The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 15

Stand by Me

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2013 on The CW

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  • A legitimately perfect episode of my favorite TV show.

    Is it safe to say that "Stand By Me" was The Vampire Diaries' answer to Buffy's "The Body"? I vote yes. But, while "The Body" was a great episode, its complete, dismal tone left me uncomfortable and raw. "Stand By Me," on the other hand, left me absolutely devastated--in all the best ways. If that makes any sense. It was an emotional roller coaster, making it--in my opinion--the series' best episode, but it was SO much fun at the same. I suppose not "fun" in the normal sense of the word, but I'm SO intrigued by Elena turning her humanity off, Bonnie's apparent psychotic break, Shilas (Shane/Silas), and--more than anything else--the fact that The Other Side could soon be mixed with our own if Bonne goes all murderous and rips that veil down. What a great time it is to be a Vampire Diaries fan.