RECAP: The Vampire Diaries (S05E03)

ALOT happened on last week’s “The Vampire Diaries” so here is a little reminder of what happened;

At the Salvatore house, both Elena and Katherine have the same dream which gives them a look at Stefan’s current location, it’s a doppleganger thing. This leads to a road trip for Damon, Elena and Katherine to find Stefan who in their dream was a at a bar. Growing impatient with having in such close proximity in the car are very relieved when she falls asleep as they arrive at the bar. When they enter the bar they find Nadia inside who is waiting for Katherine. Elena distracted Nadia so that Katherine could escape. How nice of Elena to save Katherine! Nadia was stronger than Elena and managed to get away with Katherine.

Silas is keeping in contact with Nadia, the traveler, through phone calls. Only vampires come back to life tech savvy. He didn’t believe she really killed her friend, Gregor so he is having some trust issues with her. Asking her to prove her loyalty by finding out if Matt Donovan’s ring brought him back to life and then kill him in a way that he can not return. Nadia follows Matt into the alley behind The Mystic Grill uses Matt to summon Gregor, her traveler friend she apparently killed last week who is now living inside Matt’s head. He is furious with Nadia but she tells him she is looking for a way to make his presence more permanent. What does this mean for Matt? She then uses Matt to contact Elena and locate Katherine. Later that night Elena calls to check in on Matt who has no recollection of their earlier conversation and is struggling to remember how he got home and why their is a trail of mud leading into his house.

Stefan wakes up in a cabin to see Qetsiyah (AKA Tessa) who saved him from the lake and then again from burning in the sun. She offers him a blood bag and tells the story of her and Silas’ and how their rivalry came to be. Silas was her true love, he had convinced her to create the immortality spell, but on the day of their wedding Silas (who by the way is a doppleganger of stefan) has run away with his true love, Amara who was Qetsiyah’s handmaiden, and took the immortality spell himself. Amara, his true love was the original Petrova doppleganger! WHAT?! When Silas and Amara violated the law of nature by becoming immortal, nature created shadow selves for both of them aka dopplegangers. This means that the universe creates dopplegangers of Silas and Amara and they are destined to be together. When Qetsiyah found Silas and Amara in the forrest when she was stood up at her own wedding, she ripped Amara’s heart out.

Damon finds the Cabin where Tessa is using a spell to drain Silas of his powers. Silas finds Katherine and Nadia, Ordering Nadia to point her gun at her own heart but as the spell kicks in he falls to his knees as both he and Stefan started bleeding from their eyes. Not cute boys! Tessa knowing about the Stefan/Elena/Damon love triangle tells Damon destiny has the dopplegangers back and gives Damon the chance to leave Stefan with her so he can return to his life with Elena but ever the adorable brother Damon declines and Tessa knocks him out. When Damon gains consciousness Elena has found them and is fussing over Stefan. They take Stefan home and Damon explains to Elena that dopplegangers are brought together by destiny he assures her he is not giving up on their relationship, no matter what. When Stefan comes around he has no idea who either Damon or Elena are! Has Stefan lost his memories?

Silas still has Katherine and again calls Nadia as he has come to the conclusion that his ex-fiancé, Qetsiyah, must be around. Knowing they both want the cure, and they won’t stop until they get it. Silas also tells us why he is so interested in Katherine Pierce as the cure is running through Katherine’s veins. Her blood is now the cure. OMG! How we love this show, it never fails to shock us.

“The Vampire Diaries” airs Tonight Thursday at 8/7c on The CW. Check out the promo below!

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 5 Extended Promo: “Game Changer”

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Tagline: Change is Delicious.

Looks like Silas will be tricking Katherine and Damon this season! Well, at least for the first episode! There’s a car crash (who’s in it?) and Elena and Caroline give it the ol’ college try, as Damon says.

The Vampire Diaries returns to The CW on October 3 at 8 PM EST!

Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer Never in the ’50’ Running

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When it came to the Christian Grey casting debate, Hollywood hunks, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer were the top two choices to play the billionaire, BDSM addict. However, according to Bret Easton Ellis, they were never in the running to begin with! This is shocking news to me because Ian and Matt both were asked on many occasions about whether they would be interested in playing this iconic character.

Many people aren’t aware that FIFTY SHADES OF GREY was actually a Twilight fanfiction originally titled MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (aka MOTU). Therefore, it’s only natural that EL James wanted Robert Pattinson for the lead role (because she quite frankly wrote the role for him). In fact, in an interview with MTV’s Joshua Horowitz, Rob mentioned that he had read the fanfiction MOTU. Now, how did the whole Robert Pattinson mention even come about? Well, in late June, Rob hosted a “Gatsby”-like party for his friend Nick Jareki. EL James was in attendance as well as Bret Easton Ellis.

 

 

Now that the two leads have officially been cast, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, the public’s reaction to Dakota and Charlie is mixed (with the scale tipping more towards negativity). I’m not going to say my opinion until I see these two on the big screen and what kind of chemistry they have together. EL James is a picky woman. She wouldn’t just let anyone play the roles of Anastasia and Christian. I have hope.

