Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From E! Online - 30th September 2014

I was the biggest Eureka fan, so I am so excited to see Colin Ferguson on TVD! What can we expect?

Just some male bonding between him and Matt Donovan! "He came about because we wanted to show Matt thriving in Mystic Falls without supernaturals," EP Caroline Dries previewed of Ferguson's character, Tripp. "We wanted to give him a father figure, coach-type of guy, so that's where Tripp come out of." Of course, this is The Vampire Diaries, so Tripp will have his secrets, but he'll "ultimately become an interesting, layered, dynamic character that's not necessarily good guy or bad guy."

The Originals - 2x03 "Every Mother's Son" Stills

The Vampire Diaries - 6x03 "Welcome To Paradise" Stills

The Originals - 2x02 "Alive & Kicking" Stills

The Vampire Diaries - 6x02 "Yellow Ledbetter" Stills

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Originals/The Vampire Diaries Crossover #2 Scoop

Who's ready for yet another impressive role from doppelganger expert Nina Dobrev?
That's right, the TVD star is about to show off her acting chops once more by introducing another doppelganger via flashbacks to the TVD/Originals universe.
"There's a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology," Plec tells us. "There was a character's name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus [Joseph Morgan] and Elijah [Daniel Gillies] and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting The Originals for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode which airs November 3."
Nina Dobrev, Vampire Diaries
Plec teases that Tatia's presence will bring out a side to the Original brothers that fans have seen them struggle with time and time again: falling in love with the same woman. "What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it's a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder]," Plec says. "And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There's lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We'll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out."
So why introduce Tatia on The Originals now, three seasons after her name was mentioned on TVD? "We made a rule at the very beginning, like, ‘Let's not be number whores or number grabbers,'" Plec explains. "We don't want to be doing crossovers for the sake of, ‘Look at us!' You know? But in this particular case, the character of Tatia is part of their history and is kind of a dangling chad. It's something we brought up a long time ago and never paid off."

The Originals - 2x01 "Rebirth" Webclip 2

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From TV Line - 25th September 2014

The Vampire Diaries‘ Stefan and Caroline make an awesome friendship, so it’s very disappointing that rumors say they will become romantically involved. Is there any hope that they can remain platonic?

For what it’s worth, whatever might be blooming between the two will evolve slowly, given their respective track records. “We’re just seeing layers of it,” says exec producer Caroline Dies. “I think Caroline’s not even realizing how deep her feelings are. She just feels hurt and lied to and ignored by Stefan, who's not returning her calls.” Mr. Salvatore meanwhile ” can’t even process or fathom the idea of another heavy, emotional connection. In his brain, he hasn’t even opened up his mind to the notion of dating someone or being with someone, actually having a true romance with someone. So it’s a very slow build for them.”

The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 Interview With Julie Plec

