“IT'S A WRAP!!!! DAMON SALVATORE AND IAN SOMERHALDER ARE OFFICIALLY WRAPPED-SEASON #5 is DONE. To the most amazing group of people in this business, THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!! Thanks for an amazing year of storytelling and thank you to our AUDIENCE-WITHOUT YOU, WE ARE NOTHING... LOVE IAN&DAMON,” Ian captioned the photo of himself napping on what we assume is his dressing room couch. On the wall behind him is a rather intimidating TVD Season 5 poster featuring a Roman statue in front of a classical-looking building with the words “Whitmore College” inscribed into it. Whitmore College has never looked that badass on the show. We want to see the institution advertised in this promo poster.
Speaking of TV hopes and dreams, we hope TVD checked off some of the ones on our “10 Things We Want to See Before Season 5 Ends” wishlist. It’s a good sign that Ian’s tired because quite a few of them involved some considerable work on the part of his character — i.e. make Damon’s character development feel continuous again and for Delena to make a decisive relationship choice.
So, what will Ian be up to once he’s done with his much-deserved nap? Traveling the world, of course! “The Vampire Diaries wrapping season 5 in 8 more work days-8 more wake ups! Take a break from Damon-explore the world-then do it all over again,” Ian tweeted last week. We can’t wait to see where his adventures take him — especially because we’ll be living vicariously through his social media updates.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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