Spiraling down a dangerous path of self-destruction, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) latest actions prove he may be beyond the point of return. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is forced to make a gut-wrenching decision that threatens to change their relationship forever. Elsewhere, Bonnie (Kat Graham) gets advice from Caroline (Candice King) on how to break through to Enzo (Michael Malarkey), while Matt (Zach Roerig) attempts to decipher a mysterious box of messages that he’s received. Finally, after tragedy strikes close to home, Stefan and the others are forced to remember what matters most to them. Matt Davis also stars. written by Celine Geiger and directed by James Thompson, premieres November 18th, 2016.
The episode that was previously called “Time, As a Symptom” is now called “Somebody That I Used to Know”
“Somebody That I Used to Know” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE TEAM WORKS WITH RAYNA TO SAVE BONNIE’S LIFE — When Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) efforts to protect Bonnie (Kat Graham) end up putting her life in jeopardy, they learn that Rayna (guest star Leslie Anne-Huff) may hold the key to her survival. With time running out and Rayna at the reins, Enzo and Bonnie reluctantly team up with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), who is desperate to save Bonnie’s life and to repair their broken friendship. Elsewhere, when Stefan (Paul Wesley) travels to Dallas and comes face to face with Alaric (Matt Davis), tensions escalate and they are forced to confront the fallout from Stefan’s absence in Caroline’s (Candice King) life. Finally, Enzo learns The Armory’s true motives behind their search for Bonnie. Chris Grismer directed the episode with teleplay by Holly Brix and story by Matthew D’Ambrosio (#719). Original airdate 4/22/2016.
“Hell is Other People” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
DAMON’S PERSONAL HELL — After finding himself on the wrong end of Julian’s (guest star Todd Lasance) plan to avenge Lily’s (guest star Annie Wersching) death, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) awakens to find himself trapped inside the Phoenix stone, tormented by a traumatic experience from his time in the Civil War and forced to face his darkest demon in order to get out. On the outside, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is in a race against the clock to get Damon out before the effects of the Phoenix stone take over and leave him changed forever. Paul Wesley, Candice King and Zach Roerig also star. Deb Chow directed the episode written by Holly Brix & Neil Reynolds (#710). Original airdate 1/29/2016.
It’s been a while since the worlds of Mystic Falls and New Orleans and merged, but good news: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have planned another crossover at last!
TVD and Originals creator Julie Plec tells E! News that the timing just felt right for the casts of TVD and its spinoff to meet up. It’ll happen in episode 14 of each show’s current season.
“Basically, we’ve been fighting for years about whether to do a crossover, how to do a crossover, will it work, will it seem pander-y? And none of us wanted to do it for the sake of doing it, but the timelines were starting to separate and Vampire Diaries, as you know, is going to catch up to its [three-year flash forward],” the executive producer explains. “So I thought, ‘This is it, we only have one shot left.’ And that thought coincided with the need for Stefan to find a safe haven to escape a mystical problem.”
In the TVD half of the crossover, the younger Salvatore brother will seek refuge at St. James’ Infirmary in Nola, a place where there’s no magic so no one can find him with a spell. There, he’ll encounter Klaus, whom he’ll stay and assist with a problem in the Originals episode immediately after.
It’s not a big event with multiple characters like The Flash or Arrow, since the logistics for something like that are way too difficult. Instead, it’ll focus on the relationship between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and how said relationship might’ve changed now that Stefan is in a relationship with the former object of Klaus’ affection, Caroline (Candice King).
“What we can do [rather than a giant superhero event] is take a relationship that had a lot of potency, with Stefan and Klaus, now that so much has changed for each of them” Plec says. “They still have this singular person in common, Caroline, and we can explore that. I think it’ll be really satisfying for people who liked the Stefan-Klaus dynamic and are curious about what Klaus might think about Stefan and Caroline being a couple.”
It’ll also introduce something that will have a big impact on the rest of the Originals season: “The crossover, actually, will be the first thing to give a little bit of a tease about the prophecy that makes us say, ‘Oh, wait a second, that’s interesting,'” teases Plec.
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals move to Friday nights on the CW beginning Jan. 29.
Season 6 is due to be released September 1st. I’m unable to post the cover so please click the source link for the cover, further details & specs.
Paul and crew are heading to Comic Con on Sunday, July 12. Here’s the information on the panel.
The Vampire Diaries (CW): 10–11 a.m. in Hall H: The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego—for the first time in Hall H—for a sizzling seventh appearance at Comic-Con. Join series stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice Accola and Michael Malarkey as well as executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries on stage for a video screening and Q&A session.
Congratulations to Paul and the rest of the cast/crew of the show!
Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Bob Morley – The 100
Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries
Jared Padalecki – Supernatural
Joseph Morgan – The Originals
Paul Wesley – The Vampire Diaries
Stephen Amell – Arrow