Warning: The following contains major spoilers from this Thursday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries.
Hearts were broken on Thursday’s fall finale of The Vampire Diaries as Damon and Elena confronted his monstrous past.
Critical Myth reviews The Vampire Diaries episode 5.10 Fifty Shades Of Grayson:
Contributor: John Keegan
Written by Caroline Dries
Directed by Kellie Cyrus
It’s interesting that the writers for The Vampire Diaries still have elements of the character’s family backgrounds to mine and explore, considering just how inherent those histories were in the first few seasons. Grayson’s involvement with the Augustine experiments feels like a major retcon, but given that the series has to constantly push the envelope to maintain its legendary pacing, I suppose it’s worth it.
The Vampire Diaries mid-season finale is upon us! And yes, we’re a little sad that this is our last episode of TVD until January.
When last we saw Elena Gilbert, she was strapped to a table in Dr. Maxfield’s lab where she met Damon’s old friend Enzo. Katherine and Stefan were heating things up in front of the Salvatore fireplace.
How will all of that play out?
TV Fanatic had the chance to chat with Executive Producer and writer Caroline Dries about what we can expect from The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 10. Scroll down for excerpts from our exclusive Q&A…
Caroline Dries talks to THR about Damon and Elena’s shaky future, the repercussions for Katherine and Stefan’s hookup and the pros of breaking up the season into “chapters.”
[Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.]
Elena is in trouble on The Vampire Diaries.
Things between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are rockier than ever following Elena’s discovery that Damon had been secretly killing off Whitmore family members as part of his sketchy Augustine past, as recently as several months prior when they were happily together. The Dec. 12 fall finale, “Fifty Shades of Grayson” (more on the meaning behind the title later), kicks off with Elena trapped on Dr. Wes Maxfield’s (Rick Cosnett) medical slab and learning that Damon’s former friend Enzo (Michael Malarkey), whom he betrayed, is actually alive and kicking.
In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter previewing the fall finale, executive producer Caroline Dries discusses Elena’s sticky situation, Damon and Elena’s shaky future and pairing up Katherine and Stefan.
There were so many game-changing moments in last week’s “The Vampire Diaries” that it felt like a fall finale (read our full recap here). But good news: we’ve still got one more episode to go before the long winter hiatus begins.
To tide you over until it airs at 8 p.m. ET Thursday (Dec. 12), Zap2it went straight to the “TVD” boss lady with all the answers, executive producer Caroline Dries, to get all the juicy scoop and spoilers we could squeeze out. Check out what she had to say about the reveal of Damon’s dark revenge against the Whitmore family, what it means for him and Elena, Stefan and Katherine’s hook-up, the return of the beautiful but dangerous Enzo, Wes’ plans for Elena, and much, much, much more.
Oh, and did we mention someone’s going to die? Like, a main character? Yeah, that’s kind of a big development, wouldn’t you say?
Damon Salvatore is heading down a dark path — and he might destroy his relationship with Elena along the way.
In what was an eye-opening episode of The Vampire Diaries last week, Elena (Nina Dobrev) learned some of the history behind the Augustine vampires, including the fact that her boyfriend Damon (Ian Somerhalder) was locked up and tortured for five years. While his anger upon escaping was certainly reasonable, Damon revealed his revenge was to kill every generation of Whitmores, with the exception of one person per family, which also happened to include Aaron (Shaun Sipos)’s parents and aunt. In the final moments of the hour, Damon found himself alone in the cell while Elena was trapped in the lab alongside Damon’s former cellmate, Enzo (Michael Malarkey), who had been presumed dead.
Will Elena forgive Damon for his past — that is if she escapes Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett)? What secrets will she learn about her own backstory in the process? And back at Casa Salvatore, will Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Katherine (Dobrev) continue to rekindle their past? And how does Caroline feel about this? We checked in with executive producer Caroline Dries who answered our burning questions heading into the show’s midseason finale.
Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.09 The Cell:
Contributor: John Keegan
Written by Melinda Hsu Taylor
Directed by Chris Grismer
It can be awkward when you discover that your father was part of a secret society dedicated to conducting questionable, torturous medical experiments on the vampire that has become your lover. Or at least that’s how “awkward” works on The Vampire Diaries, where if you get into a relationship, not only might they be technically dead, but they are probably connected to you in some unexpected and creepy way.
Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.08 Dead Man On Campus:
Contributor: John Keegan
Written by Brian Young and Neil Reynolds
Directed by Rob Hardy
In my review for the season premiere, I noted that there were a number of elements that reminded me of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not only was there the transition into college, complete with the arrival of a strange roommate, but there was the intrigue with at least one of the professors. While Buffy didn’t have to take the first third of the season to resolve the lingering plot and character issues from the previous season, there was enough to make me wonder how much else would be similar.