Words can’t express how we feel about the latest turn of events on The Vampire Diaries, so we thought we’d show you instead! Major spoilers from the last episode ahead.

We love ourselves some Vampire Diaries, and when this episode finished airing we were so full of feels that we had to share it with the rest of the Internet. If you listen to our vampire podcast, Vampire Hype, you’ll know how we felt about basically everything. Although, if you don’t, we’ve provided explanations so you can understand how our minds work.

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When Vaughn started speaking with his accent


There’s nothing sexier than a muscled killing machine with a foreign accent! …Okay well there are probably a few, but that’s not the point. When we realized that Damon’s kidnapper had an accent, we were kind of disappointed when we realized he had to die. …Until he stabbed Bonnie, then we realized how sadistic we truly are.

We find out there’s only one dose of the cure


I mean let’s get real, here. Silas predates vampires, right? So why on earth would Qetsiyah bury him with enough of a cure to last more than once? It’s not like once Silas takes the cure he’ll decide, “Nah, I think I’ll go back to being immortal,” somehow becomes immortal again, and then regrets being immortal, and takes the cure again. C’mon, people!

There’s someone else on the island…who?!


Admittedly we had inklings of it being Katherine, but we didn’t really know until she attacked Elena. We just pretended like it was someone else, just so we can be truly shocked when the reveal came. The funny thing is that it actually worked.

Rebecca snaps Stefan’s neck


Other than Rebecca trying to get the upper hand on grabbing the cure…we just…we mean…was there really a need for that, girl? He was your friend! He was starting to trust you, and so was Elena! We have no words. Just GIFS.

Shane breaks his leg and Bonnie walks off


We couldn’t have been prouder of Bonnie at this moment. Shane was always too weak to stand up for himself, using others to do his bidding, and now he actually can’t stand! Perfection. Let’s just raise our fists to Bonnie, being the epic witch she is.

Elena admits she’s over trying to be human.


We’re ridiculously happy that the show isn’t going towards the whole ‘Elena turns human’ road. We give props to her finally being comfortable with who she is. Not to mention Damon will probably be super happy about this revelation.

Caroline asking for Klaus’s mercy…and getting denied


Klaus, we’re so disappointed in you. We were once Caralaus shippers but now that’s ended, and we can’t wait for you to get to New Orleans. Caroline, someone Klaus supposedly loves, asks for him to spare the life of the one person she can’t say goodbye to, and he decides to ignore her. BLAH! We can’t wait to see some humanity in him for The Originals, because right now we’re just on the Klaus hate train.

Tyler leaving Mystic Falls for good, saying goodbye to Caroline


If you listen to Vampire Hype you’ll realize that we’re not really the biggest fans of Tyler. When it was revealed that he’d be leaving Mystic falls, we weren’t really that upset. As soon as he said “I gotta leave town” we were all for it, actually. But then the goodbye scene happened, and we realized how heartbreaking this was for Caroline. Well done, Julie Plec, you managed to get us to cry over a character we’re not even really excited about. Bravo.

Katherine returns!


There’s that shock we were saving for the reveal! But honestly, somehow we really were surprised when she came back. The return was done in a fantastic way, and we’re so unbelievably excited to see vampire Elena interact with Katherine, and how Nina Dobrev will bring her A+ performance in both roles at once back on screen. Just…YES!

Bonnie & Jeremy realize they need to awaken Silas to get the cure


…we have no words for this.

Jeremy dies. Silas is risen. Klaus is loose.


So what if we saw it coming?! Jeremy was almost too gorgeous to die! …almost. Is it too much to ask for him to come back as a zombie?


And this is basically how we felt the rest of the time, including the previews for next week:

We swear, sometimes it feels like Julie Plec and her team are staring at the Internet looking at our reactions and thinking up things to intensify them even more.

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!

After all that talk of inclusivity, Star Trek Beyond falls into the Hollywood trap of implied sexuality.

Mild spoilers for Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek Beyond, already a wildly anticipated movie, made headlines ahead of its release because of the franchise’s decision to introduce the first openly LGBT character: Mr Sulu, played by John Cho.

While this decision was certainly met with excitement, there was disappointment, too. The original Mr Sulu, George Takei, openly voiced his opinion that they should have introduced a new LGBT character rather than expand on original canon (as they have been the whole trilogy), while Simon Pegg beautifully argued that there was power in using an established character who wouldn’t be defined by his sexuality.

Then came the movie itself, and while the introduction of gay Sulu is still a great thing, we’re left sorely disappointed by Beyond‘s decision to depict the LGBT relationship — or rather, hardly depict it at all.