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Ian Somerhalder, Paul Welsey Headline ‘TVD’ Eyecon 2013

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For its 6th year in a row, The Vampire Diaries stars will attend the Eyecon convention in Atlanta, Georgia right near where they film in Covington.  Eyecon will take place November 1-3, 2013.  Not only will it be a chance to meet your favorite stars from the show, but it will also be the first Eyecon for The Originals cast!

Confirmed Guests: Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven McQueen (Jeremy), Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Nathan Buzolic (Kol), Rob Pralgo (Mayor Richard Lockwood), Trent Ford (Trevor), Todd Williams (Connor Jordan), Paul Telfer (Alexander), and Leah Pipes (Camille).

Why Attend Eyecon:

At other conventions, you basically just get to see the stars on stage… not at EyeCon. Many of our celebrity guests not only attend our parties, but participate by wearing costumes, talking and getting to know the attendees in informal settings! Attendees at our October show remarked that they had the best time of their entire lives. We not only introduce you to your favorite celebrity guests, we completely immerse you into the world of The Vampire Diaries. While other conventions are a short two days, we are a FULL three day convention with games and activities starting early on Friday and lasting til late on Sunday. For those of you who missed out on the past fun, now is another chance to meet your favorite stars from The Vampire Diaries. The weekend will feature games, panels, Celebrity Q&As and Photo Op Sessions, Celebrity Autograph Sessions, a “Casino Royale” Party, a Banquet with the Stars, and a Haunted Masquerade Celebrity Party! In October, the celebrity guests in attendance at our parties stayed late and partied with the fans, judged our costume contests, and had a blast – they just didn’t want to leave! If you are a fan of The Vampire Diaries, we welcome you enthusiastically and promise a weekend you will never forget!

Get your tickets on the Eyecon website!

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FIRST LOOK: Ian Somerhalder on ‘The Anomaly’ Poster

While on break from The Vampire Diaries,  Ian Somerhalder has been busy filming his new film,  The Anomaly, with the likes of Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect), Luke Hemsworth, and Brian Cox.

The film is based on “a former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there”, according to IMDB.

Although it is set for a 2014 release date, the first promo posters were released! See Ian and Alexis Knapp holding guns and looking sexy, smouldering, and badass.

Source: Twitter / Vamp_Diaries

‘Conde Nast’ Honors Ian Somerhalder with 2013 Visionary Award

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Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) uses his celebrity to do good in the world with his environment-focused foundation ISF – the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. That is why Conde Nast Traveler magazine chose him as one of eight “global citizens” to be rewarded with a Vistionary title.

Ian more than deserves this title, as he is always reaching out to people in real life and on Twitter and uses these platforms to improve the environment, encourage young adults to vote, and be in the know about our world.  President Obama has even invited him to the White House to discuss sustainable energy, which just goes to show how much of an impact he is making with his efforts.

 “We have what governments have been searching for high and low: voice and access,” says the self-taught tech wiz, who helped found Ryot?.org, a news site that allows users to click and take action on every article. “This is the age of social media. People are tired of having their environment poisoned. Policymakers are going to have to listen. We are the policymakers now.” – Conde Nast on Somerhalder

About his hometown in Louisiana: “The ecology here is so raw, so delicate,” says Somerhalder. “I learned young that this place needs to be protected.”

2013 Conde Nast Traveler Visionaries: Ian Somerhalder

Pick up your September issue of Conde Nast Traveler now!

Photos: Nick Onken
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Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Attend 2013 ‘Teen Choice Awards’

Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries may have attended the 2013 Teen Choice Awards separately, but they both went home with surfboards! They looked stunning in black and looked like they had fun! Catch up with some highlights of them at the show and read the list of awards they won:

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”

Red Carpet

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Sources: Twitter / xLuvDamonx / TeenChoiceGirl / ninasdobrevv / brynmooser / Naira_TVD

 

Highlights from The Vampire Diaries Vegas Convention (April 13&14)

Back in December, I became one of those lucky girls who have been touched by both Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And so have 298,587,924 others who attended these Vampire Diaries conventions. But hey, it was a memorable moment for me, okay? Here is my 5 seconds in heaven…

This weekend, the stars of the hit CW show were in Vegas for their next fan event and people on Twitter who were there could not be more thrilled/ecstatic/dead that they even got to see some of their favorite actors – in particular Ian and Paul.  Joining Ian and Paul on Saturday were Torrey DeVitto (Meredith),Arielle Kebbel (Lexi), Sean Faris (Ben), and Charlie Bewley (Vaughn, member of the Five).  More cast members visited fans on Sunday, including Zach Roerig (Matt), Michael Trevino (Tyler), Sebastian Roche (Mikael), and Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol).

To view more details about the event, visit Creation Entertainment’s website!

