December 2 Vampire Diaries episode preview: The Sacrifice

I”m going through some major Vampire Diaries withdrawal. No fresh episodes until December 2. At least the good folks at the CW Network have posted an exciting extended preview of the next episode on YouTube.  Of course there are a few moments of witchery going on and Jeremy is growing more concerned about the nosebleeds plaguing Bonnie. Alaric gets caught in his birthday suit (It’s about time!). Meanwhile, Elijah is closing in on Elena, who doesn’t want to cooperate with the gang’s efforts to protect her. Looks like Damon may have to throw her over his shoulder and carry her away like a caveman. And if Elena were truly honest with herself, she’d admit that she’d like it… just a little.

Sneak peek at Dec. 2 episode of The Vampire Diaries

Stefan's life will be endangered by something Jeremy does!

I hope everyone enjoyed last night’s journey back in time to explore crazy Katherine’s history. The bad news for fans is that The Vampire Diaries won’t be airing fresh episodes until December 2, but the good news is that our Mystic Falls favorites look to be returning with a bang when they do.  Elena starts a new plan to foil the big Klaus caper and recruits Rose’s help, but Rose ends up calling on Damon (big shock!) when Elena’s plan goes in an unexpected direction. That Rose has her sights set on Damon and I’m not liking it one bit.  Meanwhile, Jeremy is heading for trouble when he teams up with Bonnie to retrieve the moonstone, forcing Stefan to put himself in danger.  At the Lockwood home, Tyler and Caroline will make a discovery that leaves them both terrified. Anything that spooks a vampire and a werewolf cannot be good. Check out these sneak peek photos!

Bonnie is collaborating with the Salvatore brothers more than ever.

Will Rose's meddling be the end of her? One can only hope.

What will Caroline and Tyler find in the Lockwood cellar?

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Nov. 11 Vampire Diaries Recap: Katherine’s origin is revealed!

Katerina discovered the price she paid for her freedom from Klaus.

November 11 – This flashback episode gives Nina Dobrev quite a workout playing three roles: good girl Elena, modern-day psychotic vampire Katherine and her human self Katerina Petrova in 1400s Bulgaria, who wasn’t so naïve and sweet to begin with. The trip down Katherine’s memory lane is provoked by Elena, who, determined to find a way to stop the convoluted curse involving big bad Original vampire Klaus and practically everyone in Mystic Falls, confronts Kat in the tomb and sends Caroline to distract Stefan while she grills her ancestor. Elena feeds a ravenous Kat small amounts of bottled blood in exchange for bits of information. We learn that Katerina shamed her family by birthing a daughter out of wedlock. No warm and fuzzy “Papa Don’t Preach” endings here, folks. The Bulgarians played rough in the 1400s. Kat’s papa swiped the baby and banished her from the village to protect the family’s reputation. Ending up in England, Katerina fell into the clutches of the mysterious Klaus and split as soon as she discovered his horrible plot to drain her — a Petrova family doppelganger — to break the curse. Although Kat looked like an innocent waif, all cinched waist, tumbling curls and heaving bosom, she was actually pretty crafty and, realizing she wouldn’t be valuable to Klaus if she lost her humanity, she tricked Trevor and Rosemarie into helping her become a vampire by first drinking some of Rosemarie’s blood, then hanging herself to finish the transformation. Unfortunately for her family, she had underestimated Klaus’ appetite for revenge and Kat returned to Bulgaria only to find them all slaughtered. While Elena plays This is Your Life with Katherine, Damon launches his own investigation into finding a way to solve the curse and teams up with Rosemarie, who teases him about his unrequited love for Elena. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not likin’ Rose. She’s about as sexy as a grilled cheese sandwich, so she better not get any ideas about replacing Elena in Damon’s heart. In any case, the two head to a café to meet up with Slater, an old vampire pal of Rosemarie’s who has a million degrees and provides fresh clues about ways to beat Klaus’ diabolical plans for Elena & Co.

Rosemarie turned to Damon in her pain over losing Trevor.

 Just as Slater is about to reveal a juicy tidbit, Elijah literally crashes the party by tossing loose change through the café’s windows with such force that the coins shatter the windows, sending deadly sunlight into the cafe, leaving Slater and Rose writhing in pain. Slater escapes in a panic while Damon tends to Rose. The experience temporarily bonds the two vamps, who hook up in an effort to forget their respective lost loves. The scene is more bland than sexy. In other developments, Bonnie and Jeremy meet a new student at school named Luka Martin who has instant chemistry with the pretty young witch, to Mr. Gilbert’s dismay. When Luka’s dad Jonas quizzes a spooked Bonnie about having Salem relatives, Luka confesses that they are practitioners of magic, too. Their common bond leaves Jeremy further out in the cold.  Both Jeremy and Bonnie have more to worry about. When Stefan wises up to Caroline’s diversionary tactics about revealing her secret to Tyler, he shows up at the tomb in time for Katherine to reveal that she was cooking up a recipe to break the curse just before she was trapped by Team Mystic Falls.  Breaking the curse would require not only sacrificing Elena, but the participation of a werewolf (Tyler), a vampire (Caroline), a witch (Bonnie) and the moonstone. The guilt of putting her friends in danger is too much for Elena to bear. Rose gets a call from Slater, who, compelled by Elijah, tells her to get the moonstone back. He then stakes himself at Elijah’s command. Luka’s dad is present to witness the ancient vamp’s latest kill. What role does the warlock play in this convoluted mystery? More importantly, whatever happened to Katerina’s baby?

