TVD scoop, pllleeaaaaassseee!! — Patti
If I were to re-titled Thursday’s episode, I’d call it “The Point of No Return” or “Rebekah, What Have You Done?!” Unrelated: How do we feel about this spin-off business?
BEING HUMAN: SCOOP ON SEASON 3
SyFy’s Being Human returns tonight, but before you sink your teeth into this new episode,Sam Witwer has a strong endorsement if I’ve ever heard one. “I think we’ve completely nailed [the tone] on the third season,” he says. “While I think we did some really great stuff in the second season and I think our best episode might be in the second season, I also think it got a little bit unbalanced — the darkness didn’t necessarily have as much humor to balance it out. So the thing I’m most excited about in season 3 is that there is a very keen balance between the humor and the dark stuff.”
I know it may be hard to imagine just how they strike that balance considering how we left the characters at the end of the second season, but trust me when I say tonight’s episode certainly has a few light moments. (Hint: My favorite scenes from the premiere involved some hallucinations.) But my one warning before you tune in? Don’t expect everything to be wrapped up immediately.
In fact, most of the episode, which takes place 15 months after the finale (in show time), will find all of the characters still looking for some type of closure. “[Aiden] had a very traumatizing previous season…and the consequences of everything [he’s] done are going to haunt [him] this season.” (Note: Come back tomorrow in the morning for a premiere post-mortem with Witwer!)
+ What happens to Sally in the premiere will blow. your. mind!
+ Aiden rocks a grizzly beard tonight — and I totally dug it.
+ Mother doesn’t come up until episode 2.
+ And much further down the road, expect another flashback that goes “way further back into history than the show has ever gone,” according to Witwer.
The Winchester family tree continues to expand with news that this season will introduce Henry Winchester, Sam and Dean’s paternal grandfather, who will time travel his way into the present day in episode 12 of this season.
And as executive producer Jeremy Carver reveals, the episode, which will air in the new year, will be a loaded bag for Sam and Dean. “The episode really allows them not just to delve into a piece of family lore that they really will carry with them moving forward in this season and seasons beyond, it also, frankly, forces them to deal again with some issues related to their grandfather and their father, John,” he says. “For me, that’s one of the most fun things about the show — all of these little patches of history and mythology that we can fill in.”
But will the episode, which Carver describes as “fun [and] heartfelt,” be the only time we see Henry, who will be played by ER vet Gil Mckinney? Or will he be a looming presence, much like Sam and Dean’s other grandfather Samuel Campbell, who we first met in season 4 and had a large arc in season 6? “That’s not to be disclosed,” says Carver.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Supernatural”: We’ve seen some live-action roleplayers on the show before… and we’re diving back into that fandom underworld again in the upcoming episode “LARP and the Real Girl.” We’ll meet Gerald, a LARPer who prefers to be referred to as an “interactive literaturist.” He goes a little too far with his fascination with a medieval-style game .
While talking to Misha Collins about his charitable scavenger hunt (more about that here), he also confirmed a hunch we’d had about the last time Dean saw Cas. It was, in fact, while Dean was exiting Purgatory. But there’s much more to it than that. “That very moment is a pivotal moment. I think Dean is confused about what happened at that moment and won’t actually find out what happened then until episode 7,” he reveals. “It’s going to take a while to see that moment play out.” Suffice to say the truth hurts — especially on this show.
But when Cas does return topside, look for him to be “reinvigorated with a sense of purpose,” says Collins. “He essentially feels like he has to do good in order to right the wrongs of his past. So he starts to collaborate with Sam and Dean for that reason — so that he can continue to try to make things right. He’s no longer paying penance, really, because it’s no longer an act of suffering for him. But he’s doing his best to right the wrongs of his past.” Doing so won’t be as easy as he hopes, however. “He’s doing that in ways that help Sam and Dean and then, ultimately, it might also make life — as per usual with the Supernaturaluniverse — complicated for Sam and Dean. At first, it seems like everything is hunky dory. But things quickly fall apart.”
