Legacies got off to a great start Thursday evening, introducing a whole new generation of supernatural teenagers who will no doubt battle evil monsters, make out in the library and control the urge to murder innocent townies. It definitely established itself as a show independent of its predecessors The Vampire Diaries and The Originals but that doesn't mean we haven't spotted a ton of references to the two series.
For all you Salvatore super fans and Mikaelson maniacs out there, TV Guide has compiled a complete list of all the Easter eggs and references to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals in this new series.
1. The Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) memorial library. Stefan and Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) iconic boarding house is now a boarding school for supernatural children, and the library where they once used to knock back bourbon together has been dedicated to Stefan in honor of his heartbreaking death in The Vampire Diaries series finale. There's even a special case in the library full of Salvatore heirlooms like Stefan's journals, his daylight ring, and even the necklace he gave Elena (Nina Dobrev).
2. "It's not a competition." In the premiere, M.G. (Quincy Fouse) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) talk about her sister Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), calling dibs on the hot new guy in school. When M.G. asks if Josie is upset her sister swooped in before she could, Josie responds, "It's not a competition," echoing an epic line from Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) in The Vampire Diaries pilot. We half expected Caroline Forbes (Candice King) to pop up with a depressingly sincere, "Yeah, it is."
3. Dorian is the school librarian. Remember Dorian from Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries? He's now the librarian at the Salvatore School! After his less than auspicious run in with Stefan in The Vampire Diaries' final season, Dorian appears to have gotten over his beef with supernatural creatures, and now he's even teaching a Chemistry of Magic class part time!
4. Matt Donovan slipping vervain into the water supply. Not only did Matt stay on as sheriff of Mystic Falls (and used his strings to investigate the brutal massacre that occurred at the end of the first episode), he's still on his guard when it comes to vampires. Hope (Danielle Rose Russell)mentioned in the premiere that the sheriff sometimes slips vervain into the gas station coffee, which is really the only responsible thing to do when you've got a bunch of teenage vampires living in your town.
5. Hope Mikaelson's family tree. So far, we've gotten mentions of both of Hope's parents (and their sad demise in The Originals' final season) and we even got a look at a book in the Stefan Salvatore Memorial Library that chronicled Klaus' ( Joseph Morgan) history as "Klaus, the Great Evil." Um, rude?
6. "I care too much." This one might be a reach, but how could you not remember Damon's heartbreaking line to Elena about caring too much when Josie said the same thing to Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) in the Legacies premiere. Considering Josie later set her ex on fire, we're seeing a little bit of Damon's inner struggle in the girl already.
7. Lizzie's legacy of darkness. Lizzie's dad, Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), reassured Lizzie that her magical outbursts and volatile nature didn't mean she was broken, it just meant she probably inherited a little bit of the crazy that runs rampant in the Gemini Coven, a coven of witches whose family drama took center stage in Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries.
8. The werewolf curse. Alaric briefly mentions the bloodline curse that runs through werewolves' veins when explaining how Rafael became one. We never learned much about the origins of said curse (other than that you have to kill someone to trigger it) on The Vampire Diaries, but Alaric mentions they teach the tale in Origin of the Species at school.
9. Hellfire is still a thing. The reason Dorian had to sub some classes of Chemistry of Magic? Apparently, the regular teacher incinerated himself with hellfire, though thankfully he managed to survive it. His hair did not.
Legacies airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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