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    21 Teen Drama Callbacks That Were Absolutely Perfect

    "Bored now."

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    As dedicated teen drama fans, we love whenever shows make references to past moments — it feels like everything is coming full circle.

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    It's also just a sweet nod to die-hard fans who have been with the show since the beginning.

    Here are some of our favorites callbacks from teen dramas!

    WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

    Note: #14 contains mentions of suicide.

    1. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when The First appeared as Cassie and pretended Tara was there, using the same encouragement that Tara told Willow after Buffy's mom died:

    Tara tells Willow they can be strong, and she says "Strong like an Amazon?" in Season 5, then in Season 7, The First/Cassie tells Willow "You're strong, like an Amazon. Remember?"
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    I hate The First for manipulating Willow like this, though I do think at least this part is something Tara's ghost really would have said.

    2. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Dark Willow used the same phrase the vampire version of her used in "Doppelgängland":

    In Season 3, doppelganger vampire Willow says "Bored now" and throws Percy back onto the table, and in Season 6, Dark Willow says "Bored now" and kills Warren
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    This has to be one of the most satisfying Buffy moments ever. Anyone else think Warren deserved even worse than being turned inside out? No? Just me?

    3. On Teen Wolf, when Scott bit Liam and tried to use the same phrases Derek had said to Scott after biting him:

    In Season 1, Derek tells Scott "the bite is a gift" and that they're brothers now, and Scott says the same thing to Liam in Season 4

    Stiles immediately realizes what Scott is doing and puts his face in his hands — poor Liam just ends up confused.

    4. On Teen Wolf, when Hayden and Paige's deaths mirrored Allison's death in Scott's arms:

    Allison dying in Scott's arms, Hayden dying in Liam's arms, and Paige dying in Derek's arms

    The shots and stories totally mirrored Scott and Allison's in a pretty heartbreaking way.

    5. On Gossip Girl, when Jenny leaving town mirrored the scene from the pilot when Serena arrived in town — and then the show paid homage to the iconic moment AGAIN when Serena left town in the Season 5 finale:

    Serena coming into town in Season 1, Jenny leaving town in Season 3, and Serena leaving town in Season 3, all through the window on the train
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    6. On One Tree Hill, when the final scene of the finale paid homage to a scene at the start of the second episode:

    car full of teenagers chanting and cheering through Karen's Cafe's window, and then Keith (in Season 1) and Nathan (in Season 9) ask if Karen/Haley is ready to go
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    Both times, we saw a Jeep full of Ravens fans and cheerleaders cheering on their way to the game through the Karen's Cafe window, and then we saw the people inside get ready to leave.

    7. On One Tree Hill, when Lucas told Peyton her art mattered after she was feeling discouraged, then Peyton told Lucas the same thing in Season 5:

    Lucas tells Peyton her art matters and it's what got him there at a game in Season 1, and in Season 5, Peyton says the same to Lucas at TRIC
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    This may not be our favorite pairing, but this callback is cute.

    8. On The Vampire Diaries, when Stefan and Damon's introduction was the same in both the pilot and the finale:

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    Legacies also paid homage to this by naming an entire song "Hello Brother" in the "Salvatore: The Musical" episode.

    9. On The Vampire Diaries, when Elena asked Bonnie to float the feathers around them one last time, just like she did when she first revealed her magic to Elena:

    In Season 1, Bonnie floats feathers as Elena smiles in shock, and in Season 6, they both laugh through their tears as Bonnie does the same thing
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    10. On Pretty Little Liars, when the finale ended the same way the pilot started:

    In the pilot, Aria asks "what do you mean, she's gone?" and Spencer replies "I've looked everywhere for her. I think I heard her scream" and the new girls repeat the same lines in the finale when Addie disappears
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    11. On Pretty Little Liars, when Emily found out Maya had been murdered, mirroring the moment when she found out Alison was dead:

    In the pilot, Maya tells Emily they found Alison's body and she sees the coroners dragging it away, and the same happens in Season 3 but it's Emily's mom saying they found Maya's body

    The song — "Suggestions" by Orelia Has Orchestra —  is actually the same in both.

    12. On Glee, when Rachel performed "Don't Stop Believing" for her Funny Girl audition and imagined singing it with the original New Directions members — and also when the crew sang the song as a tribute to Finn and Mr. Shue in Season 5:

    New Directions singing "Don't Stop Believing" in the pilot then Rachel imagining they're all with her in Season 4, then Rachel hugging Mr. Shue as the new and old Glee club sing the song in Season 5

    13. On Degrassi: Next Class, when Lola and Miles' hallway conversation in Season 3 perfectly paralleled Miles' monologue from Season 1:

    Miles' monologue about how people don't want to know how you really feel alongside Lola saying they have to care about everyone's feelings and aren't allowed to have any feelings of their own

    14. On Degrassi: Next Class, when Maya's suicide attempt paralleled her boyfriend Cam's suicide on Degrassi: The Next Generation:

    Cam and Maya both wearing the same headphones on bus before harming themselves
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    15. In the Veronica Mars movie, when Logan and Veronica called back to Logan's "I thought our story was epic" Season 2 speech:

    Season 2: "Spanning years and continents, lives ruined bloodshed, epic," movie: "our story is epic, spanning years, continents..."
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    16. On The O.C., during Marissa's death scene in Season 3, when they flash backed to Ryan carrying Marissa in the pilot and also in Season 1, Episode 7:

    Ryan carrying a passed out Marissa to his pool house in Season 1, then saving her after her overdose, then carrying her in his arms after her death

    Additionally, they played "Hallelujah" during her death scene, which was also used in Ryan and Marissa scenes in Season 1, Episodes 2 and 27.

    17. On The O.C., when Ryan and Seth hugged in the series finale — the only time they hugged on screen since the pilot:

    Ryan and Seth hug twice in the whole series

    18. On Elite, when Lu killing Polo in the Season 3 finale paralleled the scene where Polo killed Marina in the Season 1 finale:


    Both episodes also played the song "Forever" at the beginning.

    19. On Ginny & Georgia, when Ginny and Marcus swapped lines from the pilot in Season 1, Episode 9:

    "What are you doing here?" "So this is your room huh?"

    20. On Riverdale, when Archie and Betty stared out their windows and fantasized about slow-dancing with each other, paralleling the dance they shared in the pilot:

    Archie and Betty dancing in the pilot and Season 3
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    21. And finally, on Shadowhunters, when Alec and Magnus called back to this familiar dialogue in an alternate universe episode:

    "Playing hard to get? I love a challenge"

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