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“And with that, the predatory species was born”


Obsessed. 1 word to describe what I am with this show. And if your a Delena lover than this was definitely and episode worth watching!!! 

Right from the start this episode is on one mission and one mission only- to figure out W.T.F is written on those cave walls. It leads back to the originals; the vikings. The one they all fear is Mikeal and thanks to Katerina, he is now awake. But whats so scary about him? After Elena confronts Rebeka during cheerleading practice showing her evidence from the cave she prompts Rebeka to talk to her. Through very vivid flashbacks we get the story of how the originals became vampires. One major discovery= Mikeal is Klauses, Rebekas, and Elijahs father!

Rebeka’s family moved from Europe and were neighbors to the werewolves. During the full moon they would hide underground to protect themselves until one day Klaus and his younger brother snuck out to watch the men turn into beasts. The younger brother was attacked leaving Mikeal and his wife to turn to one of the witches for help. When she wouldn’t the mother decided to take matters into her own hands and allowed for all her children to become vampires- To have strength, agility, and everything needed to protect themselves in this world, while being immortal. This would have been impossible if it wasn’t for the fact that their mother was indeed the Original Witch. (Yes which means she put the hybrid curse on her own son and that necklace belongs to her). The reason she put the curse on her son? Because he was a product of her love with a werewolf and not with Mikeal. Soon after she was killed, and to Rebecca’s knowledge (and according to what Klaus told her) her mother was killed by Mikeal. That is why they fear him and hate him and do want him to come back.


After hearing this story and matching it up with Ric’s translations of the pictures Elena realizes that the story Rebeka knows is inaccurate. Mikeal did not kill her mother, Klaus did! He lied to her for over 1000 years to keep her by his side so he wouldn’t have to be alone and so she wouldn’t want to resurrect the father but in reality. The intriguing part of all of this to me is the way Rebeka reacted to the truth. She broke down crying and I felt sympathy for her only because A THOUSAND years later, she still feels pain at loosing her mother. This puts a twist on the plot-line completely because now I think Rebeka is going to seek revenge, and help her father in killing Klaus. I think she is also going to become closer to Elena. For a moment in the beginning of the story Klaus had lost his badass appeal, being more like a victim than the hybrid we all feared. That belief obviously didn’t last long when I found out his manipulation can stretch for quite a LONG time. 

I have lost all my respect for Stefan. Truthfully I believed in what Elena was doing and actually thought that it would help but after this episode I have ridden him off in my book. I don’t even think he is really compelled. He has full knowledge of what he is doing and why he is doing it. After Damon freed him from the dungeon he took him out on a little bonding time to remind him what freedom was like. (Its also quite hilarious when Damon decides to stick to liquor for the night and Stefan indulges in blood straight in front of everybody. No shame). The outcome of all this brotherly bonding. Stefan now realizes that when he’s free from compulsion he is going to leave and live his life. Is he really just that big of an asshole or is he pretending. No we have concluded he is and props to that punch in the face that he got from “brother.” He deserved that and 10 more. 



The ending, holy crap the ending, deserves its own paragraph. Its incredible how much emotion the writers and producers can put into a short scene. After a long day of “work” Elena comes home to find Damon in her bed. Surprise Surprise. But instead of the usual pushing him away she embraces it. She starts telling him about her findings from Rebeka and mentions “she loves blindly and recklessly, even if it consumes her” and in that moment I think she realized that she is madly in love with Damon. In truth the relationship with Stefan had run its course, she lost him. Trying to save him has failed but Damon hasn’t failed to be by her side throughout anything. If anything he is the only one who is by her side all the time. We don’t see her best friend Bonnie there for her much, nor do we see Caroline or Jeremy that interested. Everyones got their own issues and dilemma’s and although they are fighting against the same thing they have their individual struggles. Damon is always by Elena’s side protecting her, teaching her how to fight, making her laugh, wiping away her tears, and risking his life for her. That my friends is true love. 


Memorable Quotes

  • Ric: Just ignore him. That’s what I do. 
  • Damon: Yeah, its the Lockwood Diaries pictionary style.
  • Rebeka: It’s just a little blood, be a man about it.
  • Damon: I’d like to call him papa original.
  • Damon: Fine, if i’m being irritatingly optimistic like you too how do you suppose we do that?
  • Damon: Just make sure she doesn’t power struggle you into a wheel chair.
  • Elena: She’s a thousand year old vampire who joined the cheerleading squad. Theres a whole different set of rules here.
  • Damon: It’s family day at vampire rehab. I’m paying a visit to my baby brother. 
  • Rebeka: You do not threaten me. You learn what I allow you to learn is that clear?
  • Damon: You’ve been on this bunny diet for over 50 years.
  • Rebeka: A witch is natures servant. A vampire is an abomination of nature.
  • Rebeka: he said she broke his heart so he would break hers. He tore it from her heat as Niklaus watched.
  • Rebeka: I will rip you apart, and I get my temper from my father.
  • Mikeal: Get him back to Mystic Falls and I’ll gladly draw a stake though NiKlauses heart. Fail, and i’ll gladly drive it through yours. 
  • Stefan: Better be careful brother. Your humanity is showing.
  • Damon: Go ahead kick, yell, scream. I’m sure you’ve been planning your rant all day.
  • Elena: She’s just a girl who lost her mom too young and she loves blindly and recklessly even if it consumes her. And that when all is said and done there’s nothing more important then the bond of family. I’m not mad at you for letting him out Damon. I think your going to be the one to save him from himself. It wont be because he loves me, it’ll be because he loves you. 
NEXT WEEK IS THE MIDSEASON FINALE. NO VAMPIRE DIARIES UNTIL JANUARY 5 SO YOU KNOW THIS EPISODE WILL BE GOOD. TUNE IN FOR THE PROMO. 
GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY…


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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’

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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’

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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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