“They’re actually shooting scenes from the last three episodes at the moment, filling in all the gaps, everything they missed. And I can tell you… I mean, when I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’ That’s what I was the most excited about – who on Earth is going to get the cure? And I can tell you it’s not what you think. I can tell you that it’s going to be… I think it’s going to be a surprise for everyone. It certainly took me unawares. There’s also some appearances in the coming episodes which people should get very excited about. There’s some characters that people should be excited to see.”
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Synopsis: Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan continue with their plan for Elena, while Katherine reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to deliver a message.
My thoughts: I have to admit that I really liked this back door pilot to the now green lit spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. Since we met “the Originals” we all said that they were far more entertaining the original cast of The Vampire Diaires and I place the blame on the storylines. The Originals pulled us out of Mystic Falls and expanded the universe of this show and injected it with some much needed fun.
Watching Klaus go to his old stomping grounds and feel like someone stole his destiny, you know we were sitting on the edge of our seat. Then to find out that he had baby mama drama that the local witches were trying to use in order to force Klaus to take down his progeny. Of course, this is Klaus we are speaking of and initially he could care less about the bun in the oven, but after talking to Elijah (who surprisingly dropped Katerina in order to assist his brother) and meeting a human bartender named Camille, he decides to do what the the witches ask of him and to also accept his heir.
Now, the only question we have is what forces Rebekah to up and leave Mystic Falls for New Orleans?
There were a couple of non-Originals scenes and it seems Elena is tougher than we thought and the Brothers Salvatore are willing to do whatever it takes to turn her feelings back on.
Next time: Damon and Stefan try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires. When Elena figures out a way to call the Salvatore brothers’ bluff, they call for backup from a surprising source. Matt gives Rebekah some unsolicited advice on her life choices, and she tries to help him in return. Caroline has a confusing and dangerous encounter with Klaus, and Katherine is suspicious when Bonnie makes her an offer that she promises will benefit them both.
Here’s the deets from a recent interview between The Vampire Diaires’/The Originals’ Claire Holt and THR:
On how Rebekah fit’s into the world in The Originals: “In The Originals, she’s faced with the decision to follow her brother or stay in Mystic Falls. She’s always been loyal to Klaus and she values family above all else, and I think it’s a really hard one for her because she has been betrayed by him, she is disappointed in him and is hurting still. That journey in this pilot will revolve around her decision to follow him, help him and remain loyal to the family or leave them behind.”
On whether Rebekah will be venturing to New Orleans: “I’m not sure that’s something I can give away. There will definitely be conversations with Elijah about whether or not Rebekah will come and join them. I don’t think I can tell you whether she makes it or not.”
On Rebekah and Matt’s relationship and if they’ll ever get together: “I know Rebekah’s been pursuing that for a really long time: The girl doesn’t give up! I don’t think she’s going to give up any time soon. It develops into a nice friendship, I think, after the prom episode. She really behaved in a way he thought was admirable. I think that it’s now going to blossom a little. Whether he decides he can forgive her for all the things she’s done wrong, that remains to be seen. I hope they get together. I think that they’re a really great couple.
“If she continues on the path that she’s on, she has a chance with him. I think she’s learning she can’t always get what she wants all the time and behave however she feels. She’s really growing up, which is nice, and hopefully that will transition into The Originals, where she will be able to explore that side of her on the new show.”
On The Vampire Diaries finale: “I read the last two scripts of the season and I was almost overwhelmed by the scale of them, so I think the fans are going to be very happy with what happens. A lot of characters are involved, a lot of history and there’s a shocker at the end as well. It’ll tie up loose ends regarding the cure, where the characters go and Rebekah’s journey as well.”
Spoiler Time: Season Finale Deets for the CW’s Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries – via Press ReleasesWednesday, April 24th, 2013
Arrow: 05.15.2013 – S01.Ep.23 – Sacrifice
HEROES ARE FORGED AND SACRIFICES MADE IN THIS EPIC SEASON FINALE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to stop the Dark Archer (John Barrowman) from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel (Katie Cassidy). After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea (Willa Holland) races to find Roy (Colton Haynes), inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade (Manu Bennett) and Shado (guest star Celina Jade) are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers (guest star Sebastian Dunn) as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.
