As I Lay Dying (222, season finale!) trailer + Mystic Diaries latest part

It’s here, folks. After this Thursday’s airing of “The Sun Also Rises”, there’s just one episode left for season two. In case you’ve been living in a cage for the last couple of weeks, you should know that it’s has the rather ominous title “As I Lay Dying”. Synopsis and stills can be found in the sidebar. And thaks to Vampire-Diaries.net for the heads up that the song used in the promo is called “Ship of Fools” by FirstCom Music. It’s not available for download, but you can still listen to it at the company’s site.

WARNING: There’s a character back, which makes this trailer even more spoilery than usual. Steer clear unless you like spoilers.

Last week, another part of Mystic Diaries series was released. In it, Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola take you behind the scenes of episode 18 and 20. Michael, Ian, John Cockman (Alaric’s stunt coordinator) and Matt himself also appear. Check out more gabryssskaaa’s videos on her channel and visit The Vampire Diaries Lair for previous parts.

More chat goodness: Joseph Morgan, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino & more

May has probably been the busiest month of the year for “Vampire Diaries” stars. They have been giving hundreds of interviews, mainly about the May 12th finale and next season. Below, you’ll find chats with Joseph, Candice, Michael, Zach, Michaela and Lisa. The usual spoiler warning is available once again.

Joseph Morgan

PopWrap: Joseph Morgan: I’m having the time of my life playing Klaus
The TV Chick: INTERVIEW: Joseph Morgan (Klaus) from The Vampire Diaries
Buddy TV: Exclusive Interview with ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Joseph Morgan: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’
E! Online: The Vampire Diaries’ Klaus Dishes on Tonight’s “Epic” Sacrifice
Wetpaint: Joseph Morgan on Klaus’ Lust for Life (and Death)
Starry Constellation Magazine: Joseph Morgan: Sinking In

Candice Accola/Michaela McManus/Lisa Tucker

TV Fanatic: Exclusive Video Interview: The Vampire Diaries’ Candice Accola Speaks to TV Fanatic!
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Scoop: Michaela McManus Spills On Tonight’s Big Sacrifice!
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Scoop: Expect ‘Intense’ Witch-On-Witch Action Tomorrow Night Tonight

Michael Trevino/Zach Roerig

Latina: EXCLUSIVE: Michael Trevino on ‘Vampire Diaries’: “Tyler is A Little Too Tough to be Sacrificed”
TV Fanatic: Exclusive: Zach Roerig Discusses Matt’s Love For Caroline, Survival Odds on The Vampire Diaries

The Sun Also Rises (221) extended promo + song list and ratings for The Last Day

A couple of days ago, an extended trailer for the last episode before the season finale was revealed. As you all know, it’s titled “The Sun Also Rises”. The promo is highly spoilery, especially for the ones who haven’t watched episode 20 yet. It’s time!

Songs featured in “The Last Day” weren’t many, but quality. You can find them below and follow the links to order on Amazon. Thanks, @cmollere!

1. Cheyenne Marie Mize “Not” – Amazon US, Amazon UK
2. The Vaccines “Wolf Pack” – Amazon UK

Wonder how many viewers tuned in this past Thursday? Actually, they were just as many as last week. Maybe Bonnie has made some kind of spell? LOL. Don’t forget season three is a go. Let’s show our support for the show in the upcoming weeks, everyone!

The CW’s Vampire Diaries was even with last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 ratings, while Nikita was down two tenths (25%) to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

OVERNIGHT RATINGS – AT TV BY THE NUMBERS.

Spoilers galore: Klaus’s ritual, extreme loss of life + the year of the Originals

This season’s finale is coming closer and closer. The closer we get, the more chats surface. As we wrote yesterday, there was a press screening of last night’s episode on Wednesday. Most of the stories contain major spoilers for it (as well as the rest of the season), so I advise you not to read them unless you’ve seen it. This time, I decided to post just links to the articles since there are plenty of them and I feel like you’ll get a headache if there are segments from each one.

