Kevin Williamson: Well, we would have pulled it off sooner, if we could have. We felt like it was time. We just had to wait for the audience to truly respond to the kiss. We have our Elena fans, who have been craving it, but those fans would also reject it, out of hand. There are people who want Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena forever, and they were going to reject the kiss, so it had to be an honest thing for Elena to do. We had to make it real for her, and we had to tiptoe towards it. If we hadn’t, you would have hated Elena. Stefan had to take that turn, so she turned her attention to the one person who’s showing her the love, and she’s tempted by him. Who wouldn’t be? He’s a vampire. He has a power over her, and he’s being really good to her. And, he’s being tormented by it, too. In a weird way, he’s never going to let anything bad happen to his brother.
It’s a great love story because everybody loves everybody. No matter how much they hate each other, everybody loves everybody. It’s a perfect three-way, if they would all just come together. If they could all get along, it would be a hot time. Look, we’re in our third season. I don’t think we have a lot of new audience members, at this point. It is our fans. They’re the ones that are keeping us on the air. They’re our bread and butter. Even beyond that, we just want to be honest to the characters. You can’t just have Elena jump into bed with someone because that’s what the writer wants them to do. You have to earn it, and the character has to do it. It took us this long to earn it. From the second episode of this show, when she walked into the Salvatore mansion and she met Damon for the first time and he kissed her hand, that’s when it began. It just took us two and a half years to say, “I think they can kiss. We’ve earned it.”
How difficult of a line is it to walk with what you’re doing with Stefan and how far you can push it before he’s no longer redeemable?
Williamson: It’s hard because the sad part about it is that Stefan is such a man of character. He has such a good soul. And now, he’s taken this horrible turn, so no matter what he does, at this point, he’s never going to be able to forgive himself. So, if he can’t forgive himself, how can he ever expect forgiveness from a woman that loves him? He’s never going to be lovable again, in his eyes. He has such a journey. It’s so sad to watch because now he’s in tragic mode. He’s a true tragic hero, in the greatest sense, even more so now then Damon ever was. It is a fine line to walk, and I hope we’re playing it with just enough tragedy that the audience can hold onto him and nurture him, even though he does go down that terrible road. It is a tragic fall. I’m hoping it’s one of those situations where the audience will love him until he can learn to love himself again. That’s what’s happening. We love Damon and, every week, Damon was killing someone new. When he killed Lexi, I hated him after that, and it was my idea. I knew it would turn the audience against him.
When do you know it’s the right time to kill off one of your characters?
Williamson: Well, Lexi was a one-off. We brought her in for that birthday episode, and her purpose was to be a good friend and make Elena jealous, but ultimately impart on Elena that love is worth it. Epic love is worth epic risk, and that’s what she said to her. At the same time, she served a great purpose for Damon to throw the Council off his tracks. The good storylines start churning, and I just want to be surprising, all the time. I think, “If I do this, how would I earn it?,” and I have to backtrack and figure out the storyline and figure out how to do it. Luckily, it’s all in Julie Plec’s hands right now. How’s that for passing the buck? I’ve been working on my Fox pilot, so I haven’t been able to play as much as I’ve wanted to. Julie and I still talk at 4 o’clock in the morning. I go, “Who are you going to kill?” I’ve let her decide this year ‘cause I killed enough people. She called me up and said, “I think we’re not going to kill anybody,” and I said, “Oh, no. No, you’ve got to kill somebody.”
What storyline made you most concerned, but ended up being the most exciting for you to do?
Williamson: I didn’t want to kill Jenna. I did not want to kill Aunt Jenna. I still miss her. And Anna (Malese Jow), but I got to bring her back for a little while. But, Anna was probably the hardest call to make because I knew how much I loved her, and I was on Twitter every day then, so I knew the fans loved her. Part of me was like, “Kill her! The fans will get so excited by it, even if it’s not in a good way. They’ll get aggro.” I still hated doing it, though. Julie and I will sit in a room and talk the scenes out, and if she’s crying or I’m crying, we know we’re on to something.
Poptimal recently spoken to Syfy Network television series “Being Human” star Sam Witwer about how he got into acting, he’s a huge Star Wars fan, and how he told J.J. Abrams to check out “Being Human.”
Sam Witwer is one of those performers who actually meant to get into acting, he just didn’t think it would be practical. “Instead, I decided to be a rock star,” he said of his youthful ambition, “and that was equally unrealistic.” While he did succeed in forming a band, who eventually released a CD in 2006, his parents weren’t sold on the idea of a music career. But oddly, they pushed him to audition for Julliard. “I didn’t really understand why, or what I was doing, then I got in.”