Beauty and the Beast: 05.16.2013 – S01:Ep.22 – Never Turn Back
Supernatural: 05.15.2013 – S08:Ep.23 – Sacrifice
WHAT MUST SAM, DEAN AND CASTIEL SACRIFICE TO FOREVER SEAL HELL? — With Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) poised to undo all the good they’ve ever done as hunters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find themselves cornered. But with Kevin’s (guest star Osric Chau) help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King. Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) initiates a plan with Castiel (Misha Collins) to take on Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the bureaucracy of Heaven.
The Vampire Diaries: 05.16.2013 – S01:Ep.23 – Graduation
WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On Graduation Day, Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) join forces to battle a ghost determined to find the cure. As everyone gathers for the graduation ceremony and the ghosts converge, help comes from an unlikely hero. Caroline (Candice Accola) receives a touching and unexpected graduation present, and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) plan leads to the closing of the veil. Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine (Nina Dobrev). Finally, Stefan (Paul Wesley) discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.
Here’s a bit of what The Vampire Diaries‘ writer and producer Caroline Dries revealed during a recent interview with FearNet:
On the rest of Season 4: “They are filming the finale right now, that Julie [Plec] and I wrote. We are proud of the fact that… the first few episodes of the season – 401, 402 – all the mythology we started the show with, the massacres and the hunters – the chickens come home to roost in the finale. Everything we’ve been building towards happens as the students are graduating high school. It feels like a huge payoff. So things should feel surprising, but at the same time, we have really set them up.
“We get to look forward to our gang graduating high school. We get to unfold the different layers of Silas as we get to know him better as the villain. There are some huge surprises with Bonnie and her magic that will shake us to our core, I think. We saw how Katherine and Elijah’s relationship kind of came out of left field, and yet made perfect sense – at least to me. We get to see that [relationship] evolve a little more and learn more of Katherine’s story. Then there is Elena, who we saw at prom as this heartless bitch who tried to kill her best friend. The boys need to put a stop to it because Elena is becoming her own worst nightmare. Elena has become the villain of the season at this point. So the Salvatores have to test their own limits with Elena, and do everything in their power to make her turn her emotions back on. It puts a huge strain on them because this is the woman they both love. How do you make her turn her emotions back on?”
On The Originals pilot and if there’ll be crossovers in the future: “It feels like [Vampire Diaries] but it has a new layer to it because it is set in New Orleans. It has a different vibe to it and it’s own set of characters. It’s a very compelling show. I feel like it was well done and a very interesting story. Yes. The plan is to do some crossover episodes. We don’t have any specifics yet.”
On Season 5: “I think we will handle college the way we handle high school. They’re not going to be sitting in class every five minutes, but we are hyper-aware of it. We want to make sure the season feels fresh and new, like we are starting at a new place in Elena’s life. That’s what we like about college. What we don’t like about it is having these isolated college people in one place, then these other people in another place. So the challenge for us is to make sure all the storylines are intertwining and keeping the ensemble alive.”
“The Vampire Diaries”: Elena’s not going to get free from the Salvatore dungeon any time soon. Stefan and Damon team up with Caroline, Bonnie, and Matt in an effort to torture Elena’s humanity out of her by stealing her ring and exposing her to sunlight. But there’s a problem. They’re trying to use fear to inspire emotion, but Elena’s not afraid, because she knows that while everyone else might have reached their breaking point with her, Damon still won’t ever let anything truly bad happen to her. He can’t help but save her.
“Arrow”: The last time Felicity was out in the field, she looked hot in her dress, but she was decidedly uncomfortable with the situation. (Having a death trap attached to her neck certainly didn’t help things.) In next week’s episode, Oliver needs her help on a mission… and she’s got a very different attitude. “Unlike 15, in which she was uncomfortable in a dress and surrounded by a lot of people which she wasn’t used to, she’s grown more confident,” Emily Bett Rickards tells us. “She’s been training with Diggle and Oliver and learning more about what she’s doing, and learning about herself and her place in this. When we see her in the field this time, she’s obviously still scared, because she’s in a very dangerous situation with very few exits and lots of armed individuals around, but she feels a lot more capable. She’s gotten stronger.”
“Beauty and the Beast”: Leading up to the Season 2 finale, Cat will be making some big, secret discoveries about her own family. Even though there will also be new revelations about Cat’s mom, the major secret will be “not what you would expect,” according to executive producer Jennifer Levin.
