Torrey DeVitto Previews Stint on The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars Return

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TV Fanatics are about to enjoy a double dose of Torrey DeVitto.

The actress will make her return to Pretty Little Liars soon after it returns with new episodes next week, while she also debuts next month on The Vampire Diaries. DeVitto offered a preview of her latter character, Dr. Mary Fell, over the phone with me on Friday.

Torrey DeVitto on The Vampire Diaries

"She meets Alaric and is fascinated by his ability to recover from medical incidents so quickly," DeVitto said. "And that professional fascination turns into a romantic fascination."

Wait... what happens to Alaric?!? Does DeVitto's Dr. Fell meet him in the ER?

"Quite possibly," the actress simply teased.

DeVitto said she has watched The Vampire Diaries off and on - she is married to star Paul Wesley, after all - but she wasn't familiar with Alaric's extraordinarily bad (read: deadly) history with women to date. Will Mary survive the relationship?

"For the sake of his character alone, I hope so," she laughed. "Hopefully I don't burn up in flames or try to kill him or anything. He deserves a better ending than he's had."

DeVitto has filmed four episodes so far and assured me her character has no supernatural abilities.

Over on ABC Family, meanwhile, the actress will be back as Spencer's pregnant sister, Melissa. No, she did not reveal to me the identity of A, partly because she doesn't know it.

"I need to have a 30-minute conversation with [creator Marlene King] every week," DeVitto said. "There's so much going on, I feel like I'm reading the script in Spanish. And even at the end of the conversation, I still don't know what's going on!"

Can she offer fans any kind of tease for what's ahead, though? A smidgeon? A morsel?

"The one thing you can always count on in Rosewood is that things are not what they seem," she said. "Expect more twist, turns, surprises. And a lot of juicy stuff between Spencer and Melissa."

Pretty Little Liars airs a new episode on January 2, while The Vampire Diaries is back on January 5.

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this is a whole new formatwhen did this happen?can,t wait for the next vamp diaries

