‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 8, episode 9 preview: The Miss Mystic Falls Pageant returns

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For those who remember back to the earlier days of “The Vampire Diaries,” the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant was something that was certainly a big part of the show at the time. It was a source of drama, and in some ways a facade to a happier, more peaceful time when gowns and Q&A sessions were some of the most important things in the world.

Given that this is the final season, it does make some sense that we will see the pageant come back. Yet, at the same exact time, it’s not altogether easy to figure out why these characters would actually want to attend. Why bring these memories back, and don’t they have far more important things to worry about? We’ve got a feeling that when the episode actually airs, the producers will make it clear as to precisely why this is happening.

Synopsis – “Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) return to Mystic Falls at Sybil’s (guest star Nathalie Kelley) request as she is still in search of the historical artifact. Bonnie (Kat Graham) returns from Paris wearing a vial of Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) blood making Caroline (Candice King), wonder if she will become a vampire. Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Bonnie and Enzo all attend the Miss Mystic Falls pageant where Sybil continues to taunt Damon with memories of Elena.”

The biggest hope that we have for this episode is that we do get some fun nostalgia, but also some great intrigue courtesy of Bonnie and the vial. It wouldn’t be “The Vampire Diaries,” after all, if there wasn’t at least one character questioning whether or not someone was going to get a new supernatural ability.

Promo – It’s certainly clear that Sybil is trolling Damon and Stefan hard with her pageant plans … and she may also be tormenting the audience in the process. We’re not sure yet that Nina Dobrev will be back before the end of the series, and yet there are still flashbacks aplenty of her coming.

Are you excited to see the return of the Pageant, and what do you think that this means in the larger context of the show? Share some of your thoughts right away with a comment! Also, be sure to head over here for some further news on “The Vampire Diaries,” including a review for tonight’s episode coming up a little bit later tonight. (Photo: The CW.)

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