The Vampire Diaries has added one more vampire.
Elena met her fate in the Season 3 finale after her fateful trip over Wickery Bridge left her on a slab in the morgue. But don't worry: She will be back next season, along with her portrayer, Nina Dobrev, who joined the rest of the cast and executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson at their Comic-Con panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Debra Birnbaum, on Saturday dish about the upcoming season. (Turns out, Elena was supposed to become a vampire in Season 2, so this has been a long time coming!)
Comic-Con is just around the corner, and on Wednesday, Warner Bros. released their full 2012 lineup for the international geekfest held each summer in San Diego.
When The Vampire Diaries returns for Season 4, the friendship between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) that fans have been clamoring for will finally be further explored.
"I always look at Caroline as Stefan's future [best friend] Lexi [Arielle Kebbel]," executive producer Julie Plec said during this weekend's ATX Television Festival panel, moderated by this reporter. "You've seen little pockets of a friendship spark between them, and I see Caroline in the long run of the series becoming that important in Stefan's life."
KNOPE CAN DO! On a thoroughly charming Parks and Recreation finale, eternal idealist Leslie Knope achieves her lifelong dream of being voted into office — and Amy Poehler captures every nail-biting emotion, from overwhelmed pride at casting a vote for herself to premature despair, an ultimately genuine joy and gratitude to all the friends who made this possible. Her opponent Bobby Newport isn't the only one who's relieved — and geez, show, Paul Rudd is such an adorable boob (the way he stares at a boom mike like it's a chew toy), can't he stick around as a mascot or something? Pawnee City Council may not be Washington, D.C. (where Ben appears to be heading, casting a long-distance pall over the celebration), and a 21-vote margin of victory isn't much of a mandate, but who cares when you have friends like a whisky-laden Ron Swanson, who tells Leslie when she's down that the team rallied to her cause because "that's what you do when you care about someone: You support 'em win, lose or draw." Awww.
"I just want you to know that I'll always be here to look after you, Jeremy. You'll never be alone, OK, I promise."
Those were the final words The Vampire Diaries' Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) uttered to Jeremy who realized he was saying goodbye to his former teacher, default guardian and now ghost.
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Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev
After three seasons, The Vampire Diaries' vampire hunter has become the creature he once so greatly loathed.
On Thursday's episode, "Do Not Go Gentle," Esther (Alice Evans) carried out her plan to have Alaric (Matt Davis) morph into the most powerful creature she could create and one that she hopes could help take down the entire breed of vamps.
Vampire Diaries Bite: Esther will reveal her plan for Alaric
Matt Davis, Ian Somerhalder
Alaric will be more powerful than ever on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries.
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Last we saw Mr. Saltzman (Matt Davis), he — and viewers — were shocked to learn that Rebekah (Claire Holt) had her body taken over by Esther (Alice Evans). In Thursday's episode, Esther will be back as herself and our latest edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite, the very specific plan Esther has for Alaric and that ring of his. Plus: Which main character will be in mortal peril by the hour's end?
Why are Damon and Rebekah on the same side of danger in The Vampire Diaries season finale?
The last time viewers saw these two, a scorned Rebekah (Claire Holt) was torturing Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for using her (i.e. sleeping with her) so that Sage (Cassidy Freeman) could read her thoughts. But it seems in our exclusive look at the season's final episode, "The Departed," that the two are together, both shocked and terrified, of something -- or someone -- greater than them.
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Could it be Esther (Alice Evans) attempting to carry out her plan to kill off her family? Has Klaus (Joseph Morgan) gone over the edge and threatening his own sister? Or is it split-personality Alaric (Matt Davis) in his dangerous psycho killer mode who is after them?
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Did The Vampire Diaries' Alaric Saltzman just turn into the town's biggest threat?
For weeks, a mysterious serial killer has been targeting members of the original founding family. Thursday's episode revealed that a similar string of murders took place in the early 1912's and that one of the show's central characters, Alaric (Matt Davis), may be the culprit. Meredith initially suspected Alaric, which proved absurd to everyone else in Mystic Falls. However, after Elena read an old Gilbert journal, she deduced that Alaric could be the one unconsciously carrying out the murders because his ring could be cursed.
The Vampire Diaries is back from winter hiatus tonight with major flashbacks and some serious suspicions about Meredith's deadly habits, so we thought it was time to check in with our resident vampire hunter, Matt Davis, to see what's up with Alaric's always messed-up love life and his on-again, off-again hatred for a certain Salvatore.