KSiteTV: The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec Talks About Fan Favorite Elijah
VampireSite.net: Julie Plec Addresses Finale Spoilers & Possible Deaths
TV Line: The Vampire Diaries Death Toll ‘Will Be Extreme,’ But Who Will Be Left Standing for Season 3?
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Season three will be the ‘year of the originals’
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Michael Trevino returns, Damon makes a shocking choice
Examiner: From Damon & Stefan to Elijah & Klaus: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ brotherhood
Show Tracker: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and executive producer Julie Plec talk Originals
TV Guide: VIDEO: Vampire Diaries‘ Dawn Olivieri Does Her Best Ian Somerhalder Impression
Io9: Secrets of Klaus, the Baddest Ancient Vampire of Them All
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Joseph Morgan on Klaus and Damon: ‘I had to make him play on my terms’
The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: More Originals, Tyler’s Return, Finale Death Count & More
Hollywood Crush: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Exec Producer Julie Plec Says ‘Loss Of Life Will Be Extreme’ In Coming Eps
Inside TV: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Joseph Morgan talks his inspiration for Klaus, and his pick to play the father of the Originals
Hollywood Life: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Joseph Morgan On Klaus’ Plans For Season Three & A Potential Elena-Elijah Romance
RedEye: Joseph Morgan has sexy ideas for Klaus on ‘The Vampire Diaries’
VampireSite.net: More From The Press Q&A: Kat Graham On Bonnie, Steven R. McQueen On Jeremy
TV Line: Vampire Diaries: Will Klaus’ Ritual Work? Will [Spoiler] Survive? How Will the Season End?
HitFix: Joseph Morgan discusses bringing Klaus to ‘Vampire Diaries’
Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Damon’s last chance with Elena, plus finale scoop
The Futon Critic: Interview: “The Vampire Diaries” Executive Producer Julie Plec
TV Guide: A Vampire Diaries Post-Mortem and a Preview of the Shocking Finale
The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Exec Producer Julie Plec Teases Next Week & the Finale

Chat time: Vampire Diaries finale scoop, Originals & sacrifices

Yes, you heard that right. It’s chat time again! With season two coming to an end, there’s been hundreds of interviews surfacing. I put them all together in this post for your safety and sanity. There are many topics discussed, especially the finale, the Curse of the Sun and the Moon and Klaus, of course. For more scoop, click on the Interview category at the top of the page.

Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev on Katherine: ‘It must be a lonely place’

Don’t expect Katherine to stay down for long, though. “When she gets rejected, she wants it even more,” she says. “It’s the want-what-I-can’t-have syndrome. It makes the dynamic with Katherine and Damon a little bit more interesting because all of a sudden he doesn’t want her anymore. It’s kind of like ‘Oh, you don’t want me? I’m going to make you want me.’ It heightens the love triangle even more between those three.”

KTLA: Ian, Paul & Sara comment on Klaus

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Synopsis & stills for The Sun Also Rises (221), new Stefan promo poster

Here’s the final poster in the “Ophelia-esque” promo series (left), courtesy of Vampire-Diaries.net. It portrays Stefan and has the rather ominous tagline “Dying to save her.” I assume it’s Elena we’re talking about here. I just doubt it that he would die for Katherine twice.

The official description of episode 21 also hit the Net last week. It’s titled “The Sun Also Rises” and that’s when the Sacrifice ritual begins. In case you were busy trying to catch up with all the news (as I was), you can find Vee’s speculations on the title here. Even though the synopsis is shorter than usual, it contains lots of spoilers, so be careful.

THE SACRIFICE RITUAL BEGINS — With the arrival of the full moon, Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to prepare for whatever Klaus (guest star Joseph Morgan) has planned and Tyler (Michael Trevino) faces his second transformation. The terrifying events quickly spin out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Finally, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) admits the truth to Stefan (Paul Wesley) about a terrible new development they must face.

Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Matt Davis also star. Paul M. Sommers directed the episode written by Caroline Dries & Mike Daniels.

In addition to the episode description, The CW has gave us our first look at it. Just one more set of stills (“As I Lay Dying”) to be released! Time goes by fast, indeed. Thanks to VampireSite.net again, more images are up in their gallery.