Vampire Diaries EP Julie Plec on the strange tattoo on Connor’s arm, the meaning of vampires sharing blood with vampires, and what to expect in later episodes.Entertainment Weekly talks to
Why is Elena feeding on Damon’s blood such a big deal? “That’s a little bit of a shout-out to the books, but also just to vampire folklore in general. If you look at any of it metaphorically, it’s a very intimate exchange of bodily fluids. So you can read into that what you will,” she says. So is it fair to equate it to vampire sex, or should we not go that far? “Well, it’s like vampire naked cuddling,” Plec says, laughing. Does it come with any side effects? “No,” she says. “Elena doesn’t know what she’s doing, but Damon damn well knows what she’s doing. That’s really Stefan’s point: It meant something to him, which means it means something to me.”
• When we will find out the meaning of Connor’s arm tattoo, which was visible to Jeremy but not to Matt? “We will know what that tattoo is and what it means by the end of episode 4,” she says.
Elena’s back at school. How will that go? “Not well,” Plec says. “We have a little bit of fun in that episode in that we get to play that Mean Girl bully thing that we don’t do very often, really because we don’t spend much time in high school in this show at all. We get to embrace the social politics of high school. Elena’s just a roller coaster of anger, and hostility, and compassion, and sadness. Watching Rebekah push her buttons to the extreme drives Elena to a pretty dark place.”
• Klaus and Rebekah return. What’s their relationship like? “Their relationship will be nonexistent. She is mad at him, and he is mad at her. So she moves out, and the first thing that she does is try to throw a party at her new place even though she’s about the most unpopular girl in school at this point, at least certainly from where our heroes are concerned,” she says. “Meanwhile Klaus, who was perfectly willing to pack his bags and leave town for good, finds a reason that he has to stick around in Mystic Falls, and he’s glad he did, because by the end of the episode, everything changes for him.”
• We’ll meet Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin), a werewolf who helped Tyler through the ordeal of breaking his sire-bond to Klaus. She’ll factor into the Tyler-Caroline-Klaus triangle? “The expression of glee that Klaus gets on his face when he realizes that Tyler might have been holding this as a secret from Caroline is priceless,” Plec says. “Klaus is up to no good for a good portion of this season. He’s not on his best behavior. But watching him try to drive a wedge between Caroline and Tyler with just the control of gossip is actually superfun. Of course, Tyler is gonna have to try to take back that power and save his relationship and convince Caroline that she can still trust him.”
• Damon and Klaus will question Connor, and according to episode synopsis, “the confrontation takes a lethal turn.” Will we see new forms of torture this season? Plec just laughs. “I will say this season that we blow a lot of s— up,” she teases, “and episode 3 is no exception to that.”
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what’s going on with Cas in season 8.
‘SUPERNATURAL’: DISH ON CAS
I’m still reeling from last week’s season premiere of Supernatural. But the one thing that has left me with a pit of fear in my stomach is this mystery surrounding Cas. (Seriously, how creepy was Dean while talking about it in the cabin? Love!) But as Misha Collins told a group of journos during a set visit to Vancouver, whatever transpired in Purgatory between the two of them started off as an act of penance for Cas.
“[Cas] left Dean because he wanted to try to keep him safe,” he says. “[Cas] being around is actually a liability in Purgatory, and he’s working to try to right the wrongs of his past doings.”
Episodes 7 and 8 will reveal much much more on that front as well as enlighten the audience about Cas’ arc for the season that involves a big threat, says Collins. “There’s something going on with Cas that neither Cas nor the brothers know. Cas is sort of being manipulated behind the scenes and he’s not aware of that and neither are the boys,” he says. “We’ll see how that affects their relationship in the long run.”
Meanwhile, when will we learn Cas’s thoughts on Dean’s new vampire buddy Benny? Soon. And let’s just say they all won’t likely be sharing beers any time soon. “He’s wary of Benny from the get-go, and I think that he then is possibly a bit jealous too of the friendship or camaraderie that happens between Dean and Benny,” he says. “You know, Cas doesn’t have a lot of other friends in Purgatory.” Someone get this angel a hug!
Source – Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what to expect for the first episode of season 4 and Rebekah gets punished for what she did.
