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'The Vampire Diaries' Cast & Crew Celebrate 10 Years, Reveal Moment They Knew It Was Special

'The Vampire Diaries' Cast & Crew Celebrate 10 Years, Reveal Moment They Knew It Was Special

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since The Vampire Diaries premiered?!

The hit CW show ran for seven and a half years, eight seasons, and 171 episodes, from September 9, 2009 until March 10, 2017.

To celebrate the milestone anniversary, the cast and crew, including Nina Dobrev and creator Julie Plec dished on the show, and the moment in the pilot when they knew they had something special.

The moment happened when Elena met Stefan for the first time in the pilot.

“It was such an important scene for our characters, and Paul and I jumped [in] headfirst,” Nina told TV Guide.

“When we were shooting [the scene], it was so potent and so magical that we all did look at ourselves and each other and say, ‘If this works for everyone else like it’s working for us, I think we’re going to be good,’” Julie added.

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Where is Candice King's Caroline in The CW's 'Legacies?'

Where is Candice King's Caroline in The CW's 'Legacies?'

The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies won’t be featuring Caroline Forbes when the show kicks off, so how will the new series explain her absence?

So far, Vampire DiariesMatt Davis, Steven R. McQueen, and Zach Roerig, are all set to reprise their roles, but not Candice King.

“We’re going to hear her and feel free a lot,” showrunner Julie Plec told EW. “I don’t know when we’ll see her. I, of course, would like to see her anytime. The door is open. But the girls are dealing with the fact that their mother, who has raised them, is a little absentee lately.”

So, what’s Caroline been up to since saying farewell to Klaus? “They believe she’s off on recruiting missions,” Julie shared about Caroline’s twin daughters. “Alaric knows she’s actually off doing other things that have to do with the long-term survival of their daughters. So the mystery of, where is Caroline, why isn’t she coming home for their birthday, that kind of thing is gonna be part of our story in the hopes that one day we’ll be able to walk to have her walk through the doors as well.”

“A lot of the supernatural beings that we’ll be opening our doors to are things you never would have seen on The Vampire Diaries,” Julie said as star Danielle Rose Russell added, “In our second episode, we have a very exciting new creature with a lot of CGI.”

Legacies premieres on October 25 on The CW.

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The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev & Paul Wesley Reunite!

The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev & Paul Wesley Reunite!

Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley have another Vampire Diaries reunion!

The co-stars recently snapped a sweet pic together, which Nina shared on her Instagram on Thursday (May 17).

“Excuse me sir, you look familiar. I feel like we’ve met before. Maybe in a past life?” she captioned it.

She posted the same photo in color on Twitter, writing, “Ran into this guy who looks exactly like my old costar @paulwesley ! Wait…”

The duo also got together back in December during the New York City snow showers. Paul and their other co-star Ian Somerhalder had a reunion in February as well.

Nina and Paul starred on the CW series together for six seasons before Nina left the show in 2015.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Final Line Was Originally Something Much Different

'The Vampire Diaries' Final Line Was Originally Something Much Different

The Vampire Diaries said goodbye last year, and all fans melted and cried when the last line was uttered.

However, the last line – “Hello brother”, which was said from Damon to Stefan – wasn’t actually the original final line.

TVD co-creator Kevin Williamson shared with EW that it was supposed to be something very, very different.

Instead of the emotional words uttered by Damon, which also happened to be the first words he said on the series.

“The original version was ‘Oh, I see they have hero hair in heaven,” Kevin shared. “Then they hugged.”

TELL JJJ: Would you have preferred the original first line, or did you like the one that aired?

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Not Even Julie Plec Noticed This 'Vampire Diaries' Connection While Directing Tonight's 'Riverdale'

Julie Plec directed tonight’s episode of Riverdale — and even she missed out on this connection until it hit her.

Die hard Vampire Diaries fans might have picked it up though — Thistle House (the home that Cheryl and Penelope Blossom live in now) is the Salvatore Boarding House!

“It was so funny, I had seen Thistlehouse on camera but it hadn’t registered with me,” Julie shared in a new interview with Bustle. “And when we pulled up the driveway for the location scout to go see it, I was like, ‘This is so familiar. I feel like I’ve been here before.’”

The house was used as the Salvatore Boarding House in the first ever Vampire Diaries episode.

She adds, “I actually took a good look at the house and realized it was the Salvatore House from [The Vampire Diaries] pilot. Isn’t that hilarious? Because we shot the pilot in Vancouver [before moving to Atlanta for the series]. And the backyard of it which is so gorgeous is where we built our cemetery. That was a nice flashback!”

Riverdale airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.