How many times can The Vampire Diaries make its fans cry in one episode? You’ll find out in our GIF recap of last night’s plot-twisting events.

We’re still shedding a river’s amount of tears from the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries, while also having a hard time picking up our jaws off the floor. Is it possible to drown this way? Because we’re almost there.

Everyone’s initial reactions to Jeremy’s death

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We knew this would be emotional, and yes we expected the beginning would get us crying… but it didn’t stop the tears. Caroline’s face when Elena brought him home, Damon’s realization that he couldn’t be brought back to life…it all just hurt.

Finding out Bonnie is alive

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We have a love-hate relationship with Bonnie. While we expect her to die later in the season (don’t ask why we just do) we don’t want her to die at the SAME time as Jeremy. That’s just cruel! So no matter how that was able to happen, we’re glad to see she made it through… for now.

Elena holding out hope for Jeremy

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We can’t have been the only ones to think of this, right? We all need hope, sometimes, so we don’t blame Elena for holding on. She’s just telling the God of Death “Not today.”

Finding out Katherine worked with Haylie…in New Orleans

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Okay so we weren’t all too surprised when the Hunter said he was working with Katherine, but then he said something about New Orleans. And also Haylie…in New Orleans…what?! It seems we’re slowly but surely getting more backstory for The Originals spinoff.

Shane telling Bonnie she can bring Jeremy back with Silas’ help

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We’ve been so suspicious of Shane from the first moment we saw him. He’s never up to any good, and he’s basically Silas’ little puppet, so as soon as he told Bonnie that she could bring Jeremy back we just wanted to punch him out of The Vampire Diaries and bring Bonnie to Elena. We will forever be suspicious of this man and his always evil motives, so we felt this GIF is permanently appropriate for him:

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Dr. Fell coming to take Jeremy… and Matt’s reaction

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This scene was about the third time we lost it completely. Although it wasn’t Elena who made our hearts melt this time, it was Matt. The moment he first walked in and saw Jeremy, we couldn’t see straight because of the tears. It’s making us tear up right now! And to think this wasn’t the last emotional scene in the episode…we don’t know if we’ll be able to handle rewatching it again.

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Bonnie falling prey to Shane’s plan to massacre

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Remember how we were glad that Bonnie was alive? We take that back now. We understand she’s emotionally unstable and therefore easy prey, but c’mon! You would think that she’d realize Silas is somehow manipulating her to see Jeremy, and the fact that she constantly needs someone to ground her to reality is just concerning at this point. Bonnie used to be this smart, powerful, independent woman. And now…

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Finding out they want to bring back every dead supernatural creature ever

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While we realize this is a fantastic plot twist and added element into The Vampire Diaries, we just want to say that if we were characters in the show we oppose this idea wholeheartedly. Yes all the good people will be able to return like Alaric, Jenna, Jeremy, etc., but at what cost? Kol, Finn, Mikael, and all the rest of the evil vampires and witches? We like Mystic Falls thriving and not burnt into a pile of ash, thanks. So our only reaction to this is just:

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April calls

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This is like the writers’ way of telling us “Hey, she still exists. She’s still a big part of this whole thing.” Yes, yes, we get this…but HOW?! And in any case, we don’t care at this point! Just give us our mourning Jeremy scenes, please. We need more feels.

Elena finally admitting Jeremy is dead

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This is a very big moment for Elena, and to see her go from having hope and being optimistic to succumbing to the cold hard reality of life is something that hit us hard. We’re pretty sure someone needs to just give Elena a hug at this point. Hell, WE’RE the ones who need the hug with all of this emotional flip-flopping they have us doing.

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Elena not willing to sacrifice the world for Jeremy

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Is it possible to be super happy/proud and super sad at the same time? Because we are. The fact that Elena is going to be strong enough to not ruin the world for Jeremy’s sake makes us so happy, but the breakdown that this causes just kills us. We’re pretty positive that this GIF not only represents Elena in this situation, but also us:

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Elena turning off her humanity

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The poster might have given us a clue, but we were still shocked. To have Elena turn off her emotions as an effect of the sire bond was a brilliant idea, and the execution caught us so off guard we’re still trying to pick up our jaws. This is the Elena we’ve been waiting for! Now, if you can bring Katherine + humanity-free Elena into the same scene, that’d be swell.

Silas is somehow Shane. Matt cries. We wait until March 14 until the next episode…

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Okay who saw that coming?! We know we didn’t. This explains why we haven’t heard any casting news for Silas, because he’ll probably take on the form of other characters. Sneaky! And for a moment we were scared that Silas would kill off Matt while he was in the car, but then they brought in the tear-jerking scene of him breaking down.

Matt might have been missing for the past few episodes but, man, did he make a comeback or what?!

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To summarize, this episode had us on a ridiculous level of highs and lows. We cried, we laughed, and we screamed in both anger and excitement. There is only one GIF in all this world that properly explains how we must end this recap:

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Don’t forget about our podcast Vampire Hype, where we will be releasing a reaction show to this episode shortly. If you have any varying opinions than the ones we’ve shared here, let us know and we’ll be sure to discuss them on the show!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

Original story (May 2016): Heroic Hollywood, who has a good record of breaking superhero news, is the source behind the exciting development. As was previously announced, the animated Spider-Man movie will be produced by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo are also set to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff for Lucasfilm.

