Just like Klaus, I think we should begin with a toast. However, I’m raising my Diet Coke to Marcel’s scarf, Klaus’ evil smirk, and all things family, while Klaus was raising his glass to immortality. Plus, let’s be real: I’m not nearly as poetic as one Klaus Mikaelson. Those words and that accent? That man was born to rule. READ FULL STORY
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Considering that one very important theme of this episode was confession, I thought it was only fitting that I join in. Unlike Rebekah, my confession has nothing to do with lying, betraying, or conspiring against my own blood, but it has everything to do with siding with the “bastard brother.” Right about now, I have as many feels as Klaus did in that final scene. If I could do the single tear thing right about now, I would.
But alas, I am not Klaus, even though I find myself loving him more and more with each passing week. So forgive me, Father, for I have sinned… if sinning means siding with Klaus and having dirty thoughts about Elijah and a bathtub. Then again, if that’s the case, I sin pretty much every Tuesday. Let’s dive in! READ FULL STORY
I mean, honestly. Could this show get any hotter?! As if the Klaus and Marcel of it all wasn’t enough, now Tyler’s showing up and Elijah is rocking full on casual attire?! I’m talking jeans, people. Not even a suit jacket this week. Is it just me, or do normal people clothes really set off his cheekbones? Let’s get to it! READ FULL STORY
Warning: If you intend to read this post without falling in love with Elijah, you can’t.
For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, know me personally, read my mind, or listen in on my weekly conversations with Mandi Bierly, allow me to fill you in on my biggest opposite-of-a-secret: Elijah Mikaelson is my favorite character on television. I quite literally love everything about him, from the actor who portrays him — Daniel Gillies! — to his attire, his actions, his hair, his hand gestures … everything.
Just in case you don’t watch The Originals and/or have never seen The Vampire Diaries, here’s a quick introduction to Elijah “BAMF” Mikaelson: He’s the eldest living brother in the Original family, which means he and his siblings were the first vampires ever created, and therefore, all vamps stem from them. But when a person becomes a vampire, there’s a dominant personality trait that becomes heightened, and unlike most vampires, Elijah’s is his morality. The man always keeps his word. He’s the Original you can trust, and he cares deeply for his friends and family. However, he’s also the commander. Although his brother Klaus might technically be stronger — Klaus is half vampire, half werewolf — Elijah is the most powerful. Other traits to note: He is level-headed. He is beyond elegant with his words (and pronounces Elena “E-lena”). He’s so powerful that he’s feared even though we’ve yet to see his fangs. His cheekbones and jawline are something of a masterpiece. Oh, and his cry face will destroy you.
So last night, viewers who didn’t know Elijah from The Vampire Diaries were introduced to a new side of him on The Originals. Sure, they knew he was compassionate, they knew he looked good in a suit (which he always wears), but they had no idea why he seemed to be the one in charge and/or the extent of his passion … until some witches messed with his family, and this happened:
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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the series premiere of The Originals, stop reading now. This episode wasn’t the same one that aired as a backdoor pilot during Vampire Diaries last spring. It was told from Elijah’s perspective and included more new characters, more flashbacks, and (gasp!) more dagger action. READ FULL STORY
Fans of The Vampire Diaries have already met Marcel, Klaus’ former protegé who now rules New Orleans’ French Quarter. But starting with tonight’s premiere of the spin-off The Originals (9 p.m. ET on The CW), they’ll be seeing a lot more of him. To get to know actor Charles Michael Davis better, we gave him the EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch it below. Note to self: Never watch Old School after having hernia surgery. READ FULL STORY
Four years ago today, something supernatural happened: The Vampire Diaries premiered on The CW. And just like that, we fell into the world of Mystic Falls, Va., where the hot new guy in town had a sexy (albeit dangerous) secret, Bonnie was “psychic,” Jeremy was in his drug phase, Elena was sick of faking a smile, and no one knew what a “moonstone” was.
That, of course, would all change, just as we, the viewers, would change right along with it as TVD exposed us to countless wonderful things. Here’s our list of the 20 things we want to thank The Vampire Diaries for giving us:
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Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity.
You can see the full schedule here, but you can check out the TV and film highlights for Saturday below. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21.
Here at EW, we’re starting a new weekly series in which we — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.
There are characters that you love to hate, and then there are characters that you simply despise. Werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) fell in to the latter category on The Vampire Diaries, which is why some fans weren’t exactly thrilled to hear she’ll be a regular sight on the upcoming spinoff, The Originals. This is a young woman whose mission on TVD was to set 12 werewolf-vampire hybrids up for slaughter by Klaus (Joseph Morgan) — to get a step closer to finding the family she’s never known. She later had hate-sex with Klaus, another lost, lonely soul, and, we learned in an episode last April, is now carrying Klaus’ child. (He was born a werewolf before magic made him a vampire, so he’s “nature’s loophole”). The Originals, which debuts on The CW this fall, will be “as much about Hayley’s redemption as anyone else’s,” according to exec producer Julie Plec. So let’s accept that we’re not getting a break from Hayley anytime soon, and pitch ways for the writers to take advantage of this chance to reintroduce her and make her tolerable. I’ll go first: READ FULL STORY
The Vampire Diaries’ Originals spin-off may not have spurred a spike in the ratings, but it certainly inspired some heated debate. Fans have taken to the comments section of the EW.com recap in droves to sound off on some of the more polarizing (surprise pregnancy, anyone?) plot points featured in Thursday night’s backdoor pilot. Now, with the CW announcing a full season pick-up for The Originals, I break down the most pivotal storylines and give you the chance to vote on what you loved (or loathed). READ FULL STORY
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