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The Vampire Diaries- Down the Rabbit Hole



“Until we find a way.”
What a cliffhanger, the writers and producers have left us with!! Its almost as if this was a mid-season finale. The gang got so much closer to the cure, almost too close, since the cure might not actually be as beneficial as we thought it would be. 

How many times will we have to say goodbye?? Until they find a way, I guess. But will they ever? Klaus made it clear, that no amount of love for Caroline, will make him revert his vengeance against Tyler. I mean, why would it? Not only has Tyler pissed him off multiple times by turning his hybrids against him and threatening to kill him, he’s dating the girl that Klaus loves. His love for her, let Tyler get a head start on leaving town, but if he finds him, he will kill him. This kind of behavior is what differentiates Klaus from Damon and is the reason why Caroline cannot find love for Klaus anywhere in her heart. Basically, Tyler is the brand new Katherine, on the run from the evil hybrid vampire for the rest of his eternal life. Nevertheless, that scene was not a optimistic Valentines day scene. The waterworks were definitely in full affect, only because out of all the couple on this show, Caroline and Tyler are the ultimate definition of pure love. 

Speaking of Katherine, we’ve been wondering where she’s been hiding ever since her last flea. Well it seems that she has been ahead of everyone and has been waiting for the whole gang to arrive so she could wake Silas. But how did she know anything about Silas?  Why would she want to wake Silas? Is it because she wants the cure? If anyone has got the whole being a vampire thing down, its Katherine, so why would she want the cure? Is her mission also to give the cure to Klaus? Even if that was her idea, that would mean she has to get close to Klaus, and she’s been running from him for 500 years because he despises her and wants to see her dead, so that idea seem to be ruled out. But if that would be the case, than I guess what she did was really in everyones best intention, well except Jeremy’s. 

While Jeremy was trying to pry to cure from Silas’ frozen hands, Katherine just flew in impersonating Elena and fed his blood to the immortal soul. But would the director’s really kill of Jeremy?? If Jeremy dies, that means that Elena has lost everyone that she loves forever, which just means she’s on the verge of a crazy spree. Aside from the fact that she has this love for Damon and Stefan, that kind of love cannot replace the love of her closest family members. Especially with Jeremy, they have gotten so much closer since the very first season. They’ve bonded over loosing family members, Jeremy has coped with having his sister turn into a vampire, she’s accepted him becoming a vampire hunter and they’ve worked on their relationship so that he doesn’t want to kill her. Their basically the closest two people there could ever be, so loosing her brother would just be horrible. Fans have to hold tight till next week to see if he survives after he’s been drained of his blood by Silas. Also, if Jeremy does end up dying, Elena will hunt Katherine down, even if it kills her. 

The most interesting part of this episode is the theme of “hurting and betraying people when you finally reach something you want.” Klaus let Rebekah know that according to the sword and the map, there was only one dose of the cure. Rebekah wasn’t greedy, she let Stefan know that there was only one cure. She than proceeded to break his neck and kill him when she realized that if she would give him the cure, he would feed it to Elena. Betrayed!!!!!! But what goes around comes around and after she finally reached the cave, she got shot by the other vampire hunter, which made it possible for Elena to get there with Stefan. Stefan stayed behind to help Damon, who was held captive the whole time as leverage for the vampire hunter. This is where Damon’s selflessness came in. He was completely down, hurt and abused. He knew Elena wanted the cure and despite his need for the cure, he told Stefan to go help Elena get it. He trusted Stefan enough to be Elena’s accomplice. He than helped Rebekah and took the bullets out of her. Things are really changing him. But despite everything, no amount of love will stop someone from doing something that benefits them.

Yet, its great that there is no cure. It would be to easy and pretty pathetic if Elena was fed the cure and became a human. They need more spice. In order to kill Silas, you must feed him the cure. In order to make Klaus human, you need to feed him the cure. No one wants Silas alive and no one wants Klaus to go on a killing rampage for killing Cole. But theres only one cure. In order to get the cure, you must raise Silas, whose got him own vengeance and need to kill everyone for being buried alive for so many years. Katherine took care of the cure, but now what will happen with it? How will the story with Silas unravel? The only reason that Shane was looking for Silas was because Silas went into his mind and made him believe that he would be able to see his family again. Its pretty much all a hoax as he makes you see the people that died that are closest to you and tries to lure you in to waking him up. Which means that Silas has a plan of his own, and I doubt that would be to spare anyone from death. 

Moving on to the relationship drama within the show. Rebekah was jealous seeing Elena and Stefan bond over being “friends”, which was compelling to see since it just indicates how serious their relationship has gotten in the time that Elena and Stefan broke up. But at the same time, Stefan still cares about Elena and I think in the back of his mind he still wants to be with her. Elena clearly loves Damon, but I think Damon is scared that he just can’t be good enough for her, despite all the changes that have been happening to him, which are changes for the better. Now with Tyler on the run, the relationship between Caroline and Klaus will have more freedom to develop and I’m sure Klaus will pursue it. Finally, it seems quite unfortunate that at the same time that Bonnie and Jeremy have been bonding and rekindling their friendship, which could potentially, lead to a new relationship, Bonnie gets stabbed and Jeremy may or may not survive. Also, what does this new vampire hunter have to do with anything? What’s his role in everything? I guess we have to wait until next week, although I’ll probably clenching my paws in anticipation till than.

“So can I have a moment, Just to say hello. Can u let your anger go? It’s been a long year And I’m finally ready to be here.”

