Are You Having ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Withdrawals Yet?

59116026ad8a2f2e417e357a7d6fb66dIt’s only the first week without Pretty Little Liars and I’m already missing Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily. Are you?

When the liars return this winter they will be in a very different place in their lives and there will be a new mystery. The ABC Family drama as we know it, will be no more.

But we still have five and half seasons of the mystery of ‘A’ to enjoy and now’s the time to put all the clues together and see if CeCe fits in with everything. We didn’t even meet her till episode seven of season three.

We have plenty of time before the winter premiere to watch and re-watch season three to six to see if everything fits.

In the meantime here are five episodes to get started with and to help fill the void the liars have left us:

Over My Dead Body: Season 2 Episode, 12

‘A’ really stepped up her game in this episode. She made the girls believe that Dr. Sullivan was in danger and set them up to be in question over Alison’s murder.

What I loved about the episode was the snippets that we saw. We kept jumping back and forth in time to find out how the liars ended up covered in dirt and at the police station.

While this episode may have nothing to do with piecing together everything to follow CeCe as ‘A’, it’s a great place to start with binge watching PLL till we get brand new episodes this winter.

 

This is a Dark Ride: Season 3 Episode 12

Sure you can look for clues in this episode, but this is just a great episode. Since it doesn’t look like we are getting a Halloween special this year, just relive this great one!

This is one of the best PLL episodes of all time. You’ve got the great costumes, numerous ‘A’ clues, lots of suspense, boyfriend surprises and of course, Aria almost being pushed off the train!

Sure we want to re-examine all the clues that show CeCe is ‘A’, but we have months to gather the evidence. We should just enjoy some of the episodes too. It’s going to be a long drought before the girls are back!

 

Taking This One to the Grave: Season 5 Episode 12

I was absolutely shocked and devastated by this episode. I was so upset that Mona was dead and then I loved it even more when we found out Mona faked her death and ‘A’ had taken her. I also loved how Mona was actually working with the liars, even if it was short lived.

I just totally didn’t see this coming. I know a lot of people like to figure out what’s going to happen next, but I prefer when I’m surprised and this episode was the biggest surprise for me. I was so relieved when Mona was alive though.

This is a great episode and you can try to spot those clues that point to CeCe!

 

How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas: Season 5, Episode 13

In season five we didn’t get a Halloween episode, but we did get a nice Christmas episode! This episode is sure to be littered with ‘A’ clues, especially seeing as CeCe is in the episode.

But once again the girls are on the hunt for clues, but this time for ‘A’ being Alison. And of course there’s so much great fashion with the Ice Ball. And Ali has started an army of her own, people she poached from Mona’s army.

The episode has a pinch of Christmas cheer, sexy Santas, ‘A’ clues, suspense, danger and the last word from ‘A’: Merry Christmas, Bitches  – A.

 

Welcome to the Dollhouse: Season 5, Episode 25

This was one of the best episodes ever of PLL. ‘A’ was getting scarier and scarier and then she just took her dolls and started to play with them. After watching this season finale I thought, how can the show ever out do this finale? And if they can’t, the show should just come to end. Up to this point each finale has outdone the last. So far, still, so good, but now that we will have a new mystery, who knows.

We get up close and personal with ‘A’ in this episode. Is there anything in here that points to CeCe?

These are all great episodes to start with while we are waiting for PLL to come back. But you could just start from the beginning too. All episodes are on Netflix, so happy ‘A’ hunting!

‘Pretty Little Liars’: Fans Are Upset over A’s Reveal

CMKsNU2UcAASnm3There are a lot of people very upset about the A reveal. I’m not really sure why. There’s some questions I would still like to have answered, but overall I like what I. Marlene King did.

Luckily we will get some more questions answered as the show continues. I. Marlene told Entertainment Weekly that we will learn about the connection between CeCe and Sara, but there is no mention of who killed Mrs. D. I still want to know who killed her.

The great thing about the A reveal is how I. Marlene brought a transgender character to the teen audience. It’s a big conversation at the moment and it’s great that she’s ahead of the game.

So many people wanted A to be Wren and Melissa to be Red Coat, but they’re in England and haven’t even be involved for sometime now.

After we found out Charles was A, I was still convinced that A was a girl. I never believed that A could be a guy. Those messages couldn’t have come from a guy.

People are outraged that Pretty Little Liars made A a transgender woman the villain, but why? I didn’t look at it like I. Marlene was villain-izing transgender people. I keep talking about how I want great female villains. When an actor plays a villain well, you love that bad guy. I want strong characters for females whether they’re good guys or bad guys.

A is a legendary villain, so I don’t look at this as a bad thing. I really liked how everything came together. I always believed that A was a girl, but I liked the twist the writers did making it Ali’s brother. It all started with Ali, so it made sense. I never understood why A would target the rest of the girls. But CeCe isn’t well and that has a lot to do with her family. She never got the love that she deserved and then was thrown in Radley. I think anyone would go crazy growing up in there.

