Via behind blue eyes
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Damon's shocking, rash decision to feed Elena his blood at the beginning of the episode definitely changed things between him and Elena -- and just when we were starting to see her show him a little affection! As executive producer Julie Plecexplains, Damon did it because he loves Elena -- and because he's so damaged that he doesn't really understand how to handle that
He almost immediately regrets his decision, which shows that while he may not necessarily have mastered impulse control, he's certainly come a long way toward understanding the difference between right and wrong.
"Damon deserves to be loved," Plec says. "Damon deserves a lot of things, but Damon's still got issues. This thing he did to Elena is his biggest lesson to learn, in that you can love someone, with all the power in your soul, but you still have to remember who they are and what they want. we talked about it like turning off the life support on a coma patient, a loved one. What were their instructions? In brain death, do you keep them on life support because you can't say goodbye or do you give them their wish?"
Some viewers have felt that Stefan wasn't being proactive enough in saving Elena from Klaus, but his willingness to let Elena make decisions illustrates the key difference between the two characters.
"That's the difference right now between Stefan and Damon in that Stefan sees that in love, you have to take the other person's wishes into consideration. And Damon, because he's been so screwed in the head by love, and it's his Achilles heel, this episode was about him learning that lesson."
The twist gave us a chance to learn Elena's true feelings about becoming a vampire. When we spoke with Nina Dobrev during the filming of this episode, she explained Elena's feelings. "She's 17 years old. She loves Stefan so, so much, but she's kind of figuring out that there's always the Damon thing, there's always the age difference, and the fact that she hasn't lived her life yet. [Stefan has] had a lot of time to figure out his life and experience things and decide that he loves her."
Plec echoes that sentiment. "When we started this show the similarities with 'Twilight' were so extreme. This was our way of closing the book on that chapter of the similarities, because for Elena to say, 'I've never even wanted this for a minute. I'm still a kid and I still have choices to make in my life, choices that I wanted to make' -- I love that about Elena and I think that's so beautiful. We're happy to be able to let her have that introspection, when the choice has already been made for her."
The finale is about Damon's search for forgiveness. Now that he's been bitten by Tyler and he's facing his own mortality for the first time in a century and a half, he has one dying wish.
"I can't die with you hating me," Plec says. "That's his point."
Next week's episode, "The Sun Also Rises," will feature the sacrifice ritual. It's a high-action episode that easily could've served as the Season 2 finale, but Plec says that they needed another episode for Damon's emotional payoff.
"Next week's episode is enormous and emotional and that could've been it, that could've been the end of the season. But when we started the season, Stefan said to Damon, 'For the first time I see you starting to feel something, and starting to care. Do not let this ruin you. Do not let Katherine ruin you. Do not let any of this come between us. Do not take a step backward,'" she explains. "Here we are, we've come full circle, and he's made so many choices, and screwed up, and now he's at the end of his life, so he believes. He needs to come to terms with all the decisions that he's made in the year - and not just in the year, but since Katherine seduced him 145 years ago."
Stefan's journey in the finale is also one of redemption. He still feels the guilt of being a catalyst for Damon turning 145 years ago, as we saw in this episode when he shouted at Damon, "How could you, of all people, take that choice away from her?" He still remembers the fact that he took the choice from his brother so many years ago.
Now, as Damon revisits the past and seeks Elena's forgiveness, Stefan will try to do the impossible. "Stefan is determined to do anything possible to save his brother," Plec says. "Stefan's cross to bear is 'Wait a second, my brother's finally showing his humanity, that I took away from him 145 years ago -- I can't let him die now.' But there's no cure. So what the hell's he going to do? That's the finale."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So yeyyy its official The Vampire Diaries will return for season 3 we all knew it would but we have been awaiting official news and we recieved it today via TV by Numbers here is the official press release :
So paul wesley is to join candice accola, micheal trevino, zach roerig, david anders and lauren cohen at the insurgence convention which is to be held in birmingham, uk june 3rd to june 5th head to http://www.rogueevent.co.uk/wordpress/?page_id=20 to find out all the details and to purchase tickets.
Monday, April 25, 2011
So from these stills it looks like stefan is saying goodbye to elena for some reason. Is he going off to do something ? also we can see the gone with the wind theme quite evidently and also it seems like there is a fire of some sort which elena is saving damon from followed by wat seems like quite a heated moment between the two is this going to be when elena finally gives into damon ? well if we are to believe fans who were on set this day yes lol but i guess we will find out soon.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter: Vampire Diaries runs through storylines very quickly. Are there any concerns about sustaining the pace?
Kevin Williamson: It’s hard to do. In terms of burning through story, no. This is one of those shows where the story just keeps coming. We’re already planning Season 3 and we already know what the big storyline is and the big thruline.
