stream or download “Camp Naughty Bad Fun” over at TheTelevixen.com and expect a finale podcast soon!
IESB has posted a chat with Katerina Graham that touches on everything from working with Jasmine Guy to what’s in store in upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries:
IESB: Will the show continue with the same pace, giving big reveals in almost every episode?
Katerina: We’ve always had cliff-hangers. It’s always been like, “Oh, my gosh, what’s going to happen next?” There’s always something we leave the audience with to leave them hanging, so that they have to see what happens next. That’s the style of the show, and that’s the way it happens in Mystic Falls. It’s just one thing after another, after another. Just when you think something can’t happen, it happens. You just have to watch. I’m really excited for the new stuff to come out because I know that there’s going to be some doozies.
We tweeted this a few days ago, but Extra names Paul Wesley one of 2009′s Breakout Stars.
And here’s a new year reminder that The Vampire Diaries Hot Topic Cast Tour is ready to roll on January 23rd in Atlanta, Georgia, with stops in Paramus, New Jersey and Los Angeles, California to follow shortly thereafter. Visit the official page over at CWtv.com for more information on how you can catch the cast and score one of Hot Topic’s new Vampire Diaries tees.
Finally, The Televixen has posted her very first Vampire Diaries podcast, which I was happy to be part of. It clocks in at nearly two hours due to touching on every single episode so far, lots of tangents, and Melissa and Connie giving me Alaric hell – but what’re ya gonna do? It is appropriately titled Operation Suspenders. (I don’t think I need to explain where the title came from.)