If you are thinking that I. Marlene just jumped on the transgender bandwagon, you would be wrong. She told E! Online that they came up with the idea at the end of season three. It just had great timing with the way it all worked out.

I think it’s important for shows to touch on these conversations. For me I didn’t understand how someone could be transgender. I have nothing against them and would treat them just like anyone else, but I just didn’t understand it.

Listening to CeCe’s story made me understand more of what Charles went through and the hardship he had growing up. This is why it’s important for these stories to be told.

People sometime take things too seriously. I get the outrage of making minorities villains all the time, but if it’s a great character, what’s the big deal? I love great characters. I have so many favorite villains and sadly most of them are men. But I loved Victoria Grayson on Revenge. That was a great show. The two main characters were powerful female characters. I want their to be more great female villains on TV and in movies.

Lets not give minority people the good guy roles, lets give them great roles to play whether they are good guys or bad guys.

A is one of the best villains on TV and so many people would have loved to be the legendary A.

I just really liked the twist I. Marlene did. No one could have seen this coming. And  that’s all I wanted from the big reveal.

‘The Originals’: Everyone Loves Freya

Freya tells Elijah and Klaus her story.

Freya is quickly becoming a favorite Mikaelson.

Riley Voelkel didn’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con, but she was a big discussion topic on The Originals panel.

Executive producer Julie Plec brought in Riley last season to play the long lost sister, Freya, and executive producer Michael Narducci said, “Riley owned it.”

“She felt to me like a Mikaelson right from the beginning. Very, strong, very intense and 25% bat s–t insane and a very, very great addition to the family,” Michael added.

Julie said whenever you bring in another Mikaelson or another person into the cast, you wonder how it’s going to work and if they are going to fit in.

“What’s beautiful about Riley is that she’s just one of these great personalities, a wonderful spirit. She just kind of dropped right in and made herself at home,” Julie said.

She said she wished Riley could have joined them at Comic-Com, but she was at home in Atlanta with her mother.

Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson) said Riley clicked right from the beginning.

“When we first did a scene with her she walked right between Klaus and Elijah in the grave yard and kind of threatened us both, put us both in our places,” Joseph said.

Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson) joked that he wanted her off the set.

Joseph continued the joke: “I feel extremely threatened by this actress, but despite his protests we kept her.”

Joseph said we got to see a little emotional side of Freya when she told the story of her childhood with Dahlia.

“She rocked that as well, so I think at that point everyone was like, hey can she stay?” Joseph added.

“I think we should only talk about Freya,” Julie said.

Riley may not have been at the panel in person, but her spirit was definitely felt.

Michael told fans that last season Klaus was very calculated in his plan after he found out the struggles of a first born Mikaelson witch. Klaus didn’t want Dahlia to raise his daughter, but Freya was also a first born. So he took his aunt down and then made peace with his sister and invited her into his home.

Freya has wanted a family for a 1,000 years and now she’s coming into the compound while the brothers are estranged. Daniel said Freya is Switzerland at the moment.

Michael said that Freya really wants their to be peace and they will have to find a way to deal with each other.

Will Freya be able to referee her brothers and bring peace to her home?

Tune in Thursday, October 8, 9/8c on The CW to find out!

‘Supernatural’ Comic-Con: Cast Very Secretive About Season 11

Supernatural-season-9-promo-poster-e1382037785238It was a Supernatural reunion at San Diego Comic-Con. Richard Speight Jr. (Gabriel/The Trickster) and Rob Benedict (Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund) moderated the panel and they got side tracked quite a bit. At one point the hamster was asking Mark Sheppard (Crowely) questions. 

According to Mark the hamster is the most talented actor that he’s worked with for ten seasons and wants to know if the hamster is coming back.

Do you remember the hamster? She was in charge of the coven that Rowena turned into a hamster.

Mark had a lot of fun during the panel and even told fans that his character is dead. He maintained that for most of the panel.

Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) said being dead doesn’t mean anything because he doesn’t know how many times he’s died now.

“It does to me. I don’t have a trailer anymore. I don’t have anywhere to park my car,” Mark said.

I guess since he’s being so tight lipped on his character, we’ll have to wait till season eleven to see if Crowley is alive or not. If you’re asking why bring Mark to Comic-Con if his character is dead, he said because he was going to go anyways.

Mark did get serious for a minute: “It’s been an amazing journey. I showed up as a guest star kissing a very tall man under a bridge and suddenly it’s like seven seasons later and it’s been the most fun journey I’ve have had. Even if I knew what was going to happen I wouldn’t damn well tell you because it’s so much fun.”

Supernatural has been going for ten years, but the boys have earned new fans with Netflix. Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) asked the crowd who started watching the show within the last year and the crowd screamed. Then he asked who started watching because of Netflix and there were even more screams.