I have to ask this, because I won’t believe it unless I hear you say the words: If the Other Side is gone, is Uncle Mason gone for good?
[Laughs] I think that may be one of the greatest tragedies of the disappearance of the Other Side is the permanent loss of Uncle Mason. Bye bye, dreamy [Taylor] Kinney.
But Mason isn’t the only one we’ve lost. By putting an end to the Other Side, and to Katherine and to the doppelganger storyline, does this season feel like a fresh start?
Yeah, without a doubt it feels like a fresh start—in that we’ve got a good time jump that takes us four months past where we left off. In the same way that the beginning of season five was about our characters had gone on and had their summer and were preparing for college and a new chapter in their lives, this is our characters having spent time trying to manage and cope with the loss that they all experienced both in losing friends, obviously, and just as profoundly losing access to their home for most of them. So we get to pop in and see how each individual person has dealt with it, what choices they’ve made to move on with their lives if at all, and how they are trying to move forward. Some are doing well; some are not. And when all is said and done, there are these looming questions of 1) Is there any hope for Damon and Bonnie to ever return to their world, and 2) Is there any hope that they’ll be able to literally go home again?
With the loss of Damon and Bonnie at the end of last year, were you all at all worried about the show feeling too dark when it returns?
We’re trying to be true to people’s individual feelings without having it be the season of depressive grief and loss. Nobody really wants to see that. I think what will be fun to see is that some of our characters have really blossomed in the interim, whether they’ve just decided to sort of take life by the horns and make the best out of it and have really come into their own, and some characters are pretending very well to be coping. But as we peel back those layers of their journey a little bit, we’ll see that maybe they’re struggling a bit more than we think. There’s a nice combination of all different scenarios.
Now that Mystic Falls has become this human bubble, what’s life like for its residents?
Certainly any witch could walk into Mystic Falls and live a perfectly happy life; they just can’t live it as a witch. So really it’s the vampires who, if they cross over that border, will face certain death. Everybody else kind of goes in knowing that if they go in there, they’re temporarily relinquishing any access to their supernatural abilities. But yes, Matt and Jeremy in the beginning right when we check in with the town are the representative of the human bubble, and Mystic Falls, that’s the irony is it’s probably never been a better place to live. [Laughs] It’s kind of reverted back to this bucolic, small, sleepy town with low crime rates and certainly a much lower death rate and an absence of animal attacks, and there’s a little bit of fun we have with that in the beginning in the first episode because we get to see the difference between what the town used to be like versus what it is now. And I think that when Sheriff Forbes’ biggest task is busting a pair of campers drinking beer as opposed to picking up their slaughtered bodies off the camp grounds, then you can see that things have really changed.
I feel like Sheriff Forbes might get a little bored.
Speaking of Sheriff Forbes, one of the sort of sweet and sentimental and a little bit bittersweet things is that of course Caroline, who was Miss Mystic Falls in every way you look at it, can’t go back home, and so we have this great scene where Caroline is sitting at the border with her mom having a picnic lunch and we realize that she’s been doing that every day all summer long and it’s her way of trying to hold on to this town that meant her so much to her that she can’t get back into. It’s very sweet.
In terms of Damon, I so loved his speech in the finale about peaking. He seemed at peace, so my question is, is he going to want to come back after coming to terms with leaving in such a beautiful way?
I think Damon believed— in that moment, as his life was ending—that he had lived the life that he wanted and gotten what he wanted. Without explaining too much about the mystery of where he is, he didn’t end up where he thought he was going to be—whether that was, in his mind, hell, heaven, or some like warped dimension of Damon doppelgangers. Where he ended up is so surprising and so strange and mysterious, even to Damon himself that it becomes about 1) figuring out where they are, and 2) how do they get out of it? And those drives are triggered by, “Hey, if there’s a chance I can get back home and get back to my girl, then that’s what I want. Get back to my girl and get back to my brother.”
Will the Damon-Bonnie mystery be solved by the first chapter of the season?
The mystery of where they are is an ongoing presence throughout the whole season, but trying to figure out what the heck they’re going to do about getting home is the crux of our first chapter.

The Vampire Diaries - Caroline Dries Teases 8 Things About Season 6

*** No more doppelgängers ever. OK. That's not exactly true, but I asked about the rather muddled web of doppelgängers, which at least theoretically was relieved by last season's climax. For now, Dries was reassuring. 
"I just finished Episode 10. We haven't said it once in 10 episodes," Dries said. "In the writers' room sometimes we'll be like, "Ugh. Maybe this is a doppelgänger thing' and like, 'Nope. Don't say that word. Somebody think of a different idea.' We've been pretty diligent about that. And I'm pretty sure if we say it, it's just to make fun of it. I really am proud of actually the whole doppelgänger thing, but I get it. It's like, 'We did that story, so moving on...'"

*** It's sophomore year in college and that will be semi-relevant. One of the things that always concerned me with the high school years of "Vampire Diaries" was how little time people spent in class, but how high school remained in the background even when none of them had any good reason to still be attending. Yes, I'm concerned by silly things. Well, college was more relevant for the first chunk of last season and then was largely forgotten in the home-stretch. Well, at least in the premiere, Elena has even gone so far as to choose a major and she's attending several classes. 
And the Sophomore Year thing will also tie into the overall theme, particularly with Caroline, who is working overtime to reverse the curse/hex on Mystic Falls to allow our supernatural denizens to return home.
"It's important to her, like the town, it's more of a symbolic thing for her and less of a plot-drive, if that makes sense," Dries explained. "We were like, 'We could make this a storyline where they get a bunch of witches and they try to undo the Traveler Spell,' then we're like 'Then we're having scenes with witches and then we're doing spells and no one cars.' So we were like, 'Let's not make that the main story and let's just make it more of the metaphor for what they can't have, which is the ability to go home and be together and sleep in their own  beds and stuff like that.' We've always kinda said it's like the metaphor for when you're in your second year of college and it's like, 'OK. Now I'm in college. My home is now where I go home on Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation.' It stops feeling like home after a little while and like, 'This is my life.'"