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Paul Wesley Reflects on His Brotherhood with ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Co-Star Ian Somerhalder, Addresses Toxic Masculinity



Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley opened up in an interview with SiriusXM Urban View’s “The Mike Muse Show” about his bond with Ian Somerhalder and toxic masculinity all while encouraging men to be emotionally vulnerable.

Acting in a popular teen drama, Wesley experienced a lot of pressure to perform in his career-defining role as Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, saying, “You spent your whole life hustling as a young actor, trying to get to that next thing, this, that, you never really enjoy it because you’re always putting pressure on yourself.”

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley Virtual Reunion

Ian Somerhalder (left) and Paul Wesley (right) on The Vampire Diaries. Credit: The Cw/ The Vampire Diaries

However, through this opportunity, he met Ian Somerhalder, who played his on-screen brother Damon Salvatore. He recounts the moment they formed a bond and brotherhood over a night of shared bourbon and cigars.

“I just remember, first of all, we were on this journey together on this show, ‘Vampire Diaries,’ and it was such a huge sort of grind for us emotionally, physically…And that was a moment where we sat down and just were like, wow, this is so cool. We’re so lucky. How great is this? We’re having a cigar, we’re in a castle in England, and we’re on this great show. And that was a real moment of kind of gratitude and connection that we had with one another that I kind of think really stood out for both of us. We talk about that a lot.”

The duo have team up to create a special bourbon called “Brothers Bourbon.”

Wesley went on to emphasize the importance of vulnerability and true masculinity, especially coming off a role that put a huge focus on his looks and heartthrob capabilities, 

“I would encourage to any men listening to have emotional vulnerability with your friends. I think it’s really positive for the world, honestly,” Wesley said. “I think masculinity is a beautiful thing, but I also think part of masculinity is just being vulnerable and it’ll help people in whether it’s their careers or their personal lives.”

“I love it when we drop that machismo, that act, and we can sort of talk about things like real men.”

He continued: “It’s such a stigma, isn’t it, that men need to be tough? And you can be tough and you can still be a man and you can still be sensitive and talk about your feelings and open up with others. I love that. I love it when we drop that machismo, that act, and we can sort of talk about things like real men, frankly..I love that, man.”

The full interview with SiriusXM Urban View’s “The Mike Muse Show” airs Sunday, August 29 at 11:00 am ET.

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Why Caroline Forbes Never Needed a Man on ‘The Vampire Diaries’



Why Caroline Forbes Never Needed a Man on The Vampire Diaries

This is a story about a girl named Caroline Forbes. 

Caroline is not the same woman she was when The Vampire Diaries first premiered in 2009. 

In terms of character growth, the vapid perfectionist — brought to life by the impeccable Candice King — underwent the biggest evolution in the show’s eight-season run. 

Though she was introduced as a shallow, oftentimes insufferable teen, with time, she blossomed into a strong-willed and impressive young woman who knew what she stood for and always stuck up for her friends.

Most of all, she grew into a fiercely independent. 

She was no longer the girl that needed a man to feel a sense of worth — a stark contrast from the Caroline we met on The Vampire Diaries Season 1, who looked for love in all the wrong places. 

In those early episodes, Caroline was a control freak who took on as many extracurriculars she could squeeze into her schedule (head cheerleader, in charge of dance committees, town activities, and more) to be the best.

Deep down, however, she was insecure and sought validation from the opposite sex, and then blamed herself when she didn’t get it. Not being “the best” made her feel worthless.

We saw that on full display on The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 1, we saw that a smitten Caroline tried to date brooding newbie Stefan Salvatore. When he told her it would never happen and chose Elena instead, Caroline was heartbroken and drowned her sorrows. 

“How come the guys I want never want me?” she asked Bonnie before wallowing in self-pity and emphasizing that she was never good enough.

Teenage Caroline was a bit neurotic and even downright mean, as she lashed out at everyone around her, including her closest friends. Her toxic behavior was mostly fueled by insecurity and jealousy. 

Why Don't They Want Me Back?

While these characteristics undoubtedly gave the character substance, they also gave her something much more important — room to grow. And that growth was wonderful to watch over the years. 

Elena was always put on a pedestal, but Caroline was a constant work in progress, which leaned in her favor as it allowed her to flourish and surpass her story arc.

On the road to becoming your best-self, hardships are unavoidable, and Caroline went through her fair share. 

Her eventual complexity, good nature, and thoughtfulness made her a far better lead than Elena. Upon Nina Dobrev’s departure, she (along with Bonnie, who also deserved better) carried the series. 

Since Caroline’s self-esteem was effectively shot, she became the perfect target for any man who would give her even a smidge of attention. 

Damon Salvatore was the first to prey on and manipulate Caroline for selfish reasons. 

And it didn’t stop at Damon. In those early seasons, Caroline dated nearly every single man in Mystic Falls — Tyler, Matt, Klaus, Stefan, and Alaric, along with supporting characters like Liam and Jesse.

While the relationships usually progressed naturally, it was obvious that Caroline was trying to find herself and fill a void. 

Through these relationships and the subsequent heartbreak, she was able to grow into a strong woman. 

That strength was always within her; she needed help finding it. 

Caroline was “revamped” — pun intended — when she turned into a vampire. Again, she was the victim of someone else’s selfish games, but it was a turning point for her and, quite honestly, the best thing that could have happened to her character. 

Her transition wasn’t wasted or used simply for plot development as she found both physical and mental strength while gaining a new outlook on life. 

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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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