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NOV
14
8 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Doppelganger Central

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Doppelganger Central

[Warning: Major spoilers from Thursday's "Death and the Maiden."]

The Vampire Diaries continued on its quest to bring Bonnie back from the dead.

Thursday's episode also spotlighted the acting of Nina Dobrev (times three; Elena, Katherine and Amara) and Paul Wesley (times two; Silas and Stefan) in what will be called The Doppelganger Diaries in an hour that brought the doppelgangers front and center.

STORY: 'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

What becomes of Stefan, now that he has regained his memories -- thanks to Qetsiyah/Tessa? Will Elena and Damon's plan to bring back Bonnie from the dead be successful? Is Katherine dying? Will Nadia get her happy ending with Katherine? Will Silas be killed? The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the episode's biggest moments.

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NOV
12
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'The Originals': Michael Trevino on Tyler/Klaus' Big Brawl and 'Unexpected Allies'

'The Originals': Michael Trevino on Tyler/Klaus' Big Brawl and 'Unexpected Allies'

Tyler trades in Mystic Falls for New Orleans when The Vampire Diaries regular drops by The Originals.

The werewolf officially broke things off with Caroline, his then-significant other (though the term is used loosely), in his brief return on The Vampire Diaries. His official reason? Unfinished business with archnemesis Klaus. After all, the hybrid did kill Tyler's mother.

When Tyler comes into the fold on The Originals, don't expect rainbows and butterflies in New Orleans. "A lot of things will come out of the crossover that are going to shake things up among the core group dynamic of the Original family," was how co-executive producer Michael Narducci recently characterized Tyler's trip south.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Bloody Character Posters Debut

Michael Trevino talks to The Hollywood Reporter about tense reunions, turning a dark corner and the mayhem that's in store for Klaus and Co.

When did you find out that you would be making the jump from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals?

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NOV
7
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'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

[Warning: If you haven't watched last week's episode, "Monster's Ball," do not proceed. Spoilers ahead.]

The Vampire Diaries revealed a mother of a bombshell when it was uncovered that Katherine was the mother Nadia had been seeking all this time.

For actress Olga Fonda, who plays the enigmatic Nadia, the reveal "was a big surprise," she admits to The Hollywood Reporter. "For us, it is as exciting to shoot every episode as it is for fans to see it, because we don't know ahead of time where the writers are going to take the characters and their stories. There are so many twists and turns and new information."

STORY: 'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

Fonda talks to THR about Nadia's Katherine connection, uncovering her character's past and Nadia's plan with Gregor and Matt.

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NOV
4
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'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

Executive producer Julie Plec has made it known that the worlds between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff are interwoven, so expect to see another familiar face make the trek from Mystic Falls to the French Quarter.

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OCT
31
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'Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Impossible Kill

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Impossible Kill

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's episode.]

The Vampire Diaries spent Halloween with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Previously on The CW supernatural drama, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and co. were mourning the death of Bonnie (Kat Graham), Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) began his final stages of turning Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) into a vampire and Katherine's blood became the new cure for immortality, the one thing Silas is desperately after.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Character Posters

The Hollywood Reporter compiles the biggest storylines from Thursday's episode, "Monster's Ball."

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OCT
24
9 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Funeral for a Friend

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Funeral for a Friend

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's episode.]

It's Remembrance Day on The Vampire Diaries, which means one thing: reliving the past.

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OCT
24
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'Vampire Diaries': Kendrick Sampson on Jesse's 'Ulterior Motives,' Romancing Caroline

'Vampire Diaries': Kendrick Sampson on Jesse's 'Ulterior Motives,' Romancing Caroline

Is Caroline moving on from Tyler?

On the Oct. 24 episode of The CW's The Vampire Diaries, Caroline (Candice Accola) makes a move to put her Mystic Falls past behind her by closing in on Whitmore College upperclassman Jesse, who's made his attraction to the college freshman quite clear.

"The first thing that attracts him is she's beautiful and he sees that," actor Kendrick Sampson, who plays Jesse, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She's a real challenge for him. He's used to getting what he wants and this is a good challenge."

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OCT
21
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'Vampire Diaries': Is Matt Going Crazy? (Exclusive Video)

'Vampire Diaries': Is Matt Going Crazy? (Exclusive Video)

Matt (Zach Roerig) is starting to feel the pressure on The Vampire Diaries.