THR: What has been the biggest adjustment for Vampire Diaries since it began?
Williamson: One of the biggest changes is we’ve gone from a four-act structure to a six-act structure. It’s been one of my biggest challenges, trying to keep momentum in the story. We’re all about our twists and turns and to try to work all that through sometimes - with a teaser - a seven-act break, is a bit of a head-scratcher.
THR: How has television changed since Dawson's Creek?
Williamson: When Dawson’s Creek was on the air back with the WB, you didn’t have ABC Family. You didn’t have all the competition that you have now. The way in which Vampire Diaries is being viewed by the consumer – and predominantly our youth – has radically changed. What that means for the business is anyone’s guess.
THR: The show attracts a similar demographic that Dawson's Creek garnered. How has that audience evolved?
Williamson: The audience has seen every story ever done. They know every twist and turn that you’re going to do. Part of the way you can send them off-kilter and keep them intrigued is to move at a fast pace so you don’t give them time to get bored, you don’t give them time to think about what the next twist is going to be because it happens so fast.
THR: Was there a storyline you weren't 100 percent sold on in the beginning that ended up moving forward?
Williamson: I remember when we came up with the [Katherine arc]. I said we can only bring Katherine in once or twice. We had written the first episode and we were down on set watching MissNina [Dobrev] portray her in that little black outfit and slink her way to set. I said, “OK, we might need to rethink this.” We kept saying we’d see her in three or four episodes, and the next thing you know, Katherine took over. We recreated the storyline. She was always supposed to be the puppeteer and the mastermind off-camera, and we brought it on-camera. It gave us another true villain and for Damon another adversary.
THR: Were there any other modifications to a specific moment or episode?
Williamson: Originally we had planned to kill [Bonnie] for four episodes and let Elena be the one who hid her away and surprise everyone with it but we said the audience would hate us. They’ll never forgive us. Then we thought we could do this for one episode and bring her back next week. Then we thought no, better to do it at the end of the commercial break. We finally came down to a commercial break was all we could get away with.
THR: Has Twitter affected your ability to maintain a level of secrecy?
Williamson: I do feel like spoilers get out there, whether it be the blogs or leaks within the studio and network. We’ve had a couple of big twists spoiled on the Internet and I’m always sad about that. I do know that if something is spoiled and given up and [fans] read it, and then that episode airs three weeks later, it doesn’t hurt us too much. Most people who read those blogs, they read it so they can learn the spoilers and it doesn’t keep them from watching [the show].
THR: What is the most frequent note you receive from the network or studio?
Williamson: We write so quickly that it’ll be a note going, “Could you explain what they mean in this moment?” We’re such a serialized show that if you didn’t watch last week, you’re not going to understand this week. So we try our best in Act 1 to reset, we try to stick in exposition to explain what’s going on.
THR: What were conversations like casting a pivotal character like Klaus?
Williamson: I wanted someone who felt European, who felt old world. Clearly, I went to the accents. [Laughs] Joseph Morgan came in and he nailed it. He had the sense of humor that I wanted Klaus to have. The way we always described [the character] is, “Klaus can out-Damon Damon.” We teased this season between Damon and Klaus, but there’s so much material, it’s an open minefield next year between Damon, Stefan and Klaus. The originals, here they come.
THR: Why do you think some of the TV shows you created in your career didn't last?
Williamson: When I brought [the CW] Hidden Palms, I wrote it on spec and said, "Here’s a story about a kid who moves to Palm Springs and moves in next door to a teenage serial killer." It was a teenage Dexter. As soon as it got picked up, they went, "We don’t know about that Dexter part." It was a little bit of wrong time, wrong network. I probably should’ve put that script in a drawer and waited.
THR: As a showrunner, what is your biggest challenge?
Williamson: The deadlines. TV goes so fast; you’re filming one [episode], you’re editing one, you’re prepping one and you’re writing one all at once. You’ve got your hands in seven different episodes all at one time. It’s hard to juggle from time to time, particularly if one has a hiccup. Julie [Plec] and I wanted to make an epic show and you know what, it takes a lot of epic work. [Laughs]
THR: Any other projects?
Williamson: I’m halfway through a new feature and I’m halfway through a new TV show, but they’re just sitting there waiting for me to dive into them. Both are in the thriller realm: one’s horror and one’s more dramatic thriller.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
So i have just read from @gossipcop that Nina is being cast alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman in the upcoming film "the perks of being a wallflower" she will play Candace the sister of Logan Lerman's lead character. The film is about a teenage boys experiances after the suicide of his best friend. So exciting news for Nina and a brilliant role for her alongside a great cast. We will keep you updated as and when further news is released.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Via Nina Network
Good vid showing all the key Delena scenes