Misha Collins (Castiel) mentioned how the boys have grown up with the fans. 

“Actually I kind of almost teared up watching that retrospective back there because it feels like I’ve only been doing this…” Misha said.

“He did. He was a mess,” Jensen interrupted.

“I was balling,” Misha said.

Misha said he’s one of the new kids and he started out initially being afraid of the fans, then he started to embrace them  and now he’s collaborating with fans.

Jared and Misha thanked the fans for being so great.

Misha and Jensen have such great chemistry on screen, but Misha is asked why he doesn’t have the same bond with Sam.

“The height difference between me and Jared is just too jarring,” Misha said.

When we left off Cass was giving Crowley a beat down and a very bad one at that. Which is why Mark keeps joking that he’s dead, or at least we hope he’s joking.

“I think I speak for the entire rest of the cast when I say opportunities to have fight scenes with Mark are really satisfying. Sometimes we convince the directors and the producers to let us shoot what we tell Mark are scenes but they are never intended to air. We just pound on him for al little bit while the cameras pretend to roll,” Misha said.

Jensen is actually directing the third episode of the season and Misha had a little story to tell about filming. He said that after a take Jensen gave him some direction. Then after another take he looked unsatisfied and gave him another note. After another take Jensen said, “I think I’m making it worse.”

“Evidently somebody sort of dropped the ball over the hiatus and forgot how to act, but thanks that was some of the best directing I’ve ever gotten,” Misha said

“After 10 seasons of playing these characters and knowing the story there’s an ease to having to direct the main cast which you really don’t have to unless it’s Misha, then you have to really kind of reign him in a bit. Jared knows his character so well, Mark knows his character so well, but Misha’s still working on it,” Jensen said.

“One of the things I like about directing is the challenge itself. Challenging myself, kind of think about the script in a different way and the whole right brain, left brain thing. So it’s fun and I’m enjoying it and I’m lucky to have such an amazing crew that picks me up if I’ve forgotten a few things. That’s a safety net in its own and it’s also amazing to have such talented people to work with and it also makes my job more fun as an actor,” Jensen added.

The Supernatural cast and crew is like one big family. They’ve seen kids grow up, people get married and have kids. They’ve seen divorces and deaths too.

“There’s no better feeling in the world then going to work and being embraced by the arms of your family and know that you have people there you can trust that are just smiling at you that makes your day better. We’re all in the same boat together,” Mark said.

“And then to come to places like this and be embraced by such loving…”

The crowd screamed before Jensen could  even finish his sentence.

Jensen, Jared, Misha and Mark had a lot of fun on the panel and with fans, but they gave very a little away for the new season.

Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb said there is something really fun planned for episode four.

“That’s the fun about having such great fans like these, they’ll follow us anywhere. So we feel we have a lot of freedom to take the show in different ways, different places,” Andrew said.

Supernatural has done a lot of crazy things over the last ten seasons. It’s gotten meta, it’s done black and white and so many other things. Looks like we can look forward to more creative episodes in season eleven.

Executive producer Jeremy Carver confessed that fan favorites will be coming back, but in surprise ways, so he can’t give us more than that.

“This year we are going to back to a little bit more, I think an epic feel. The big bad and a real sort of a quest for the brothers…” Jeremy said and then Jared distracted him by slowly pretending to bite him.

“I’m just trying to tell them stuff man,” Jeremy continued.

Jeremy tried to continue, but the crowd was so quite he asked if they wanted to hear it.

“I’m putting myself to sleep here,” he said.

He went on to say it’s a pre-biblical story and the brothers are going to be really united.

When Jared was asked if he though they would beat the new big bad, he said: “Well I think we’ll beat it because we’re not the Loosechesters. Up top.” Jensen and Jared high fived.

“I was so proud of that,” Jared said.

“I’m so ashamed to be sitting next you,” Misha said while looking at Jared.

‘There’s a reason why Jared doesn’t have a long sit-com reel. He’s a one hour drama man,” Rob said.

Jared said his little joke again.

“I love sympathy comedy,” Misha said.

“That’s the only kind I’ve got. I’m excited to see the boys working together. We’ve seen them at odds and we’ve seen them working together and I’m happy to see them teaming up,” Jared said.

Jensen said they are left with the clean up after getting rid of the mark. They have to deal with their decision now.

One of the fans in the audience asked why Charlie was killed. That was a hard question for Jeremy to answer and the cast didn’t help him at all.

“It’s tough. Just because anytime you have a favorite character on a show,” Jeremy said.

“And that show is called Supernatural,” Jared added.

“People die on the show,” Jeremy added.

“It’s tough for me to answer. Just that she was an absolutely beloved character in the show, but we’re in the writers room and we have to go where the story takes us,” he said.

“I’d like to thank everyone up here for the support,” he said while the rest of the panel put there feet up and just left Jeremy to answer the question.

Felicia Day was only supposed to be in one episode and Jensen said we should be thankful for the time we got with her. 

