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The Vampire Diaries- Ordinary People



“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. 

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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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Sweet Magnolias

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



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!

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



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 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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