Who is Miles Morales? As we wrote in a lengthy tell-all about the character last year:

Miles Morales is the current Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Introduced in 2011, Miles is a black-hispanic young man who, like Peter Parker, is a talented scientist and self-proclaimed nerd. However, unlike his predecessor, Morales steps into the superhero’s shoes at the surprisingly young age of 13.

Raised in Brooklyn, Miles was born into a family plagued by criminal activity. Before settling down with his wife Rio, Miles’s father Jefferson used to be crime partners with his brother Aaron (Miles’s uncle). However, where Jefferson tried to shrink away from the lifestyle, Aaron continues to embrace it — assuming the role of classic Marvel villain the Prowler. After pulling off a heist on Oscorp, Aaron unknowingly takes a genetically modified spider home with him. It is at Aaron’s house that Miles is bit by the spider and starts the transformation into Spider-Man.

Where Peter Parker relished the opportunity to become spidey, Miles is reluctant to enter the world of vigilantism. What’s more, his family’s criminal history causes him to question whether or not he can ever be a hero, or if evil is hardwired into him.

Oh, and one other cool thing about him: The guy is immortal, unlike the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man.

Related: Who is Miles Morales? We explain everything

The rumor mill was alive with chatter about the MCU’s Spidey being the Miles Morales version last year, but obviously those reports never panned out. The Peter Parker version of Spider-Man was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. He’s getting his own spinoff film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, next year.

Telling the Miles Morales story on screen may be just the thing the animated Spider-Man movie needs in order for it to draw people into the theaters in December 2018. We’ve had enough Peter Parker stories!

2018 will be a great year for super hero diversity: Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman will be released a few months earlier.

‘The Space Between Us’ set report: What if a human was born on Mars?

Hypable visited the set and spoke to the film's stars.

12:00 pm EST, January 17, 2017

Could a human be born on a distant planet and later survive on earth?

It’s not only a premise that the upcoming science fiction tale The Space Between Us asks, but a real question and concern that people at NASA have considered as well.

Inspired by his son’s obsession with Mars, and the kernel of an idea from another writer he works with, film producer Richard Lewis picked up the phone and posed the question to members of NASA.

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Could a human be born on a distant planet and later survive on earth?

It’s not only a premise that the upcoming science fiction tale The Space Between Us asks, but a real question and concern that people at NASA have considered as well.

Inspired by his son’s obsession with Mars, and the kernel of an idea from another writer he works with, film producer Richard Lewis picked up the phone and posed the question to members of NASA.

He never would’ve guessed what was going to happen when he spoke to them.

“I called a group of NASA scientists and said, ‘So what would happen if an astronaut turned out to be pregnant on a flight to Mars?’ and there was just silence on the other end of the call. And they said, ‘Are you listening to our phone calls?’ I said, ‘No, I’ve never spoken to you in my life.’ And they said, ‘It’s going to happen, and we don’t know what to do.'”

That was when he teamed up with screenwriter Allan Loeb and started fleshing out an answer. “I thought, wow, that’s the beginning of an interesting story.” Lewis even worked with his father, a heart specialist, to examine how that muscle would develop differently on Mars, and aspects of this research became a big part of the story.

The Space Between Us is an interplanetary adventure following a human boy named Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) born on the distant red planet. His mother, an astronaut, only realized she was pregnant with Gardner after leaving on her mission to colonize Mars.

Once Gardner reaches his teenage years he becomes interested in leaving East Texas (yep, on Mars) and returning to the home of his species. Not only is he curious about Earth, but Gardner has also fallen for a girl named Tulsa who’s literally tens of millions of miles away in the state of Colorado. The two met online and can relate over their outsider perspectives.

There’s just one problem: Tulsa doesn’t realize that Gardner is literally living on Mars.

Hypable visited the Albuquerque, New Mexico set of The Space Between Us starring Butterfield, Robertson, and Gary Oldman in late October 2015. On the day we visited, Asa, Britt, and crew were at the tail end of their 37-day shooting schedule which took them through New Mexico, Las Vegas, and Malibu.

It was Day 31, and indoor and outdoor shoots were taking place at Highland High School located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque. Since it was a weekday, real classes were in session as Asa and Britt shot outdoor scenes.

The real students who walked by the production had mixed reactions. Some watched and Snapchatted the excitement, while others passed by as if a Hollywood production wasn’t filming right before their eyes. Later in the day, after the real students went home, production moved inside the school to shoot a scene where Gardner and Tulsa meet in person for the first time. It’s one of the more touching moments in the movie.

Earlier, Asa walked into our press tent carrying a drone in tow. He had recently purchased it to try and capture aerial footage for fun, and was learning how to operate it in between filming his scenes.

Both the aerial device and Gardner struggle to deal with Earth’s gravity.

When asked how he handles playing a character who has never been on Earth before, Asa describes it as a very unique experience. “It’s hard to put yourself in that kind of position because we [as humans] are so experienced in the world, and to completely strip all that back and be absolutely in awe at everything you see — a tree, a doorman — everything’s interesting,” he says.

