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February 2, 2013

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The Vampire Hype podcast this week talks about the most recent episode of The Vampire Diaries and some casting news for The Originals and Dracula! Good thing we’ve got some Merlin fans on the show this week, as there’s a surprising vampire connection…

The Vampire Diaries 4×12 “A View to Kill” discussion:
– So many decade dances, so little time!
– But the music was awesome
– There’s something in the water! “The Curse of Nimueh”! Oh, wrong podcast
– Bonnie’s expression magic: is it turning her evil?
– Is Bonnie gonna die? Did Kat Graham give it away?
– Bonnie’s parents are the worst! Just let her express herself!
– Stefan is so mean. Is he channeling Ripper, or are they blending together?
– Pamela is put to the shipper test! Will she be a Delena or Stelena shipper… or secret option number three?
– Selina is a shipper pirate, shooting her canons
– But we’re all sailing the SS Stebekah
– Rebekah vs Lexi vs Caroline vs Elena… who is the odd one out?
– We are constantly amazed by how much these people’s lives suck
– Elena’s feelings for Damon are real… but are they only real because Damon wants them to be?
– What if Damon turns human and Elena doesn’t?
– “I don’t mind being the bad guy, because somebody has to fill that role and get things done. You do bad things for no reason. You do them to be a dick […] If you’re gonna be bad, be bad with purpose. Otherwise you’re just not worth forgiving.” – Damon
– Kol used to run with witches in New Orleans. Interesting backstory… except, you know, he died
– Silas is Acathla. Happy meals with legs. It’s all Buffy, all the time
– Tariq is mourning Kol and his pretty face
– Kristen wonders if Silas might bring Kol back to life
– So like 1/4 of the world’s vampire population just died…
– You won’t like Jeremy when he’s annnngrryyyy
– Listeners react to the death of Kol, and wonder where Tyler and Caroline might have gone.

News (begins at 59:10):
- New casting news for The Originals: Daniella Pineda will play the witch Sophie
Dracula adds Nonso Anozie from Game of Thrones and Merlin‘s Katie McGrath. We fangirl and plug Hypable’s Merlin podcast Talks of Camelot (where Selina and Pamela will be discussing this news all over again!).

Please leave your thoughts about this episode of Vampire Hype, and tell us what you thought about The Vampire Diaries this week as well as the other vampire show casting news!

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This episode's hosts: Selina Wilken, Tariq Herzallah, Kristen Kranz, Pamela Gocobachi

  • Martrel A. Howard

    Could it be that they are changing Stefan and Damon back into their “human” selves ?

  • Martrel A. Howard

    Also Elena stopped being “Fun” when her parents died. She still has fun times but her head space is always about protecting everyone else that she loves

    • Joan

      I believe this is precisely at the core of Elena’s personality. She has had to deal with tragedy from a very young age, her formative years, and that’s going to inevitably affect the way she approaches everything. Same with Bonnie.

  • BronzeSparks123

    Maybe they will find the cure and Elena will take it, and to get back at them for killing Kol Klaus will take a whole bunch of Elena’s blood and them make her back into a vampire. This would explain why Klaus is willing to leave and would take the sire bond out of play, but it would allow Elena to remain a vampire.

  • Ashley

    I like Damon, but his line about being bad with a purpose doesn’t really apply to season 1 Damon. Damon killed people for no reason, abused Caroline, turned Vicki, ect. I also think that Klaus has been bad with a purpose (but to the main characters major distress), at least when he was trying to break his hybrid curse or make hybrids in general.

    If Rebekah becomes human she would be a witch, so maybe if Bonnie did die, Rebekah would be the new witch on the show…

    Kol will be back somehow, whether it’s through a flashback or maybe he’ll get resurrected. Klaus’ reaction to Kol’s death summed up his motives, that he only ever wanted to destroy the cure so it wouldn’t be used against him, he could care less about his hybrids and Elena. I wonder what Elijah’s reaction is going to be…

    I think the big death will either be Bonnie, Jeremy, or Elena. If it’s Elena, then she’ll obviously come back somehow and since Jeremy can see ghosts that would be an easy way to keep her character around until Silas or somebody resurrects her. Or Kathrine could just fill in….

    • Selina

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Elena might die! I honestly think it’d be an amazing twist (and fit the book canon) if she was killed only to come back as a ghost and eventually be resurrected… and yes, it’d give us a chance to see Katherine take center stage for a bit!

      Also, I had not even considered the fact that human Rebekah would be a witch, GOOD POINT! Very, very interesting possibilities opening up here. I really hope she becomes human now.

    • Joan

      Great post, Ashley. Especially your points about Rebekah and Elena. Personally, I’m having a hard time believing that Elena is going to take the cure because, in a way, I think it’ll set the series back. Plus, having her become human (even if she still chose Damon) seems too neat… Things have to be more complicated. So, looking at it from a point of how to push the series forward, I think it’s likely that she might actually die. Again.

