Archive for the ‘Vampire Diaries’ Category
The Vampire Diaries – “At this point we’re not really sure what Nadia’s powers are. They say that she is a traveler but then she did say ‘I don’t really travel, I kind of do my own thing,’” Olga Fonda teases. “I think we get to know exactly who she is and what she is in upcoming episodes. She’s still a mystery at this point.”
Supernatural – In an episode fittingly titled “First Born,” fans will meet a retired demon named Cain, who was known as the Father of Murder who used to train the Knights of Hell. So what made him quit the game? Love! But Cain may be sticking around for a bit, so we’re thinking he could return to his old ways…
TV Time: Recaps for Supernatural, The Originals, Arrow, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story: Coven, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grimm, Dracula, Haven, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, and The Witches of East EndMonday, October 28th, 2013
It was a great week (barring a missing new episode of Sleepy Hollow, which ends its first season run on January 20th) in television.
If you are a fan of the impossible, the fantastical, the paranormal, and of classic gothic horror, this is the year for you in TV.
So, here we go. These are my top shows and what may be coming down the pike for them:
My favorite episode of the week was The Walking Dead. Not only did we see some fan favorites toe the line of impending death, but we saw the emergence of someone that will do whatever it takes to keep the survivors alive, even kill those that may turn from the illness. We learned who the latter was, once Rick used his officerial skills to use and finds out who killed Karen and David was Carol. A true shocker because of her mother hen demeanor. It is funny how everyone is considering a supposed new leader, but didn’t the Governor make similar choices? Also, what will Tyrese do to her once he learns the truth? Also, is no one wondering why she has not caught the virus?
Anywho, the remainder of the episode left fans agog with fear for their favorites. Not only do we see the saintly Hershel sacrifice his health in order to ease the pain and suffering of those suffering from the virus, but we saw uber fan favorite Glenn come down with an over exaggerated cold. We also saw Tyrese survive a horde of walkers, as well as Daryl and Michonne survive the same horde, but will this group make it to the veterinary medical facility to get the much needed medicine.
When Hershel stated, and I’m paraphrasing, there was no where to be safe, not inside, not outside, you can even breathe the air… you can tell that this group is heading to a wall and only a handful will be able to make it over that wall.
Next week: The Winchesters call Charlie in to help them with a Men of Letters computer, only to discover a magical green-webbed wall that leads to the land of Oz. Now the trio must join forces with Dorothy to stop the Wicked Witch from traveling to the real world and wreaking havoc.
There was a happy moment in all of this insanity, Audrey and Nate are back together, but will this last?
Next time: An ocean-related Trouble brings the crushing pressure of the depths to Haven, while Audrey and Nathan discover that the residents’ Troubles are mutating.
This forces Davina to toe the line between the two power vampires that want to use her.
As all this is going on, Hayley learns that her unborn child is giving her the strength she needs to survive the danger that is at every turn, even when she visits the local witch ob/gyn. With this knowledge, isn’t everyone wondering what this baby may turn out to be??? I would.
Next time: Klaus is angry with Sophie when his unborn baby gets in danger. Elijah and Rebekah learn something about Sophie’s past. Marcel asks Klaus to go with him to the bayou, while Rebekah, Hayley and Sophie have plans of their own. Daniella has an unexpected ally to whom she reveals disturbing information about the witches.
Next time: Alice and her new friend Lizard have to save the Knave, but Alice may have to use one of her three wishes to do so. Meanwhile, the Red Queen is torn between love and power when Jafar threatens the Knave’s life, and in the past a young Jafar encounters Cyrus for the first time.
Regarding the Canary, will she be more of an issue than help for Ollie, only time will tell.
Next time: A new crime lord, the Mayor, arrives in Starling City and starts bring in illegal guns. When Oliver tires to counter with a Cash for Guns event, Black Canary’s friend sin is hurt and the female heroine sets out for revenge. Meanwhile, Diggle links up with an old friend and DA Donner asks Laurel out on a date.
While this was going on, the ladies (Emma, Snow, and Regina) use dark magic in order to get in touch with Henry to hopefully make him understand that he cannot lose hope. Will this work????
Next time: When ULTRA’s most wanted man Killian McCrane resurfaces after years in hiding Stephen enlists John’s help in tracking him down. John agrees but changes his mind when he learn Killian isn’t after Jedikiah as everyone first believed.
Stephen still wants to help but Cara explains the history between Killian and John: A history that brings back memories from John’s past and forces him to do something he never thought he would ever do again.
Meanwhile Stephen’s mom becomes suspicious of his whereabouts and activities placing him in an awkward position.
Next time: Juliette leads the hunt for Nick, who is still under the zombie influence. Meanwhile, Renard deals with the aftermath of the zombie attack, and Adalind pursues her quest to regain her Hexenbiest abilities.
Unfortunately, it used a character’s death… Once again… To show that it can convey a myriad of emotions that will propel a story along.
This time, the kids from Mystic Falls and Damon learned from Damon that Bonnie was indeed dead. This was a crushing blow to to everyone, not only because she was their friend, but as a witch she was invaluable. The big question now is wether or not she will indeed come back from the dead.
Next time: Elena is very touched by a student called Aaron. She and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Dr. Maxfield shares some disturbing information with Elena. Caroline is heartbroken. Nadia reveals her story to Katherine and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas, but things get out of control.