As reported by our friends at The Mary Sue, the scene featuring Sulu and his husband Ben depicts a “lukewarm” relationship, although Sulu is very affectionate with the pair’s daughter.

This is, unfortunately, a common problem in Hollywood when an LGBT couple — almost impossibly — makes it into a big franchise film. They’re allowed to be there, but having any kind of physical interaction even remotely resembling what a heterosexual couple might have still seems to be off-limits.

Related: Hollywood is failing the LGBT community: GLAAD slams Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros.

And, according to John Cho, there was actually a kiss filmed. “There was a kiss that I think is not there anymore,” he told Collider. “It wasn’t like a make-out session. We’re at the airport with our daughter. It was a welcome-home kiss. I’m actually proud of that scene, because it was pretty tough.”

Cho points out that Ben was played by a non-actor, writer Doug Jung, and says, “Obviously, I just met the kid, and then Doug is not an actor. I just wanted that to look convincingly intimate. We’re two straight guys and had to get to a very loving, intimate place. It was hard to do on the fly. We had to open up. It came off well, in my view.”

And we wish we could have seen it. Introducing a major LGBT character in the Star Trek franchise is a fantastic first step, and depicting two POC actors raising a child together is a great statement — but, unfortunately, the decision to cut out their kiss (which was already chaste, by the sounds of it) is emblematic of Hollywood’s continuous phobia of depicting LGBT relationships and intimacy on the big screen.

As Screen Crush also points out, this exact same scenario played out in Independence Day: Resurgence, too. In Finding Dory, the lesbian couple are only implied, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sequence.

LGBT representation (when present at all) is always so subtle, evidently in fear of offending straight audiences while not totally erasing non-straight sexualities. And, sadly, even that is considered a big step forward — but maybe it’s time we start depicting humanity as it is, and not what society wished it was 100 years ago.

Here’s looking at you, Star Wars.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews from theater critics are glowing, so when the hell can Americans get a chance to see the play in New York?

With just days to go until The Cursed Child script book is released around the world, The New York Post’s theater reporter has spoken to sources who say the play will be coming to Broadway sooner rather than later. Producers are currently holding discussions to bring the play to NY as early as 2017.

They haven’t yet announced a Broadway engagement for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” but New York theater people say it’s only a matter of time. Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.

The idea of The Cursed Child hitting Broadway so soon (“next season” could mean around May 2017) will come as a relief to American Harry Potter fans who would rather not travel overseas to see “the eighth story” (though it’s a little more affordable to do so right now thanks to #Brexit). It also speaks to this important fact: It’s important to see The Cursed Child rather than reading it.

If the show does go to Toronto first as The New York Post suggests it might, a trip to Canada would also be easier for Americans. Sorry, people who don’t live in North America.

This writer saw the play in June and absolutely loved the characters and magic happening on stage. But the story is… not the best. I’m very eager to see what fans, myself included, think of the story after reading the script book this weekend.

For her part, Rowling has promised that fans around the world will get to see the play. Only time will tell if she’s hinting at a movie or a world tour:

If ‘Cursed Child’ comes to Broadway next year, will you try to see it ASAP?

The West End production currently has dates running into May 2017, but additional dates are expected to go on sale in early August.

Present day Han Solo may’ve left the main Star Wars series after the events of The Force Awakens, but the character’s time in movie theaters is far from over.

The new Han Solo film from Lucasfilm — scheduled to hit theaters in May 2018 — might turn into a trilogy for the reluctant hero, according to the New York Daily News.

The paper reports that star Alden Ehrenreich has signed a three-picture deal, suggesting that the studio intends to expand the Han Solo spinoff into a trilogy. “They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies,” a source told NY Daily News. “They’re keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies.”

This makes a lot of sense given the popularity of the character coupled with his absence in Episode 8 and beyond. We also know that Lucasfilm and Disney have many, many grand plans for Star Wars in the years ahead: The very first Star Wars theatrical spinoff, Rogue One, opens later this year. Episode 8 then hits theaters a year later (2017), followed by Han Solo’s own movie (2018). Next comes Episode 9 in 2019, followed by yet another spinoff reportedly focused on Boba Fett in 2020.

As for 2021 and beyond? Only time will tell, but we expect more movies set in the worlds of The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and now Han Solo.

The Han Solo spinoff will be directed by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. They’re currently deep into pre-production, as this tweet from Lord this morning shows:

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with,” the directors said last July. “We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”