Legacies dug into its roots during “Salvatore: The Musical!” The episode was devoted to sharing Mystic Falls’ history and how the Salvatore Boarding School came to be. Landon took on the responsibility of writing the musical, diving into the town’s history, and trying to come up with a story to tell. When it came to casting, Kaleb played Damon, Jed played Stefan, Lizzie played Caroline, and Josie played Elena. During the musical, every event directly references events that occurred within The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
But, The Vampire Diaries had eight seasons, and The Originals had five. It would not be easy to fit in every event that occurred throughout each series. So, storylines had to be cut or shortened, and the result was a culmination of some of the most iconic moments from The Vampire Diaries Universe. Elena and Stefan’s first meeting and the original love triangle were central to the musical’s retelling. Yet, the event was still missing some essential moments and characters.
“Hello Brother” brings Damon into the fold. Stefan and Damon reunite in a moment reminiscent of their first scene together in The Vampire Diaries. The song references that there are aspects of Damon that only Stefan knows.
Stefan and Damon’s relationship was complicated, but it also acknowledges the brothers’ conflict early on. By the end of the musical, Stefan and Damon are in a better place, much like they were in The Vampire Diaries‘ series finale.
One of the biggest issues fans have taken with the musical is that Bonnie Bennett is nowhere to be seen. The musical features Elena, Stefan, Damon, Caroline, and Klaus. Since Bonnie played such an integral role in The Vampire Diaries, it doesn’t make sense that she wouldn’t have been included in the musical.
Landon makes an offhand comment about how Bonnie is missing for long periods of time, but the episode disregards every essential and heroic thing Bonnie did in Mystic Falls. Other than a single name drop during the play, she is completely missing.
Who should Elena pick, Stefan or Damon? Even though Elena had bigger things to worry about than choosing between two brothers, the love triangle was still a massive part of The Vampire Diaries.
“Salvatore: The Musical!” highlights Elena’s romantic struggle with handling her feelings for Stefan and Damon. While the musical could not fit in the entirety of what went on between Elena, Stefan, and Damon, it acknowledged aspects of romantic conflicts.