‘The Originals’ Comic-Con: Everything You Need to Know About Season 3

fdc762638e98a037b63ee3352422c210Executive producer Julie Plec was nice enough to give fans of The Originals at Comic-Con a little taste of what’s to come in season three. She brought a video that recapped the first two seasons and introduced three new villains at the end.

We were supposed to meet these villains at the end of season two, but Julie said when they saw the season finale they thought it was better to end on Klaus’s emotional moment. “Sort of just t-ing up there were new enemies to come.”

Executive producer Michael Narducci said they’ve discussed how the Mikaelsons have been around for thousands of years and have probably sired vampires along the way. We know that when an original vampire dies, their sire line dies with them. Season three will be about what those vampire’s perspectives are about the continued existence of the Mikaelson family.

When we left the Mikaelsons in season two, they had just gotten rid of their parents and aunt. “Now they get to experience what it’s like to be so called parents themselves of the first line of sired vampires. So the children are coming to town with an ax to grind,” Julie said.

Not only are there new enemies coming, Klaus and Elijah are very estranged at the moment, but they still have to work together to take care of little Hope.

Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson) thinks that when The Originals returns that Klaus will be a bad father.

“I think he kind of knows he’s messing it up, but he’s trying at least. You gotta give him that. Even if he’s warping the mind of his young daughter before she’s uttered even a syllable,” Joseph said.

While Klaus and Elijah will try to take care of Hope despite their differences, Freya will also be there to help take care of the powerful baby.

Riley Voelkel was a new addition to the cast this season and Michael said, “Riley owned it.”

“She felt to me like a Mikaelson right form the beginning. Very strong, very intense and 25% bat s–t insane and a very, very great addition to the family,” Michael added.

Julie said Riley just fit right into the cast and they really wished she could of come with them, but she was at home in Atlanta with her mom.

There has been a lot of new additions over the first two seasons, but not all of them have stuck around.

“A typical day we’re sitting there thinking about how much we love our actors and our cast is phenomenal. We’re just kind of chilling out and then the angel of death walks in and says, ‘I feel like killing off so and so’ and then we figure that out,” Michael said, as he looked at Julie.

“They have a big roulette wheel with all of our names on,” Joseph said.

“I do. I do,” Julie joked.

Julie said the best death scenes are the ones they don’t want to do. The ones that hurt.

Julie was originally determined not to kill off Aunt Jenna from The Vampire Diaries, but then someone presented Jenna’s death in a way that was so terrible, she loved it.

There are other times when an actor wants to leave.

“Just from a logistical point of view, Daniel Sharman, who was so wonderful as Kol,” Julie started to say and the crowd screamed.

Daniel got a new job, so they had to write him off. Julie did say we will see Kol again next season, this time as Nathaniel Buzolic. We’ll even see him right away in flashbacks.

Davina isn’t going to stop trying to get her boyfriend back.

Danielle Campbell (Davina Claire) thinks Davina and Kol had a special connection, which is what made them able to do so much magic together. He’s the first person who’s understood her and is very important to her.

Davina has changed a lot in only two seasons.

“I think as an actor, I love it. It’s what you really want. I’ve gotten to experience so many different arcs and I’ve really gotten to grow with the character,” Danielle said.

Cami has gone through a lot of changes since The Originals started too. She came back to New Orleans not know anything about the supernatural world and now she’s the last remaining legacy of her family. And she has a very complicated relationship with Klaus.

Leah Pipes (Camille O’Connell) said Cami saw her twin brother plunge into darkness and she sees that darkness in herself. She also may see some of that darkness in Klaus that she’s repressing.

“I think there is an untapped darkness in Cami that we potentially will be seeing some of,” Leah said.

“I think that at the same time Klaus sees that darkness in her and sees someone highly intelligent who’s vulnerable and human and fragile. And yet sees him with sympathetic eyes and looks at him not as a monster, but as a complex soul. That’s something that he doesn’t necessarily get all the time and doesn’t necessarily think he deserves completely. So there’s some attraction there,” Michael said. 

“She sees the good him,” Leah added.

“Yeah, perhaps,” Michael replied with a hint of a laugh.

“There’s silence in the audience. No one liked that,” Leah said and the panel laughed.

There’s a lot of powerful ladies on The Originals and we should hopefully see some great scenes with all of them together in the coming season.

“There’s a good faction of writers in our writers room who really believe that the female relationships and friendships are as strong and as important to the show as the supernatural stuff and as the bromance and the romance. They fight really hard to find ways to put characters together. We figure out ways to develop those bonds,” Julie said.

The big romance on the show is Hayley and Elijah of course.

“He’s going to be holding a lot more coats out in the wilderness for her,” Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson) said.

“The coats are going to become exponentially smaller and smaller. It’s just going to be a tiny jacked. Just going to be a thong. Not even. A false mustache. He’s kinky,” Daniel joked.

