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The Vampire Diaries- I’d Leave My Happy Home For You (6×20)

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So a lot went down on this weeks Vampire Diaries. Just two more episodes until Elena is gone for good and well now she’s human.

Yes, Elena finally took the cure without a minute of hesitation. I guess now we all know how she really felt about being a vampire. It’s so crazy to me that one would give up living eternally, never getting old and pretty much being invincible to live a normal human life. Granted, you can have kids when your human but honestly, if I were to chose, I think I’d want to spend the rest of my life with Damon. Especially considering there’s probably 0.5% change that he will actually take the cure and turn into a human with her. Are you crazy? It’s Damon Salvatore. He loves being a badass vamp. And besides, what would he do without the ability to compel someone.

The minute Elena took the cure, all of her memories came rushing back in as Alaric’s compulsion wore off. She remembered every kiss, every touch and every convo with Damon. Unfortunately, that meant the bad ones too. She remembered talking to Damon and asking him to take the cure and become human with her once before. Damon tells her that was a long time ago and that things changed, but did they? She’s not going to allow him to take the cure unless he’s 100% sure. Otherwise, he’ll regret it and just feel resentment towards her. And who knows how he’d lash out as a human, considering he’s been nonchalantly killing people for like 150-years. And, logistically speaking, if Damon does become a human and Elena really leaves the show, what fun is that? It cannot happen. My guess, now that she’s human, he’ll wipe her memories and she’ll be on her merry way to live a normal life with Matt, who really needs to leave Mystic Falls before he develops a drinking habit.

Another downside of being human? Having absolutely no power to defend yourself. In the couple of minutes that she’s a human, Elena gets attacked by Lily, who is pissed off that her family has been taken from her. You can thank Damon and Bonnie for that. She snaps Damon’s neck and goes after Elena, who bravely fights through all of the memories flooding in to crawl through a tunnel under Mystic Grill and escape. Oh, she also stuck a pin in Lily’s eye. Brownie points for not being squeamish as a human. I’m really upset Lily’s rage ruined what would have been really interesting vampire-human sex. We’ve seen it with Stefan, but never Damon.

But before cures were being taken and mothers were unleashing their inner demons, the night started off with a bachelorette and bachelor party for Alaric and Jo. Jo, the pregnant bride, obviously couldn’t go HAM, so still-vampire Elena compelled the restaurant owner to close up early and let them pig out. Honestly, fantastic bachelorette party. Unfortunately, when she left to cozy up to Damon, raging Lily came through to show Bonnie just how made she was at her for destroying the ascendant. Bonnie is a strong witch, but she’s not quick. Lily threw utensils at her and punctured her throat. As Bonnie lay bleeding out, Lily was about to attack Jo until she screamed out “I’m pregnant.” Lily backed away and wished her luck with the twins. Yeah, I said twins.

At this moment, Alaric was enjoying his bachelor party house rager, which involved a bunch of his underage students, not sure why. Matt got really drunk off of a thousand dollar bottle of whiskey and was spitting out words of wisdom which included telling Ric to take his wife and unborn baby and get the heck out of Mystic Falls before one of them gets hurt. Honestly, this might be the smartest thing Matt has ever said. But, there’s just two problems. One, what makes him sure there aren’t vampires, witches, hybrids, etc. outside of Mystic Falls? Clearly there’s a whole war going down in New Orleans so this must be a thing right. In that case, is anywhere safe?

And second, now that Jo is having twins, she basically needs to make sure there’s absolutely no way that Kai can get out of the prison world. If he finds out about her twins, he’ll want to kill him. Otherwise, the twins will merge on their 18th birthday and one will replace Kai as the leader of the gemini coven… not something he wants. Jo doesn’t even want that to happen and so in order for her whole family not to find out she’s bearing twins, they need to leave town. Highly unlikely considering Kai is in his prison world feeding the hybrid vampire witches and hatching a plan back to the present world where he will for sure wreak a lot of havoc.

As for Lily, she was finally captured by Stefan and Damon after she turned back into the ripper and ate a handful of people. Stefan still truly believes he can bring his mom back, the one that used to love him, but she’s convinced that poor woman is completely gone. She doesn’t even want to be her. Even worse, she plans to find a way to bring back her real “family” and show her son what devastation means. Can someone remind me again why we can’t just kill her? And Enzo is pretending to be the third Salvatore brother now and hoping to help care for mommy dearest.

If I had to predict, Kai will find a way back with the hybrid vamp witches. Damon will want to keep human Elena safe so he’ll compel her and Matt to get out of town, maybe go join Jeremy. Maybe they’ll even go with Alaric and Jo, although I feel like they will be sticking around to help get rid of Kai. Also, if they leave, there is no more show. Maybe Tyler will tag along with Matt and Elena because he’s not happy in his police schooling and he’s still scared he’ll kill someone and trigger his werewolf curse. What do you think? How will Elena’s epic sendoff occur? And does this mean the end of Delena? Because I’m sure Damon isn’t turning into a human, although it was really romantic of him to want to give up his eternity for one life with her.

Will Caroline find her way back? Is there a chance for Steroline? Will Bonnie help defeat Kai? How will this chapter of TVD end?


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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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