*** The college thing also relates to Alaric's return. And he's pretty messed up. Alaric is teaching Occult Studies at Whitmore, which I guess makes as much sense as anything for him to do. He's got new appetites, though.
"He is a vampire hunter who was turned into a vampire, went crazy and then died. So now that he's back, it's like, 'Oh, he's gonna have some emotional baggage,'" Dries noted. "But he's also kinda an adult figure on the show. So as Elena's going through her drama and Jeremy's got his drama, it's like he can't just sit there and mope and cry about his problems, so he internalizes a lot of stuff."

*** Who can speak a language Matt Donovan can understand? The Maytag Man can. "Eureka" star Colin Ferguson, most recently seen as pitchman for Maytag, appears in the premiere as Tripp, leader of a local watch group that gives Matt something to do with his time, what with the absence of immediate threats on his life.
"He came about because we wanted to show Matt thriving in Mystic Falls without supernaturals," Dries said of Ferguson's character. "Every episode Matt is having his life in jeopardy or somebody's threatening to kill him or something. So it's like, 'What's Matt's life like when he can just not have to have a death threat every five minutes.' We kinda wanted to give him a father figure-type, coach kinda guy, so that's where Trip came out of. But it's Mystic Falls, 'The Vampire Diaries,' no everyone is who they say they wanna be, but he'll ultimately become kinda an interesting, layered dynamic character that's not necessarily a good guy or a bad guy. He actually represents I think like a normal person if you're not in love with Damon or Stefan, like a normal person's point-of-view on the whole vampire world."

*** You probably care about the love stories. Don't worry. Things continue. Well, Damon's off in the Wherever He Is. And Stefan's got his own issues. But Dries offered reassurance that "Vampire Diaries" will not be without romance.
"I can tease that we definitely keep the love stories alive," she said. "We might not play it out in a tradition way, but they will feel very satisfying. You'll have your moments of frustration where the fans hate us and then we'll have moments where they're freaking out and being thankful, so there's kinda like that push-and-pull that we do, but I think it's done in a way that feels fresh for a show that's in Season 6 and has had the same characters and this love triangle for a long time."
She added, "I don't really call it a triangle, because Stefan has become more of a soul-friend of Elena's and so he's dealing with his own stuff, but those two are still very connected, but it's more 'How do we maintain Elena and Damon's love story while he's not present?' So that was our challenge as writers, but I think we do a cool job of it."
But what about Stefan and Caroline?
"It's a very slow build for them," Dries promised.

*** There's a new bad guy coming. Well duh.
"He is just like a crazy person and he's super-fun to write and the actor's name is Chris Wood," Dries said. "He's very charismatic and charming and psychotic and likable and unlikable in all the right ways, you get to meet him in a few episodes and he's gonna stick around for a while, hopefully."

*** There are flashbacks coming. Well duh.
"Yeah, there are flashbacks coming up. We will see, I won't tell you the date, but we will see an era we haven't seen before in flashbacks and it will help tie together a bunch of storylines, but it's gonna be Episode 4," Dries teased.

*** Caroline Dries can't say anything about a "Vampire Diaries"/"Originals" crossover. That's Julie Plec and Michael Narducci's thing. But rest-assured it's happening. Eventually.

The Originals - Season 2 UK Promo

The Vampire Diaries - 6x01 "I'll Remember" Spoilers

* Damon’s death will reveal a dangerous new side of Elena.
* Stefan is far removed from Mystic Falls as he searches for a witch who can talk to the dead. He even adopts a different “life” with a new job — and a new girlfriend?! “We get to learn what his process is as a vampire, starting over and living a different identity,” Dries teases.
* If you sensed some tension/flirtation between Tyler and Liv in the sneak peek, you’re not crazy.
Vampire Diaries Season 6 Spoilers* The biggest struggle for resurrected Original vampire Alaric isn’t bloodlust — it’s his lack of game when it comes to the ladies. “One of the problems he’s going to be having is just how to go on a normal date and be a normal guy again,” Dries says. Elena’s pretty new doctor mentor Jo (played by Prison Break‘s Jodi Lynn O’Keefe) “is going to bring that side out of him.”
* Caroline’s got a new place of residence, a new mission — finding a way to take down that magical border — and a lot of unreturned calls to Stefan. Ouch.
* With the Mystic Grill under renovation, Matt finds a new purpose in life. Sadly, the same cannot be said about wayward Jeremy.
* New series regular Michael Malarkey isn’t in the season opener, but fret not, Enzo fans, he’ll be back in Episode 2. “He is up to something that is on point with what’s going on in the Damon/Stefan story,” Dries teases.
* As for Damon and Bonnie’s whereabouts, all we can say without being turned into a member of the undead is that the mystery will be addressed.
* Doppelganger schmoppelganger. The “D” word has not been uttered once in the season’s first 10 episodes, Dries reveals. Instead, this season will “pepper in” the mythology, and witchy twins “Liv and Luke will play an important part” in that story.

