‘Vampire Diaries’: Another Original Bites the Dust

There’s always a twist on “The Vampire Diaries,” always an unexpected consequence. This week’s episode,”A View to a Kill,” broke with formula in that everything eventually went exactly as Elena planned.  That either means that the episode was unpredictable in its predictability or that Vampire Elena is the only character in Mystic Falls who knows […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’: The Race for the Cure Becomes The Thirst Games

Last week, “The Vampire Diaries” riffed on ‘The Breakfast Club.” This week’s episode, “Catch Me If You Can,” takes on a more contemporary teen film, “The Hunger Games,” as Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is forced to do his best Katniss impression. It’s as suspenseful and scary as its cinematic counterpart and a whole lot sexier. […]

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The Most Controversial ‘Vampire Diaries’ Ever?

Since the show began, the Stefan/Elena/Damon triangle has been at the heart of “The Vampire Diaries.” For three years, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) romance has been center stage while Elena and Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) attraction simmered. Then, this season, when Elena became a vampire, she found that Damon accepted and even liked […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Boss Julie Plec: The Consequences of Elena’s First Kill are ‘Pretty Profound’

Elena (Nina Dobrev) was determined that becoming a vampire was not going to mean becoming a killer. Her pacifism ended in this week’s episode of “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Killer,” when she offed vampire hunter Connor Jordan to protect numerous people that she loves. As she grappled with the psychological guilt, she discovered that killing […]

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