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

To the people who are saying TVD is boring. You guys are saying that bc your a stelena fan. Every person who said they are quiting TVD or saying TVD is boring, is a stelena fan.
Well I don't have anything to say, but I can laugh at this. does LAUGHING at this count as answer of what I think about this "argument"? How do they bring in rubbish characters? What do you call Elijah, Rebekah, Rose, Jules, Anna. Vicki? Vicki tried to kill Elena for Ester, Anna tried to find her mother and played a key role in Jeremy's life, Jules helped Tyler with all his werewolf stuff, Rose was a vamp who finally got Damon to feel, Rebekah and Elijah are originals. I dont see your arugement there. It makes no sense at all.
My argument makes perfect sense. Your counter argument on other hand only proves that those characters had only purpose of plot devices and then the show got rid of them. Thats the definition of bad writing right here. , if forwood and caroline are the only reasons you watch this show, what happens on the episodes they don't appear?
usually lots of going to make food happens. Especially if its elena-full episode(since this show for some reason likes to add her into everything without even developing her into actual character beyond two sentence concept) I don't get why you would watch a show
Because there are things I like in the show. Right now its Caroline, because S3 so far managed to make me dislike a LOT of stuff I used to like in this show :)
. BTW I disagree with the whole "viewers loss when forwood + caroline is ruined" statement.
FW is the posterchild relationship of this show. Viewers almost universally love it, Press loves it, actors love it. Killing it would be suicidal. :) Not everyone over analyzes these shows like this, people watch the show to be entertained, TVD gets the job done. Call me naive, stupid etc. but I'm entertained myself :)
All I can say, either your life is VERY dull thus you being VERY easily entertainment or your standards are VERY low.
TVD never was anything "Deep" or "complex" or heavily structurized and interesting. It was always a popcorn show. Sadly the popcorn is VERY burnt and very tasteless as of now :) Ever notice how its only the registered viewers that over analyze as well as over critize the show? They seem to have this pompous, smarter-than-though attitude as well. Wonder what that's all about...
I believe(if i am not mistaken) thats called "thinking". :)
The only reason s1 had more ratings was because the show was more of a teenage drama back then. Like 90210 with vampires thrown. Teenagers eat that stuff up ala Twilight. Once it became more mature they lost those viewers.
I am sorry but thats outright bs. :)
The first four episodes of TVD sure were teenager drama. Then show improved heavily in the rest of S1 and then in S2 it reverted BACK to teenager drama. S3 has been NOTHING but shallow twilight drama, complete with forced love triangle of Elena Swan and two edwards. :)
By the S2 episode Masquerade, the show started to age BACKWARDS and by now is way below the first episodes of S1. Why? As teeny as those episodes were, they at least were consistent and Elena was allowed to have personality. . S3 has found the show's base audience. Fun fact btw the ratings have grown ever since that darn ghost episodea. Something must be in the viewers' water huh? Yes vampire diaries may be cliche most of the time, obviously a lot of us like that, don't we?
well obviously. Attracting Twilight audiences, especially with twilight movie franchise being on the roll lately, makes sense. :) Let me make clear that I didn't have that much issues with season 2 or its character use. I'm trying to point out that you're clearly hungover season 2, so you can't look at season 3 with sober eyes.
And yet again no actual arguments there. What a surprise :)
And oh I see it very clear eyes. The precedent in the case is a very firm basis foundation of argumentation. :) TVD has the precedent of plot device characters who are never used to full potential. :) You really only mentioned two useless characters in s3 since I'm dismissing the ghosts,I've already discussed this, as well as the hybrids and werewolf packs.
Original Family. Esther. Mikael. Gloria. These groups were there to add to Klaus complexity as a villain.
Then the show most likely failed horribly, since those episodes added NOTHING to characterization of Klaus nor the show and even if anything was gained from them, the original family flashback and every scene of Klaus after those episodes ran anything of that build up into the ground. :) No character development? What do you call what Damon went through the entire season 2?
Badass decay? Character derailment? Inconsistent character growth stalling? A lot of terms exist for what he "went through" :) Elena's evolved maturity?
not sure if serious. :)
Elena did not "evolve". She did not even have her baseline of character established. There were no growth catalysts, nor her type of character was established. There is nothing to define her as protagonist and nothing to even define her as main character. S2 ran, whatever the concept of elena's character there was, into the ground and against all logical and accepted writing guidelines. :) Tyler's loss of doucheness?
show never focused on this and actually completely and utterly skipped the development by having him leave town. :) that if you're looking for a demon with absolutely no soul, no feelings, buffy is your cup of tea,
and she/he shoots again and misses yet again, yet again proving of having no idea on what is being talked about.
BTVS had very definition of distinct villain personalities. Every villain was multifaceted if following the gray morality setting or alien and different enough if following the blue and orange morality setting. Let me get this straight what type of character would you describe Klaus, Katherine, Michael and even Damon? Morally white?
Let's see.
Klaus, Mikael = Family issues.
Katherine, Damon = Life misguided.
yep, thats white morality all around. Poor puppies who lost their ways but are so good at heart deep down :) You told me presenting my opinion as facts without arhumentation is dumb, yet you're doing exactly the same thing by saying only badly written shows bring characters, previously dead, back you're doing exactly the same thing, or did I miss the memo for "statement"?
One does not have argument a fact. Bringing ANY character from the death as plot device is pretty much frowned upon in writing community. If executed good and only focusing on ONE case, it can be good. oversaturating your written work with that is definition of bad writing. :) Let's face the facts, alot of the viewers of this show want to either see Delena or Stelena romance. yes and a lot of twilight viewers love bella. Your point being? :) Yes character development may have been made if they showed the mourning period, but that would've hurt the show.
Commercially? no proof of that.
Writing and structure wise? Nope. :) A season premiere for a show like TVD, should be fun, hot and action-packed.
Too bad that TVD never had such premiere nor finale :) That wasn't dumb writing, it was smart writing
already explained on why writers fudged up on timeskip. Won't do that again. :)
The timeskip, whil e not needed, could have been used in good way. Sadly it was NOT used in any way that would make sense to even basic understanding of good writing. :) She got confronted for eye-f***g Damon by Caroline, who you obviously agreed with.
which was never presented as catalyst of growth.
Elena got kidnapped, got her family killed, etc, etc, etc. Its never used as catalyst of growth thus it does NOT matter to her character growth. :) She can be quite manipulative( manipulated Bekah and Damon, back in Bad Moon Rising)
yet again that was never brought up as catalyst or opposition break-even point. Even if she did that, show keeps treating her as holy saint elena gilbert. :) Definition of mary sue. which Damon reffered to as very Katherine of her.
Damon, whom show portrays as utterly wrong? oh wow, what an achievement.
And it did nothing. And the show did not portray it in right way. Viewers can see it any way they want, if the show and writers see and portray it differently, it changes nothing. :) . You seem to have a huge issue with Elena since the end of S2, because God forbid she decide on what plan of action to be taken when it is she who needs to be killed.
Gazillion reasons on why teenager not-so-bright never-will-go-to-college girl should not plan out such things, include stuff like her being incoherently suicidal few days ago(bad writing again as her reaction to possibility of death), her age, the fact that a lot of people are SMARTER and the fact that majority of characters have no reason to trust her plan. That was a perfect situation to create a growth catalyst to her character. an opposition, a challenge to her perspective. Nothing like that happened and don't even mention damon's ragefit since show perceives it as "wrong". Maybe she was an idiot for not recognising the place where her plans can fault, bottom line.
and the show never perceived it as that, nor brought consequences, nor had her growth from the consequences or characters calling her out on that. Elena remains a mary sue. A bella swan of this show. Certainly not a protagonist. NOthing about her defines main character role too. She is not even a character. SHe is two-sentence long concept, never brought to fruition beyond that, while at the same time sharing the main type traits with mary sue trope.