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Tulsa (Britt Robertson) experiences zero gravity with Gardner (Asa Butterfield).

Living on Mars your whole life doesn’t mean you’re missing hormones, so girls are also of interest in Gardner. On the relationship between his character and Tulsa, Asa tells us, “They both have this longing desire for being somewhere. Belonging somewhere. Tulsa’s been jumping around through various foster homes, she’s never really settled anywhere. Gardner spends his life on Mars. No one knows he exists. They’re kind of united by this experience.”

“He’s an alien, and she’s an alien, and this is the journey of the story,” Lewis tells us. “Watching these two characters connect, and the disconnects, the misunderstandings, and then ultimately they have a connection.”

Those good and bad connections were present in the scene we observed, which finds Gardner surprising Tulsa in her school hallway. As someone who is tough and reserved, Tulsa is understandably frustrated by Gardner’s sudden appearance. The two still haven’t communicated well with one another — Adorably, Tulsa is unaware that when he says he’s from “East Texas” he means the establishment on Mars.

With Gardner now on earth, the two begin to form a close bond as the Mars-born boy tries to discover his roots.

Co-starring in the movie is Gary Oldman, whose character originally organized the trip to Mars. He wasn’t on set the day we visited, but the actor has a very important role in the movie.

The Space Between Us opens in theaters February 3, 2017.

‘Rogue One’s’ best scene doesn’t involve the heroes

It's a nameless character who saves the day.

8:15 am EST, January 17, 2017

Among the many exceptional scenes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the most poignant ones doesn’t even involve any of the main heroes.

Rogue One  is full of memorable moments, some breathtaking, some endearing in the way we’ve come to expect from Star Wars, and all full of an epic sense of the lengths people will go to in the name of hope. It also stands out because of its representation, with a female main character and a diverse cast of supporting characters. But it’s the scene almost at the very end that makes its story truly unique.

It takes place after Jyn Erso and her band of rebels have already completed their mission, and the Death Star plans that they have given their lives to procure are being physically carried through the Profundity by a single individual, while the ship is under attack. Close at his heels is Darth Vader, finally revealed in all his lightsaber-wielding, terrifying glory, killing rebel soldiers left and right. The door jams in front of the man holding the plans, with only a slight gap left open – just enough for him to fit an arm through and frantically get the device to one of the fleeing rebels on the other side, knowing fully that this is the last action he’ll ever carry out.

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Among the many exceptional scenes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the most poignant ones doesn’t even involve any of the main heroes.

Rogue One  is full of memorable moments, some breathtaking, some endearing in the way we’ve come to expect from Star Wars, and all full of an epic sense of the lengths people will go to in the name of hope. It also stands out because of its representation, with a female main character and a diverse cast of supporting characters. But it’s the scene almost at the very end that makes its story truly unique.

It takes place after Jyn Erso and her band of rebels have already completed their mission, and the Death Star plans that they have given their lives to procure are being physically carried through the Profundity by a single individual, while the ship is under attack. Close at his heels is Darth Vader, finally revealed in all his lightsaber-wielding, terrifying glory, killing rebel soldiers left and right. The door jams in front of the man holding the plans, with only a slight gap left open – just enough for him to fit an arm through and frantically get the device to one of the fleeing rebels on the other side, knowing fully that this is the last action he’ll ever carry out.

This character has no name, and we know nothing about him beyond this scene. But faced by the most fearsome threat and terrible odds, he abandons fighting and uses his dying moments to get the plans across the doomed ship, and to Princess Leia.

It’s not common to see a scene like this one – scenes that convey the power of the collective action of many people across different areas – done so skillfully, especially in movies that are so character-driven.

In Star Wars, we’ve always focused on Luke and Leia and Han, and more recently on Rey, Finn and Poe. Although we knew that the Rebellion was the fruit of the efforts of many, we never had such a clear look into just how many lives were involved.

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This final scene brings it all together, tying together the various storylines we know in an epic finale, and finally connecting them to Episode IV in a perfect mix of excitement and nostalgia. Without this character, driven by desperate hope rather than fear of his imminent death, Rogue One’s mission would not have ended successfully, Leia would have never received the plans… and none of the story we already know would have taken place.

For once, it was a character whose face we didn’t even see properly, dressed just like everyone else, fulfilling his own small role in a much bigger mission, who saved the day.

This ending, maybe even more meaningfully than the stories of the heroes we know and love, shows us the very essence of the Rebellion: a movement of dedication and sacrifice, full of people like the ones that died on Scarif, that put themselves between the plans and Vader, that drove the mission to success in their dying moments – and that stopped the race to save their own lives in favor of securing the mission’s objective.

We, as the audience, can find ourselves in the nameless rebel soldier and his sacrifice – a realistic and emotional portrayal of what makes any movement for change possible: the sacrifices of a vast number of people whose names and faces we may never know, whose stories may never be recorded, but whose lives were spent in search of a better future for the generations that follow.

What scene in ‘Rogue One’ impacted you the most?