The Vampire Diaries‘ Oct. 17 episode didn’t just expand the series’ mythology; it totally changed the dynamic of the show, propelling it from a simple vampire drama to a full-blown epic vampire love story. Learning that fate is working to reunite Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), and that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is literally fighting everyone’s collective destiny by being with her, was a brilliant twist for this show. The romantic stakes have never been higher, and I’ve never been more unsure of where Elena’s feelings truly lie. (I mean where they currently lie, of course, because that girl flip-flops more than the footwear of the same name.)
Remember the good ol’ days, when Nina Dobrev only had to play TWO characters on The Vampire Diaries? As of the Oct. 17 episode, those days are long gone, thanks to the introduction of Amara. Of course, that was somehow the least shocking part of the episode, which featured a major revelation about Elena’s future with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) — or lack thereof — and a delightfully soapy twist for Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Brace for impact, Vampire Diaries fans, because Mystic Falls is about to be hit with some huge bombshells. Janina Gavankar joins the series Oct. 18 as a mysterious woman named Tessa, and she tells HollywoodLife.com she “can’t believe” she gets to be the one to reveal so much about the Salvatores — including a “disturbing” message about Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) future, and a few game-changing surprises about Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) past.
“Every time I look at you, all I want to do is kill you.” It’s not every day you hear Elena (Nina Dobrev) saying that to Damon (Ian Somerhalder), but then again, it’s not every day that Silas (Paul Wesley) pays her a visit at school and gets inside her head. Sheesh, I thought Caroline (Candice Accola) was the roommate who wanted to major in drama!
Now that The Vampire Diaries season five is finally upon us, we have a better idea of what we can expect in season five. More importantly, we also know exactly what we want to see happen in the coming weeks, from a major doppelganger face-off to loose ends getting tied up in New Orleans.
The Vampire Diaries made its long-awaited return Oct. 3, and after the first hour, it’s clear the fifth season is going to be one of adjustments. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) are adjusting to college life, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is adjusting to living apart from his girlfriend, Katherine is adjusting to her humanity, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is adjusting to life among the living and Bonnie (Kat Graham) is adjusting to life among the dead.
You know, The CW really spoils us sometimes. Hot off the release of six enticing images from the Oct. 17 episode, the network has released four more Vampire Diaries preview pics — and this time around, it’s Katherine (Nina Dobrev) who finds herself at the wrong end of a gun!