Daniel got serious and said that Elijah has “monumental patients and I think he’ll just wait it out,” he said.

He said Elijah will always be there for Hayley when she needs him.

Joseph interjected: “Though his patients with Klaus has run out.”

“Well that’s a thousand years of it. He’s only had like what, two years,” Daniel replied.

“I think he’s going to remain devoted to her through whatever. And to the child,” Daniel added.

When Charles Michael Davis (Marcel Gerard) was asked about his character’s failed relationships he replied: “Wait, we’re talking about my personal life now?”

He hopes that Rebekah will come back in any body.

“You say that now and then she shows up, ‘Hello Marcel. I’m finally back in my new body. 86 years old. Give us a kiss, you devil you,” Joseph said in a fake old lady voice.

Charles joked and said he liked were this was going and Joseph said he would be playing the part “in a sort of Monty Pythonesque” way.

All fans constantly want to know when the next crossover will be. Michael isn’t such a fan of crossovers. He said he’s a producer and writer on The Originals, so he has his own characters to focus on. Then he waits “for my fearless leader to tell me, actually Mike, I have The Vampire Dairies and The Originals and we’re going to do a crossover with both of them and we’re going to bring in the people from Containment too, because I am God,” Michael said.

“And there you have it,” Julie concluded.


 

The cast were able to make a wish for their characters:

Leah Pipes:

I’m a human, so I just want to stay alive.

Phoebe Tonkin

I think my wish for Hayley would be that Hope can live a normal happy existence. I think that’s what she would want the most.

Daniel Gillies

I think for Elijah I would want, other than his girlfriends not being incinerated. (“Oh, come on,” Joseph said.) I’m saying I’m not letting that go easily. I’m actually wishing for something dark. Sort of would wish for a great division between the brothers before conciliation. (“So that’s how it’s going to be?” Joseph said.)

Joseph Morgan

I wish everyone would just do what Klaus says because he’s always right. He knows what he’s doing. It’s for the greater good. Come on, get on board with his plans and everything will be alright in the end. Not everyone will be alright in the end, but everything will be alright in the end. (Crowd laughs.)

Julie Plec

I just destroy wishes.

Charles Michael Davis

I wish Marcel would crossover. (“Whoa,” Julie said.)

Danielle Campbell

Davina’s a witch and I think it would be really cool if she could fly. So whether it’s a broomstick or something else. I still think it would be really cool.

Yusaf Gatewood

Mine’s pretty selfish. I hate shaving, so I wish we could work something out so Vincent can grow a huge beard. (“No, we can’t” Julie answered.)

‘TVD’ Comic-Con: All About the Relationships

all-spell-breaks-loose-e1421017216792While Elena is in a deep sleep, there’s still a lot to look forward to in season seven of The Vampire Diaries.

We may have lost Delena, but Steroline is just starting to heat up.

So what can we look forward to for Steroline? “A lot of very unexpected twists and turns,” executive producer Julie Plec said.

“The fun of this couple is they’re just coming together. They’re just getting really cemented in the romantic status. As we left it off, sort of said, ‘I will be here when you’re ready.’ So she’s trying really, really hard not be ready, but…”

Then Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) interrupted Julie and said: “She can’t resist.”

While we did get some great information about season seven, the cast was having a lot of fun at the San Diego Comic-Con panel on Sunday.

Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) asked the audience if they wanted to see more shirtless scenes of Stefan. The crowd roared with approval and Candice said, “that was a formal request,” while looking at Julie.

Paul wasn’t too pleased. He replied: “That was season one when I was a youngster. Times have changed.”

Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Paul were also having a little debate over their couple’s shipping names. Ian wants the Steroline name to change.

“Delena, likes that’s any better,” Paul replied.

“At least it doesn’t sound like it’s in a hospital,” Ian said.

“Delena sounds like it could potentially be a disease. Steroline sounds like the cure for the disease,” Paul said.

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to film these Steroline scenes?

“I just love making Candice feel awkward on set. Candice is married. I’m friends with her husband. I love when we have to do make out scenes because it’s so uncomfortable and it’s so funny. But we love each other,” Paul said.

“Don’t we love each other?” Paul turned and asked Candice.

“Oh yeah, just so much,” Candice said laughing.

Candice had her own behind the scenes awkward story to tell: “If you want to ever try something really disturbing, put a lot of fake blood in your mouth and have to make out with someone. I’m glad it worked out on television, but that was definitely an awkward day at work.”

Candice did get serious to talk about her character. She confessed she loves a good slow burning relationship on TV that you can watch the relationship build. She’s very excited for Steroline in season seven and excited for the fans too. She won’t say anything more though because she’s afraid she’ll get in trouble for spoilers.

Paul was able to get serious for a second to talk about Steroline. He really likes their history. It obviously started out as a platonic relationship, but there were moments when you thought there could be something more going on there.