    • Gary65

      That is true about Damon but he never really started getting feelings for Elena, and Elena never reall started getting feelings for him, until about mid-season 2. And by tha point, he’d stopped. So his point is still semi-accurate.

  • asteps

    i don’t see how stefan is acting like a jerk, i mean delena slept togther and tried to keep it from him if anyone is being toolish it’s damon. Also bonnie parent’s have good reason for tryin to keep bonnie safe ad thet is elena, everyone tries to protect hr and people they care about die! also sad that kol died and lurv beks

  • Gary65

    Question: Has Tariq watched Buffy? He really should. His fandometer would explode.

    • Selina

      Nothing would make me happier than if Tariq watched Buffy.

      …Okay, that’s not true, but it WOULD make me very happy.

      • Gary65

        I think an intervention is needed. He has a very large Merlin-shaped hole in his schedule that the Scooby gang would more than fill. Plus, if he fawned over Kol, just wait til he gets a good look at Sunnydale’s eye candy. There is no level upon which this match is not perfection.

    • Tariq

      Ahaha I actually used to watch Buffy! I don’t remember which seasons I watched but I remember willow being evil and a lesbian. And I also remember all of Sunnydale falling into some big black pit. Very random episodes are in my head.

      • Gary65

        Those eps are from the last 2 seasons. Watch all of it. I promise you, you will not regret it :c)

  • Melissa

    Hi there. I hope you’ve heard the casting news about Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. Will you please mention any news in your next podcast? As always, I love this podcast. Thanks for all the good talk and updates.

  • Renee

    Why is everyone so mad at Stefan? His character is much more interested now that he stop crying over Elena. Everyone forgets that she is the cause of his behavior. She should have just left both brothers alone, but that doesn’t make for good television. I’m not a fan of love triangles;especially when the woman cannot make up her mind. In my Vampire Diaries dreams, Stefan and Damon would leave Elena alone. I’m so happy that Stefan has someone. I was going to stop watching if they didn’t find someone else for Stefan. So excited that he got with Rebekah, regardless of why. I’m not asame to say I’m an Elena hater. Love your podcast though! And just to words about Kaus asking or dating advice… Too Cute!

  • Fiolla Korenica

    I’m a listener of both Vampire Hype and Talks of Camelot! Just thought I’d let you know :P

  • Cara Payan

    Love the podcast. Just started watching the show and blew through all of them in the last few weeks. Couple thoughts…After reading an interview with Julie Plec from EW, I get the impression that the Originals could be a prequel instead of a corresponding present day story line along with Vampire Diaries. Here’s the quote I got the idea from…

    “So he heads to New Orleans to try to figure who’s plotting against him and what they’re up to. And in unfolding that mystery, it takes him back to a town that several hundred years ago, he was actually one of the original settlers of and helped build.”

    In a prequel it wouldn’t matter if the Originals had died in present day Vampire Diary time. The spinoff would be their adventures and backstory. Kol and Finn could be there. But this idea may be a wash since Hayley is on the new show and she can’t be that old can she? Could Hayley be a secret love interest for Niklaus? They do appear to be working together secretly.

    My second thought is just a hunch but I believe Shane is Silas. I think Qetsiyah killed his wife and child and he wants to get into the tomb to get the cure and resurrect his lost family perhaps with all the magic he has been teaching Bonnie and whatever is is buried there. It would explain why he knows so much, has so many artifacts, and why he always talks so highly of Silas and has no fear of him unlike Kol.

    Keep up the awesome Podcast, don’t worry about the sirebond too much, it confuses us all. They’ll explain it eventually.


    • Cara Payan

      Guess Shane isn’t Silas…think Silas is using Shane’s dead wife to totally manipulate him to do his bidding though.

  • Krista Marie

    i wanted to yell out to you guys SOOO bad listening to the podcast lol…. “The Originals” is NOT based in present or future like you guys keep thinking/saying lol nobody heard about the Kol casting as of yet because it was supposed to be a surprise on TVD… and in the last episode Kol DID say he was in new orleans with his family up until Klaus stabbed him…. so itll be based pre-vampire diaries days in new orleans… pre-klaus putting Kol in a box : D just need to set that straight then…. lol

  • Diane

    First off, I love your Buffy references. I’ve been a long time Team Elena fan. I don’t think Elena should be with anyone right now. She needs to work on herself. I was quite shocked when the season started and Elena was back with Stefan. I was expecting her to take a break and figure out how to be a vampire on her own. That said, there are times when she’s great with Stefan and other times when she’s better with Damon. Also, if/when Elena becomes human again, I think it would be odd for her to go back to Stefan when she knows now that he doesn’t love her no matter what. Love the podcast.

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