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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Want more in-depth analysis?

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!

The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

A possible film was previously discussed as an option to end the series, but that seems to be off the table now. The series finale will now be a “two-hour, drama-filled television event.”

As for what we can expect for the final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, it will “continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions.” We’ve already seen so many familiar and forgotten faces in season 7, so it will be nice to be able to say a final goodbye to even more characters.

On top of the returning characters, we can also expect a wedding! Obviously Ezria is the couple to watch for this, since they recently got engaged, but you never really know with Pretty Little Liars.

The summer finale of Pretty Little Liars season 7 is airing tomorrow, August 30, so we will have a long wait before the final 10 episodes air in April 2017.

The series finale will be followed by the premiere of Marlene King’s new series, Famous In Love. If you need a Pretty Little Liars fix after the show ends, this may be a good show for you to check out!

Famous In Love will be another one-hour drama that will supposedly “put the spotlight on the dark side of fame.” It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Rebecca Serle.

How do you feel about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ ending with season 7?

Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Three pieces of concept art appear to have been drawn up for the costume department. We’re also getting a look at Gaston (Luke Evans) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson):

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Finally, we have a shot of Luke Evans and a woman rehearsing a dance scene that appears to take place on top of a table. In the background you can see additional concept art depicting Mrs. Potts (in kettle form), Chip, and a piano (who might be played by Stanley Tucci and named Cadenza):

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Last week we got to see several other first looks from this same behind-the-scenes featurette, including Dan Stevens as the Beast (human form), Cogsworth, and Lumière.

At this rate, the whole behind-the-scenes look may be spoiled by the time the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is released to the world on September 20.

The live-action Beauty and the Beast arrives this March and is directed by Bill Condon.

Report: Warner Bros. wants Daniel Radcliffe to return for ‘Cursed Child’ movie

File this one under: Crazy rumor that's also somehow... plausible? (But it's probably not gonna happen.)

10:49 am EDT, August 29, 2016

If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

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If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

After all, as amazing as Jamie Parker is as Harry Potter on stage, Warner Bros., must be aware that most Harry Potter fans won’t be able to see the play live, and therefore wouldn’t necessarily be as hyped about a ‘Harry Potter movie’ that didn’t star the actors from the original movie series.

Related: Have you read all of Hypable’s original Cursed Child coverage? (There’s a lot!)

As NY Daily News notes, however, Radcliffe is very much doing his own thing, with even the sources admitting that he’d “need some persuading” before agreeing to reprise the role he’s trying very hard to distance himself from.

Aside from this small inconvenience, there are plenty of other reasons why this would not — and perhaps should not — work out.

First of all, Dan Radcliffe is currently 27 years old, and if Warner Bros. was really planning the Cursed Child movie for 2020, he’d have to play the part of a 36-40-year-old Harry in the movie at age >30. We all remember how awkward the Deathly Hallows epilogue turned out, and we’re sure there aren’t many of us who’d want an hours-long version of that (for not to mention the possibility that they’d split this story into two movies).

Second, once they got Radcliffe back, they’d have to get everyone else, too. You couldn’t just have the original Harry back while introducing a brand new Hermione, Ron, Draco, Ginny, etc.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: Daniel Radcliffe is not Harry Potter. While movie fans will probably always see Radcliffe’s face when thinking about the character, he existed on the pages of the novel series first, which means a potential Cursed Child movie wouldn’t be recasting anyone if they went with new actors — they’d simply pick a new, older set of actors to embody the iconic characters.

Having seen the play on stage, this writer would personally much rather see the original Cursed Child cast reprise their roles for any eventual movie version that Warner Bros. puts together. A lot of the play’s success hinges on these actors’ performances and chemistry, and it’d be a shame to lose that magic on screen.

Would you want to see Daniel Radcliffe back as Harry Potter in a ‘Cursed Child’ movie?