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So hard to believe it has been 6 years since the launch of our site here at Vampire Diaries Online. Thank you so much to all who have and continue to support VDO here, on Facebook and Twitter (324,000+ followers and going strong!) And what better way to celebrate and thank all of the TVD Family than by doing a giveaway! We’ll have several coming up over the next few weeks. First up! An autographed photo of Paul Wesley! Rules to follow!

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RULES:

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE.

Giveaway will begin starting today February 27, 2015 and will run until midnight, March 12, 2015. Winner will be chosen at random and announced one hour (6PM CT) before The Vampire Diaries episode airing on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Entries can be earned by first leaving a comment on this blog post (mandatory, and only ONE per person), then additional entries via the Rafflecopter widget below! You must login to the Rafflecopter widget for all entries though. So if you leave a comment on the blog, you must do the first entry on Rafflecopter, where you click “I commented”. Other options to earn more entries will then be available.

Good luck! And again, thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart!

xoxo

Ruthie

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Heads up you guys! Eyecon Conventions has just announced that they will be doing one last Vampire Diaries Convention, and they have confirmed that the one and only Joseph Morgan will be attending! If you want the chance to meet Joseph (might be your last chance), and a bunch of other TVD and Originals stars, then you need to keep your eye on Eyecon’s website, Facebook and Twitter further updates! Tickets sales will launch March 13th. Make sure you add the date to your calendar! See you guys there!

Talk Show Host Rick Yaeger of One Question Interviews chats with Paul Wesley about his upcoming projects and answers “One Question”. Watch below, then view more footage from the interview over at Rick’s Forum! Must be a registered member of the forum, sign up HERE!

We have some stills from Vampire Diaries Episode 6.17 “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”. The episode airs, March 19th. Read the synopsis HERE. Spoiler Alert!

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The CW has released the synopsis for Episode 6.17 titled “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”. The episode airs March 19th. SPOILER ALERT!! View the rest of the episode stills HERE.

DAMON TRAVELS TO THE 1903 PRISON WORLD — With the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) set forth a plan to rescue Damon’s mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), who is trapped in the 1903 prison world.  Meanwhile, when Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan for Stefan (Paul Wesley) backfires, she is left to pick up the pieces.  Elsewhere, back at Whitmore College, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Alaric’s (Matt Davis) attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn’t quite go as planned when they realize they’re outmaneuvered. Lastly, an unexpected gift from Bonnie leaves Damon shaken to his core. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Neil Reynolds (#617).  Original airdate 3/19/2015.

Check out the latest Vampire Diaries Rehash, with Malese Jow filling in for Arielle Kebbel! See if your comments made it!

Check out the episode stills for the next episode, airing March 12th, “The Downward Spiral”. You can read the synopsis HERE.

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The CW has released the synopsis for the next episode “The Downward Spiral”. SPOILER ALERT! View the rest of the photos HERE.

IAN SOMERHALDER MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — After shutting off her humanity following the death of her mother, Caroline (Candice Accola) gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum.  Not knowing how to handle the new Caroline, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a race against the clock.  Meanwhile, after seeking answers from Kai (guest star Chris Wood) about the prison world, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) world is turned upside when he learns some devastating news about his mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching).  Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finds himself becoming increasingly intrigued by Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world.  Ian Somerhalder directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries (#616).  Original airdate 3/12/2015.

Thanks to Chris Mollere, we have the song list for last night’s episode “Let Her Go”. So happy to see artists return to TVD like, Sleeperstar with their new song “Details” and Ryan Star’s “Bullet” (Vampire Redux).

1. James Bay “Let it Go”

2. Ryan Star “Bullet (Vampire Redux)”

3. Sam Baker “Go in Peace” (Caroline Sings This At Her Mom’s Funeral)

4. Sleeperstar “Details”

5. Night Terrors of 1927 “Shine”

6. Damien Rice “The Greatest Bastard”

7. Lights & Motion “Fireflies”

Check out the extended preview for the next episode “The Downward Spiral”, airing March 12th, when the show returns from a brief hiatus.

Check the preview for the next episode “The Downward Spiral”. The episode will air March 12, when the show returns from a brief 3 week hiatus.

Check out the producer’s preview for tonight’s episode “Let Her Go”. Julie and Caroline Dries preview the episode!

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Julie Plec sat down with several news outlets to discuss her directorial debut with tonight’s episode “Let Her Go”. Check out what she had to say in the interviews below.

Via TVLine:

TVLine invited the first-time director to document her maiden voyage — one that, believe it or not, took quite a bit of convincing on Plec’s part.

“For five years, I was like, ‘I’ll never direct. Absolutely not. There’s way too much I don’t know,’” she recalled at a screening of last week’s episode. “Then I realized that I had said, ‘I’ll never be a writer‘ for years and years. I was like, ‘I can’t write. I’ll never be good at it, and I don’t want to try anything I feel like I’m setting myself up to be average at.’ When I realized those parallels, I was like, ‘Oh, maaaaan!’”

Read the rest of the story and view more behind-the-scenes photos over at TVLine.

Via THR:

What went into the decision to direct Vampire Diaries vs. Originals?

