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The Vampire Diaries- Bringing Out The Dead



“Its just the allure of the Petrova doppleganger is still so strong…”
Talk about taking a trip back in time. A common theme in every vampire diaries episode seems to be death, but this episode had a whole lot of it followed by a whole lot of coming back from it. It is actually depressing that every time Elena leaves someones side, even Alarics, it becomes a question of will she ever see them again? That girl has lost way to many people in her life for it to be fricking normal. That being said, I disagree with Klaus about Stefan and Damon being the worst things possible for her. Yeah because of her love for Stefan she had to enter this crazy and mystical world, but given that she is the doppleganger she would have entered it anyways right? This way at least she knows she can always count on the Salvatore brothers for protection.

We can rule out the idea that Meredith is the killer. Although all things were leading up to her, somehow I feel like thats the obvious solution. At first I thought that she was obviously responsible for the horrible deaths and that Alaric was actually going to die since in the last episode Meredith asked about the ring that keeps him safe? I assumed she gave him a fake ring and let Elena finish him off. This is kind of why the cards turn in Meredith’s favor: The killer didn’t seem to have any knowledge about the wring.  Also why would she want to turn Bill into a vampire? It seems whoever did this is pretty inexperienced and hasn’t done their digging. Except that leaves a lot of open doors. If she released Bill from the hospital why was he trying to sneak out through the back door? Why are the murders all closely connected to her? Is someone trying to frame her? All the weapons used belong to her new score. Her ex boyfriend was the first to go, than her patient, and than her current boyfriend. Plus their all being killed through a fake “stake of a vampire” and she has an obsession with vampires. Even so, I think someone else is behind all of this and the founding families are on the agenda. Its just odd to me how each person cannot remember who the hell killed them?

It was surprising to actually see Elijah stand up to Klaus. The return of the whole original family added some nice flavor to the show as I feel we are going to get to know the rest of the family a lot better. The real twist came with what was in the coffin. The original witch!!! And she didn’t come for revenge, but rather to forgive Klaus for killing her. Yeah, mothers are always so kind and gentle but come on woman your son is a beast. If she has the power but won’t kill him, how the hell are they going to get rid of Klaus? No one can believe anything he says or does because he is deceptive and cunniving. If he could kill his mother one time, what makes you think he can’t do it again? She also seems like a decent woman, is she going to let her son walk around trying to make hybrids, keep Elena to himself and kill the Salvatore brothers? There are a lot of un-opened questions with this opened coffin. 

Despite everything that Elena has gone through at least she can say she’s still alive. Caroline not so much. As much as she hated her father, when your about to loose something you always focus on the positive things rather than the negative. Bill never tried to hurt her, he only did what he could to help her. The fact that there was one man on this show who stuck by his beliefs so dearly and chose to die rather than try to cheat death was very powerful and he left with dignity and pride. My one fault with this episode was that Bill was able to stand in that sunny hospital room after he became a vampire? How did he magically get a ring to protect him from the sun? Since the mysterious murderer is out for families belonging to the founding families does that mean Mrs. Forbes is next on the list? I would hate to see Caroline suffer anymore than she already does. I wonder what that means for Tyler’s lessons though? Is he going to give up and just continue being sired to Klaus? I also cannot place my finger on Matts storyline. Is he going to fall back in love with Caroline or was Klaus foreshadowing that Elena is going to hook back up with her ex boyfriend?

The two most touching scenes had to have occurred with the awesomely handsome brother duo’s. After Elijah revealed the story of the original doppleganger Tatia, he admitted that her blood was the one that turned them all into vampires. She was also the girl both brothers were in love with and they feuded insanely because of their love and desire for her. This alludes to the present day struggle between Stefan, Damon and Elena. Klaus brought up a wonderful point as well. In order to keep him thriving he needs Elena’s blood… And he needs her to reproduce so somewhere down the line he can have more little dopplegangers running around. She cannot reproduce with either of the Salvatore brothers. Their love might also turn her into a vampire. Both things he can not allow to happen. And despite that all, the craziest scene was between Stefan and Damon. Who would have known Stefan really still has some humanity left. Its safe to say everything he’s been doing is to keep the woman he loves safe. Alternatively, those actions are exactly what pushed her into his brothers arms. Now they both love her, but neither of them have her…. 