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A beautiful Ian Somerhalder portrait is on Twitpic…

Check out this amazing portrait of Ian Somerhalder I found on Twitpic from one of Ian’s official tweets. It’s by SofiaFGrape and she’s from Sweden. She totally captured his eyes especially! http://twitpic.com/33kdt6

Damon confesses his love for Elena (sort of) on The Vampire Diaries

Elijah's the big, bad new vampire in Mystic Falls. He dresses well, too.

 

Damon is finding it harder to conceal his growing love for Elena.

November 4 – Where does the CW find all these gorgeous creatures? By creatures I mean young actors who look like they should be walking a runway. As if The Vampire Diaries didn’t already have enough pretty young things of the villainous and heroic variety, tonight’s episode introduces us to a brand new baddie who spells bad news for Elena. He’s tall, chiseled and has poufy hair that rivals that of the Salvatore brothers, and that’s quite a feat! The writers are delving deeper into the past of the Mystic Falls vampire lore with Katherine safely tucked away with the moonstone in the crypt (for now, anyway). The new crop of vamps include a pair named Rosemarie and Trevor who have been on the run from this hottie named Elijah for hundreds of years. Trevor had compelled the masked man who swiped Elena at the end of last week’s masquerade ball episode then killed him after he had delivered her. When Elena comes to in an abandoned house in a different town, she learns from Rosemarie that as Katherine’s doppelganger, she’s the key to breaking a curse that is bound by the moonstone everyone’s running around trying to get their hands on. I’m guessing it cures vampirism. The worst part is that Elena needs to be sacrificed in order for this curse to be broken. While Elena shivers in her boots waiting for this Elijah dude to show up, Bonnie joins forces with Jeremy and casts a tracing spell using a few drops of his blood to track Elena’s location on a map. Talk about blood ties! Damon and Stefan immediately embark on a road trip to rescue Elena during which they bond over their shared concern for her. Damon won’t admit his true feelings for Elena and Stefan shares that he’s been feeding on her blood to strengthen himself. “How romantic!,” says Damon with a jealous sneer. Back in Mystic Falls, Bonnie uses her magic to let Elena know the Salvatore brothers are on the way to rescue her, but the spell knocks her unconscious. Jeremy’s concerned over the toll her escalating use of magic is taking on her body but Bonnie makes him promise to keep her weakness a secret from everyone, especially Damon. Caroline, meanwhile, is keeping tabs on Tyler, who thinks she’s another werewolf. He learns differently during a scuffle with her in which she overpowers him and, composing herself after baring her fangs, tells him sweetly that she’s not like him. Still, their supernatural secrets form a powerful bond between them that promises to get tricky since Damon forbade Caroline to reveal their vampire identities to Tyler lest he take revenge against them for what Damon did to Mason. Time will tell where this twist leads. In any case, I like the chemistry between them although I’m sure Matt won’t. When Elijah shows up at the house, Trevor trembles while Rosemarie negotiates with him for their freedom in exchange for Elena. Elijah is intrigued and pardons Rosemarie but beheads Trevor. Always read the fine print in a vampire’s promise, folks! Just as Elijah tries to whisk Elena away the Salvatores show up and team up against the powerful ancient vamp in a well choreographed attack that succeeds in staking him. Damon gazes lovingly at Elena as she runs in his direction… right into Stefan’s waiting arms. After Elena is reunited with Jeremy and Bonnie, the Salvatores agree to maintain a truce in order to keep her safe from the bad vamps coming out of the woodwork to sacrifice her. Damon visits Elena and, in a heart-tugging scene sure to make Team Damon fans swoon, finally confesses he loves her only to wipe the memory from her mind with his tear-filled eyes before returning her vervain necklace. Stefan, meanwhile, gets a visit from Rosemarie who warns him vamps will continue hunting Elena to turn her over to an ominous-sounding guy called Klaus. Might he be the king of vampires, named after Klaus Kinski who played Count Dracula in the 1979 remake of the classic vampire film Nosferatu? For now the Salvatores and Elena have more pressing concerns; namely, Elijah, who isn’t quite as dead as everyone thinks!

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Will Rosemarie go after Stefan now that she's lost her companion Trevor?

Elena delves deeper into the mystery of Katherine in the November 11 Vampire Diaries.

 

Will Damon get closer to solving the mystery of the moonstone?

The CW has leaked some details of the upcoming November 11 episode of The Vampire Diaries called “Katerina.”  As you can guess, the story explores Katherine’s past more deeply as Elena determines to find out what the link between them is.  Damon, meanwhile, meets some new characters who may hold the key to solving the mystery of the moonstone.  Bonnie and Jeremy’s newfound bond seems to be growing, but I suspect a new character  named Luka (played by guest star Bryton James) may put a damper on their blossoming romance. Check out these scenes from the episode!

 

Elena forbids Caroline from telling Stefan what she's up to.

 

Things continue to look cozy for Bonnie and Jeremy.

What dark secrets lie in Luka's family history?

Who are Damon's new cohorts?

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