Talk about taking things too literally – Mystic Falls turns into an actual fight club this week as Damon tries to find a way to cope with the fact that he KILLED Elena. Although this is The Vampire Diaries so I’m guessing we’ll find a loophole here. We can’t actually have her gone for good right? That would break #Delena hearts into a million pieces!
Anyways, Damon has a death wish so he turns to Julian who is more than happy to show Damon the ropes of the “dark side” of Mystic Falls in hopes that he will loose a fight and die. While Damon’s weakness is Elena, Stefan’s weakness is the fact that he can’t let his brother self destruct. When Damon agrees to fight Julian, Stefan is right there to help him and drag him out of this mess. We’ve seen Damon and Stefan get into it plenty of times, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Stefan so upset with Damon as I did the moment he told his brother that he set Elena’s body on fire. We’ve come so far in these 7 seasons, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Elena and Stefan also had a lot of history. He’s visibly upset at the fact that his brother is an idiot but realizes that Julian is to blame.
That finally ignites the revenge and he does what someone should have done 12 episodes ago – kills Julian. The way he does it is pretty brilliant too. With Valerie’s help, they cloak Julian and Stefan stabs him through the heart in the middle of the bar where he’s surrounded by all of his friends that can’t see him. It was a beautiful moment of revenge for Valerie as well. See, Stefan can be a cold blooded killer for justice.
Back at Whitmore, Caroline ends up in the hospital after pregnancy pains. While the docs claim there is nothing wrong with Caroline, a lot is going on supernaturally. Basically, the twin babies are also syphens like Jo was and they are syphening out Caroline’s vampire magic to thrive. Valerie creates a bracelet for Caroline that allows them to syphen from it instead, but while she’s out helping Stefan, the babies become so power hungry they begin killing Caroline. AH!
As for Bon-Bon, she decided to go on a field trip with her favorite torn lovers Mary Louise and Nora. Bonnie and Nora have become somewhat good friends, all things consider, and Mary Lou is very jealous of that, especially since that’s Nora’s goal. But the three suck it up as they go on a mission to hunt down the huntress, who has sent them all flash cards with a deadly X on it. When they find her in a mental institute, they’re a little confused, but turns out, the little old lady with Alzheimer’s is actually the evil huntress. She’s about to snap Bonnie’s neck when Enzo comes to her rescue, killing the huntress. No one is more shocked than Bonnie by his good deed, but it doesn’t last long. Enzo soon runs off with the huntresses body. He burns it and the huntress immediately turns into a young woman again. But who is she? And why did Enzo want the girls to find her for him? My guess is that she’s Enzo’s ex lover… remember the one he said he lost when he was still stuck in that prison with Damon?
We also know this huntress, Rayna Cruz, is the woman who is after Stefan in the flash forward moments and I’m wondering why. Stefan’s Phoenix stone wound begins opening when she’s looking for him so this all has to be connected somehow. Also, Rayna looks a LOT like Elena… why is that?
As for the only human left in Mystic Falls, Matt returns to town after being arrested by Deputy Penny. She follows him back into town and pretty much puts herself in danger. When she realizes she can’t kill a vampire with her normal bullets, Matt decides to tell her the whole truth. Don’t you just love when mere mortals find out about vampires and the supernatural? Fun stuff! Not sure what is going to go down with Penny and Matt, but I’m guessing she’s going to die and it will really hurt Matt because in the flash forward, he’s working with Rayna and paying some debt to her.
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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