Nina Dobrev and Zach Roerig
Get ready for vampire Elena Gilbert 2.0.
Just as The Vampire Diaries' Elena (Nina Dobrev) was getting used to the idea of being a vampire, she learned there could be a cure. But with that quest leading to the death of her brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) forcing Elena to shut off her emotions so she could deal, Elena has now become a force to be reckoned with.
"The second half [of the season] is about Elena now being a vampire with all the true definitions of the word: She's driven by a desire to feed and she doesn't care who she hurts along the way," executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com. "She's certainly not going to be pleased about who's trying to stop her from being the way she wants to be. So now it's like what trouble does she get herself into, what does everyone else try to do to help her or to stop her or to defeat her or to give up on her."
Someone is dying on this week's Vampire Diaries and when we last saw Damon he was in quite the precarious situation. But just how worried should we be?
On Thursday's episode, Elena, Stefan and Rebekah will try to hunt down the cure before Shane gets to it with the help of Bonnie and Jeremy. Damon, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found since he's been kidnapped and tied up by new vampire hunter Vaughn.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries gang is embarking on a journey that could forever change their future.
With Kol dead and Jeremy's mark (aka map) fully grown, Professor Shane can now lead Damon, Elena, Stefan, Rebekah, Bonnie and Jeremy to a remote location that holds the cure to vampirism. Once faced with the idea of becoming human again, everyone begins to think of what they want — or don't want — for their future.
The Vampire Diaries: Who's going to die?
Will the search for the cure on The Vampire Diaries unite Elena with her former boyfriend Stefan and arch-nemesis Rebekah? And is a certain doppelganger making her return?
The CW has released two new promo posters that are not only typically hot and sexy, but also hold little hints as to what's to come.
The Vampire Diaries' Graham: Bonnie and Kol's run-in is one of her most intense scenes yet
Kat Graham and Nathaniel Buzolic
The Vampire Diaries' Elena (Nina Dobrev) has decided the only way to un-compel Damon (Ian Somerhalder) from wanting to kill Jeremy (Steven McQueen) is to kill Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic). (Incidentally, he's also standing in their way of the cure.) But when the task falls on Bonnie (Kat Graham), she's left in a dangerous situation.
"This is the first scene that Bonnie and Kol have had together and it's honestly one of the most intense scenes I've had with one other person since I don't know when," Graham tells us in this week's Vampire Diaries Bite.
Since his introduction in Season 2, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has been very much positioned as a villain in The Vampire Diaries — at least in the eyes of the Mystic Falls gang. The audience, on the other hand, has always found the Original so charming that we're usually willing to forgive him for whatever his evil doings (though his murder of Mayor Lockwood was a true test of any such sympathies).
He's gotten so empathetic that even...
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley
Vampires, hybrids, witches, and werewolves. It's hard to keep track of all of The Vampire Diaries species. And things only get more confusing when you throw in all the other characters, historical events, mythology and supernatural objects.
Based on a series of books, the show stars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert as a former high school cheerleader whose world was turned upside when her parents died. Soon after she met the mysterious and handsome Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and his brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) and before she knew it was thrown into the world of the Mystic Falls supernatural. (And little did she know at the time, she too had some "special" characteristics.)
Now in its fourth season, The Vampire Diaries has introduced viewers to Elena, Stefan and Damon's expanding group of allies and enemies and has opened up the tomb, so to speak, on the mythology that lies among them. In anticipation of the CW show's return from its winter hiatus (woo hoo!), we decided to offer a little extra help in keeping everything straight. Below, we break down every aspect of the show, from A to Z.
The Vampire Diaries' Klaus essentially put a target on his back by killing Mayor Lockwood. Nevertheless, Joseph Morgan says the baddie Original doesn't have a care in the world when the show returns from its holiday hiatus.
"In the episodes to come after break, there's a certain amount of him sitting with his feet up, looking at the carnage as it unfolds before him," Morgan tells TVGuide.com. "He's pulling the puppet strings and then letting them go to see what happens."
The folks who make up The Vampire Diaries' fan community are a rabid bunch: They're even nominated for their own People's Choice Award. "Our fans are the most extraordinary group," says exec producer Julie Plec, "and they are very vocal." There should be plenty of chatter now that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has officially hooked up with bad boy Damon (Ian Somerhalder), making Team Delena rapturous. And those Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena devotees? Not so much. "I will probably have to hide for a while!" jokes Plec.
That's advice Damon might want to take once his brother Stefan finds out about the tryst. ("He'll be in for a shock," says Plec.) But first, we'll let Somerhalder revel in his character's juicy new story line...
Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
After years of lingering glances (and a few stolen kisses), The Vampire Diaries' Elena and Damon are finally together. But is this a good thing?
While fans have been divided since Day One over whether Elena should be with Damon or his brother Stefan, we here at TVGuide.com have also been divided. There's no denying our love for both Salvatores, but while some of us (aka Robyn) are thrilled Team Delena has finally come to fruition, others (aka Sadie) believe Damon is better off alone. Here are our arguments for both sides of the equation.
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