Pathos, twists, romance, and perfect emotions... Julie Plec's directorial debut was one of TVD's best episodes ever.
"Stay" was a tough and devastating episode, but also a series high.
The gang had a particularly weird birthday celebration for Bonnie, and Kai learned some important lessons about human emotion.
An episode title like "Prayer for the Dying" can't be good news for Sheriff Forbes. Unless it was one of the twins who was in danger this week...
It was Experiment Week in Mystic Falls, as both Elena and an unlucky cancer patient were tortured by supernatural creatures!
The show is going to be significantly less hunky going forward.
However, there's no word yet on the future of Hart of Dixie.
Cancer! Loneliness! Binge-eating (magic)! The Mystic Falls holiday season was not particularly pleasant for our poor monsters.
Damon and Elena time-warped back to '94 while Kai showed up suddenly in Whitmore. Drama ensued!
During an otherwise ordinary Friendsgiving dinner in the dorms, a ton of Gemini Coven revelations nearly ruined everything!
Elena tried to jog her heart's memory while Bonnie tussled with an imprisoned witch in 1994! Pretty typical day, really.
Damon was back from 1994, and you guessed it: Things were not to his liking! Meanwhile the gang tried to rescue Enzo!
Tyler ran over a corn maze, Elena force-fed blood to everybody, plus Bonnie pulled a Bonnie. Just another successful Homecoming celebration!
Stefan started over, Kai is not what he seems, and Jeremy wrestled with Alaric. Just another day in Mystic Falls-adjacent.
The gang met down at the swimming hole for some Jell-O shots and puncture wounds! Meanwhile Bonnie and Damon's two-person purgatory suddenly became a three-way. "Welcome to Paradise" was just a good episode in general.
Bonnie and Damon were trapped in the '90s! Elena damaged her brain! Jeremy had more sex! "Yellow Ledbetter" was an all-time great episode of The Vampire Diaries.
I won't be satisfied until he returns from, well, wherever he is.