Elenalovesspn

To the people who are saying TVD is boring. You guys are saying that bc your a stelena fan. Every person who said they are quiting TVD or saying TVD is boring, is a stelena fan.
Watt ...??
As for them ruining Klaus's character, really? I think Klaus is still the same phycho hybrid who threatens people and kills them. Last season he wanted hybrids and hes still doing that. He threatens and kills people, and hes still doing it. So what the problem?
Well, I still love him, but a villian should be evil because he IS evil or because he wants to destroy the world or whatever. Not because he misses his family and doesn't want to be alone or had Daddy Issues.
Not everyone over analyzes these shows like this, people watch the show to be entertained
True, allthough I know shit loads of people who stopped watching because of the way they treated Damon/Elena/Delena in S2 and I know maaany german people (pretty much everyone in my town/area started watching because of Forwood) who would quit watching if Forwood/Tyler/Caroline dies.

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I'm back!
Once again, the ratings are almost matched. The only reason s1 had more ratings was because the show was more of a teenage drama back then. Like 90210 with vampires thrown. Teenagers eat that stuff up ala Twilight. Once it became more mature they lost those viewers. S3 has found the show's base audience. Fun fact btw the ratings have grown ever since that darn ghost episodea. Something must be in the viewers' water huh? Yes vampire diaries may be cliche most of the time, obviously a lot of us like that, don't we?
Let me make clear that I didn't have that much issues with season 2 or its character use. I'm trying to point out that you're clearly hungover season 2, so you can't look at season 3 with sober eyes. You really only mentioned two useless characters in s3 since I'm dismissing the ghosts,I've already discussed this, as well as the hybrids and werewolf packs. Mentioning those were just grasping at straws, it's like saying a customer at mystic grill didn't have enough of a storyline for your taste. These groups were there to add to Klaus complexity as a villain. All your comments sound very biased I'm sorry :). Call me cuteness. No character development? What do you call what Damon went through the entire season 2? Elena's evolved maturity? Klaus development as a jerkoff? Tyler's loss of doucheness? Your obvious favorite, Carolines, growth, call me crazy but I think there's atleast a tid bit of develepmont there, am I right? Once again you're missing my point, I loved buffy, what I was merely stating is that if you're looking for a demon with absolutely no soul, no feelings, buffy is your cup of tea, not TVD since it's not a place where you'll find this. Let me get this straight what type of character would you describe Klaus, Katherine, Michael and even Damon? Morally white? You told me presenting my opinion as facts without arhumentation is dumb, yet you're doing exactly the same thing by saying only badly written shows bring characters, previously dead, back you're doing exactly the same thing, or did I miss the memo for "statement"? I'm just gonna pretend that the Elena-Damon buildup that never happened wasn't mentioned. Let's face the facts, alot of the viewers of this show want to either see Delena or Stelena romance. Yes character development may have been made if they showed the mourning period, but that would've hurt the show. A season premiere for a show like TVD, should be fun, hot and action-packed. That wouldn't have happened if they didn't do the time skip. That wasn't dumb writing, it was smart writing. What's the use if a show is critically acclaimed for it's writing, if it suffers alot of viewer loss? I'm sick of the Elena- Mary sue thing, so let me break it down. She got confronted for eye-f***g Damon by Caroline, who you obviously agreed with. She can be quite manipulative( manipulated Bekah and Damon, back in Bad Moon Rising) which Damon reffered to as very Katherine of her. You seem to have a huge issue with Elena since the end of S2, because God forbid she decide on what plan of action to be taken when it is she who needs to be killed. Maybe she was an idiot for not recognising the place where her plans can fault, bottom line. I'm bracing myself, sink your teeth into this comment and rip it apart Bored Now...