Memorable Quotes

  • Ric: As soon as these aspirins kick in and I remember the conversation I’ll let you know.
  • Ric: Your on speakerphone dick.
    • Damon: I’m just saying first suspect is usually the right one don’t get so defensive.
  • Elena: I refuse to believe that your luck with women is so tragic.
  • Damon: Ahhh it makes me nostalgic for the times Stefan was a bunny snatching pacifist.
  • Meredith: Thats gotta be hard when your dad hates the one thing you cant change about yourself.
  • Damon: Elijah and I scheduled an old fashion sit down for you and Klaus. I say you go with the black it makes you look all villiany.
  • Damon: Hey Stef remember when you killed dad? You might want to dow down on the judgement till desert.
  • Klaus: The worst thing for Elena Gilbert is the two of you.
  • Bill: Parents aren’t suppose to outlive their children Caroline.
  • Bill: This is life. This is what it means to be human.
  • Elijah: Your free to go. This is family business.
  • Stefan: I love her Damon.
    • Damon. So do I.

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Joseph Morgan Reveals If He’d Ever Reprise His Character Klaus Mikealson for ‘Legacies’



If you’ve been waiting for the day where Klaus Mikealson strolls back into Mystic Falls to pay his daughter, Hope Mikealson, and the Salvatore School — which he helped fund — a visit, well, don’t get your hopes up. 

The first two seasons of Legacies have given us some grade-A guest stars from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals including Aunt Freya (Riley Voekel), Kai Parker (Chris Wood), and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig).  We even briefly saw Lizzie and Josie Saltzman’s birth mother Josette (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). 

But as for baddie Klaus Mikealson, the man who brought him to life, Joseph Morgan, doesn’t think he’ll ever reprise his role again.

And turns out, he has a really good reason!

TV Guide caught up with the actor to talk about his Peacock show, Brave New World, and when asked about guest starring on The CW teen drama, he bluntly and rapidly shut down the possibility.

“No never, never. You’re never going to see it.” Morgan said. “You can hold your breath as long as you want. You know why? I have The Originals box set on my shelf, and it’s a beautiful thing because it’s five DVD sets that are a complete story from beginning to end of this guy, Klaus Mikaelson — well, starting back in The Vampire Diaries Season 2. So I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”

As much as we’d like to see Klaus in the flesh again, you have to admit that’s a satisfactory answer. It shows that Morgan cares enough about the character not to reprise him without a purpose or taint his legacy. 

Klaus Mikealson’s story came to a fitting end in the series finale of The Originals when he redeemed himself for the greater good and sacrificed himself alongside his brother Elijah to save his daughter. Since then, Hope has carried on his legacy; his memory lives on as she mentions him pretty often and channels what he taught her to protect her friends and fight off a plethora of demons and monsters. 

Morgan added that he felt like series creator Julie Plec understood where he was coming from. 

“I think Julie [Plec] feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced,” Morgan continued. “Like I’m coming back just so we can see something else of him, but when we see it we go, ‘Ugh, that was it?’ And I don’t want his legacy to be, ‘Ugh.’ I don’t know what the scene could be that it would be exciting enough and epic enough after the journey that he’s had.” 

Morgan may get a pass, but Candace Accola surely doesn’t.  We’d love to see her reprise her role of Caroline Forbes considering she’s raising two daughters with Alaric but has yet to pay them a visit or help out with the school! Don’t let us down, Caroline! 

The fact that she is still alive in the supernatural world and has such close ties to Mystic Falls but yet never comes to visit doesn’t paint her in a great light! 

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Sweet Magnolias

Is Netflix’s ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Filmed in Mystic Falls?



Is the town of Serenity in Sweet Magnolias Filmed in Mystic Falls?