Queenie sympathizing with the houseboy that Madame LaLaurie had tortured eons ago may be her undoing and in all honesty, I was surprised that she wanted to hide Madame LaLaurie.
Now, it was Kyle’s storyline that had me cringing. This alone may make me stop watching, but when he took his award and knocked the stuffing out of his creepy mother, I kind of cheered. Will he do the same to the one that brought him back from death?
Next time: While Fiona’s actions threaten the truce between The Coven and The Voodoo, the Council of Witchcraft visits the school with allegations against several of its members.
It seems like all the ladies use magic to save their little family. Wendy romances a scientist in order to steal a magical butterfly that would enable a certain individual from verbally abusing her sister, Joanna. Her sequence was, once again, the most fun.
The most boring revolves around the love triangle of Freya and the brothers Gardiner. They should have just left her in the painting.
There was a bit of resolution on Joanna’s shapeshifter storyline. She got confirmation that it exists from an old enemy, Viggo. But, the best part of her sequence is the attorney. He is fun and I think we are looking forward to learning more about him and his relationship with the Beauchamps.
Next time: Ingrid mourns for Adam; Joanna and Harrison take their friendship to the next level; Freya meets Dash’s ex-fiancee when she returns to deal with unfinished business.
Now, if you are fans of Doctor Who, are you going to be in one of the theatres that will be showing the November 23rdn , Day of the Doctor? If you are, I may be sitting next to you. Cannot wait to see Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt together on the big screen and in 3D!!!!
Regarding Dracula, that was reviewed in the 2013 NYC Comic-Con post.
Images from Monster’s Ball:
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Coven – In this Wednesday’s episode, Kathy Bates’ racist madame gets the fright of her 250-year-old life when she turns on the news and discovers a black man is president. (And her day from hell only goes downhill from there.) Elsewhere, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) thinks she’s doing a good thing when she reunites Kyle (Evan Peters) with his grieving mother (Mare Winningham) — but she’s not doing a good thing. Not by a long-shot.
Grimm – Now that Juliette is an in-the-know member of the gang, she and Capt. Renard will probably share more screen time. But don’t expect them to rehash the insanity of their Season 2 hook-up. “Sasha [Roiz] and I have chosen to play it in a certain way where there is a subtle acknowledgement when those two characters are in a scene together, but [it's] nothing blatant,” Bitsie Tulloch tells us. “They’re not really addressing it.”
Revolution – Supernatural‘s Jim Beaver makes his Revo debut this Wednesday playing “the Secretary of the Interior of the great sovereign nation of Texas” whose “got a problem with these Patriots,” explains EP Eric Kripke. “Jim’s character is a lifeline to Miles, who is like, ‘If I can get Texas, which is a nation of gunslingers and lawmen, to join me in the fight against these guys, I actually have a chance at beating them.’ So Miles needs to convince Jim’s character to join the fight. But you know, twists and turns and hilarity ensue.”
The Vampire Diaries – Around the 96th or 97th episode we will watch one character pull a reverse (and accelerated) Benjamin Button.
The Vampire Diaries: Recap of S5:Ep.3 – Original Sin and Promo and Synopsis of For Whom the Bell TollsSunday, October 20th, 2013
Synopsis: Katherine and Elena convince Damon to help them find Stefan, after they both have the same dream about him being in danger. A mysterious woman called Tessa messes with their plans, reveals things from the past as well as some disturbing news for Damon’s future. Meanwhile, Silas reveals the reason he is after Katherine, a search that puts Matt’s life in danger and Damon and Elena have to face new facts.
My thoughts: Well, things got a bit more interesting for the fans of the show when the introduced a villain for Silas, the witch who cast him into purgatory. When they said to be wary of a woman scorned, they had arrows pointing at Tessa. Her story with Silas and the first version of Elena is very soap opera-like. Tessa was going to be married to Silas, a thousand years ago, but he left her at the alter for Elena 1.0 and he used the immortality spell that was supposed to be imbibed at his and Tessa’s wedding. Basically, Silas was a jerk from the beginning.
Did I mention that Stefan was back and it was Tessa who saved him? Well it is their exchange that gives us some insight into Silas’ past and makes us worry about him even more.
One of the things I do not like about this genre is that, at times, it uses the same gimmicks that other shows are using. This time, The Vampire Diaries used something that Supernatural has done… this season. Housing two spirits in one body. This time, it is Matt who is housing a traveler’s soul in his body.
What I do like is the conflict that Damon goes through with the idea of destiny wanting to get all the versions of Elena and Stefan. He continues to be the good guy, but seeing Elena trying to revive Stefan had to hurt. Also, seeing Katherine realize that she was the cure… great little twist.
There was a twist at the very end of the episode that may prove to be foil to Damon’s wish to keep Elena, but you need to watch the episode to get it.
There are so many plots going on that somehow are involved with one main story arc, the destruction of Silas, that it is getting a bit hard to keep track of them all. I hope the writers start trimming them down before they lose viewers… or are they trying to go the way of True Blood. You know, start dwindling everything down to an eventual Happily Ever After for Elena and the rest of the gang of Mystic Falls???
Next time: While Mystic Falls has its Observance Day in order to honor its dead, Damon and Elena try to help out Stefan, which has the emotional impact of its own on Elena. Matt is worried about his blackouts and tries to find out more about them. Caroline tries to get to know Jesse and Jeremy confesses something that affects Damon greatly. Dr. Maxfield sets a plan that will change everything in motion.