'The Vampire Diaries': Michael Trevino wolfs out, plus Nina Dobrev on Jeremy's thing for Bonnie

vamp-diaries-trevino-bad-moon.jpgFans of "The Vampire Diaries" have been hotly anticipating Tyler's ( Michael Trevino) transformation into a werewolf... and it looks like the time is now.

Co-star Kat Graham tweeted a photo of a sign from the set with a very exciting message (we'll just ignore the bad grammar -- you try writing while handling live wolves).

vampire-diaries-wolves.jpgI don't know about you, but I can hardly wait to see the transformation scenes. When Uncle Mason ( Taylor Kinney) turned into a wolf, he had to chain himself up and sedate himself... of course, he was unsuccessful. Still, what we saw of the transformation looked painful and intense - I winced watching Mason struggle. Still, most of the actual switch from human to wolf was hidden from us -- Mason took shelter in his sweet Bronco.

I'm sure Tyler's transformation will be even more startling, since it's a first for him. Hopefully, he won't have to go it alone. Lately, the bond between him and Caroline ( Candice Accola) has grown stronger as they both learn to handle their new abilities and weaknesses. Maybe she can help him through the whole lycanthropy thing -- after all, she's proven to be surprisingly good at being a vampire.

If Trevino's performance in this episode is half as good as his recent work, I'm sure it's going to be quite a ride. Tyler isn't exactly a talker, but Trevino manages to make even his quietest scenes powerful and often painful. (Who didn't feel for Tyler when he realized he'd killed is friend Sarah? If you didn't get choked up, I'm concerned for you.)

The transformation will be directed by Marcos Siega, who directed 10 episodes of Season 1 and acted as supervising producer before leaving the show to work on other projects and spend time with his growing family in Los Angeles. Siega is beloved by fans, cast, and crew, so everyone is thrilled to have him back for this landmark episode.

Last week, Siega tweeted that he was, "Heading to ATL to get my werewolf on." Trevino responded with an ominous, "Time to go to hell and back." Ruh-roh.

While Tyler freaks out about turning into a wolf, his buddy Jeremy ( Steven R. McQueen) is a little distracted... by a girl. He's got his eye on Bonnie (Graham) but she takes an interest in a newcomer to Mystic Falls, Luka (guest star Bryton James).

So what does big sister Elena think about her brother's crush on her BFF? MTV spoke to Nina Dobrev on her recent whirlwind NYC press trip -- and she says that right now, Elena is too distracted to notice the sparks!

"I think that Elena is so stuck in save the world, save my brother, save my friends and try to save myself and try-to-be-normal-at-the-same-time mode, that she's kind of oblivious to everything else that's going on around her," Dobrev says. "It'll be interesting to see once she comes back to normalcy."

Normalcy? In our Mystic Falls? Riiiiiiiiiiight.




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Photo credits: CW/Kat Graham

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