This week on The Vampire Diaries, the town of Mystic Falls will be celebrating something called Remembrance Day. If that doesn’t make you say, “Wha?” then congratulations, you are a true TVD fan and totally used to the fact that these people will use any excuse to party, even though those parties often come with a body count. Founder’s Day, masquerades, comet-viewing, the infamous high school Decade Dance, the End of Summer party — clearly, the show runners really enjoy hiring extras and lighting bonfires? After four-plus seasons of this revelry, and perhaps to help you plan your own perfect Halloween party, we decided to compile an exhaustive guide to every single soiree Stefan, Damon, Elena, Bonnie, Caroline and Co. have risked their lives to attend, and tallied the bodies for each one too! Read more…
There’s so much we want to know about the coming season of The Vampire Diaries, right? What the heck is going on with Stefan being Silas’ doppelganger? How will Katherine deal with being a human? What’s going to happen with Damon and Elena, especially now that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have broken up IRL? Well, when Ian and Paul Wesley stopped by the MTV Comic-Con they managed to tell us a little something about that. Or, well, no they didn’t. They gave you fodder for some twisted slash fic, actually.
But really, VH1 did get a minute with Kat Graham too, and she shared something about Bonnie’s life after death… Read more…
It’s been about 19 hours, and I’m still kind of reeling from the last scene of last night’s Vampire Diaries. As I saw someone tweet last night, as I was freaking out over the devastatingly quiet breakup of Stefan and Elena, the Gilberts’ porch is kept clean by tears. Even as a firm believer in Delena — which, how could you not be this season? — Paul Wesley’s performance had me tearing up and temporarily switching allegiance. (But so help me, Julie Plec, if you turn Elena back into a boring human, I will hunt you down.) The other thing that struck me about this moment was how well it fit into the show’s time-honored tradition of changing the game, or plucking our hearts out, in the last five minutes of the show, leaving us breathing heavily and pounding our fists on the couch as the title card floats onto the screen.
Here are some of our other favorite last-scene reveals:
“Founder’s Day,” Season 1: Damon kisses Elena ever so tenderly on the cheek, we squeeeeee, and then suddenly realize that it’s not Elena at all but Katherine, who then turns around and stabs John Gilbert.
“Rose,” Season 2: Damon confesses his love to Elena and then compels her to forget his confession. TEARS.
“As I Lay Dying,” Season 2: After all sorts of terrible Klaus-related tragedies, Jeremy returns home from the dead, accompanied by his two deceased ex-girlfriends.
“1912,” Season 3: Meredith reveals that Alaric has been the one murdering council members.
“The Departed,” Season 3: Meredith, deliverer of surprises, reveals that Elena had vampire blood in her when she died, and then Elena wakes up.
This is just a small sampling, of course, culled from my memory. But I’d love to hear from you about your fave last-minute TVD moments. And am I the only one who almost ALWAYS gets interrupted in the middle of the last scene? God bless DVRs.
Though I find Stefan’s self-help guru speeches on The Vampire Diaries to be a bit on the cloying side, he kind of has a point about Elena: She needs to enjoy herself more now that she’s one of them. And as she starts to realize that herself (and thankfully, no one uttered the phrase “heightened emotions” once during last night’s episode), we’re having a lot more fun watching her. The victimized little orphan of seasons past is making room for a much cooler girl who is not to be messed with. Here are 5 things that we love so much more about Elena 2.0.
1. She gets to make that scary veiny, black-eyed hiss face (above) a lot these days.
2. She’s got a toy boy of her own now. While she pretends to have resolved her Salvatore love triangle, it’s looking like her lust for ex-boyfriend Matt is a fun little thing on the side, too. They even met at their old makeout spot! Read more…
There was a while when The Vampire Diaries did its best to keep us just as torn between Salvatore brothers as Elena herself was (and Katherine before her!). We were equally in love with Stefan’s sweet nature (not to mention those perfectly sculpted shoulders), as we were with Damon’s wry humor and piercing eyes. Not so much, anymore. Elena said she chose Stefan once and for all last week — but her rationale was super shaky. She chose him because he would have saved Matt first, whereas Damon would have ignored her wishes and saved her? The path of “good” can only take you so far, hon. By last night’s “Memorial,” we were convinced that Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and company are going to spend a lot of time building the case for Elena to change her mind. Here’s how:
1. Oh, god, that scene of Elena drinking his blood nearly gave us a heart attack. The chemistry between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder CANNOT be hidden.