“Those moments when you sort of zoom in on the eyes–something going on. It could happen between anyone,” and with that said Paul went goofy again.

“I feel like Ian and I have had those moments,” Paul said.

The crowd screamed.

“Yeah, right that’s what I’m taking about,” Paul responded to the crowd.

“I am my brother’s keeper,” Ian replied.

“Why go across the street when you can go across the hall?” Paul said.

“I taught him that one by the way,” Ian said.

The crowd was laughing with Paul and Ian’s exchanges.

Ian and Paul were definitely having a good time during the panel, but lets talk about our beloved Delena for a minute.

“What’s nice about it is there’s still a really intense core romance almost like in a fairy tale way attached to it. Damon has put the love of his life away and now he’s gotta figure out…” Julie said.

“She’s just taking a little nap,” Ian interrupts.

Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) really likes how the writers ended Elena’s storyline. She likes that it keeps the door open for Nina Dobrev to come back, “but it also created an interesting dynamic going into season seven for Bonnie and Damon to have them deal with the fact that Bonnie’s alive and Elena’s not.”

For the fans that were totally in love with Bamon at the beginning of season six, they will be happy to hear that Ian’s favorite stuff that TVD has done was Bonnie and Damon trapped in 1994.

He asked the crowd if they agreed and they applauded quite a bit.

“It’s funny because they hate each other, they love each other, they resent each other, but they’re stuck together. It’s sort of an amazing recipe for a lot of cool drama,” Ian said, with a lot of emphasis on ‘drama’.

Kat’s favorite episode of season six was the one that Ian was directing. She’d never filmed a scene before where the director was the actor too.

“You’re directing again in season seven, right?” Kat asked Ian.

“Yeah, well hopefully,” Ian replied and turned to look at Julie.

The EP was put on the spot and just shrugged her shoulders.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Ian answered for her.

So how will Damon be without Elena?

Julie said that Damon will be trying to figure out who is without Elena and how he can make the right decisions without her by his side.

“You’ll get to see a lot of naughty Damon,” Julie said.

“It’s the old f—ing Damon. The Damon that we really fell in love with,” Ian said and the crowd cheered.

“And that’s the goal. Lets bring back that energy, that sexy, volatile, fun, scary, dangerous. All that s–t that made you guys love him to begin with. We’re bringing it back,” Ian added and the crowd roared.

Executive producer Caroline Dries said it’s fun for writers to dig deeper into a character and see what makes them tick. She told fans that they will get to see a lot of bromance between Stefan and Damon next season. It will be a new dynamic with their mother living in Mystic Falls.

Michael Malarkey (Enzo) sat their quietly during the panel just waiting for his turn and when it was finally his turn, his answer was great. He was asked what excited him about his character helping move the Lily story forward in the last season.

“More screen time,” was his reply.

Michael told fans that Enzo will have to choose sides in season seven and he will really struggle with it.

Also when the relationship of Lily and Enzo was brought up, Ian asked, “Are you going to bone our mother? Lets just get it out on the table.”

Michael got in on the joking and replied: “She’d be Enzo’s first.”

Clearly not feeling confident in his joke, he followed it up with stating it was a joke.

Caroline confessed that each season they try to out do the villain from the last. They feel like Kai was their best villain ever and the crowd seemed to agree with her as they cheered for the late Kai.

The characters will go up against the heretics next season, but they have no idea how to defeat this new enemy.

“It’s going to be really exciting, gruesome and violent when we start, but really the mystery will be how did Mystic Falls gets to be the way we saw it at the end of season six,” Caroline said.

Get ready for the dark season seven of TVD premiering Thursday, October 8, 8/7c on the CW.

Candice Accola had something special to say about Caroline turning her emotions off:

It was really fun. It was such a tragic storyline and I kind of knew and was clued in that Sheriff Forbes was going to pass this season and how it was going to happen. I thought it was such a human obstacle that these characters hadn’t really faced and there was no supernatural spell that could break the fact that she had cancer and I thought that was really powerful. So from all that grief and all the sadness to just go from you know, heartless bad ass Caroline was really, really fun and a really cool change for the character.

‘Scream’: Who is Ghost Face?

And so the blood bath begins.

And so the blood bath begins.

We’re only one episode in so it’s hard to say who the killer is so far, but there’s a lot of people who look suspicious.

I’m hoping that the writers don’t just make the boyfriend the killer again, that’s too easy. So it can’t be Will, but he didn’t make himself look innocent in the pilot episode either.

Him and Jake were filming the victim, Nina, the night she was murdered. That doesn’t paint a pretty picture for these two, since it seems like the killer was also filming her. It’s way too easy to blame them right now, but we will have to keep an eye on them. Will did threaten Brooke about getting in between him and Emma again.

