In between Nina Dobrev’s Katherine undressing and being slammed into a wall in a fit of passion, and Michael Trevino’s Tyler going shirtless while chained in a cellar, Thursday’s cliffhanger episode of The Vampire Diaries was hot stuff all around. But which moment was the hottest? On the newest edition of the InsideTV podcast, Mandi Bierly, Annie Barrett, and I debate that as well as the other big questions surrounding the show. And then we go looking for answers! We called up executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec to break down the episode and tell us where it all goes from here: What will happen to Rose now that she’s been bitten by a werewolf? When will we finally see legendary badass Klaus? And what’s up with that new Vampire Diaries companion show they are creating? Listen in as they respond and whet our appetite for the second half of season 2.

But wait, there’s more! Michael Slezak calls in from vacation as we each share our secret shame — a cheesy and horrible TV show we are embarrassed to enjoy. Who has the most mortifying skeleton in their proverbial DVR closet? And finally, we look ahead to the final two episodes of Survivor: Nicaragua and each pick whom we would like to see win the million dollars. Plus, Slezak makes a shocking Survivor admission! To join in all the fun, just click on the audio player below. And in the best news of all, we’re now on iTunes! You can subscribe for free right here and take InsideTV with you on the go. And to send a question to InsideTV or learn about upcoming editions, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. Enjoy!

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The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley star in the CW’s romance-infused vampire soap opera.

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