Ian & Paul Fanpics

Tweets about Ian & Paul (4/13)

Here are some of the best quotes from the Q&A session, where Ian and Paul continuously joke about their attraction for one another:

@sparkleplenty82#TVDVegas lmao! Naughty boys. 😉 Fan: “Favorite animal?” Ian: “Paul is my favorite, i pet and stroke him.” Paul: “You stroke me?” / Q: “Weirdest date?” Paul: “When I took Ian out and then we fought over who should pay.”

@LazSheerio #TVDVegas Ian:I took a photo to Kevin that Paul &I are naked’s!Just an idea for when TVD start losing audience. LOOOOOOOOOL

@PaulWesleyFans #tvdvegas fav animal. Ian paul is my fav I pet and stroke him. Paul you stroke me??

Ian and Paul teasing each other and the crowd:

@FightForDobrev: Ian: “What’s the smolder?” Paul “Its the permanent look on your face. Pretend you’re in a sandstorm” #TVDVegas” LMAO

@christinagan: Q What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve read about yourself? Ian: “That I was a good actor.” LOL #TVDVegas

@NinaDobrev_Fan: “Can you imitate Nina?” Paul: “I do not!” Ian: “I’m not smart or talented enough to imitate her.”

@teamdelenahot Who do you want Elena to end up with? “Ooooh no YOU didn’t.” – Paul. Ian says ”We’re bad boys. She should end up with Matt.”

@LazSheerio Paul: “I meditate nude, outdoors, in public parks.”

#TVDVegas “Do you prefer non-humanity or humanity Elena?” Paul: How about just no Elena?

@xsmalltowngirl: Paul says Ian looks like Gary from Team America World Police. #TVDVegas

@xsmalltowngirl: Weirdest fan encounter. Ian says Paul once waited outside his trailer for 12 hrs. #TVDVegas

#TVDVegas Paul wonders who owns The Mystic Grill. So much stuff happens. “Where’s the owner?”

#TVDVegas Ian: “What’s yours Pauly?” Paul: “I love it when you call me Pauly.”

@christinagan Q What’s the most money lost in Vegas? Ian said he won’t disclose. Paul said “he went to Chippendales”

@PaulWesleyFans #tvdvegas weirdest thing said in public. Ian is telling a really long story about a teen wantng him to bite her and daddy said no

And some tidbits about something in the works for Paul and future project updates:

@PaulWesleyFans Just went backstage and Paul did something amazing for you all. Video coming this week. / paul has something amazing coming up for his career but can’t talk about it yet.

Fanpics of Other Cast Members

 Tweets about other cast members (4/14)

 @FightForDobrev: Q: “How would you like to end the season?” Trevino: “I would just like to be present.” Zach: “Alive”. #TVDVegas” / Matt would be pissed off if found out Damon is the owner of the Mystic Grill” #TVDVegas LOL / Michael has no idea what Tyler is doing right now. He wants him to go back home” #TVDVegas

@xsmalltowngirl: Michael would switch bodies with Damon. “I don’t know if my eyebrows could move as fast.” #TVDVegas

@Forwood_Support Zach is sure that Michael and him will always be friends #tvdvegas
@ohdamnitsjohann Nate LOVES kids. He wants kids. He’s asking “Who wants to be my wife so we can have babies?”

To view even more details from the cast live panels and more photos of other cast members, click here!

 

Sneak Peek Clip of The Vampire Diaries Episode 419 ‘Pictures of You’

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An all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries will air this Thursday April 18 at 8PM EST and if the show stays true to its pattern, prom won’t be as carefree as Caroline hopes it will be! With Elena’s emotions still turned off, she seems to be playing Damon and Stefan hot and cold – hot toward Stefan and cold toward Damon. It sounds like Bonnie may be having dreams about Jeremy and continues to have trouble controlling her black magic.  Here’s the official synopsis:

PROM NIGHT IN MYSTIC FALLS — After making a decision that infuriates Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) proposes a life-changing challenge for Rebekah (Claire Holt). Caroline (Caroline Accola) finds that her carefully laid plans for the perfect Senior Prom night are disrupted by Elena (Nina Dobrev), so she turns to an amused Klaus for a solution. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) both attend the prom, but the evening begins to spiral out of control despite their efforts. When Elena suddenly lashes out in a way no one could have predicted, Matt (Zach Roerig) turns to Rebekah for help. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes a terrifying discovery, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything. J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Neil Reynolds & Caroline Dries.

Source: CWTV

I, for one, am not a fan of unemotional vampire Elena because she reminds me too much of Katherine. It’s hard for me to tell the two apart and I’m sure it’s got to be tough for Nina Dobrev to keep them separate, so I give her all the credit!  I miss the bond Elena shared with her girlfriends and it’s been bumpy as of lately.

What do you hope will happen in this week’s episode? Stefan and Elena fans may be getting some good scenes, but I would bet that Elena has motives other than winning back her ex-boyfriend. And as for Damon, I feel bad for him. He never gets the girl.

Sound off in the comment box below!

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