'The Vampire Diaries' Season Finale: Does Elena Choose Stefan or Damon?
When a door closes, a window opens.
It's the end of an era on "The Vampire Diaries" as the Mystic Falls gang finally graduates from high school. But their adventures are just beginning, as they go off to college, hit the road, and embark on new relationships.
That Vampire Diaries finale was crazy...cant wait til the fall— K.Alexandra (@Bite_Sized_) May 17, 2013
Season 4 has thrown a lot of changes at these characters. Elena now loves Damon, not Stefan. Bonnie is dead. Jeremy was dead and is alive again. Matt is road-tripping with Rebekah. Caroline ... well, Caroline is still the same girl who's in love with Tyler. (Then again, there seemed to be more than gratitude in her eyes when Klaus told her that Tyler was free.)
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Katherine is human (!); Stefan is locked in a safe at the bottom of a lake (!!) while his doppelganger, Silas (!!!), is roaming around with a vengeance.
that was the best epsiode of vampire diaries ever!! #unbelieveable— Samanthaw. (@hooplahaha) May 17, 2013
A supernatural apocalypse
With their dead friends back, everyone's having a grand old time. Lexi and Stefan are getting drunk, while Elena is chowing down with Alaric and Jeremy. Damon is skeptical about all this — wasn't Bonnie supposed to put the veil back up? Did something go wrong?
Caroline calls Bonnie, who says she hit a "snag" (aka death) and has to wait for the full moon that night to cast the spell. Maybe they should cancel graduation? As if! "It's the most important event of our lives. The last ceremony of our youth. It is a rite of freaking passage," Caroline huffs. Caroline Forbes graduates!
Well, not if some of the supernatural beings have anything to do with. More spirits have shown up in Mystic Falls, and led by Kol, they are not happy. The hunters have banded together to finish their job: hunt down Silas and make him take the cure. Rebekah's ex, Alexander, has forced Matt to stand on a bomb; one move and he's toast. Connor threatens to blow up all the nice human relatives in town for the ceremony. And Vaughn shows up at the Salvatore mansion and shoots Damon in the shoulder.
Alaric goes to deal with Connor, while Stefan rips out Vaughn's heart. Rebekah comforts Matt with visions of an epic road trip; she wants to show him Italy, the Northern Lights, the Great Wall of China. "It's a date," Matt says. If he doesn't get blown into a million pieces, of course.
At school, Katherine tracks down Bonnie -- she wants the immortality she was promised. When Bonnie admits that she can't do it, Katherine is pissed. She vows to take out the person whose life she should have: Elena!
Pomp and circumstance
Speaking of Elena, she wants to have a Talk with Damon. Of course, he brushes it off by giving her a graduation present — the cure. But as much as Elena wants it, the hunters are threatening the whole town to get it. So, she can't accept, but then she notices something ... Damon's wound isn't healed. Vaughn's bullet was laced with werewolf blood! Somebody call Klaus!! Then Elena has another idea: What if Damon took the cure? The werewolf blood wouldn't kill him.