2. Damon’s no longer the voice of unchecked impulses but of reason. “Vampires eat people. It’s part of the natural food pyramid,” he says. Stefan’s so intent on protecting Elena from his own “Ripper” fate, he’s blind to the consequences. Read more…
OK, I may have just watched the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries twice in a row, but I believe this is by no means a sign of an unhealthy obsession. I’m merely dedicated to my job! Also, after crying and yelling at Elena through the TV and trying to send Matt some kind of telepathic hug, hyperventilating during the Caroline-and-Tyler/Klaus scene and pausing the screen to gaze into Damon’s eyes, I realized I’d missed some choice quotes, so I just had to review the fundamentals, you know? Now that I’m an expert at everything that was said during “Growing Pains,” I’m going to challenge you to a little game. Name the characters that said these great quotes…
1. “And now the world has one more quarterback.”
2. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”
3. “I love you, and it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you.”
4. “I am that selfish, but you already knew that.”
5. “I’ll be with you forever … if I want.”
6. “Easy, love. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong equipment.”
7. “You can’t possibly hate me more than I hate myself.”
8. “You don’t have to live with that; you get to live with that.”
“When do you ever get to see Alan Ball and Chris Meloni doing body rolls?” Joe Manganiello asked me shortly after the True Blood panel. When but at Comic-Con? After the trailer shown at the panel seemed to indicate that Pam is making Tara into a stripper, Joe, of course, took the opportunity to demonstrate his Magic Mike skills. And mayhem ensued (as in show creator Ball stood on his chair to show his moves, and Meloni did his version later, too).
The crowd was already worked up about sexy supes after the Vampire Diaries panel, where the stars themselves brought up all sorts of naughty ideas. Zack Roerig suggested that Elena could use Matt’s blood, or his body, for comfort now that she’s a vampire, and then went on to say he thinks Matt should get it on with Caroline’s mom, Sheriff Forbes. Not to be outdone, Paul Wesley said Elijah and Stefan should hook up. Later on, he floated the theory that vampire sex lasts only half a second, so it could even be done in line at Starbucks. That lead Ian Somerhalder to quip that vampire sex had happened right there in front of the audience and we didn’t even know it. Oh, we’d know it, Ian. We were watching you veeerry closely. Read more…
A few ladies from 90210 were also spotted — Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup and Jessica Lowndes. These were by no means the only shows that the CW presented. Rachel Bilson was there, pretty in Chanel, for Hart of Dixie, along with co-star Jaime King who looked tropical in a skirt and bandeau top by Proenza Schouler. AnnaSophia Robb was there scoring for The Carrie Diairies in a vintage-looking alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet dress with YSL heels. Have a look at our gallery to see who else was there! (And don’t miss our gallery of all the hot stars of fall’s new network shows.)
I’m not sure what hurts more after last night’s season three finale of The Vampire Diaries, my eyes from all the crying or my neck from all the head-spinning. Like every finale (and yeah, every other EPISODE) the show has given us before, this was a game changer for Elena, the Salvatores, their friends and their enemies. So, if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you definitely should stop reading now.
Though it was pure torment, I absolutely loved how everytime I started sobbing about a character dying, the next scene showed them to be alive and well. Perhaps because of all those twists, I was left feeling just a bit unsure about what went down after all. Here are my biggest questions — and a few answers.
1. Wait, so who’s alive and who’s dead now? And which actors aren’t coming back next season?Read more…
Is there anything sexier than a vampire? How about two sexy shirtless vampire brothers…who both happen to be in love with you…a woman who is also exceedingly sexy? The limit is zero…the sexiness limit does not exist! Entertainment Weekly’s three new Vampire Diaries covers feature all the best combination of stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and those notches under Ian Somerhalder’s abs. Is there a name for those? Can someone make up a spooky word for them if there isn’t?
The multiple covers also seem to solve the central dilemma of the show: just get a bigger bed, you guys! And extremely nice sheets! Check out all three covers in all their paranormal glory, as well as even more exclusive pics from the cover shoot, at EW.com. Because if Damon, Elena and Stefan can’t resolve their eerie love triangle when they’re at their most nude, then when can they? Then when can they?