For me, it was no question, because I know the team at Vampire Diaries so intimately after six years. I knew there was no margin of failure. I knew if I showed up and said nothing, they would still make the episode look good and be beautiful. It was a safe choice.

Now that you’ve directed once, do you think you’ll do it again?

I loved doing it because I get to think of one thing, and one thing only. I get to focus on one show, and I get to be completely immersed in it. But it definitely has a domino effect. EvenVampire doesn’t get to move forward as much without me. And Originals was moving ahead, but they were wishing I was there. So I feel it would be a little selfish to be like, “Hey, guys, I’m doing episode 19 now, because I love it so much!” I think I’ll very slowly dabble in it, and try not to shirk my responsibility as a showrunner, and leave the filmmaking dreams for the future.

Read more over at THR.

Via Variety:

Were you nervous to finally sit in the director’s chair?

The thing that made me most nervous, which is so dumb, is the call times because I’m a night person and I never, ever, ever get up in the morning. I’m so terrified of being late or missing my alarm clock that I get the worst anxiety, so I basically spent every day filled with anxiety, worrying if I’m going to get enough sleep or if I’m going to sleep through my alarm clock. It’s the dumbest thing, but another director said that to me. It’s a director’s worst nightmare.

Once you made it to set on time, what was the biggest challenge?

It’s an endurance challenge. You’re inevitably on your feet all day running around and tweaking things and moving from set to set and standing and jumping into set. I’m a writer, so I’m used to sitting on my butt for 12 hours at a time, and I haven’t had to be that active on the job. I was a waitress back in the day, so it’s a very similar feeling to coming home at the end of a double shift where every bone is aching and creaking. Physically, that was a challenge. Then creatively, they tell you that time is your biggest enemy and you never realize it until you are there…having to come up with the perfect thing to say in six seconds, especially to an actor, is not easy. That’s the biggest challenge because directing is all about communicating, and everybody needs to be communicated with differently. Actors have their own processes, and if you want to be respectful of their process, you’ve got to communicate with them in the language of their process, and keeping that all straight is a little bit of a head-scratcher.

Read more over at Variety.

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Both TV Guide and TVLine had a chance to chat with Candice Accola about tonight’s episode. We’ll add more interviews as they come in.

Via TV Guide:

Tell us about the actual funeral scene.

Accola: It’s very emotional and it’s also remembering that this wasn’t just a funeral for family, but that she was the sheriff of the town. So you have the police officers there and a salute and the final call and the things that go into a funeral for a lost service member. If you’re hoping for a lighter episode this week… it’s going to be pretty heavy like last week.

And you sing during the funeral! Whose idea was that?

Accola: Julie [Plec]’s! [It’s] so funny because for years everyone was like, “Is Caroline going to sing again?” That’s been the running joke. That [scene in Season 2] was fun, but it was never [going to] happen again because finding a natural place for someone to belt out singing on a vampire show isn’t really an easy task. But I did sing and it’s a sweet moment, she pays tribute, and it’s a really tender moment in a very sad funeral.

Read more over at TV Guide.

Via TVLine:

TVLINE | OK, let’s talk about Stefan and Caroline’s kiss, which I’ve been waiting for since Season 2. What was it like to finally film that moment?

loved the progression of the Stefan-Caroline relationship. I love that it’s been such a slow burn, and I love that it wasn’t this aggressively dramatic moment; it was just really sweet and tender and the sun was setting. They didn’t need to start ripping each other’s clothes off. It was just a sweet, simple first kiss. And we could not have had a better sunset for that location shoot. The first day we were supposed to shoot it was cloudy and grey, so we swapped some scenes around and we filmed it the next day. We had to wait for the sun to set, then once it started setting, everybody was like, “Go! Go!”

Read more over at TVLine.

Via E!Online:

“Yeah, if you thought it was going to get easier and happier and jollier, it’s not,” Accola tells E! News. “It’s definitely going to be an emotional episode this week as well. Thank God for waterproof mascara!”

Although her character has been through a lot this season, Accola is happy with Caroline’s journey so far.

“I thought it was a really powerful move by the writers,” Accola says of Caroline losing her mother. “There has been so much death on the show, a lot of it from really supernatural reasons, like Caroline’s father passed away when he refused to complete his transition to become a vampire. Everyone has found a lot of solutions to a lot of these deaths, these very gruesome, bloody deaths, and this was just as real and non-mythology-based as it gets.”

Read more over at E!Online.

Via MTV News:

“As far as the quote-unquote shipping community goes, I love the passion behind anyone who ships Caroline and Klaus,” Accola said. “They are very hardcore shippers… But ever since season two, when Stefan helped Caroline through her transition, it’s been interesting how viewers were saying that they thought there was something there with those characters. It has been a really slow burn for many reasons, and that’s why it’s a really interesting time to be part of a television series in the age of social media — you see exactly what the fans and the viewers are thinking right when they’re watching the episode.”

Basically, even if you don’t ship Steroline, you have to acknowledge the strong “TVD” fanbase for predicting this hookup even when Stefan was still seriously sweating Elena (Nina Dobrev).

Read more over at MTV News.

Thanks to The CW and an E!Online Exclusive, we have two new preview clips for tomorrow night’s episode “Let Her Go”.



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