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The CW has released the extended preview for next week’s episode “Man on Fire”, we get to flashback to 1960′s Damon!

The CW has released the episode stills from the May 8th episode 5.21 “Promised Land”.

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Check out the preview for next week’s episode 5.19 “Man on Fire”. Loved to night’s episode! Congrats to Paul Wesley on his directorial debut! Let me know what you guys thought in the comments.

The CW has released the synopsis for episode 5.21 titled “Promised Land”. The episode airs May 8th. Click “Show” to view. Spoiler Alert!!

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Paul Wesley spoke with Zap2It about tonight’s episode, in which Paul Wesley directed. He talks about The Other side and some “easter eggs” (a common theme) during the vision sequences.

“Now that the Travelers brought Markos back things are starting to fall apart,” Wesley says. “I’ve been able to do some really cool visual stuff with the Other Side falling apart and disintegrating. I’m so glad I got to recreate the visual aesthetic of the Other Side because it was so interesting to me, getting to work with the production designer and the creative team to try to make a new way of telling the Other Side’s story.”

And for any super fans out there, keep your eyes peeled for a common theme Wesley wove into his vision scenes like easter eggs. “There’s an interesting thing I did in some of the visions, and I wonder if anyone will pick up on it,” Wesley says. “It’s not like a big deal, and I don’t want to sound pretentious but there’s kind of an interesting theme in the vision sequences that I’ll be curious to see if anyone picks up on. It’s a fun little clue for the fans.”

Read the rest of the interview over at Zap2It.

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Check out these great interviews with Paul Wesley from TV Guide and THR. Paul talks about his recent directorial debut with tonight’s episode “Resident Evil” and some of the challenges he faced. Read an excerpt from each interview below then head over to both sites for the full interviews!

via TV Guide:

Although Wesley has been learning about the process for a while now, finally taking charge behind the camera didn’t come without its challenges. The biggest surprise? How willing he had to be to compromise. “You read something and you have a good idealistic vision of what it should be and then you get [to location] and the set isn’t exactly what you wanted it to look like or the actor has a different interpretation,” Wesley says. “So there’s an interesting compromise you have to make as a director. You have to be open to that and if you’re not you can get yourself into a lot of trouble. You have to be open to change at any moment.”

via THR:

But because of his on-camera responsibilities as a series lead, Wesley’s one regret was not being unable to be present in the editing room to see his episode become fully realized. After sending off the footage to the editors to assemble, Wesley was only able to offer “a couple of notes” over email. “That was probably the most frustrating part of it,” he admits.

Another unexpected hiccup was weather-related. In February, Atlanta was hit with a massive winter storm that forced shutdowns on numerous productions in the area, including Vampire Diaries. The show went dark for a few days. “It was a really long, tedious shoot with weather issues, changing schedules,” Wesley recalls. But the production halt was actually a blessing in disguise, he says, affording him more time to prepare.

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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.

Paul Wesley stops by Pix 11 Morning News in New York City to discuss this Thursday’s episode, and his directorial debut! Plus enjoy a sneak peek at Thursday’s episode!

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