After a chance encounter with the mysterious Nadia (Olga Fonda) during a late-night European rendezvous with Rebekah (Claire Holt), the traveler returned to town -- casting a spell on one of Mystic Falls' lone humans that's wreaking havoc on his mind.

The Hollywood Reporter debuts an exclusive clip from the Oct. 24 episode, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," wherein Matt lays out his worries to Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), recounting his most recent blackout episode.

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OCT
10
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'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Secrets Have Consequences

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Secrets Have Consequences

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's episode, "True Lies."]

Silas is on a manhunt for Katherine, but how far will he go?

Turns out, very far.

The villain goes from the streets of Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries to nearby Whitmore College, where Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) are attempting to begin their lives anew, to get answers. The episode smartly focused on the repercussions of Damon's secrets, notably that he didn't inform Elena about her brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) getting expelled from high school and Stefan's true whereabouts.

STORY: 'Vampire Diaries': Kat Graham on Bonnie's Dilemma and Going Up Against Silas

The Hollywood Reporter highlights the top storylines from the Oct. 10 episode, "True Lies." (And, because the episode was ripe with memorable one-liners, there's a list of the top five quotes.)

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OCT
10
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'Vampire Diaries': Kat Graham on Bonnie's Dilemma and Going Up Against Silas

'Vampire Diaries': Kat Graham on Bonnie's Dilemma and Going Up Against Silas

Bonnie Bennett has a dilemma.

After sacrificing herself on The Vampire Diaries to help bring Elena's younger brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) back to life, Bonnie is faced with telling her friends about her death. With Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) starting anew at Whitmore College, unaware of their friend's true fate, that task won't be easy.

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OCT
3
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'Vampire Diaries' Premiere: Silas Takes Over Mystic Falls

'Vampire Diaries' Premiere: Silas Takes Over Mystic Falls

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from the season five premiere.]

"I've just got this weird feeling, like, something bad's about to happen."

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OCT
3
9 MOS

'The Originals' Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel's Kryptonite and Klaus' Nightmare

'The Originals' Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel's Kryptonite and Klaus' Nightmare

Klaus is about to get a run for his money.

The CW premieres The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spinoff centered on the powerful Original family, after its flagship series Oct. 3. While viewers were already introduced to the supernatural-tinged world of New Orleans earlier this year, they'll get an even deeper look at Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) protege, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and the throne Klaus is desperate to take back.

But sometimes, being "king" of the town means you have a lot more to lose.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Bloody Character Posters

For Davis, who recurred on Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth and The Game before landing The Originals, the danger for Marcel comes in the form of ambition. As he previews the new series for The Hollywood Reporter, the actor discusses Marcel's potential downfall, his preference for villains and making Klaus' life a living nightmare.

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OCT
3
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'Vampire Diaries': Candice Accola on 'Hell-Bent' Caroline, College Romance and Season 5

'Vampire Diaries': Candice Accola on 'Hell-Bent' Caroline, College Romance and Season 5

[Warning: Some minor spoilers ahead for season five.]

The Vampire Diaries is heading to college.

After a summer to de-stress, the CW drama returns with Elena (Nina Dobrev) -- happily gallivanting with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) -- and Caroline (Candice Accola) looking ahead to life after high school at nearby Whitmore College, but it won't be smooth sailing.

It's been months since the events of the high-stakes season-four finale, which saw Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) resurrected, Katherine turning human and the villainous Silas locking Stefan (Paul Wesley) away in an underwater tomb, and it appears life is back to normal. But in Mystic Falls, that never lasts long.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Bloody Character Posters Debut

In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Accola previews the upcoming fifth season, including Caroline and Tyler's uncertain future, introducing a brand-new world and the mystery of Whitmore College.

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SEP
25
10 MOS

'The Originals': 8 Character Posters Debut (Exclusive)

'The Originals': 8 Character Posters Debut (Exclusive)

It's about to get bloody on The Originals.

The CW has released eight new character posters for The Vampire Diaries spinoff, premiering after the flagship series on Oct. 3, which The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts. If they're any indication of what's to come, things aren't looking good for the people of New Orleans.

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