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The Vampire Diaries 5.07 Press Release

By in October 24, 2013 • Filed in: Press Releases, Season 5, The Show

The Vampire Diaries 5.07 Press Release

THE POWER OF DOPPLEGANGERS — While Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to explain Amara’s (Nina Dobrev) situation to Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) gives Katherine (Nina Dobrev) some deeply disturbing news.  Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) shows up at Caroline’s (Candice Accola) dorm room, searching for Katherine.  After a surprising conversation with Amara, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) share a glimmer of hope.  Silas (Paul Wesley) fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.  Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine (#507).



The Vampire Diaries 5.3: “Original Sin” Review

By in October 21, 2013 • Filed in: Episode Reviews, Season 5, The Show

Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.03 Original Sin.

Contributor: Nadim S.

Written by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Rebecca Sonnenshine
Directed by Jesse Warn

The strengths and weaknesses of The Vampire Diaries were never more apparent than in Qetsiyah’s introduction. First off, the flashbacks were atrocious; I’ve seriously never cringed this much while watching The Vampire Diaries hop through time. Each and every one of Silas and Qetsiya’s scenes felt remarkably cheap, as if they existed purely for exposition purposes.

I get what the writers were trying to do, but the scenes were nowhere near as nuanced as the flashbacks we used to get with Kathrine back in the show’s opening seasons. It also doesn’t help that I absolutely detest Janina Gavankar. This woman has ruined a ton of my favorite shows (Arrow most recently), and she was just as terrible here (the painful dialogue didn’t help). I shudder at the thought of Qetsiyah making further appearances for the rest of the season.

On the bright side, “Original Sin” supplied the show’s overarching mythology with some fascinating tidbits, and did a wonderful job of integrating the love triangle into the proceedings. As Qetsiyah so eloquently stated, Elena and Stefan (and their various doppelgangers) have been “finding each other” for centuries, and the universe is working “against” Damon’s dreams of being with the one he loves. Honestly this development just makes me root for Damon and Elena even more, so I’m definitely intrigued to see where the love triangle ends up (and that’s a statement I could have never made last season).

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The Vampire Diaries’ Janina Gavankar on Her Reveal: “It’s a Bloody Arc”

By in October 19, 2013 • Filed in: Interviews, Janina Gavankar, Spoilers, The Cast

Hell hath no fury like a 2,000-year-old woman scorned.

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The Vampire Diaries 5.03 Original Sin Soundtrack

By in October 19, 2013 • Filed in: Music, Season 5, The Show

Here’s the song list for this week’s episode, courtesy of Chris Mollere.

1. Bass Drum Of Death “Way Out”

2. Empires “Hello Lover”

3. Fitz & The Tantrums “Dear Mr. President”

4. Metric “Breathing Underwater”

5. J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Hard Times”

6. Sara Bareilles “Satellite Call”



The Vampire Diaries 5.06 Handle with Care – Press Release

By in October 19, 2013 • Filed in: Press Releases, Season 5, The Show

5.06 Handle with Care Press Release

INDESTRUCTIBLE — Silas (Paul Wesley) happily announces his new goal to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), but they are skeptical when he promises to accomplish one important task in return for their help.  Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) confidently tells Stefan (Paul Wesley) about her next move, then realizes that Silas has managed to outsmart her.  A desperate Katherine (Nina Dobrev) discovers a new and unexpected consequence of becoming human again, and realizes she needs a new place to stay.  In exchange for a spot in the dorm room, she offers to show Caroline (Candice Accola) how to get answers from Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett).  Bonnie (Kat Graham) is touched by Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) strength and determination to stand by her.  Finally, Damon is stunned when he figures out the secret to Tessa’s plan.  Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Caroline Dries & Holly Brix (#506).



The Vampire Diaries 5.2: “True Lies” Review

By in October 14, 2013 • Filed in: Episode Reviews, The Show

Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries 5.02 True Lies.

Contributor: Nadim S.

Written by Brian Young
Directed by Joshua Butler 

I know we’re only two episodes in, but I still feel like The Vampire Diaries is going to have a solid season. It helps that the show’s tone is more on point than it’s been in a while; “True Lies” was equal parts thrilling and amusing.

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The Vampire Diaries Scoop: Kat Graham Teases Conflict with Jeremy, Entering The Other Side

By in October 11, 2013 • Filed in: Interviews, Kat Graham, Spoilers, The Cast

Bonnie Bennett is not used to being powerless.

It’s always been quite the opposite for this witch, in fact, as Kat Graham’s beloved Vampire Diaries character has often held the magic key to get herself and her friends out of almost any jam on this CW hit.

But there was nothing Bonnie could do at the conclusion of last week’s season opener when Silas murdered her father in the Mystic Falls town square and all Bonnie was left screaming and crying into the ether, with no one around to hear or help. What will be the fallout of that heinous act on tonight’s “True Lies?”

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The Vampire Diaries – Season 5, Episode 2 – Songs In Episode

By in October 11, 2013 • Filed in: Music, Season 5, The Show

The Vampire Diaries – Season 5, Episode 2 – Songs In Episode

1. Ferras “Don’t Give Up”
2. Paper Route “Better Life”
3. The Rival “Say Now”
4. Ellie Goulding “Burn”
5. Tyrone Wells “This Moment Now”
6. Plumb “Don’t Deserve You”

SOURCE: Chris Mollere’s Twitter