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The Vampire Diaries- The New Deal

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“Your going to leave Mystic Falls behind and never think twice about it.”

FINALLY. That is all I can say about this episode. I have missed The Vampire Diaries more than it is even possible to explain. And this episode definitely quenched my thirst.

Jeremy slowly rose from being one of the most useless characters to a kickass character to one that had the water works going. After friending Tyler he caught himself in a hybrid trap as he was stripped of his vervain and used as Klaus- bait. But never fear his guardian Alaric risked his life and saved Jeremy, who was under a compulsion spell the whole time. This was Klaus’s way of saying “You’ve been warned.” And the scary part is that Klaus will stop at nothing. In order to save her brothers life Elena had to do the hardest thing a sister could ever do… have Damon erase Jeremy’s memory and compel him to leave town and never look back. I’m not quite sure if getting Jeremy out of town without any of their protection is the best idea, I mean Klaus can find him anywhere right? But before Jeremy made his exit off the show, he had his heroic moments as he stabbed a hybrid in the back and then cut his head off. (Thanks for the tip Tyler)

Elenas pessimism has started to become annoying. Damon is concrete;  he gets drunk and makes everything humorous. Stefan also has found a way to turn a negative into a positive and flip the cards against Klaus. Elena should let go of Stefan emotionally, although that slap in the face and that tender “Go to Hell” was definitely needed, mainly to make herself feel better, and become a leader instead of a pawn in this whole game. Instead of feeling sorry for herself she should learn to play Klaus’s game against him just like Stefan has. She lucked out with Rebekah as that is one alliance Klaus would have appreciated having but  would Rebekah actually have enough balls to kill Klaus? Does this mean blondie actually knows how to kill a hybrid? This we might never find out but one things for certain, without an alliance, all Klaus has are empty hybrids that jump at his command… And what happens when one of them decides that Klaus’s commands don’t really work for him?

What the hell is in that coffin? Those dreams were a sign and one would assume that Bonnie would realize they were more witchy clues than just the same dream every night (thank you for the helpful hint Elena) but in her dream she saw Klaus in the coffin. Does that mean that Klaus’s body is actually in the coffin and he is some immortal creature? What could be so important that he is so set on getting those coffins back because I am sure that it is not just his family that pulls and tears at Stefan’s heartstrings. 

The fight Damon had with Stefan led to a big realization. Stefan never lost his humanity. It is somewhere deep inside hidden away, but he does things in order to get revenge and to hurt someone that hurt him and the people he cared about.  This is not a reason for Damon to feel bad about falling in love with Elena. Stefan is not the same person he was in season 1. Although he hasn’t lost himself for good Klaus instilled a freedom and a curiosity in Stefan that Elena would not suffice. What happened between Elena was a long awaited kiss and it developed and tortured fans and the characters until it could torture no more. And in that moment, for those couple of seconds, time literally stopped moving. Elena was left speechless, but the question is where will this revelation of feelings take them? Back to the friends zone? Damon has come a long way since season 1.  The dude started off being horrible and now he’s the only one keeping everything toghether. He’s helping Stefan fight Klaus, holding Elena up on her spirits, protecting her, saving Alaric’s life, helping Jeremy get a fresh start. He has turned into a better version of Stefan. I can proudly say GO DELENA GO!

Other Thoughts
– Do you guys think Tyler will rebel against Klaus? I say hell yes. 
-Where was Caroline. I missed her bubblyness. 
-Repeated question: What other family members are in those coffins?
-Where was Matt?
-I think Matt, Caroline, And Katerina went on a road trip together. This is outrageous.
-How weird is it seeing Nanny Carrie, aka Crazy Melissa, on TVD as a nurse and potential Alaric love interest?  It gives me the chills.  I wonder how Stefan (Paul) feels about his wife kissing Ric… Love triangle anyone?

Memorable Quotes
-Elena: Damon is Damon….
-Damon: Bloody Mary, Screw Driver, Brunch in a bottle. Come on Ric I can’t do this all by myself. Well I can but someones going to get naked. 
-Ric: This might come as a shock but I’m not here to hang out with you.
-Damon: Cute blonde bombshell psycho shouldn’t be too hard to find. 
-Klaus: I think its about time we had a drink.

  • Damon: Were a little overdue
  • K: Why you been so busy with all your plotting and scheming
  • D: You know I never miss a chance to plot an epic failure.
-Damon: Such a buzzkill my baby bro.
– Damon: That’s why I hate witches. So fickle. Passive Agressive.
-Stefan: Well Bonnie sucks at keeping secrets.
-Elena: When did you return to the living.
  • Ric: Just a few minutes ago.
-Damon: Oh a deflection isnt going to work on me. I invented that.
-Meredith: Guardian Angel or did you sell your soul to the devil?
  • Ric: A little bit of both. 
-Jeremy: Safe to say you owe him a drink.
-Jeremy: I shot a hybrid in the back and chopped his head off with a meat cleave. Typical Sunday huh?
-Damon: My brothers sort of running his own show right now.
-Damon: It means I’m an idiot cause I thought for a second that I wouldn’t have to feel guilty anymore. 
  • Elena: What are you talking about? Guilty for what?
  • D: For wanting what I want…
  • E: Damon…
  • D: I know and believe me I get it my brothers girl and all…. No, you know what if I’m going to feel guilty about something I’m going to feel guilty about this.
AND HERE IS THE EPIC DELENA SCENE. Goodnight 🙂 skip to about 1:20 


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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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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Might Be Getting ANOTHER Spin-Off

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The Vampire Diaries Spinoff

Have you been trying to fill a void since The Vampire Diaries series finale?

It’s almost impossible, although a weekly dose of The Originals is helping.

Well, we might have your remedy.

TVLine reports that The CW is considering another spin-off of the hit show, which would be focused on Hope Mikealson from The Originals. 

Hope, Klaus and Hayley’s daughter, is a powerful witch in New Orleans.

However, with the impending threat of The Hollow, Hayley decided that it may be time to send her daughter somewhere safe.

Fans are speculating that this would ensure Hope would head to Mystic Falls to attend Caroline and Alaric’s school for the gifted, which saw a huge contribution from Klaus in the series finale.

The spin-off would most likely jump forward in time, with Hope being a teenager.

Julie Plec, who once said she would be open to another spin-off it the right story came along, seemed to have confirmed the possibility on accident.

“Alaric and Caroline are running the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted where Hope Mikael–,” she said, before adding quickly: “Shit, never mind.”

Would this spin-off include Caroline? Fans have been shipping her “relationship” with Klaus and this might be the perfect gateway to delivering it, especially because Alaric would probably be old/deceased since he’s a mere mortal.

And that means Hope would be step sisters with Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, also powerful witches and siphoners.

Would you be interested in this spin-off? How incredible is it that we can now focus on a new generation of characters thanks to Damon, Stefan and Elena?


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