The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 got off to a running start with a fast-paced premiere that set up Elena's upcoming internal struggle with Stefan's torturous summer. Meanwhile Damon strives to keep everything in Mystic Falls under control, Bonnie refuses to reveal her death and, most of all, Silas sets off on his incredibly villainous path of destruction while trying to track down Katherine and her now-cure-laced human blood.
Read on to find out what happens when the summer ends and the death, destruction and drama that was on hold picks up again.
One threesome, two bubble baths, a few deaths and a sly, yet surprisingly swoon-worthy, Silas? Judging back the craziness of the Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere, fans are in for one heck of a (sexy) season.
The show picks up with everyone well-aware that the carefree summer is coming to an end and the next chapter of their lives is about to begin. Confirming what Ian Somerhalder recently told us, Damon and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are nothing short of adorable (and horny!). Caroline (Candice Accola) is as Type-A as ever while preparing her dorm, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is still pretending that she's away for the summer so her friends don't have to deal with her death ...
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is heading into one fiery season.
In our exclusive first look at the Season 5 poster, the core cast is in stark black while Elena (Nina Dobrev) stands out in her sexy red, see-through skirt. "Blood lines are torched. Battle lines are drawn," the tagline reads.
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Promo: Get a first look at a human Katherine
Olga Fonda, Kendrick Sampson
Even though some of our favorite vampires are heading to The Originals, there will be plenty of new faces on The Vampire Diaries in Season 5.
Kendrick Sampson (Greek's Woodchuck) and Olga Fonda (HIMYM, Nikita) have been tapped to recur on the upcoming season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Joe King and Candice Accola
The Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola is engaged to The Fray guitarist Joe King, she revealed Wednesday.
Now that The Vampire Diaries' Matt and Rebekah are jetting off for the summer together, will they continue their relationship when the series, and its spin-off The Originals, returns in the fall?
"Julie [Plec] has left the door open for us to have cross-overs and for each of the characters to swap between the show," Claire Holt told TVGuide.com.
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Although Rebekah has had a new companion in Matt (Zach Roerig), Holt says she'll have to fix her relationship with brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) in order to survive New Orleans.
Elena's humanity is back, but has the old Elena really returned?
"Without a doubt she's forever changed, but she's on a slow climb back to returning to an Elena driven by love, compassion and loyalty," Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com.
After Elena (Nina Dobrev) acted like a brat — and that's putting it nicely — for the last few episodes, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) exhausted all their options before ultimately killing Matt (Zach Roerig). Fortunately he had his life-saving ring on, but Elena wasn't made aware of that until the emotions came flooding back. Now that she can feel again, will she return to being the newbie vamp she was prior to her brother's death? And how far will she go to succeed in her latest mission to kill Katherine? Plec spills below.
The Vampire Diaries premiere is finally upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to share a few snippets from Thursday night's episode (8/7c, CW)?
How many Damon-centric memories will come back to Elena now that she's in transition? How many times is poor Matt (Zach Roerig) beat up for being saved over Elena? Watch our Season 2 premiere of The Vampire Diaries Bite below for those answers and more!
Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham
"Am I dead?" The Vampire Diaries' Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) when she wakes up after her accident on the CW drama's Season 4 premiere.
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In the first clip from the episode (which airs Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c), Elena learns that she that she and Matt (Zach Roerig) were in a fatal crash. Relieved to find out that Matt made it out alive, Elena is horrified when Damon bluntly tells her how exactly it is that she "survived." (We're glad to see Damon's wry humor is back!)
Watch the clip below:
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!)