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Ever notice how its only the registered viewers that over analyze as well as over critize the show? They seem to have this pompous, smarter-than-though attitude as well. Wonder what that's all about...

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Bored Now, if forwood and caroline are the only reasons you watch this show, what happens on the episodes they don't appear? Early night? I don't get why you would watch a show that clearly gets your panties in a bunch. Everytime I read these comments I can't help but roll my eyes for them. BTW I disagree with the whole "viewers loss when forwood + caroline is ruined" statement. Not everyone over analyzes these shows like this, people watch the show to be entertained, TVD gets the job done. Call me naive, stupid etc. but I'm entertained myself :)

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@Borednow How do they bring in rubbish characters? What do you call Elijah, Rebekah, Rose, Jules, Anna. Vicki? Vicki tried to kill Elena for Ester, Anna tried to find her mother and played a key role in Jeremy's life, Jules helped Tyler with all his werewolf stuff, Rose was a vamp who finally got Damon to feel, Rebekah and Elijah are originals. I dont see your arugement there. It makes no sense at all.

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To the people who are saying TVD is boring. You guys are saying that bc your a stelena fan. Every person who said they are quiting TVD or saying TVD is boring, is a stelena fan. As for them ruining Klaus's character, really? I think Klaus is still the same phycho hybrid who threatens people and kills them. Last season he wanted hybrids and hes still doing that. He threatens and kills people, and hes still doing it. So what the problem?

