[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.
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.
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 Narduccirecently characterized Tyler's trip south.
[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."
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.
[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.
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."
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.
[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.
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.
The CW premieresThe 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.
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.
[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.
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.