I need some VampElena spoilers!! — Lizzie
What about an ID game where Vampire Elena is AT LEAST one of the answers? In the premiere…1) Two characters almost have sex in the woods, 2) Someone gets a very meaningful gift in a moment that will drive fans wild, 3) Someone’s lapse in judgement will cause them great emotional pain in episode 2, 4) Guilt-ridden Matt gets some very wise advice from an unlikely person.
I’ve heard a bit about the first two episodes of The Vampire Diaries but need more Rebekah spoilers!! HELP! — Ty
True story: When I was a kid, I once gave my sister’s Barbie tattoos using permanent marker. I thought it looked cool. She didn’t feel the same way. Why am I sharing? Because I can relate to Rebekah, who ends up destroying a sibling’s precious property some time during the first two episodes. Suffice to say her punishment is a little more severe than getting sent to her room.
Source – Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what to expect for the first episode of Season 8.
Let’s talk about Dean…
As we know, at the end of last season Dean and Cas get sent to Purgatory. But now that Dean is out, “what happened there has changed his outlook and his perspective on things,” says Ackles. “These guys are always kind of at war with the evils of the world, but he got a heavy, heavy dose of it down there. He was surrounded by the things that he kills when he’s topside. It was almost a concentrated version of what he’s used to.” The result? A warrior that doesn’t know how to shut down now that he’s back on Earth. “He’s a solider that just got back from war. It’s going to take him a little while to adjust to the lack of threat, and the lack of combat,” Ackles says.
You won’t see Cas for a bit, but luckily, Misha Collins was on set when EW stopped by (whew!) and filled us in. “Cas comes back. I think we’re seeing a Cas that’s actually kind of closer to the Cas in Seasons 4 and 5,” he says. “[He] has regained a bit of his innocence and all of his sanity. His screws are not nearly as loose as they were last year.” More info to come after fans see more of his story unfold this season…(In other words: Keep a close eye on Spoiler Room.)
Benny is a new character who will have a connection with Dean. They spent time in Purgatory together, and Ackles describes their “odd” relationship one Dean never would have imagined having before going to Purgatory — because Benny is not human. “He’s been at war with this guy,” he says. “On paper, it’s not the kind of character Dean would allow to live, much less team up with. But Benny really earned his stripes with Dean. He earned his trust, which is really difficult not only for Dean to understand, but even more difficult for Sam to understand when Dean comes back.”
Vampire Diaries fans have already heard that season 4 may very well end with Elena (Nina Dobrev) graduating from high school. But here’s why: “Paul Wesley looked at me this year, and he’s like, ‘I don’t have to go back to high school, do I?’” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW with a laugh. “I said, ‘Yeah, you do. You’re in high school.’ He goes, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ I’m like, ‘You’re in high school. If you don’t go to high school, what’s the point?’ ‘I look so ridiculous. We all look so ridiculous. We’re 100 years old, we shouldn’t be in high school.’ I said, ‘Well, there’s one more year to go, so suck it up.’”
Of course, while Plec says she’s targeting an end of season ceremony, things could change. “But look, what I’ve been saying a lot about this season to the people at the network and in general is that the writers and I are really focusing on that time in your life as your adolescence is coming to an end, that milestone of graduation, and you are making decisions: Do I leave home for good? Do I stay? Can I part with this town that’s been so important to me? Do I part with these people who have been so important to me? Am I going out into the world and starting a life and growing up? Or am I gonna hide here where I’m comfortable even if it’s not the best place for me? There’s a lot of great questions that come along with graduation that our characters — both human and supernatural — are gonna be asking themselves about who they are, who they’re supposed to be, and what they’re supposed to do with their life moving forward.”
Dobrev, who sees Elena not only transitioning into a vampire this season but also into her womanhood, is definitely on board with the graduation plan. “Prom. Hello. Pretty dresses. Corsages,” she jokes. “But it is gonna be nice. Paul’s right. We’re all growing with the show and we’re becoming adults, and we can only play high school for so long and be believable and also challenged. I think it’s definitely time, and it’ll be a good button for the end of the season and for the next phase of The Vampire Diaries.”
Source – Entertainment Weekly