Once again suspicion his landing on the Sidney character’s father. Emma’s father, Kevin, is MIA and was stabbed by Brandon James. Emma’s mom, Maggie, believes this has something to do with Brandon because she got an animal heart sent to her addressed to her nickname, Daisy. Which is the name Brandon used when writing her letters and creating her carvings. Kevin has psychological scars from what happened to him so it’s not too far fetched to think he could be behind the recent murders, but why Nina and Tyler? What reason would he have to kill them? So he’s probably not the one.

The police haven’t found Tyler’s body yet, so they are assuming it’s Tyler, but he’s already dead, right? That was his head in the hot tub?

Audrey has a picture of Brandon James on her wall. She’s a film geek living in a town with a dark history, so it could be research for a film, but it is intriguing. She would have a motive to kill Nina because Nina was the one that posted the video of Audrey and a girl making out. We’d have to see who the next victim was to see if there was a pattern.

Even the Randy character looked like he could be guilty in the first episode. Noah had a streak of blood across his forehead at the end. What could that mean? I don’t want the killer to be him because he’s just so supposed to be our tour guide. He’s the guy that tells us the rules of a horror film and the one that we root for to get the girl. Though it looks like Noah is having better luck getting the girl this time, but it doesn’t appear he has a crush on the Sidney character this time around.

Or is Brandon James still alive and he’s come back?

After just one episode, what’s your best guess at who the killer is?

The Rules of Surviving a Horror Film

MV5BMzk0OTMzMTc3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzY0NTMwNjE@._V1_SX214_AL_Before we dive into the new chapter of Scream, we should take a moment to remember the rules of a horror film.

In the first film, in order to survive you must never have sex, never drink or do drugs and never, ever, say you’ll be right back.

In the second film the stakes were higher. In a sequel the body count is bigger and the death scenes are more elaborate, with more blood and gore. Dewy cut Randy off in the film so we will never know what the rule is for making a franchise.

Randy may have died in Scream 2, but he left his legacy behind for Scream 3. Once again he was our tour guide, this time for a trilogy.

In a trilogy you go back to the beginning and discover something that was never true to begin with. The killer is also super human. You can’t stab him or shoot him, you have to decapitate him or blow him up. He told us that any one can die, but the main characters managed to survive this one. Lastly the past is about to come back to destroy you.

So for one last time, lets let Randy be our tour guide, because really, Randy tells us the rules the best:

In Scream 4 the killers had adapted the new technology into their killing spree. They were filming the murders. This film was working under the remake rules: the unexpected is the new cliche and the kills have to be way more extreme. And now the rules don’t even include how to survive, basically it’s almost impossible to survive. Charlie said you have to be gay to survive, but as Robbie was dying, he said he was gay. So clearly that isn’t true.

Let the film geeks tell you themselves:

The new chapter of Scream is embarking on new territory. It’s a TV show, so what sort of rules apply for a horror TV show?

For one the show will start out with the murder going viral on youtube. So the killer is taking a cue from Scream 4 and filming his murders.

Since it’s a remake and a TV show, will that mean more deaths? Will there have to be at least one death per episode? Will any of the rules from the original four movies apply? Or will the writers come up with new rules for the new platform?

It’s a whole new chapter in the franchise, because there is no Stab movies and previous murders. It’s starting from the beginning all over again in a new town. The nightmare is about to start in Lakewood, which has it’s own troubled past that’s going to be exposed.

Get ready for the Scream TV show, premiering Tuesday, June 29 at 10/9c pm on MTV:

In Honor of MTV’s ‘Scream’ Reboot, the Top 5 Death Scenes

MTV-Scream-TV-SeriesIn one week MTV will relaunch the Scream franchise. I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited. In honor of the MTV show, I re-watched all of the Scream films. I relived every single death scene so I can rate how well the remake does them. Bella Thorne will be recreating the epic opening scene of the original Scream film. From the previews we can tell it’s been highly modernized, but the writers and actors still have to do the scene justice. That’s a lot of pressure and next week I can tell you if they succeeded. Before we dive into the reboot, lets take a look back at the best death scenes over the four films. If you haven’t seen any of the Scream films DO NOT READ on. There are major spoilers from the films ahead.

5. Maureen, Scream 2  (Jada Pinkett Smith) Scream is known for having great opening death scenes. While none of them match up to the first, they are still great. The writers went very meta when they decided to open the second film with two characters getting killed while watching a film about the first murders. Maureen didn’t even want to see the film. The audience was extremely hyped up and her boyfriend had already proven to be very into it too. He scared her while wearing the ghost mask, so she didn’t think anything when the killer sat down next to her with the mask on. No one even realized what was going on. They thought it was a publicity stunt. Maureen tried to get their attention. She got up right in front of the screen, but no one even knew what was happening until it was too late. And with that Scream 2 opened.

