Connect with us

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries- Graduation (4×23)



“Do the thing your most afraid of. “


All is fair in love and war. Especially on the Vampire Diaries Graduation day… A day of happiness, memories and looking towards the future. Congratulations Mystic Falls graduates. But realistically speaking, this had to be the weakest season finale of all, maybe because I was kind of confused and expected many loopholes to be left resolved. Unless I’m still in utter shock over what happened and by the end of this review, I’ll be screeching “OMG” like a five year old, which is what my boyfriend expected when I called him at 8:01 today.


With all of the scary vampires and witches back from the dead I kind of thought they would be up to way more trouble and vengeance. Kol’s attempt at killing Elena was pretty pathetic, Connor didn’t get past shattering the windows of Mystic Grill and the witches didn’t step an inch near Caroline before Klaus showed up and blew their heads off. Obviously, the dead people are dead because they were to weak to survive the living. That’s it.


This finale focused a lot on relationships and finally making things happen for certain couples. Klaus came back to wish Caroline a happy graduation. He gave her the present that he knew she would accept; he let Tyler back to Mystic Falls. Seems only fitting since he’s leaving to New Orleans to cause havoc and raise a werewolf/vampire baby. Maybe this is his way of keeping the secret from Caroline. Nevertheless, I am a Tyler and Caroline shipper, but something about Klaus has me. When he said that Tyler was her first love, but he wanted to be her last, no matter how long it took, showed me that maybe Klaus is the one for blondie after all.


Rebekah’s had a tough season as the original vampire whom everyone hated and Matt’s had a tough season being human. Yet, there’s something so pure about being the only human on the show. Rebekah has been trying to find that simplicity and pureness in herself all season. Despite the extreme situation they found themselves in today, Matt on a bomb that would detonate and shatter him into a million pieces, they made promises to each other that are leading them into a path of love. Eventually, I think Matt will turn into a vampire for Rebekah, but their love is so high school and pure, its adorable.


Now, the biggest question of all. Who gets the girl? Elena started off season one as a miserable human, found love with Stefan and spent (or should I say wasted) three years of our lives, contemplating whether she loved Stefan or Damon. She loves Stefan for sure, she gave him the cure because he is the only one that deserves to start over. He deserves a life with someone that isn’t Katherine nor Elena. You could kind of tell by the way Elena was worrying about Damon and his werewolf bite (that mimicked him almost dying in season 2 where they first kissed and gave Delena fans hope) that her mind had already been set. And it was. She loves Stefan but she’s in love with Damon. Damon is completely wrong for her. She’s completely wrong for him. But somehow their right for each other, they challenge and complete each other, and they are finally, and officially boyfriend and girlfriend. No other brother. No sire bond. Nothing can come between them. Damon got the girl. Despite my love for shipping team Delena, I can’t help but feel bad and sorry for Stefan who doesn’t deserve to get hurt this way. He’s dedicated his whole life to this girl, who chooses his brother. He decides to start over and leave town because what else has he got. Too binge and become ripper Stefan? He lost, despite having fought for her to the very end.

hvgv lk

And when I say nothing can come between them, I truly mean nothing; not even Katerina. Being an immortal vampire wasn’t good enough for her, she wanted immortality. When Bonnie failed to deliver that to her, she decided that killing Elena was the answer. Selfish, I might add. Yes, Elena took the Salvatore brother’s away from her. She also made Elijah turn against her. Everyone loves Elena. Everyone hates Katherine. But in retrospect, Katherine killed Jeremy. All the bad things that have happened, have been because of Katherine. So I thoroughly enjoyed the epic girl-on-girl fight between the dopplegangers. After a season of debating who will get the cure, it turned out that the cure was never really a blessing but a curse if it got into the wrong mouth. With a stake to her throat and about to get her heart pulled out of her chest, Elena shoved the cure into Katherine’s mouth and forced her to swallow it. Have a good human life Katherine, she uttered and for that moment I bet she felt infinite. You wanted immortality, well we don’t always get what we want. But I’m sure it will be amusing seeing Katerina suffer and than try to get turned again.

khbh '

