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The Vampire Diaries- Stand By Me



“How do you hide from the devil when you don’t know what he looks like.”
RIP Jeremy Gilbert

So thats it huh? That’s how its going to end for Jer? Just like that?? After all this time, all of his struggles and his ring can’t even resurrect him because he’s “supernatural.” Where is Katherine. Bring her to me, so I could rip her apart for this. This episode was a game changer for everyone on the show, but especially Elena. She’s lost everyone, so when her one and only brother is dead, well there’s no turning back from that. Jeremy didn’t deserve any of this. And after finally confronting the fact that he was dead, there is no way the writers could suddenly bring him back.

Sometimes, people come back from the dead and we expect it and we know its going to happen. This isn’t one of those instances. That would involve deep and dark magic, that I don’t believe in, nor do I want Bonnie to practice anything of that nature. Melting the bridge between this world and the other world is going a little too extreme. We’ve all lost people we love, we all want to see those people again. Who wouldn’t want to see Jeremy, Aunt Jenna, Alaric, Vicki or Lexi again? But if that means bringing back all the “demons” and supernatural beings with them all, than I think not. Even Elena knew this idea was bad and she’s in crummy shape. But we’re missing the big picture here, which is the only reason Bonnie is believing everything Shane is saying is because it isn’t Shane its actually Silas. That hint was given to us by one of the hunters, who stated that Silas is out there, dangerous and no one knows what he looks like. He took the shape of Shane, so he could use Bonnie for her magic and bring back everyone from the dead. This is exactly the same way he manipulated Shane. He gets inside people’s minds and he lets people see hallucinations of things that will motivate them to do what he wants. Personally, nobody should have let Bonnie out of their sight with her crazy ideas spiraling out of control. These people don’t learn.

I have got to hand it to the writers for creating drama that literally stopped time. When Elena was breaking down and screaming that it hurt. When Stefan didn’t know what to do. When Damon had to calm her down. When she wanted to light the house on fire. The only way to stop her was to take her humanity. As much as I don’t agree with Damon for doing what he did, there was no way to stop Elena from hurting and spiraling out of control. Humanity was all she had left, but she pretty much doesn’t have any humanity left without Jeremy. When Stefan said, “What if one day you want to come home” and Elena replied, “I won’t” and lit the place on fire- the house where we’ve spent so many days, night, happy and sad moments, that moment was really powerful. Of course she wont want to come back to the place where she lost everyone. It isn’t even home anymore, its just a place of grief and sadness. But now we have to see whose going to be enough for Elena to keep her calm and sort of happy. Will it be Stefan? Or will it be Damon? I’m leaning on Damon, who was clearly in charge of the situation today. 

I wish there would have been more communication between the characters. Like maybe Rebekah could have called Damon and let him know she found Shane. They have such a fun relationship in which they insult each other. They could keep each other informed. I wonder how long it will take them to make the connection that Shane isn’t really Shane. And where is Klaus while all of this is going down? Is he running after Tyler? Is he meeting up with Katherine, as she tries to negotiate her life so she doesn’t have to run anymore? It was also heartwarming to see Dr. Fell and Stefan share some alone screentime. They don’t really have any personal connections on the show, but thinking that their actually married in real life was cute. Honestly, the person I feel the worst for is Matt. He lost his best friend Tyler whose now a hybrid, he lost his sister, he lost Caroline and Elena as his girlfriends and their both vampires, now he lost Jeremy, everyone around him is supernatural and he’s the only one thats going to get old. Its really an unfortunate time for him. Although the episode was a short term finale and it was really good, it didn’t leave us hanging as to what we should expect for March 14. Besides the fact that we don’t know what will happen with Elena and what Bonnie’s going to do under Silas’ control, there isn’t much anticipation being built up. 

Memorable Quotes

  • Damon: Unless you’re a blonde, a Bennett witch or a doppleganger, Stay clear!
  • Damon: Good, you can send flowers.
  • Stefan: Her denial is the one thing protecting her from all of it.
  • Damon: Better you than me.
  • Elena: you’re mean to the people you care about.
    • Matt: That’s some messed up logic.
    • Elena: Damon logic.
  • Rebekah: Sorry, I had to dig the arrow out of my back, thank you for that.
  • Damon: You are creepy.
    • Rebekah: Thank you.
  • Matt: It’s ok to have hope cause sometimes thats all that keeps us going.
  • Stefan: Her humanity, that’s all she has left.
    • Damon: Humanity means nothing when you have nothing to care about.
    • Stef: She has you.
    • Damon: She lost her brother. I’m not enough. Not this time.
  • Stefan: What if one day when this is all over you’ll want to come home again?
    • Elena: I won’t. 
“you’re thirsty for blood, you’re picking a fight.”

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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.

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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. 

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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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