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At some point, though — and this is totally our fault as well — we started posting more and more Vampire Diaries news pieces to our general TV website, KSiteTV. They seemed to get more traffic and attention there…

And that is where you will see new Vampire Diaries postings from here on out. Stephanie Hall’s TVD reviews will now be at KSiteTV, as will all spoilers and upcoming episode images — several for Season 5 are up already! We also have some interviews with cast and producers about Season 5, posted there… we even have a preview article about the season premiere!’s post archive will always remain online, including the now very outdated gallery.

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The Vampire Diaries #4.23 “Graduation” Recap & Review

The Mystic Falls seniors graduate surrounded by the revived supernatural creatures before the veil is replaced. Additionally, Elena chooses a Salvatore, the cure is ingested, and Silas’ true face is revealed. Here is a recap and review of “Graduation.”


Alexander, Rebekah’s hunter ex-boyfriend, has Matt balancing on an explosive contraption. Rebekah stays by Matt’s side, and they make plans to travel the world. Doing what she fears most, Rebekah kisses Matt, simultaneously switching places with him. With Matt running away, Rebekah steps off the device. Boom. She’s fine.

The Vampire Diaries #4.22 “The Walking Dead” Recap & Review

Bonnie drops the veil to the Other Side, flooding Mystic Falls with familiar faces, some with good intentions and some with bad. The group fights off Silas while also trying to keep Elena from killing Katherine. Here is a recap and review of “The Walking Dead.”


The Mystic Falls seniors prepare their graduation announcements when Elena becomes angry that Caroline won’t tell her where Katherine is. In the woods, Katherine meets Bonnie, but refuses to give her the tombstone, believing Qetsiyah won’t grant two favors (killing Silas and making Katherine immortal). Katherine attempts to walk away, smack into an invisible wall. Bonnie linked herself with Katherine and drags her into the caves while causing a fury of wind.

Vampire Diaries “The Walking Dead” Preview Clip

Thanks to CWPromoDude, we have a preview clip for this Thursday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, which is called “The Walking Dead.”

You can find screen captures from the clip, as well as some newly released preview images from the episode, at our general TV news site, KSiteTV.

The Vampire Diaries #4.21 “She’s Come Undone” Recap & Review

The Salvatore brothers continue trying to elicit emotions out of Elena, utilizing Caroline, Katherine, and Matt. Meanwhile, Bonnie avoids Silas, who tricks Caroline into seeing him as others so she’ll reveal where Bonnie is. Here is a recap and review of “She’s Come Undone.”


Caroline disapproves of the Salvatores’ methods and speaks with Elena herself. Elena sasses back, and Caroline snaps her neck before telling Stefan to do whatever is necessary. Stefan and Damon take Elena’s daylight ring and sizzle her with sunlight. Elena frees herself, pulls open the blinds, and bursts into flames. Damon fire extinguishes her out.

The CW Picks Up The Originals As A Series

The Vampire Diaries will soon officially have some Original company.

The Originals spin-off pilot was apparently a success, and The CW has wasted no time in ordering the concept to become a weekly series premiering Fall 2013. This news comes in addition to orders for additional seasons of Hart Of Dixie and Beauty And The Beast.

The regular series will feature Joseph Morgan as Klaus, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Claire Holt as Rebekah, and Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley.

You can read a press release about the pick-ups at our general TV news site, KSiteTV.

The Vampire Diaries #4.20 “The Originals” Recap & Review

Klaus and Elijah travel to New Orleans to track down the witches plotting against them. While there, Klaus reconnects with his former protégé and learns some shocking news about Hayley. Meanwhile, the Salvatores taunt Elena in an attempt to elicit emotion out of her. Here is a recap and review of “The Originals.”


As Elena lies calmly in the Salvatore dungeon, Katherine informs the brothers that Klaus headed off to New Orleans. French Quarter: Bourbon Street. Jane-Anne Devereaux tells Hayley where to go for information about werewolves. As Hayley drives through the dark bayou, Jane-Anne and her sister, Sophie, both witches, break down her car and make her pass out. A posse of witches snatches Hayley up.

Vampire Diaries: Another “Originals” Preview Clip

The CW has released another preview clip from “The Originals” episode of The Vampire Diaries that is set up for Thursday, April 25 as a possible spin off for the show.

The clip features the Salvatore brothers and Elena, which is a good sign that they’ll have something to do this week…. and then there is another visitor that we are always happy to see.

Enjoy. Screen captures can be found at KSiteTV.

Vampire Diaries: Preview Clip For “The Originals”

The April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries will serve as a set up for a spinoff series based around Klaus and his Original family.

Titled “The Originals,” the proposed series will take Klaus and company to New Orleans…. assuming the pilot goes well, we could see it as a weekly series this Fall.

You can find some preview images, promo screencaps, and more information about the project at our general TV news site, KSiteTV.

Here’s a preview clip for the episode courtesy of The CW:

The Vampire Diaries #4.19 “Pictures of You” Recap & Review

The Mystic Falls high school holds the prom dance, and in true Vampire Diaries fashion, drama and danger ensue, greatly at the hands of Elena and Silas. Meanwhile, Elijah creates a test for Rebekah to prove her desire to become human. Here is a recap and review of “Pictures of You.”


Bonnie grieves over Jeremy’s grave and turns around to see him standing there, urging her to wake up. Cut to Bonnie awaking on a flaming couch. The Salvatore brothers toss a football while discussing how to save Elena. Plan A: force her to flip her humanity switch. Plan B: lock her up until they figure out Plan C.

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