EW has a preview of this week’s episode “Black Hole Sun”. Click the screencap below to view!
TV Guide has six teases from Nina Dobrev about tomorrow night’s season premiere, here’s a preview, then check out the rest over at TV Guide.
For the first time, viewers will see what Elena is like sans any Salvatores in her life. “I’m excited to see her start this new life in college and see how she copes without the Salvatores and how long that lasts and if it makes her realize that being away from them is good or bad,” Dobrev says. “It’s interesting to see her become her own independent person.”
EW chatted both Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, check out what they had to say and read the rest over at EW.
As for Damon, he won’t exactly find himself grieving for anyone or anything. As Ian Somerhalder put it, “He’s pissed off. They’re stuck in a place they don’t want to be, and Damon’s fiercely loyal. He feels the need to get back to his family. They’re trying everything. They’re Scooby-Doo-ing that sh– like crazy.”
However, don’t expect Damon and Bonnie’s situation to be devoid of fun. “You never really get to see these two together because they do have a lot of fun together,” he said. “Damon’s a goofy man. He likes to have fun, and Bonnie doesn’t take s–t from anyone anymore. She’s just been hammered for years by all these sort of supernatural elements and she just doesn’t take it anymore. It’s awesome.”
Check out the latest Vampire Diaries Season 6 scoop from EW!
Any word on how long until Damon’s back in Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries? — Jenna
Since Mystic Falls is still being cloaked by the Travelers’ spell that will kill any vampire who steps foot in town, probably not anytime soon. However, Damon could actually come face-to-face with someone in the land of the living fairly quickly. (And no, that’s not counting Elena using some witchy drug to hallucinate him.) Ian Somerhalder teased that brother bonding isn’t far off. “I had some really great scenes with Paul [Wesley] not too long ago, like last week,” he says. “You definitely see some great stuff with those boys. It’s good when they’re not at one another’s throats.” So unless Stefan joins Elena’s drug trip, it sounds like we could have a Salvatore reunion within the first batch of episodes.
Check out the latest scoop for our beloved TVD and Originals from EW’s Spoiler Room!
Any spoilers on The Vampire Diaries‘ Delena y’all can share would be delightful! What can Delena fans look forward to season 6? — Margarita
Considering that Damon is stuck, well, wherever he is, getting back to Elena isn’t going to be easy. However, when my colleague Samantha Highfill asked executive producer Caroline Dries about potential Delena flashbacks to hold the fans over, she promised there will be something for the ‘shippers. “I’ve been getting all of these hate messages like, ‘You think you can do a season without Delena? You’re crazy,’” Dries says. “The fans have nothing to worry about. We know what we’re doing. Nobody’s going to abandon any love triangle. Everything will be fine. There will be plenty of Delena goodness for people.” So now the question is: Will it involve rain?
Loved seeing Kol in The Originals season 2 trailer. Any scoop on his return? — Katie
We’ll see the not-so-dearly departed Original as early as the second episode, but that’s only in flashbacks. As for seeing him in the present, executive producer Julie Plec teases, “We’ll have to see just how crafty Esther was when she was yanking people over from the other side.” Then again, there’s always the slight chance that Kol was the brother Esther brought back with her in the finale, right?
The cast of The Vampire Diaries stopped by EW’s Hideout while attending SDCC, check out what the cast said when asked what they would wait in long lines for at Comic Con.
Thanks to EW for posting! Julie Plec revealed that Michael Malarkey has been promoted to series regular for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries. And we couldn’t be happier, congrats Michael!
After Thursday night’s Vampire Diaries finale, we knew Enzo was back from the dead, but will he be sticking around Mystic Falls? The short answer of it all is: Yes!
Julie Plec revealed that not only will Enzo be returning as his vampire bad-boy self, but Michael Malarkey will officially be a Vampire Diaries series regular in season 6. “We have not seen the last of the delicious Michael Malarkey,” Plec said. “He’s a wonderful addition to the team, and he will be officially a series regular next year.”