Since then, Witwer’s become something of a staple in genre entertainment, highlighted with roles on Dexter, Smallville and Battlestar Galactica. It’s something to which he credits his own fandom of the material, more so than a conscious career choice. “I remember someone said for Battlestar, one of the reasons everything went well with my audition was I pronounced everything right. I knew how to pronounce ‘Caprica.’”
That’s something that makes Witwer kind of a Hollywood conundrum. He’s got the chiseled features any model would envy, a soulful screen presence fit for all forms of drama, all wrapped around a giant nerd core. “Dude, I’m a huge Star Wars fan,” he said when I asked him about his work as Darth Vader’s secret Sith apprentice on the video game series The Force Unleashed and voice work on the film franchise’s animated spin-off The Clone Wars. “Huge. I grew up with those movies, it’s kind of in my DNA.”
His career gained more notoriety when he scored a role in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Mist. “I’m a very, very lucky person,” he said, as he started into a story about a woman dropping her groceries all over the street, and he being the only person who offered to help. When he made sure she got back to her office okay, the woman asked if he was an actor, and if he’d be willing to tape a quick audition. Given three scenes and fifteen minutes to prepare, he went through with it. It was later when his agent told him what he read for, and that Darabont just happened to see Battlestar Galactica for the first time a few weeks prior.
It seems like he’s doing a good job based on some of the people he’s gotten hooked recently. “I don’t know if he’ll watch it, but he said he wanted to based on the pitch,” Witwer teased. “I pitched J.J. Abrams on the show. He started laughing and I said yeah, it’s crazy. He said no, I really want to watch that, it sounds like a show I want to watch.” Mr. Abrams, I think I know where you can get a copy.
My thoughts on last night’s episode. HOLY S**T!!!. I loved this episode. The writers never fail to write brilliant storylines. I did not expect to see Elijah back so soon. I thought it would be Rebekah.
Rate below what you thought of last night’s episode. 5 Fangs for Brilliant and 1 Fangs for Horrible.
Last Night’s Ratings:
New episodes of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle were both down for The CW, with TVD earning a 1.1 in adults 18-49 and Circle pulling a 0.7. The duo gave the net a 0.9 showing in adults and 2.2 million viewers.
- Klaus and Stefan’s interaction at the Salvatore home fighting over the coffins.
- Bonnie meeting her mom who abandon her since she was three only to have her betray her because Klaus had one of his hybrids (Daniel) compel Jamie (Abby’s stepson) to kill himself if Abby (Bonnie’s mom) didn’t find out from Bonnie where the coffins are. Jamie shot Stefan (who showed up when he found out that Elena was lying to him about where Bonnie’s mom is) with wooden bullets. Elena got tied to a wooden pillar.
- Tyler asks Caroline’s dad to help him control/or break his sire bond to Klaus and Tyler has to transformed to do it all the time.
- Elena breaks free from the pillar and knocks out Jamie, then removes the bullets from Stefan’s chest. At the moment, she tells Stefan that she feels guilty she didn’t tell him that she kissed Damon and Stefan’s hurt and walks away to be alone.
- Stefan tells Elena that she’s better than both brothers.
- Klaus shows up at the house where all the dead witches souls are because obviously Bonnie told where the coffins were, the witches start to torture him and he threatens to kill the Bennet line if he doesn’t get his coffins, the witches show him the three coffins, but the fourth one is missing. Bonnie was able to warn Damon and he grabbed it and removed it from the house. Damon tells Klaus he can’t kill him or he’ll never know where the coffin is.
- Stefan punches Damon because he kissed Elena and then finds out from Damon that Damon removed one of the daggers from the body of one of the Original Siblings.
- Klaus is talking to Daniel about his plans when suddenly his hybrid gets killed (his heart was ripped out) at first I thought it was Rebekah because she’s supposed to appear soon in one of the episodes, but nope, the writers shocked me and my brother because it was Elijah who Damon un-dagger. Elijah greets Klaus, who is stunned to see Elijah and asks him what he missed.
Rantings Source – The Hollywood Reporter
Vampires.com has the exclusive interview with the author of “Puncture” Lisa V. Proulx.
How does Puncture differ from other novels about vampires?
Because it really masks a story of domestic abuse. If you think about it, every woman knows a man like Victor. An emotional vampire who sucks the life out of you. Puncture deals with the very real issue of a woman who is so in love with a man that she is willing to trade her life for hers. In return, he controls her and uses her for his own gain. Many women are living that life right now.