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The Vampire Diaries- Homecoming

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“U know what never gets old? Revenge.”
This show is more intellectual then inception as the schemes are schemes within schemes. Nobody can be trusted and at this point, anyone can be dead in a heartbeat.

 

The episode starts off with Stefan calling Klaus to tell him Micheal is dead. Since his is still compelled to Klaus he cannot lie so everything he says must be true. For the plan to fully be put into motion Micheal offers to be staked. Elena must do this because the dagger used would kill any vampire right after they killed an original. This shows Micheals dedication to killing Klaus as he puts his trust into the three to bring him back to life. This information is enough to lure Klaus back to Mystic Falls. As everyone is getting ready for homecoming, because yes amongst all the craziness happening, they all still have time to attend homecomig, Klaus floods the gym and moves the whole party to Tyler’s house, yet this isn’t homecoming anymore… it’s a celebratory wake.

 

In order for the plan to be successful, the plan must be executed without error. There is no room for screw ups and nothing can be left to chance. Damon comes up with a plan of his own, that he does not Elena be a part of. Elena makes Rebekah believe that they are friends, and then stabs her in the back… Literally. One down, one to go. In order for this scheme to work they need to involve the least amount of people, and only to people that are truly commited can be trusted not to mess anything up. Although Rebekah helped them out, opened herself up to Elena, and lured  Klaus back just to drive a stake through his heart, her loyalty was still weary so she had to be silenced. Stefan also had to be silenced. His loyalty and sire to Klaus could pose as a problem because one wrong lie and the whole plan could be messed up. This isn’t to say that silencing Stefan couldn’t have been done in a less painful manner, but it is Micheal. He has no remorse for people.

 

But who are we to think that we can fool Klaus, a powerful hybrid who has been up to no good and running for 1000 years. He is always one step ahead of everybody and and he definitely knew they were up to something. He warns Tyler that all of his friends shouldn’t try anything crazy tonight because his party is armed with hundreds and thousands of loyal and sired hybrids, that will kill if anyone tries to harm him. Tyler not being able to help himself from doing what Klaus says stabs Caroline with vervain and makes Matt take her far away from the party to ensure her safety. He knew that if she found out her friends were scheming to take on Klaus she would have tried to help and risked her life. Klaus would have no problem killing her and Tyler wouldn’t be able to do anything to stop him.

 

Suddenly one of the hybrids goes to tell Klaus that he has a visitor by name of Micheal. Seperated by a clear door Klaus wont come out to face his father, and Micheal cannot enter the premises. He starts provoking Klaus to come face him and stop being a coward. Klaus tells him that he can watch his hybrids rip him to pieces but little does he know they are part vampire and have been compelled by Micheal. He even threatens to kill Elena and when Klaus calls his bluff he stabs her right in the back which leaves Klaus vulnerable- the perfect chance for Damon to drive the dagger through Klauses heart and close this chapter forever. As Elena, who we realize was Katerina the whole time gets up, Stefan runs and pushes Damon off of Klaus leaving him to kill Micheal and ruin the only weapon left to kill a hybrid. Holy Shit. At this point in the episode I was so shocked and frieghtened that I thought it was over for everybody. How the hell can they seriously get out of this one? Klaus won again. He always wins and he is going to want revenge on every single one of them.

But never fear, this is Vampire Diaries so of course there’s going to be tons of more schemes involved. Mad at the world Damon drinks his sorrow away wondering how the hell it all went wrong and why Stefan would screw this up. This moment between Elena and Damon would have been perfect for a kiss but of course the writers wont let that happen no matter how badly Elena wants it this time. They are interrupted by a phone call from Katerina who is on the run, as always. This time though she had an agenda of her own and she’s not alone. With Katherine you never know whose side her loyalty is on. Sometimes she sides with Damon, sometimes with Stefan, and sometimes she does her own goddamn thing, but no matter what, she is always there when they need her, and has no problem saving Elena’s life.
Why the plan went soo horribly wrong? Katerina posing as Elena ran and fed Stefan blood and pep talked him into stopping Damon from killing Klaus. Why? After she had a brief conversation with Klaus at the party he told her that if any of them even try to kill him he has insurance that the minute he dies, so will Damon. They have wanted to kill Klaus for 500 years, but this way they loose a friend and a brother. She needed Stefan to let his humanity through at least for a little and care enough to save his brother. I wonder if they plan on telling Damon this part of the story or are they going to let him sulk and feel like a complete and utter failure?  The show has really been focusing on this unbreakable bond of brother hood. No matter how much you hate your sibiling or how much they screw up, they are still your family and you still love them.