Check out this Pop Culture Personality Test from Paul Wesley through EW. Then head on over for some season finale scoop!
As we mentioned earlier, Ian Somehalder & Caroline Dries held a Q&A after a screening of The Vampire Diaries “Man on Fire” the other day. Check out what they had to say is to come after last night’s shocking death!
Enzo’s next move via EW:
“His story isn’t over — he’s going to become kind of this ghost villain moving forward and we’ll see him all the way through the finale as the bad guy,” divulged Dries. “He’s pissed that he’s dead, but that’s amplified by the fact that around him, people are being sucked into the ether just like Vicki, so his concern is, ‘I want out.’”
So exactly just how much damage can Enzo cause from the other side while trying to escape whatever afterlife he’s in? “You just wait, you just wait and see — he’s determined to make Damon’s life and Stefan’s life a living hell,” Dries says cryptically.
EW will have Paul Wesley on their SiriusXM radio show “The Editor’s Hour” today at 2PM EST. Listen to the clips below of Paul talking about cutting out a shirtless scene, teasing what’s to happen in the season finale and in the next clip Paul plays a game of You Said It.
Check out the latest previews from EP Caroline Dries via Hollywood Life, Alloy Entertainment and EW.
On Matt & Nadia, and the status of Tyler and Caroline via Hollywood Life:
Naturally, Stefan and Caroline (Candice Accola) will eventually figure out what’s going on with Katherine, but since Matt (Zach Roerig), the only one who currently knows, will spend the episode as Nadia’s (Olga Fonda) hostage — because “Nadia is going to try to exhaust every possibility before having to kill him” — Caroline will have time to work things out with Tyler (Michael Trevino).
“They still have a lot to deal with, with learning that Caroline slept with Klaus,” says Dries. “That’s a really deep wound for Tyler to come to terms with. They’re trying to be friends, but there’s this big, dark cloud hanging over them that he can’t erase… That conflict will rear its head again, so they’ll both have to talk about it.”
On Katherine flirting with Stefan (as Elena) via Alloy Entertainment:
Alloy Entertainment: When Katherine was on her deathbed, fans was pleading for her life to be spared. After she took over Elena’s body, everyone was like “Off with her head!” And during TVD episode 5×14, she’s probably going to inspire even more passionate reactions since she’s going to shamelessly flirt with Stefan. How much fun did the writers have dreaming up seduction tactics for Katherine to use?
Caroline Dries: Are you kidding me? I was so excited for this storyline. When Brian [Young] was writing it and I was reading it — just to think about what could happen — I felt like we were brainstorming fan fiction. I love these scenes so much, and of course it was super fun. It’s a fine dance for Katherine because she has to pretend to be Elena, but, at that same time, she wants to put the moves on Stefan. So we had to figure out how to achieve that in a believable yet entertaining way. I would say it’s Katherine at her sexiest and it’s very intriguing to watch.
On Matt knowing the secret about Elena via EW:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We have to start by talking about Elena. One of our gang now knows the secret, how quickly is the truth going to unravel?
DRIES: Matt is really the only person who knows coming into this episode. And that’s going to be knowledge that is tricky for him to harbor because it’s quite literally holding him hostage. Nadia has figured out that Matt knows. So Matt’s like, “What do I do with this information and how do I get people to know what I know without them being killed by Nadia — and without me being killed?” So our people are thrown into situations with Katherine — who they think is Elena — where the actions don’t necessarily start adding up. And that combined with Matt’s knowledge. I think our characters sooner rather than later are going to start putting it together that, “What the heck? This is not Elena.” So that will be happening soon.
Exciting news guys! Tomorrow afternoon at 3PM PST/5PM CST/6PM EST, EW will be doing a live video chat via Google Hangout with Claire Holt, and I’ve been asked to participate in the chat. So post any questions that you have for Claire in the comments of this blog post, and I’ll try to get a few answered tomorrow. You can watch the video chat LIVE over at this Event Page on Google+. So head on over and RSVP. You are also welcome to submit your questions via Twitter, with the hashtag #EWTalksOriginals. See you guys there!