Synopsis: Evan finally tells Cat he loves her but also reveals he’s the one who lead Muirfield to Vincent. Gabe discovers proof that someone in the department was feeding information to the vigilante.
My thoughts: This was really an interesting episode because it killed off a major player in the show. But, by doing so… it tied up one storyline nicely and that storyline revolved around Evan. Yes, the doc is dead, but not after learning the truth about Cat’s mother and about the intentions of Muirfield. After being mortally wounded, he gave up his life valiantly in order to give Cat and Vincent a head start on their escape form the goons of Muirfield.
There were a couple of revelations in the episode; Cat acknowledged that she and Vincent would never have a normal life because of Muirfield, but that they would stick it out together. We learned that whatever questionable light was on Cat was turned off because Evan took the rap for being a leak in the NYPD and we also learned that Gabe suffers from an ailment that forces him to take a multitude of meds.
Next time: Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) comes clean to Cat (Kristin Kreuk) that he knows about Muirfield. Vincent (Jay Ryan) does not think Cat should trust Gabe and is suspicious of his intentions, which causes tension between them. Meanwhile, JT (Austin Basis) and Vincent finally find a new place to live.
The Vampire Diaries: Recap of S4:Ep19 – Pictures of You and Synopsis and Promo for The Originals
Synopsis: After making a decision that infuriates Klaus, Elijah presents Rebekah with challenge that could change her life. Caroline is upset to discover that Elena has ruined her plans for the perfect Senior Prom, so she turns to Klaus for help. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon and Stefan both attend the prom, but they quickly lose control of the evening. When Elena suddenly behaves in a violent and unexpected way, Matt seeks Rebekah’s help. Finally, Bonnie uncovers some terrifying news, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything.
My thoughts: Yet another dance graces the auditorium of Mystic Falls High and yet again it is a game changer. This time, the dance is the senior prom and it goes awry from the get-go as Elena steals the dress off of Caroline’s back. Of course, the episode does not deal with the pettiness and cattiness of dress stealing alone. Nope, there is a lot at stake and it all revolves around the cure, Silas, and Elena’s soul.
Let’s start off with Elena. The Salvatores are hell bent on flipping on her humanity and they realize that after she is being tortured to the point of death by Bonnie that the one feeling she is still harboring is fear. So, after subduing her they lock her up in their dungeon. Yes, the two Salvatores are still in love with Elena, but they are willing to keep the feelings and fears of what’s to come on the backburner.
Silas appeared to Bonnie as Jeremy in order to sway her into his corner. He wants to die, but to do so all those have passed would come back. That means Jeremy, Alaric, Aunt Jenna, etc… Yet, Bonnie initially knows that this cannot happen… so she fights him and Elena off, but in doing so we see her power go bonkers. By the end of the episode we see her approach Silas and we see and learn that his visage was disfigured by a witch for not returning her affections. Remember at the beginning of the episode when Bonnie was wary of assisting Silas. By the end of the episode, she changes her mind.
Elijah convinces Rebekah to be human for a day, this would convince him of his sister’s desire to be human is genuine and that she fully understands what it entails. So, she buys a dress off the rack and goes to the prom alone and watches as Elena wreaks havoc on the dance. Throughout the episode Matt tells Rebekah that she is a horrible person and should not be given the shot to be a human. Yet, when April is once again almost killed (by Elena this time), Rebekah rises to the occasion and saves her. This changes Matt’s perception of her… but that was not the twist. Silas approached Elijah as Rebekah and got his grubby hands on the cure.
There was a bright and tender moment and that was Tyler’s return to Mystic Falls in order to spend prom night with Caroline at Matt’s. Of course, Klaus showed up as Tyler was trying to leave, but once again he gave him a head start. Such a softie.
Regarding Klaus, he got a note from Katerina that a witch in his old haunt of New Orleans was out to get him, which sets up next week’s pilot for The Originals.
Next time: Klaus goes to New Orleans to investigate a mysterious piece of information about a plot against him. His research leads him to an old protege of him, Marcel, a vampire who is in control of both the humans and supernatural creatures of the city. Elijah is determined to help Klaus get his redemption, follows him and finds out that Hayley, who had visited the city searching for clues of her family, was captured by a powerful witch, Sophie. At the same time, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan go on with their plan with Elena, and Katherine reveals a vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to make a message delivery.