Amygirl

Oh, Torrey thinks she thinks she might actually stand a chance! Ha, I think not. Watch her reveal some secret info nobody knew (then gets killed violently) , think of a mastermind plan that she takes part in and dies, is used in some weird sacrifice ritual, etc...! Characters like Alaric never get the happy ending, simply because TVD does not want them to have one. They'd rather focus on the "younger" couples that appeal more to their demographic such as DE and Forwood. I think it's fine for people to analyze and criticize the show. I mean, this show can definitely use the pointers.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Bored now check your facts, tvd s1 and s3 ratings are almost matched
episode by episode? maybe. The overall progression? nope still going downward even though the current ratings are similar to the ratings progression at the end of S2. Bad writing is not bad writing, bad writing is "I can't except the fact that Meredith is not in the show".
Nope. Bad writing is:
1) not developing characters correctly according to the most basic writing guidelines.
2) not following the most basic guidelines of plot line layout, resulting in retcons in story.
3) overusing certain cliches and tropes.
4) directly borrowing...oh wha I am saying, directly ripping off parts, scenes and characters of other shows. TVD is guilty of all of that. Although its nice that instead of argumentation you are trying to play it all as "biased" fanbase opinion. Real cute. Correct me if I'm wrong Bored now, but are we talking about S3 or S2, please clear that up, since most of your useless charscters mentioned are from S2, coincidentally the season with the lowest ratings, interesting.
Gloria. Ghost Storyline. Jenna's friend girl who died. Werewolf packs. Hybrids. Also its quite naive and hypocritical to try to "separate" seasons one from other. Its the same writers. If the writers changed then SURE by all means lets discount the previous cases, but so far, since its the same two writers participating, all cases of all seasons apply. There are no truly black ideas in this show because no person in the world is 100% evil.
Yes. Instead of that, everyone in TVD is 100% good but misguided or with family issues :) TVD has no gray morality, it does not have black and white too, it has white and white because of writers utter inability to define morality. No matter how you try to spin it. :) If you're into that check back to buffy.
For one, we finally know that you have no idea what you are talking about.
For two, funny you bring that show up, considering that show had one of most morally complex,multi-faceted, realistic and flawed character casts ever. But then again, this proves you have no idea what you are talking about and lowers the value of those arguments don't even try to provide even more. Sursprisingly the whole last chapter of season 2, many viewpoints were shown against Elena
That being?
Damon! And the show portrayed his stance against Elena as WRONG, going as far as making him be SORRY for that.
Otherwise everyone, including hundred year old and thousand year old vampires went along with her plans that ended up catastrophically. No consequences. Elena continues to plan. Elena is Right.
NO matter ho you try to spin it, show is trying to portray Elena as morally right and as someone who does no wrong. Except thats not the case. Now onto other comments...
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How can you say jenna's death is Elena's fault when she never asked for any of this to happen to her? It's not her fault that she's katherine's doppleganger and that Katherine called Jenna to lure her out.
No. But she asked for her plan to be carried out which directly resulted in these deaths. It was her choices and decisions that resulted in that and show does note vne try to portray her as feeling guilty. One thing for certain is that this is a SUPERNATURAL show.
does not account for lack of realism. I see this excuse thrown around a lot, but this excuse does not excuse anything.
Just because genre ALLOWS that kind of thing, does not mean that its a good writing. :) Therefore, "no one dies for real" is to be expected in these kind of shows. Although not all supernatural shows do this.
Yes. Those with good writing do not do this. :) I think it is wise there writers did the timeskip in season 3, skipping the whole summer and started the season towards the end of summer, searching stefan etc.
doing timeskip is unwise for a lot of reasons:
1) it skips entire grieving period destroying possibility for sorely lacking character development.
2) it is poorly executed without any dynamic changes making the timeskip only formal, thus making it an excuse to avoid character development.
3) it is not used in an y way except for avoiding doing things the show sorely lacks. If the show started right after and showed their mourns and everything else, it would seem too forced and quick.
and the show skipping to them going over to a movie next morning and then focusing on very lackluster stockholm syndrome search storyline of s3 is totally not forced nor quick! ~ And I don't think DE pairing was forced because the build up of their chemistry was shown from Season 1.
yes. S1 had a goo dbuild up.
S2 had none of buildup.
S3 seems to want to throw characters randomly hoping for chemistry of actors to support the ridiculous forced scenes. It stopped growing in S1 and became unrealistic and highly YUCK worthy in S2. And it seems reasonable that Elena might have feelings for Damon as they've grown closer after everything they've been through plus the searching of Stefan process.
Elena, the holy does no wrong mary sue of caring and holyness, suddenly develops feelings for a personw ho banged her mother, banged her identical twin ancestor, killed her brother in front of her eyes, chewed on bonnie, tried to kill caroline, caused bonnie grandma's death, occasionally kills alaric, RAPED and ABUSED Caroline FOR WEEKS, RAPED AND ABUSED Jenna's friend for WEEKS.
She does the whole falling in love btw while searching for her another abusive boyfriend who has disappeared willingly and its all her fault.
Yep, totally realistic and makes sense. :)
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People will love, people will hate, you don't need to write a whole essay analyzing every sentence a person writes!
yes you do. Unargumented "opinion" is worth rubbish. Its merely an echo of something that should not be even taken into an account.
If one can't argument his opinion, then he/she/it might as well not have one. :) a healthy view or opinion is one thing. and when you don't even like the show...it's just weird!
Nope thats called criticism. I like one thing in the show - Caroline. There are dozens of peoplelike that, who liked a lot of things and seen the potential this show had and sadly were very disappointed with the build up. I am pretty sure the moment these writers ruin Caroline or forwood, a lot of fanbase will disappear onto better things than tvd, ala how it happened with Heroes. :)

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