The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 22

As I Lay Dying

13
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 12, 2011 on The CW
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7.2
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Episode Summary

Mystic Falls screens "Gone with The Wind" in the town square, and Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of present-day Elena. Stefan pays a steep price after trying to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes makes a dangerous mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. Multiple lives hang in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.moreless

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  • Getting worse

    1.0
    This show used to be pretty good but now it's wired,sorry fans of the show but that's just my opinion
  • My Favorite so far...

    9.5
    I have been dying to see Damon get a chance!! When i think about my favorite episode, its this one and the touching moment between Elaina and Damon... Made me love Damon even more than I already did.... I think this will be tricky! Even as season 3 unfolds... there has always been that tension and build up between Damon and Elaina... I don't know how this will all play out because random things keep happening!!! Just gotta say, I was liking Tyler more... hope he doesn't turn back into an ass for too long lol :)... GO DAMON GO!!!moreless
  • Everything is going in the wrong direction.

    7.0
    Well, I don't know what this show is aiming at. At first we see almost everybody killed or turned into a vampire and now everybody is being resurrected and/or raised from the dead. I like the show but the first season had an interesting link between supernatural beings and regular humans showing the good nature of humans and the urge of supernaturals looking for it even they had lost it. Currently it is more of supernaturals being the supernaturals and I don't think this is what will make this show last another season. Too many twists, strange occurences and creation of beings that are literaly immortal makes everything too complicated and can become a paradox of things that only writers can deal with. Unfortunately for them, the next season could be their last.



    I think that grande finale went completely in a wrong direction. It should have been Stefan lying their dying while Damon should have been making the deal with Claus. Thus, the humanity factor and the fundaments of everything what was created during the first season wouldn't have been broken. Damon still would have been the bad one while making the deal for Elena what would have made him the good one. Currently we are more than confused and some of us might even feel a bit offended by the tricks writers pulled at us.moreless
  • I couldn't believe how absolutely romantic, infuriating, and suspense filled this episode turned out to be! Not at all what I was expecting.

    9.0
    After the previous episode I thought that it should have probably been the finale. After all who doesn't love a good cliff hanger? And as far as cliff hangers go, you couldn't have gotten a better cliff hanger than if they had left Damon on his death bed. Speaking of death bed, there was something about the purity and honesty that Damon and Elaina shared on his death bed that made the episode on of the best of the season. I really thought that the show would end with Katherine running out the door with the cure Damon needed would be the end of the season. Because as most fans know almost every episode leaves you wanting more. They love their cliff hangers, but honestly I loved the idea that it gave you a little taste of what is to come next season. Yes; the possibility that Stefan will leave Mystic Falls is a bit of a cliff hanger. And the fact that Jeremy can see dead people is cool. I can't wait until next season.

    Have a great vacation Vampire Diaries I will miss you. (Well maybe not; I am already order this Season on DVD.)moreless
  • Are Damon and Stefan switching places?!

    7.0
    Finally the love triangle that all the promo pictures for this show have been hinting has kicked into gear. Up until now it's just been Stefan and Elena doing their thing and Damon on the outside looking in. But now Elena and Damon may have a legitimate chance at something, what with Stefan backsliding into his old ways and all. I feel bad for him and all, but he's kind of predictable and boring right now. Now things can get interesting!



    I predict that the boys will be switching places in the season to come. Stefan will explore his dark side (and rack up some more "I have a dark and terrible past" points), while Damon will finally come to terms with his evil deeds and let Elena reform him - wink wink nudge nudge!



    And Little Bro' is seeing ghosts?! I'm glad to see Vicky back though. I always thought they should have kept her on the show as a vampire, just to make life interesting. Speaking of which, I hope we haven't seen the last of Katherine. The show needs Elena's evil twin to keep the main characters on their toes.moreless
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Susan Walters

Carol Lockwood

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Chris Whitley

Chris Whitley

Deputy

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Mark Wilson (III)

Mark Wilson (III)

Deputy #2

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Malese Jow

Malese Jow

Anna

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Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies

Elijah

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Bianca Lawson

Bianca Lawson

Emily Bennett

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