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Well the Kat’s totally out of the bag as the gang figures out that this whole time Elena’s has actually been Katherine and they didn’t even notice. What horrible friends! Or, Katherine is just so brilliant that she played Elena to a T making it impossible to tell the difference.

tvd 4But instead of basking in her survival glory and plotting new ways to get Stefan,  Katherine is dedicating her time to Nadiya, whose slowly dying from the werewolf bite Tyler gave her. She chooses not to call Klaus in fear of outing herself, knowing very well that his blood could save her daughter. She confides instead in Dr. Maxfield to find an anecdote to the werewolf venom seeping in her vampire blood.  In the meantime, Nadiya goes through rounds of hallucinations where she re-lives her past, showing Katherine just how shitty of a mother she really was.

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Meanwhile, the gang is trying to do everything to lure Katherine in to the house so they can stab her with the travelers knife and bring back Elena. First Caroline calls inviting “Elena” to Bonnie’s surprise party. When Elena rejects, Bonnie calls asking to grab some coffee. When she rejects, she’s finally thinks their up to something. She calls Damon to see if she can meet up with him to talk. Damon says yes and walks right into Katherine’s trap. She knows that if he still believed she was Elena he would never risk his lovers life by trying to see her when he knows he’s a vampire blood sucker. This was Katherine’s test, Damon failed and Kat knew everyone was onto her. Damon’s quick thinking also made him realize that she knew the kat was out of the bag. Now, they’d never be able to find her.

Gone GirlUnless there was a nice witch who could perform a locator spell real quick. Thank god the campus is full of those!! Bonnie’s friend complies to the request, but not before hitting on Jeremy 3000 times and making Bonnie super jealous and agitated. Jeremy, on the other hand, seems to enjoy the back and forth fawning over him, which is really all that matters. They finally locate Katherine at a church, which admittedly is a weird setting for her and some foreshadowing to where she’ll be when she finally crosses over. When Stefan finally reached the church, Katherine’s finally left Nadiya’s side to check up on Maxfield and the cure, which made it super easy for him to steal Nadiya and bring her back home as bait. Katherine could run, like she has for thousands of year, or she could come to the house and see her daughter one last time before she died. Obviously, Nadiya was important to Katherine and she wasn’t going to abandon her daughter yet again, like she has for years on end.

tvd 2While Stefan was working towards the greater good, Damon freed himself from the basement chains by luring Tyler in and feeding on his hybrid blood. He was off to find Maxfield and kill him, ending the whole bloodline. His revenge on the doctor was well deserved but totally gruesome. Damon enjoyed it a little too much, especially went for the dig in the eyes. He also got rid of the one person who could have possibly reversed his feed-on vampires need ad potentially Elena’s.  When Katherine finally got to the ‘lab’ her doctor was out cold and she she found out that he wasn’t ever going to help Nadiya, he was just using her to study werewolf venom, which was apparently hard to come by. In this town, not at all Dr. Maxfield!!!  Clearly this enraged Katherine, who at this moment realized she lost the only shot at saving her daughter because she trusted some “scientist” and was too scared to ask Klaus for help.  She knew she couldn’t abandon her daughter and she wasn’t going to let her die alone. If she turned up at the house, she’d obviously get killed by everyone bringing Elena back, so at least mother and daughter would die together. Yet, Katherine is not one to go peacefully. The one revenge she needed to get before finally crossing over was to make Elena pay for ruining everything for her and being the doppleganger that everyone seemed to love. She injected Elena’s body with the vampire’s feeding on vampire’s virus, mixed with the werewolf curse to heighten the virus to the extreme. Her reasoning? If she couldn’t have Stefan, neither could Elena… I mean not that she wanted. In theory, she’s screwed Elena over royally. She now wants to feed on vampires, but if she does, she will infect them with the werewolf virus. And in even a more messed up situation, if Damon feeds on Elena he will get the virus and die. What a twisted circle. These people need to find a new mad scientist… PRONTO.

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While that may have been this week’s cliffhanger/ twist, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Katherine be a human for once while apologizing to her daughter and watching her die. And when it was her time to say goodbye, obviously it wasn’t going to be all rainbows and sunshine. Katherine didn’t really like any of these people, well, except Stefan who she admitted she loved. Yet, love is a tricky thing because as she kissed him one last time, he stabbed her with the travelers knife. Seems like Stefan’s always loved Elena a little more than you Katherine. When Nadiya passed to the other side, she went peacefully through Bonnie. When Katherine passed, she revealed the evil deed she had done to Elena before dying. As she was ready to pass, she couldn’t. Both Bonnie and Katherine were utterly confused at this since Bonnie never had anyone not pass. Just than, Katherine was pulled out of the church and taken over to the dark side; hell. This was brilliantly executed. As a character, many people liked Katherine and it was sad to see her go. While she had redeemable moments, she was bad and evil so seeing her go to hell was well deserved. It was unexpected, but definitely not a shocker. In the end, Katherine’s ending was well deserved!!! I guess she won’t meet her daughter on the other side after all.

What are your thoughts? What will happen now that Elena is infected with both viruses? Will she die eventually like vampires do with werewolf venom in their blood? How will Damon handle Elena’s return? Will he tell her the truth about the people he’s killed? Will she forgive him? How will Stefan feel knowing his feelings have been toyed with?

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



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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.”

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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. 

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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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