The Vampire Diaries - 6x03 "Welcome To Paradise" Official Synopsis

TROUBLE AT THE SWIMMING HOLE — In an attempt to bring some fun back into their lives, Elena (Nina Dobrev) persuades Caroline (Candice Accola) to meet her at the swimming hole where she plans to introduce her to Liam (guest star Marco James). Tyler (Michael Trevino), still working on controlling his anger issues, asks Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) for a favor and is surprised when she makes an unexpected confession. Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls looking for Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and is caught off guard when he notices a strange change in Elena. Meanwhile, at the lake, Enzo’s actions cause Matt (Zach Roerig) to make a startling revelation, and Jeremy makes a discovery about the anti-magic spell that could potentially put Elena’s life in danger. Elsewhere, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) stumble upon clues that lead them to believe they’re not alone. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Brian Young (#603). Original airdate 10/16/2014. 

The Originals - 2x02 "Alive And Kicking" Official Synopsis

GUEST STAR NATHANIEL BUZOLIC APPEARS IN FLASHBACKS TO THE 1700s — As tensions between Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) grow, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) steps in and encourages her to regain her position within her werewolf pack. Still under Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) control, Mikael (Sebastian Roche) grows impatient while she attempts to uncover a spell that would protect those closest to her. When Elijah turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) for help in tracking down a vital piece of information, he is forced to remember a time long ago when they were on better terms. Meanwhile, Davina and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharmon) find themselves in a dangerous situation when unexpected visitors show up and crash their dinner. Finally, Klaus grows suspicious after a meeting with Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) doesn’t go as he had planned. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise & Michael Narducci (#202). Original airdate 10/13/2014. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoilers From E! Online - 23rd September 2014

So excited for The Vampire Diaries to come back, but bummed that I won't be able to see the Salvatore brothers together. Please tell me there is hope!
Fret not, you will see share Paul and Ian share scenes together…in flashbacks! "There are flashbacks coming up," executive producer Caroline Dries spilled, but choosing not to reveal which year just yet. "But we will see an era we haven't seen before in flashbacks and it will help tie together a bunch of storylines." You can expect to see the Damon and Stefan-centric flashbacks in episode four.

I just have one question when it comes to TVD: Enzo!?!?!
Sadly, the premiere is Enzo-less. But don't worry, as he is in episode two and will have major plans when it comes to his BFF Damon, whose death "took a toll on" him, Dries previewed. Aside from the Damon of it all, fans can expect to see more flirty banter between Enzo and Caroline. "We'll continue to have that dynamic between the two," Dries said, before revealing one person Enzo won't be able to charm: Matt Donovan. "They will not be the best of friends," she teased.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From EW - 19th September 2014

Would love to get any The Vampire Diaries scoop that’s not related to romantic relationships.

How about some information on this season’s villain? When my colleague Samantha Highfill spoke to Julie Plec about a new big bad, she claimed this season was going to have a number of “conflict providers.” Still, “There is a villain-esque person in this season that I’m particularly excited about because it does break the mold a little bit of our villains, which seem to be often very redeemable in their own way,” she says. “And we get to explore the deep, dark minds of a psychopathic personality, so I’m very excited about that.” In other words, this is one bad guy who won’t find redemption through a spin-off.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Vampire Diaries - 6x02 "Yellow Ledbetter" Official Synopsis

A LONG WAY HOME — Knowing she needs to come to terms with the loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena (Nina Dobrev) turns to Alaric (Matt Davis) to help her move on with her life. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) convinces Caroline (Candice Accola) to join him as he tracks down a lead to get Damon and Bonnie (Kat Graham) back, but Caroline is shocked when they make an unexpected detour and uncover what Stefan (Paul Wesley) has been up to. Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) worries about Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) who is spending time with Sarah (guest star Gabrielle Walsh), a mysterious girl who has recently arrived in Mystic Falls. Elsewhere, Tripp (guest star Colin Ferguson), leader of the community protection program, makes an interesting confession to Matt about his connection to the town. Lastly, with the Other Side destroyed and gone for good, Damon and Bonnie reluctantly band together to uncover the mystery of where they are and how they are going to get back home. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Julie Plec (#602). Original airdate 10/9/2014.