But I’ll say the saddest part had to be Bonnie. Finally, all of her friends were happy, well sort of. Destroying that happiness was not something she intended on doing. In a subtle way, she said goodbye to everyone she cared about and cherished her last few moments as a high school grad. Than it was off to the tough work. When she brought up the veil, she realized that her spell to save Jeremy’s life had worked despite the fact that she died. She had brought Jeremy back to life. But with every spell comes a consequence and with every life, an ending. Jeremy was able to see ghost’s before so he is still able to see her. I’m sure killing off the only witch on the show isn’t in the cards for the writers, so they must bring back Bonnie in season five by allowing her to communicate with Jeremy to get rid of Silas for good or to find Stefan’s whereabouts. Hopefully, with Jeremy able to see ghost’s again, we don’t have to say goodbye to Ric forever just yet. By resurrecting Jeremy, she allowed Elena to come full circle. She got her humanity back, she stopped grieving, she broke the sire bond and could evaluate her life more clearly now, which is all any of us really wanted for Elena anyways.


Unfortunately, you know there has to be a twist. A spell only works, as long as the witch that cast it is still alive. There has to be a balance in nature. When Bonnie died, the spell she cast on Silas to be stone and drained of blood had dissapeared. The rules of death are always the same. In order for Silas to live, someone must die. Silas created the spell of immortality 2000 years ago. He needed a shadow; a doppleganger. The ending of the finale was a little grey and left up to ones own interpretation, at least until next season. What I think is that Silas and Stefan are doppleganger’s and Silas wanted to be killed so he could go be with his one true love. With Bonnie dead, the only witch left from the Ketsiah blood line, he realized that he must become immortal. In a sense, I think Silas knew all along about the doppleganger and he created that years ago as a safety net in case this ever happen. When he stabbed Stefan and locked him in a tomb, he asked “Do you know what its like to starve for 2000 years.” He knew that by letting Stefan die slowly, he could resotre nature’s balance, take over his life and identity and live forever. That is until someone realized Stefan wasn’t really Stefan and somehow figured this out.  I just feel bad for Stefan. Everyone’s going to think he left town so no one came looking for him, no one will know Bonnie died so they won’t think that there was a problem with Silas, his heart was broken by Elena and now he’s drowning in a tomb still alive. Dude has got it bad.


The twist and turns never stop coming with The Vampire Diaries. Everyone is on a new path in their lives, but it was good to see that all the friends that have long left this world are still around on the other side trying to guide others as they watch them screw up their lives. If only death was inevitable for the good, that way Alaric could still be around to have lunch with Elena and Jeremy or to keep Damon from screwing up with the girl he finally got. If only Lexi could have stayed so that she could have prevented Silas from killing Stefan. If only Bonnie could have saved Jeremy without dying and getting rid of Silas for good. We wait for the next couple of months for season 5 and contemplate where we will pick up when we once again come back to Mystic Falls. Its been a good run, see you next fall!!!!!

Memorable Quotes

  • Elena: I kind of missed the deadline being an emotionless bitch.
  • Stefan: And Damon, I’m not happy about Elena. But I’m not, not happy for you either, I just wanted you to know that.
  • Alaric: You got the girl.
  •         Damon: I got the girl.
  •         Alaric: Now don’t screw it up.
  •         Damon: With you looking over my shoulder how can I?
  • Stefan: What if Elena was the one?
  •         Lexi: She was and she will always be an epic love. Contrary to popular belief there are actually multiple “ones.” Especially for a vampire. The only way to find another is to let go. Move on.
  • Damon: I wanted to apologize.
  •          Elena: good
  •          Damon: Let me finish, I said I wanted to. Than I realized, I’m not sorry.
  •          Elena: You would rather die than be human and you expect me to be okay with that?
  •          Damon: I didn’t say you were suppose to be okay with that I just said I’m not sorry. But you know what I really am. Selfish. Because I make bad choices that hurt you. I’d rather die than be human. I’d rather die right now than spend a hand full of years with you, only to loose you when I’m to old and sick and miserable and your still you. I’d rather die right now than to spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was because thats who I am Elena and I’m not going to change and there’s no apology in the world that encompasses all the reasons that I’m wrong for you.
  •         Elena: Fine. And I’m not sorry either. I’m not sorry that I met you. I’m not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything and that in death you’re the one that made me feel most alive. You’ve been a terrible person, you’ve made all the wrong choices and of all the choices I’ve made, this will prove to be the worst one, but I’m not sorry that I’m in love with you. I love you Damon!



Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

The Vampire Diaries

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.

Continue Reading

The Vampire Diaries

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. 

Continue Reading

Coffee Table News

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! 

Continue Reading