 

Interview round-up: TVD cast talks season 3, Zap2it sits down with Ian + Steven, Kat & Candice chats

I’m back and so are interviews! In anticipation of this week’s episode, a few chats have been released. Enjoy some excerpts below, more can be found at the links above them. They obviously don’t contain any spoilers for those who have already watched “The Last Dance”, but the rest must be careful.

TV Guide: Vampire Diaries’ Katerina Graham: “If Bonnie Ever Went Down, She’d Go Down with a Fight”

As previews show, Bonnie chooses to confront Klaus and prove that her powers are no joke. Still, Graham says, she’s not immune to typical teen insecurities. “Bonnie is filled with fear. She’s still only a 17-year-old girl and [is] scared, but is able to move forward and face her fears. That’s where her head is at: She can be scared out of her mind, but she presses forward and will do what she has to do.”

The Show Girl: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast Talks Klaus & Season 3 Wishes (VIDEO)

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Extended promo + Kat Graham’s preview of The Last Dance (218)

The extended promo for next week’s “The Last Dance” surfaced last night. And when I say extended, I mean it. It’s more than one minute long and contains major spoilers. Many thanks to TVDVampDiaries for uploading! We’ll update this post with official CW embed once it’s out.

UPDATE: Now replaced with the official CW version!

While at a Ford Fiesta promo shoot, Kat didn’t omit to say a few words about next episode. She teases what’s to come next Thursday, including Klaus’s arrival and the gang’s reaction to it. The video also features some funny footage from “The Last Dance”. Enjoy!

More from Kat Graham and Julie Plec: Tonight’s “Know Thy Enemy”, characters’ returns & deaths + the countdown to Klaus begins

One more interview with Katerina has surfaced today, this time with E! Online. She dishes about the Sacrifice, what lengths Bonnie is willing to go for Elena to and her romance with Jeremy. Continue to read to learn who the new witch in town is, the rest of the article can be found at Watch with Kristin.

We’re not sure we love that ominous answer and it certainly didn’t put us at ease, but maybe the addition of a new witch in Mystic Falls will help fight evil and keep Bonnie living to see another day (and another season). “Lisa Tucker, who plays Greta, Jonas’ daughter, is coming to town, which is really exciting. Another witch on the scene! I’m always for more witches. The more witches the better,” Graham tells us.

Inside TV has recently sat down with Julie Plec to talk about all things “Vampire Diaries”. The writer spills up about almost every character’s storyline, including Damon’s, Caroline’s and Isobel’s. She also discusses tonight’s episode, next Mystic Falls’ full moon and the season finale.

“He [Morgan] has a depth and an intelligence as an actor, but he’s also got this great wicked grin and these dimples that make him seem both fun and naughty at the same time, even as he’s being evil or very stern,” Plec says. “So there’s a playfulness about him that Kevin and I really liked because we didn’t want Klaus to be a one-note bad guy. The more layers that we can bring to the character, the more successful the character’s gonna be, and Joseph seems to have the ability to do all that.” (Plec says he’s also read all the L.J. Smith books upon which the series is based, and has not only done his research on Klaus, but also the vampire canon and lore in general.)

HEAD OVER TO EW FOR MORE SCOOP.

PopWrap’s Kat Graham interview: “Bonnie always bites off more than she can chew.”

Jarett Wieselman posted his chat with Katerina Graham this morning. He gets the scoop on tonight’s “Know Thy Enemy”, the other upcoming episodes and the chances of Bonnie dying before the season ends. Check out a snippet below and visit New York Post for the whole story.

PW: EP Julie Plec referred to this series of six new episodes as The Klaus Chapter — how does Bonnie factor in?
Kat: Before Jonas died he gave Bonnie her powers back and also gave her the message of how to kill Klaus. So she’s the only one out of the whole gang that knows how to kill Klaus — and probably the only one capable of it. So there’s a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. Bonnie’s the only one who can save Elena and really puts herself on the line.