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Comic-Con: 'V,' 'Fringe' and 'Vampire Diaries' Round-Up

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 24th 2010 11:00PM
fringe_fox_castFull disclosure, spoilerhounds -- I don't watch 'V,' 'Fringe' or 'The Vampire Diaries' (two of them are on my DVR, I swear!) so you'll have to forgive my ignorance in the following bullet-point recap of all three panels; I have no idea of character dynamics (or even names, without the help of IMDB) but I'll attempt to make the round-up as coherent as possible, and you can correct my ignorance in the comments if you so desire.

Though, after the panels and meeting some of the pretty cast members at the Warner Bros. party last night, they've all moved up on my must-watch list!

Needless to say: SPOILER ALERT.

Let's jump in with 'V' ...V; cast; ABC


-- Morena Baccarin's Anna has a very "slow and devious" plan for mankind; the red sky is the first strike, and the meaning of that ominous coloring will be revealed in the first episode of the season premiere.

-- Though Jack started out as a man of peace, his main challenge this year will be maintaining that morality. The show is interested in pursuing what happens when mankind's moral compasses (such as priests) start losing their morality.

-- Baccarin thinks that Anna losing her babies may have shocked her more than she could've anticipated, and brought her closer to humanity and feeling real emotions than she wants to be.

-- Scott Wolf instead suggests that Anna's connection to humanity has much more to do with her attraction to Chad. He also says that people may be surprised to discover which side Chad ends up fighting on.

-- We'll meet Anna's mother, Diana, in the first episode back (and see her in her natural habitat), and later meet a very radical group of the fifth column who have strikingly different means of dealing with the war.

-- Charles Mesure is officially a season regular for series 2, and he'll be forced to pick a side in the upcoming battle.

-- Lisa will look towards Erica as a nurturing mother figure, while Tyler will be drawn closer to Anna; we'll find out exactly why Anna is so obsessed with Tyler, and whether either woman will use the other's child as leverage in the war.

-- We'll also find out the Visitors' exact plans for humanity, which are apparently "very creepy."

-- The hybrid baby will play a pivotal role now and in the future, as it's ammo in Anna's arsenal and leverage against Ryan.

-- The show will enjoy a global scope in season two, with footage shot in Europe and Asia.


-- The new season's major theme will be "the roads not taken" and how different choices can impact each character's life and journey in a different way.

-- Joshua Jackson would not comment on whether he's about to embark on "the most exhilarating threesome ever," except to say that there's "no such thing as an unexhilarating threesome."

-- Jasika Nicole finally got to see where Astrid lives the other day; she knows very little of her character's backstory, only her interactions with others. "It looks really neat," she said of the apartment.

-- On the mix of mythology episodes and stand-alones, producer J.H. Wyman said that fans like mythology but networks like stand-alones to help serve as a jumping on point for new watchers; they've tried to incorporate "myth-alones" that further the story, but are also self-contained, like last season's 'White Tulip' episode.

-- Leonard Nimoy has retired twice, and come out of retirement for them already, but if he could be tempted to unretire again, the producers say that they do have a story for him.

vampire_diaries_cw'The Vampire Diaries'
-- Creator Kevin Williamson was very tight-lipped on spoilers, refusing to confirm or deny any rumors. He did say that Michael Trevino's Tyler Lockwood will undergo a transformation next season, thanks to a family curse, and it will be part of his journey.

-- Anna's death is going to have a serious impact on Damon, since he had to watch it happen. It might bring him back to humanity a little bit.

-- Matt Davis would like the writers to give Alaric and Aunt Jenna to have "a filthy, dirty sex scene."

-- Paul Wesley would like to see Stefan in the 1980s, dancing to bad music and partying with Lexi.

-- Ian Somerhalder is all about seeing the evolution of the characters, wanting to see Damon at a Rolling Stones concert in 1969, complete with mullet.

-- Nina Dobrev wants insight into what Katherine's been doing the last 150 years; Williamson promises that we'll see that side of the story in the upcoming season.

-- An upcoming teaser for the first episode saw Stefan and Katherine coming face to face; it seems that Katherine will be manipulating both Stefan and Damon. There are kisses galore, slamming into walls, and Katherine doing some serious damage to the Salvatores, telling Damon that she never loved him, and stabbing Stefan in the gut.

Which show are you most excited to see return?

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Thanks for these updates. I can't wait for Vampire Diaries...

and it's sad no one seems to comment on any of these articles anymore like they used to. :(

July 25 2010 at 4:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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