Julie Plec appeared on Larry King Now where she answered fan-submitted questions about The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, including what’s next for Elena and Damon and the possibility of a future Klaus and Caroline romance. Watch below!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8/7c and The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c.
The Vampire Diaries returns from hiatus and tonight mark’s star Paul Wesley’s directorial debut in “Resident Evil,” tonight at 8/7c. Wesley spoke to Zap2It about tonight’s “nostalgic” episode and how he kept to the show’s successful formula.
And Wesley promises that his episode is a doozy. Since it’s so close to the season finale, “Resident Evil” is filled with complicated stunts, powerful scenes, game-changing twists … everything we’ve come to love and expect from a later-season episode of The CW’s hit show. “It’s funny how complex my episode was,” Wesley says. “I had like two different crews going on two different days, I had stunts, I had a 50-foot blue screen, I had VFX, I had flashbacks, I had harness work, I made somebody disappear midair. I was incredibly grateful that they entrusted me with all of that.”
Despite all the complicated aspects of the episode, Wesley assures that the hour won’t feel different than what fans have come to expect on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. “It’s not revolutionary or anything. I don’t want audiences thinking I’m like recreating the show,” Wesley says. “It’s an episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ I followed the formula that is very good and has proven to be very successful.”
He continues, “And there are a couple things I really like about the episode. But one thing in particular is this one storyline where there are some really nice throwbacks to Season 1, some really interesting visions and flashbacks with Stefan and Elena. It’s just really nice to shoot such a nostalgic episode because Seasons 1, 2 ad 3 were my favorite seasons of the show. I was able to recreate some of that which was really nice.”
Wesley is talking about these “sex dreams” that the promos for the episode teased, which gave Stelena fans something major to look forward to. “I can’t tease much other than the fact that these dreams are not just arbitrary or random dreams,” Wesley says. “There is a reason behind these dreams and they all lead to one conclusive thing that occurs at the end of the episode.”
So I’m posting this right before The Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow night as a bit of a refresher. The next episode is Paul Wesley’s directorial debut! We sort of saw Markos! We learned a bit more about Liv and Luke. There was lots of sexual tension all around. Bonnie is off on her own being confused.
These are probably some of the hottest pictures of Ian Somerhalder that I have seen. Pictures are from “Man on Fire” which airs on April 24th.
FLASHBACKS TO THE 1960s — Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to distract Elena (Nina Dobrev) from obsessing about the state of her relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), while Bonnie (Kat Graham) does her best to be realistic about how the changes happening on the Other Side will affect her existence as the Anchor. Damon demands the Traveler knife, forcing Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt (Zach Roerig) to admit it has gone missing. Through flashbacks to election night, 1960, Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) reveals to Elena, Stefan and Bonnie that he has learned what happened to his long-lost love, Maggie (guest star Heather Hemmens), and then, with the unwilling help of Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), things take an ugly turn. Trying to calm Enzo down, Damon intervenes, but his words cause Enzo to make a desperate and dangerous decision that leads to a violent confrontation with Stefan. Finally, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) enlists Sloan’s (guest star Caitlin McHugh) help in a ritual designed to break an ancient curse against the Travelers. Tyler (Michael Trevino) is forced to play a dangerous part in the ritual, while witnessing the incredible power the Travelers now possess. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Matthew D’Ambrosio (#519).
Pictures from THE VAMPIRE DIAIRES, “Resident Evil,” airing Thursday, April 17.
Here’s the synopsis -
PAUL WESLEY MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries (#518).