SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch the season finale of The Vampire Diaries. There are major spoilers ahead, so if you can complain, we will enclose you in a box and send you off the sea. The rest of you can carry on…
Best. Season. Finale. Ever.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Finale: Julie Plec Talks Huge Stefan Twist, [Spoiler] as a Human and Season 5
‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 5 scoop: Julie Plec talks Stefan’s drama, Jeremy, and Damon’s happiness
This article contains spoilers for season 4 finale! So if you haven’t seen it – don’t read this one yet!
Going into tonight’s Season 4 finale, “Graduation,” we knew a few things would happen: The gang would graduate, in a poignant scene that celebrated their history together. Elena would, once again, make a choice between Stefan and Damon. One character who had previously died would return from the dead. And, of course, we knew that someone would take the cure for vampirism and turn into a human. But while we were busy asking who would get the cure and who would spend the summer making out with Elena, we kind of forgot about another season-long mystery: Why won’t Silas let anyone see his real face?
The slight of hand gave us one of the most jaw-dropping finale twists ever… and it was just one of many. We spoke with executive producer Julie Plec about what sort of fall-out to expect from some of the most surprising finale reveals when the series returns in Season 5.
Aw! So cute! The Vampire Diaries’Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) and her boyfriend, The Fray’s Joe King, made a special treat for fans in honor of tonight’s Season 4 finale.
If you’re no longer in your teens, you probably remember Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” song. No? Let us remind you: “As we go on, we remember / All the times we had together / And as our lives change, come whatever / We will still be friends forever.”
So profound. The song was obviously influential for Candice, who recorded her own version along with her musician BF. Candice is a singer in her own right and once toured with Miley Cyrus.
“In honor of Mystic Falls Class of 2013, @joekingofficial and I recorded something for you all! http://smarturl.it/Candice-Graduation … #nostalgiaAtItsBest,” she tweeted, along with the link to the song on iTunes. “now All I need is orange hair and a belly shirt,” she added, referring to Vitamin C’s signature locks and ‘90s-tastic ensemble.
Having just downloaded it, we can attest it’s spectacular.
We’ll just play it on repeat until Season 4, Episode 23, “Graduation” airs tonight.
The CW’s Fall 2013 schedule will see some changes from the 2012-2013 season. The network has decided to not give vampire fans a full two-hour block, opting to air The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals on different nights.
Arrow and Vampire Diaries will be used to launch new shows. On Wednesdays, the superhero series will be the lead-in for The Tomorrow People, which stars Robbie Amell in a group of humans who represent the next stage of our evolution, notes EW. Vampire diaries will be the lead-in for Reign on Thursdays. That features Adelaide Kane and tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots as a young girl.
In an interesting choice, The Carrie Diaries was scheduled for Fridays and will be paired withAmerican’s Next Top Model.
HitFix notes that the CW has decided to start its fall shows in October, as is the network’s usual move. That way, the shows don’t get lost in the shuffle of premieres on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox.
Here’s the full schedule (*new shows):
8-9: Hart of Dixie
9-10: Beauty and the Beast
8-9: The Originals*
9-10: The Tomorrow People*
8-9: The Vampire Diaries
8-9: The Carrie Diaries
9-10: America’s Next Top Model
Nikita was held back for midseason, along with Star-Crossed, The 100 and reality show Fabulous in 12.
The Hollywood Reporter: The Originals episode has been on the books for a while. What are your thoughts on Vampire Diaries fans finally getting the chance to see the potential new series?
Claire Holt: Of course. I was beyond excited to be able to continue this journey as Rebekah and continue working with Daniel [Gillies], Joseph and [executive producer] Julie [Plec]. It’s been a process; it’s been a long time coming. I’m very excited to see the hard work pay off.
THR: We saw a glimpse of Klaus in New Orleans, so how does Rebekah play into that world?
Holt: In The Originals, she’s faced with the decision to follow her brother or stay in Mystic Falls. She’s always been loyal to Klaus and she values family above all else, and I think it’s a really hard one for her because she has been betrayed by him, she is disappointed in him and is hurting still. That journey in this pilot will revolve around her decision to follow him, help him and remain loyal to the family or leave them behind.
THR: Will we see her in New Orleans at some point?
Holt: I’m not sure that’s something I can give away. There will definitely be conversations with Elijah about whether or not Rebekah will come and join them. I don’t think I can tell you whether she makes it or not.