4. Kirby, Scream 4 (Hayden Panettiere) In Scream 4 there was a ton of deaths and most of them weren’t that creative. It was more about upping the body count. And they did definitely that. I particularly liked Kirby’s death scene. It was a throw back to the original with Charlie being tied up in a chair. Once again Ghost Face was playing his games. Kirby had to answer questions about horror films. The last one was pretty funny. She didn’t even wait for him to finish the question. It was a question about a remake and she just started listing off almost every horror remake ever made. When the killer didn’t respond, she figured she got it right. She may have answered the question right, but it was all part of the plan. We thought Charlie was innocent because he was taken by the killer, but the duo tricked us. Charlie made his move and it was to kill Kirby. Maybe if Kirby had slept with him earlier, she would still be alive. It was the most creative death scene in the final film.

3. Randy, Scream 2 (Jamie Kennedy) I was so mad at the writers when they killed Randy off. He was one of my favorite characters. I wasn’t expecting him to be killed off, but as Randy said in the third film, he should have never lost his virginity. Gale, Dewey and Randy were desperately trying to find the killer. He was taunting them. Maybe Mrs. Loomis would have spared Randy if he didn’t start speaking badly about Billy. Maybe if he wasn’t right in front of the van too. It wasn’t so much the actual death scene that I liked, it was more of a oh my god the killer got Randy kind of moment! I was shocked that he was killed. I was never as shocked as when Randy was killed. He taught us the rules and guided us through living through a horror film. We lost our tour guide when he was killed off. Lucky for us, Randy had the forethought to make a video for the trilogy!

2. Tatum, Scream (Rose McGowan) I loved Tatum. She was a tough girl. When confronted with the killer, she assumed he was Randy, as Sidney did when the killer called her. She played along, but it wasn’t Randy. She fought back. She desperately tried to escape. But what I liked about this scene was that it wasn’t just stabbing the victim to death. There was a chase and Tatum tried to get away by crawling out of the dog door in the garage door. The killer let the garage door do the work. How no one noticed her until Sidney did, I will never know. But they were all pretty drunk. I was sad when Tatum died, but at least it was a great scene.

1. Casey, Scream (Drew Barrymore) The opening scene of the original Scream started it all. I think for the most part all of it could be recreated just as it was and still be an epic scene. Granted technology has really changed in the last 19 years, but it was still such a great scene. Horror movies are usually their own thing, you don’t talk about classic horror films within a horror film. This was the launch of the modern horror film. The death was so gruesome, but you were on the edge of your seat as soon as your realized what was going on. He was playing horror trivia with her to save her boyfriend. His intestines coming out of his stomach was gross, but she she still had to make it out alive. She was almost home free. Every time I watch the movie Im saying, ‘keep going, don’t stop.’ But she stops and then he starts catching up to her and then she looks behind and he gets her. If her parents had gotten home a few minutes sooner she may have survived. It was all about bad timing and the gruesome way her mother found her. The killer hung her on a tree with her insides on the outside. This set you up for a very scary movie and to be honest a very high bar for the rest of the death scenes to live up to.

Where Does ‘Bones’ Go From Here?

poster-bones-season-4In the season 10 finale of ‘Bones’, Brennan left the Jeffersonian and Booth left the FBI. The stars of the show have said goodbye, but the series is coming back for an eleventh season. That means something will pull Brennan and Booth back into the game, because there is no ‘Bones’, without the two stars.

With a second baby on the way Brennan decided it was time for a change. She didn’t want her or her husband to be constantly in harms way.

Angela was having the same thought when she was day dreaming about moving to Paris. Hodgins was about to give her her wish too, but Angela put her dream on hold for Hodgins to continue what he loves. I hope when ‘Bones’ does come to an end, Angela can get her dream.

It’s going to take a lot for both Booth and Brennan to come back. They were both resolved for a change. Brennan wouldn’t even listen to the entire message from Pelant. She’s shutting the door on that part of her life.

Executive producer, Stephen Nathan, told TVLine that he doesn’t know how they will work Booth and Brennan back in yet. “Everything is up in the air right now,” he said to the website.

It doesn’t sound like Pelant will pull Brennan back in though

“We don’t want to take the easy way out,” Stephen added. “You don’t want to just go back to a well that’s running dry.

I’m actually glad to hear Pelant won’t pull them back in. That would be just too predictable. The writers have the task of coming up with something new now. Maybe a new serial killer?

There’s been some great serial killers over the last ten seasons and I think it’s about time to introduce a new one, even if it will be the last.

I think there would have to be a personal pull to get Brennan to return to the Jeffersonian and Booth to the FBI. Angela, Cam or Hodgins would have to be threatened or needing help.

Another option could be to bring them back on a consulting basis and then they remember their love for crime fighting.

The possibilities are endless. Nothing seems to be planned yet, so anything could happen in season 11. One things for sure, Brennan will be giving birth to another child. That may not happen on screen, but we will meet the new family member next season.

Could there be a wedding next season? It seems like Cam is finally considering marrying Arastoo.

How do you think Brennan and Booth will be pulled back in?

And the last question going into season 11, will this be the last?