The small town of Serenity, filled with Southern charm and people who know everything about everyone, is one of the main character’s in Netflix’s new Hallmark-esque series Sweet Magnolias. 

Based on Sherryl Woods’ novel, the series, starring JoAnna Garcia, focuses on family, friendship, careers, and picking up the pieces for three lifelong 30-something friends who decide to convert an old home into a spa. 

Small towns are a huge draw for TV shows, and Serenity has already drawn comparisons to other iconic and quaint towns like Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls.

However, it should be compared to one supernatural town instead! 

While there’s nothing supernatural about Serenity, if you found yourself waiting for a vampire to walk through the town square as Garcia’s Maddie is cooling off after a meeting with her lawyers about a divorce, you’re not alone. 

If the town looks eerily familiar (almost like you’ve been there before and lived there your whole life), it’s because you have… well, at least if you’re a CW fan!

Fans of  The Vampire Diaries and Legacies will recognize that Serenity is Mystic Falls! 

In that same spot when Maddie comes to terms with the dissolution of her marriage and is consoled by her best friend Helen Decatur (Heather Headley from Chicago Med) on Sweet Magnolias Season 1 Episode 1, we’ve seen Damon and Stefan Salvatore come to blows and the Malivore pit open up. 

The episode even gives us a glimpse of Mystic Falls’ Founders Bell.

Serenity and Mystic Falls overlap even further as the restaurant previously known as Mystic Grill (a popular hangout in town for Elena Gilbert and friends) was turned into Sullivan’s, Dana Sue’s (Brooke Elliot from Drop Dead Diva) restaurant! 

Mystic Grill is also home to a museum of TV memorabilia and show costumes (and there’s plenty of Mystic Falls TVD fan tours) called The Alley, so it’s likely it will soon feature pieces from Sweet Magnolias. 

While Sweet Magnolias was a cute series, it was hard for me to get fully invested because I kept getting thrown off with Mystic Falls being referred to as Serenity! As much as I want to like Serenity, it will always be Mystic Falls in my eyes. 

Of course, Mystic Falls is a fictional town (though, it’s very real if you ask any TVD fan), set in Convington, GA located about 30 miles from Atlanta. 

We’re not surprised Sweet Magnolias used the town as their backdrop — without the vampires, werewolves, witches, and doppelgangers, it truly is charming in that Hallmark kind of way.

Sweet Magnolias is currently streaming on Netflix. It also stars Chris Pine (American Pie), and Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101).

If you’re looking for some sweet “comfort food” to pull you away from reality, Sweet Magnolias is definitely your cup of iced tea. 

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Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley Announce Name of Bourbon Brand



Ian Somerhalder and Paul Welsey reveal bourbon name

During the WizardWorld-hosted virtual reunion for the cast of The Vampire Diaries, the Salvatore brothers, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, who played Damon and Stefan Salvatore, respectively, revealed the name of their joint bourbon brand. 

The brand is called “Brother’s Bond,” Ian revealed, adding that it pays tribute to the alcoholic drink that bonded their characters on The CW series from 2009 to 2017. 

“Here it is. Our passion. Our baby,” Ian wrote on Instagram. 

“Time, quality, and passion distilled for you and me,” he added adding that anyone over the age of 21 can go to to sign up.

The duo announced that they were developing the liquor in September of 2019.  “Can you imagine if the Salvatore brothers had their OWN bourbon? Well, it’s coming! @paulwesley and I have been working our asses off with our incredible team to make this happen,” Ian wrote on Instagram at the time

During the Twitch stream on May 27, the actors revealed that they’ve been developing the taste from the ground up and ensuring it was smooth and sweet on the palate.  

“Every single aspect of this we designed ourselves,” Somerhalder said during the virtual reunion, which also included Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), among others. 

“This is our baby,” Ian said from his Airstream. He explained that the bourbon is a culmination of their hard work and journey together.

If you were a fan of TVD, you know that bourbon bonded the brothers and defined their kinship. They may have disagreed on a lot, but they always agreed on bourbon. 

It’s unclear when the brand will be available in stores, but we’ll update as soon as we find out! 

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