By Vanessa

When we heard the news that Ian Somerhalder was next in line to direct an episode of The Vampire Diaries, we were beyond thrilled. This exciting honor is bestowed on only the most deserving cast members – remember Paul Wesley sat in the directors chair last April – and Ian was very anxious to fulfill his directing destiny.

Although we can’t be on set with Ian during this endeavor (however, I could be convinced to sneak on set… let me know if you’re interested), Ian was kind enough to share the highlights of his journey with us via social media. Here is a peek into his directorial debut↓↓

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It began with dessert.

Then came the reserved parking.

And finally, a customized clicker-thingy.

We can’t wait to see the episode, Ian! Congrats!

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Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay