Fans of The Vampire Diaries may be mourning the official break-up of Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline (Candice Accola) in the Oct. 31 episode. Trevino confirms to EW what most viewers have guessed: Tyler will be the first TVD character to visit the show’s New Orleans-set spinoff, The Originals. While The CW won’t confirm when – “sometime soon,” Trevino says coyly — or for how long, we do have an idea of why: Read the rest of this entry »
The Vampire Diaries is introducing yet another mystery man to the mix.
As Elena (Nina Dobrev) returns to college, she begins to look further into the death of her former roommate Meagan (Hayley Kiyoko) and why Professor Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) covered it up. She becomes more intrigued when she comes across Aaron (Shaun Sipos), another student who had a history with the unlucky college freshman. While their initial introduction doesn’t answer Elena’s questions, she eventually realizes the two are connected in ways she hadn’t considered.
“Elena’s hope was to go to college and start this new life but she soon learned that Mystic Falls isn’t the only place overrun by vampires,” Dobrev tells TVGuide.com. “When she meets Aaron … they bond over a similar life and past and the grief and death they both had.”
What’s beneath Aaron’s quiet and enigmatic exterior? “He is a very broken human being,” Sipos says. “Elena is very intrigued by Aaron because they have a deep commonality. He’s a good guy, he’s just… really trying to find his way.”
As for a potential romance between the two and the backlash he might face from Team Damon fans, Sipos has one thing to say: “Bring it on.”
What do you think Aaron is hiding?
The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.
SOURCE: TV Guide
5.08 Dead Man On Campus Press Release
THE PARTY’S OVER — At Whitmore College, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) decide it’s time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) suddenly needs Caroline’s help. At Elena’s request, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up with an effective method to get Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) to answer his questions. At the party, Elena finds that she and Aaron (guest star Sean Sipos) have a lot in common, and Caroline grows more concerned about Jesse. Meanwhile, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) does a favor for Matt (Zach Roerig) and manages to get through to Stefan (Paul Wesley), who is still struggling to overcome the events of the summer. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) does her best to cope with her new reality, and Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society. Steven R. McQueen also stars. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Brian Young & Neil Reynolds (#508).
Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.04 For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Contributors: Nadim S. and John Keegan
Written by Brett Matthews and Elisabeth R. Finch
Directed by Michael Allowitz
The Vampire Diaries feels particularly rejuvenated this year, because for the first time in a long time, I actually find myself looking forward to catching up with the gang with each new episode. While Stefan’s memory loss didn’t seem like the most promising development, I must say that Amnesia Stefan is a total hoot to watch. Not only does it give Paul Wesley the opportunity to play yet another version of Stefan, the character feels a lot less weighed down and dull. Although I prefer our heroine with Damon, this episode reminded me how charming Stefan and Elena could be together. I especially loved watching them reconnect – that is until she dropped the brother bombshell.