Uh, did that really just happen? I’m sorry. I’m still trying to process everything. But, did that seriously just happen? I can see you’re all shaking your heads, yes, and jumping up and down. Okay. Easy, there. It’s hard to believe we have to wait another four whole months before we get another glimpse of TVD, after that amazing, mind-bending cliffhanger. Sigh. That’s what this episode was: amazing. Well, let’s be honest. That last half-hour was pretty darn spectacular, and the rest was kinda boring. We had so many unanswered questions after last week, from the life-status of one of our favorite characters, to Evil Alaric’s and Elena’s bloodline connection. So much pressure was put upon the finale, as we were teased with a definite decision from Elena regarding our two favorite boys. I would like to say, all our questions were answered, but that just isn’t the way. Is it? Truthfully, we were left with even more questions, possible – because who can be sure – character deaths, and one EPIC moment that is sure to go down as one of the most surprising twists in all of Vampire Diaries history. Doesn’t it seem like we were in this exact place last season, but with a totally different outcome? Yeah. That’s because we were. It was a season finale to trump all season finales. A night to end all nights, filled with emotional highs and lows. It was a night of shocks and surprises. Hey! Should we see how it all happened? Let’s do it. Warning: This is a massive, huge, colossal SPOILER ALERT!
Flashback: It was a simpler time. No vampires. No werewolves. No glitzy love triangles or bad-boy Original’s around. Elena was simply, Elena. She was carefree, without pain or strife. She was happy, with loving parents and a loving aunt (Aunt Jenna!). A boyfriend. A best friend. Things were good. Things were right. Things were about to change.
When we last left our ill-fated heroine, her body lay unconscious, her blood dripping onto the floor. Elena opens her tired eyes, finding herself at Mystic General, healing after her fall. Jeremy is worried sick over Elena’s condition, but Dr. Fell is there to ease his distraught mind. Telling Damon and Stefan the news of Elena’s recent accident is another story. Damon, well, he’s a little bit on the bitchy side – warning Jeremy that Elena’s life is at risk, what with the Originals on the lookout to kill Evil Alaric and all. The brothers decide that it’s best if one of them stays to complete their task of hiding Klaus (Klllaaauuusss!), while the other goes back to Elena. So which one will it be?