Everyone is rocked by Liz Forbes’ death this week on TVD…. Bonnie returns as the prison world collapses.. and someone from Damon’s past makes a comeback. The writers delivered a strong, but predictable episode. Let’s bite in.
Caroline deals with the harsh realization that her mother is gone for good. She decides to bang everything–the funeral arrangements, meetings with lawyers, etc.– out in one day and gathers the crew of Mystic Falls to help her do it. Elena can’t seem to figure out what this new change in attitude is, but she figures maybe Caroline will be fine after all. And while dealing with the loss of her mother, Caroline also can’t stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Stefan. Did it mean something? Would he want to be with her? When she tries to talk to him about it before the funeral, Stefan tells her he’d rather do it when the day is over. This convinces Caroline that he’s really not feeling the relationship and she realizes that Damon was right– when all of this blows over, she’s going to hurt a lot more because she will be alone. No one will be there to console her. The one person who has always remained by her side. And being lonely is a painful feeling… more painful than saying goodbye.
The Vampire Diaries may be the only show that brings me to tears…. every damn week. It was no different this Thursday. When the officers saluted Sheriff Forbes one last time, I could barely hold it together. Especially when they radioed her one last time before retiring her radio of 12 years. So sad. The send off was beautiful and fitting for a woman who dedicated her life to protecting Mystic Falls from the supernatural creatures that lurked in the night… or day time with their rings on. Damon’s eulogy took the cake as the best part of the episode, mainly because it was the first time I’ve even heard Damon speak so fondly of anybody. Elena was right… the eulogy, like funerals, aren’t for the dead– they’re for the living. In this case, the only daughter of his best friend. It was nice to see Damon be completely honest about his relationship with Liz and give her final thoughts over to her daughter. Caroline topped off the somber moment with a beautiful song for her mommy. Someone, pass the tissues.
Damon struggled to write the eulogy and revisited some painful memories to get inspiration. You know I’m always a sucker for flashbacks, so I was especially pleased a caring Damon with his very young brother, Stefan. Since these two are eternally young and handsome, you tend to forget that they are actually different ages. I never realized the age gap between them was so wide. It really put things in perspective for me. We saw Damon deal with his mothers death and found out the reason he didn’t go to the funeral was because he didn’t know what to say…. or rather how to say goodbye. In the end, little Stefan with tears in his eyes told him all he really had to say was goodbye.
Stefan and Caroline
Stefan struggled with his feelings for Caroline this week. I was kind of surprised to see that he wasn’t sure he actually liked Caroline, even after their epic kiss. When he asked Damon for advice, he told him that the fact that he questioned his feelings meant they weren’t as strong as the other 2 times he fell in love… with a girl that looked exactly the same. Of course, he couldn’t tell that to a grieving Caroline, so he put the talk off till later. But after hearing Damon speak so fondly of the strong blonde and seeing her graciously sing her goodbyes made him realize that he actually did have feelings for her. They might not be the same feelings he had for Katherine and Elena, but they are strong… and maybe this time, they’ll actually be for the one. Because let’s be honest, Katherine was never the one. And comparing Caroline to her is kind of a low blow. He makes his way over to her place, but arrives too late.
Caroline Turns It Off
Elena realized Caroline was in such a rush to take care of everything was because she wanted to turn off the pain. Turn off her humanity and stop feeling everything. She followed her home, hoping to persuade her not to go through with it. Caroline freaks out however, telling Elena that she was allowed to turn it off when her brother died… erased her memories when Damon died. Even Stefan ran away because he couldn’t cope with the pain. Why wasn’t she allowed to turn it off? Elena tells her that those two things were her biggest regrets in life. They both begin crying and as Elena hugs her best friend and tells her she won’t let her go through with it. “That’s not your decision to make,” she says as she snaps her neck. When Stefan arrives, he finds Elena temporarily dead on the floor and Caroline nowhere to be found.
Away from the drama of the funeral were Kai, Ric and Jo. The latter spent half the morning puking thinking it was the Thai food from the night before. Kai showed up looking a little less chipper and a lot more sweaty and pale. Turns out there were some sideaffects from merging with someone other then your twin. Without her magic, Kai was dying… and puking up buckets of blood while at it. Jo had to make the choice: does she give up her magic and save the Gemini coven? Or does she let her brother die, killing off herself and her family. Oh and apparently, there are more “prison worlds” other than Kai’s and they all rely on the power of his coven… somehow. Without the coven, they all disappear into oblivion. With all this in mind, Jo knows she has to give up being a witch. Yes, giving Kai all her magic is dangerous, but he seems to be a little less evil now that he has some Luke in him. When the exchange is complete Kai tells Jo she’s pregnant before leaving, presumably for good.
Ric and Jo
I called that by the way. The minute I saw her puking in the toilet in the morning I thought, “gee maybe it’s morning sickness. I bet she’s pregnant.” Regardless, the storyline is hella exciting! Who would have though Ric would have a kid? And to top it off… Ric proposes to his new girlfriend. She says no at first thinking it’s just a pity proposal, but when he pops out a ring, she knows it’s serious. Ric planned to propose that morning actually after realizing life was way to short. Congratulations to the happy couple. As for the baby, does this mean a new leader of the Gemini coven is on it’s way? Will it be twins?
With Kai’s magic in limbo, the “other world” aka 1994 Mystic Falls where Bonnie has been spending her lonesome days is unraveling. She successful hunted down Katia’s magic, but when she was about to go complete the spell during the eclipse, everything suddenly went dark and it began to snow. Then, a ton of bright lights began appearing in the sky and Bonnie figured out she had been transported to another major recurring moments- the Northern Lights of 1903. Yep, homegirl went WAY back in time. As Jo and Kai were exchanging magic, Bonnie harnessed the spell of both the northern lights and the eclipse reciting the spell with the ascendant in hand. And right before she was transported out of there for good, a woman in olden time garb approached her. “Who are you?,” they both quipped before being transported back to the present. At that moment I realized why the writers stressed Damon and Stefan’s mother in the past two episodes– she was going to be a major storyline in the upcoming episodes.
As Damon arrived home from the funeral, he found Bonnie in his kitchen making pancakes. Their reunion was probably one of the sweetest moments on this whole show.. especially considering their hatred for each other just last season. Bonnie jumped into his arms giddly, before revealing that she saw someone else in Kai’s prison world before she left. “That’s my mom,” Damon said starry eyed. Oh, it sure is Damon. And she’s definitely back in the present world, hitching a ride with Bonnie, so you better get ready to meet her and find out why she was locked away in an alternate universe in the first place. Was she evil? Was she a threat? I cannot wait to find out and see how her return will affect both the Salvatore brothers and their “relationships.” Can you just imagine Elena meeting Damon’s mom from the 1900’s? I’m literally laughing out loud.
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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!
Is Netflix’s ‘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.
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#SweetMagnolias is set in a fictional town called Serenity. Sheryl Anderson repeated, throughout the shooting of the show, that it was important that everyone might see themselves in Serenity. I like that idea more than ever these days—Serenity not just as a place, but a state of mind. The show drops on #Netflix in just 5 days on May 19.
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.
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley Announce Name of Bourbon Brand
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.
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Here it is. Our passion. Our baby. Ladies and gentlemen please meet, Brother’s Bond Bourbon. Time, quality and passion distilled for you and me. We appreciate your support more than you know. If you are 21 years or older in the United States or legal drinking age in your home country please Go to: Brothersbondbourbon.com to sign up. We can’t wait to share with you! Please share this website address with friends and family. Let’s bond. Love, Ian and Paul
“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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