EW chatted with EP, Julie Plec about The Vampire Diaries Season 5, check out these juicy tidbits Julie shared!
Damon and Elena
So, what’s ahead for these two besides all that hot lovin’? Plec, whorecently said the duo will be happy this year, explains that Damon and Elena will face real-life relationship conflicts “in which one is keeping a secret from another trying not to hurt their feelings, trying to make them happy, little things that any normal couple would fight about and then hopefully make up over.” Adds Plec: “The biggest hurdles in their relationship come from external sources, people, ideas, notions that are trying to say they’re not supposed to be together. It’s really going to be more about them fighting to prove that they should be together and it’s okay.”
After a summer of trying to take care of herself, Plec says that Katherine will turn up in Mystic Falls looking to a Salvatore for some assistance. “Certainly her determined presence in Mystic Falls and in the Salvatore house itself will definitely be a little bit of a sore spot,” says the showrunner, who teases that Katherine will becom every attached to said Salvatore.
Brief live stream interview with EW at Comic Con! Check out what Paul Wesley has to say about playing Silas!
Check out these interviews with Julie Plec from TV Guide, TV Line & EW. She sheds light on the season finale, previews season 5 and answers questions you all may have! Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the episode yet!
Via TV Guide:
How long before everyone finds out that Stefan is really Silas?
Plec: Truth be told, I don’t think it’ll be too long. I think that there’s more fun to be played with people learning quickly, but independently of the other so there’s a lot of good bait-and-switch Katherine-style stuff that could happen early in the season. And people that know Stefan well will be able to catch on pretty quickly I would hope.
Can we expect double Paul Wesley scenes?
Plec: Part of the fun of having an actor play two roles are those opportunities to put them face to face, but they’re difficult to shoot and they take a lot of time and the stuff we do even with Katherine and Elena we do so sparingly. So we’ll definitely see it, but of course Stefan will be on his own journey presumably at the bottom of the [lake] floor so we’ll see when and who gets him out of that mess.
Via TV Line:
TVLINE | Speaking of, why Damon? What were you hoping to get to explore in Elena choosing Damon?
Damon’s a character who’s been driven by feeling like he’s not worthy of love. Now that he’s on the receiving end of that love, what will that mean for him? And where will he have to make changes in him, in his behavior? Or will he still be, “I am who I am. You love me for who I am. I’m not going to change for you”? It’ll be a fun dynamic to see him either trying to exercise restraint or not being able to exercise restraint in the name of love of this girl, especially as he’s got a new houseguest. He’s [living] with Jeremy Gilbert as Elena goes off to college.
Did you start the season knowing that you were going to end it with Bonnie dying?
Interestingly enough, that was a pitch that was on the table for the finale last year. For us, it’s always been a question of how much we want to show of the other side. And is there an entire world that we can play over there, or do we really want to keep everything grounded in a real world universe. Having Jeremy able to see ghosts and now Bonnie over on the other side, it felt like an exciting complication to a budding romantic relationship that we were looking forward to playing in that. And also relieving ourselves of the burden — as Kevin [Williamson] calls it, the witch storytelling burden — which is that when you have a witch, they should be able to fix all the problems, but if they could fix all the problems, then you’re not telling the story. But if they can’t fix the problems, then they’re really bad witches. [Laughs] So it’s a nice relief from that for a while.
How much will we see of Kat Graham next season?
She will be a regular. She will be around. If anything, we’ll see as much if not more of her. And it gives us a great way to develop more stories for her outside of just her being the witch that comes in and tries to save the day. I’m excited about the opportunity to tell a romantic relationship between two people who can’t physically be together. Talk about your hurdles.
Thanks to EW, we have a brand new preview clip from this week’s Season 4 finale episode “Graduation”. Click the image below or link to watch the video clip over at EW.
Thanks to the CW we now have updated the post with the embed of the preview clip!