 

In the end we see that Stefan is putting his freedom to good use. He calls his good friend Klaus and tells him that there is nothing better then revenge, as Klaus realizes that the coffins with his family members have disappeared right along with Stefan and Katerina. Does Stefan not realize that by doing this he is jeopardizing Elena and Damons lives again? Who is in those coffins besides Elijah… they have so many? Is there yet another way to kill Klaus that none of us knew about? Does Stefan even care about Elena anymore or has he accepted that she is better off with Damon? She would have been crushed if anything happened to Damon. Can’t blame the girl, if they killed off Damon I would have probably stopped watching all together. I have to give it to the writers though; the plotlines in season three are bloody brilliant. They have me fooled and gripping the edge of my seat at every freaking minute.

 

Other Thoughts

-Where was Alaric. For someone who prides himself on vampire hunting you think they would ask him for help. He would have enjoyed this.
-Did Jeremy go on vacation? We haven’t seen him for two episodes after he broke Bonnies heart, was an asshole about it and left.
-They really need to get Matt more involved with the show or just kick him to the curb.
-Now that Caroline and Tyler have broken up, will Tyler go completely off the rails and obey Klaus?
– Anyone planning on waking up Rebekah? She’s going to be pist as hell! Especially because she never got to go to that damn highschoool dance.
Memorable Quotes
-Stefan: Well don’t look at me. I’m just in charge of getting him back here.
-Damon: Cause vampires are usually so reliable.
-Stefan: I’m 162 years old and I’m going to a homecoming dance. I need better ties.
-Stefan: If I look at your track record at homecoming dances I’d say it’s pretty tragic.
-Caroline: Quit hanging out with Rebekah the evil blood slut.
-Tyler: If I’m sired to anybody its you.
-Rebekah: Embarrassing story, this is my first high school dance.
-Elena: I’m so sorry I cant leave anything to chance either.
-Damon: In the back. Harsh.
-Damon: I’m not judging you. Very Katherine of you.
         -Elena: Not the way to make me feel better about myself    
                  Damon.
         -Damon: It was a compliment… Sort of.
-Tyler:  But I’m not throwing it Stefan. Im just doing what Klaus wants.
         Stefan: what do you mean?
         Tyler: Its not a party. It’s a wake.
      Caroline: Our sired friend Tyler thought it was okay for his master to throw a party.
      Stefan: Family? You mean the people you cart around in caskets?
      Klaus: Seems the homecoming queen is still among the living which means Rebekah isn’t here. Where is she?
      Damon: You couldn’t just break his neck?
o  Well it certainly occurred to me.
      Klaus: I compelled her to go to church and pray for your friends.
      Damon: Heres my RSVP. Hybrid.
      Damon: As a host, you should know these hybrids don’t make the best first impression.
      Damon: Your not suppose to witchy migraine me.
o  Bonnie: Your not suppose to kill Tyler!!
o  D: He tried to bite me…
      Micheal: You cant kill me.
o  Klaus: But it’ll make a hell of a party game.
      Micheal: Who do you have other than those whose loyalty you forced? No one.
      Micheal: Your impulse Niklaus has been and will be the one thing that keeps you from truly being great.
      Damon: She ran for the hills like usual, and who could blame her.
      Elena: We’ll survive this. We always survive. Trust me.
o  Damon: We’re never getting Stefan back you know that don’t you?
o  E: Then we’ll let him go ok? We’ll have to let him go.
-Katherine: Care enough to save Damon’s life cause I am going back to that party and I am seeing this plan through. Klaus will be killed and we’ll have our freedom but then Damon will be dead. Your brother will be dead Stefan unless you care enough to do something about it.
– Katherine: I wasn’t just trying to save Damon’s life Stefan. I was trying to save yours.
         -Stefan: Come on Katherine, you don’t care about anyone but yourself.
         -K: You and I both know that that’s not true. I loved you. I loved Damon too. Humanity is a vampire’s greatest weakness. No matter how easy it is to turn it off it keeps fighting its way back in. Sometimes I let it.
-Katherine: You had a good plan and that’s high praise coming from me.
-Stefan: I wonder Klaus, for someone whose been one step ahead for a thousand years, were you prepared for this?


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

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

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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! 

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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

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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 brothersbondbourbon.com 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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