The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 22

The Departed

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 10, 2012 on The CW
out of 10
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    "The Departed" was a tense and twisty hour with a shocker of an ending. Were we expecting any less from a Vampire Diaries season finale?

  • Episode Summary

    Jeremy makes an important decision that will change everything as he tries to protect Elena. Facing the harsh reality of her present situation, Elena longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson and Miranda, and Aunt Jenna were still alive and her only concern was her relationship with Matt. Damon and Stefan leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon part ways when Elena needs help from one of them. Caroline and Tyler face a life-changing decision, and Bonnie makes a secret deal that has tragic consequences.


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    • Muy buena

      Muy buena
    • vampire diaries

      i think the vampire diaries are to much like the movie twilight that's why i don't like watching it so i never really watch..
    • Undecided

      Part of me absolutely loved this finale. While another part of me was insanely bothered by a few things. So....Klaus is dead? But wait, only his body? Honestly, if they keep him alive but only in Tyler then I will be very upset! I mean, it wasn't just his "persona" that made him so great, it was HIM! I guess I'm hoping they'll get his body back. But if they don't then to me it's the same thing as him being dead and that just doesn't jive with me!

      The very last scene was a huge shocker though! Wow.. So there's THAT. Hmm. So Elena will be a vampire. Umm, even though the SHOCK aspect of this twist was cool, the novelty will wear off quickly and I'm afraid it will have a negative outcome on the show's overall premise. Maybe? I don't know. But I'm kinda disappointed overall. I mean, entertainment-wise they pulled out a solid 10, as always! That is, after all, what TVD does best. But I think they may have made some grave mistakes here.moreless
    • ahhhhhhh i forgot i need to warcb it

      Never watched that I missed it. The show is perfect at least
    • did you read the books?

      zebrastar: by the way, in the books.... Elena was turned! so if the serie is a bit based on the books, so it's the normal course of things that the main character get turned!
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    Erin Belle


    Guest Star

    Sara Canning

    Sara Canning

    Jenna Sommers

    Guest Star

    Susan Walters

    Susan Walters

    Carol Lockwood

    Recurring Role

    Jason MacDonald

    Jason MacDonald

    Grayson Gilbert

    Recurring Role

    Claire Holt

    Claire Holt

    Rebekah Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In "The Return" (season 2 episode 1), Jeremy asks John Gilbert why the protection ring didn't save his father in the car accident that killed his parents, and John explains that their death wasn't caused by a supernatural event. In the flashback scene in this episode with Elena and her parents under water after the crash, it's clear that Grayson isn't wearing the protection ring at all.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Damon: So...since I'm possibly a dead man, can I ask you a question?
        Elena: Yeah, of course.
        Damon: If it was just down to him and me, and you had to make a choice who got the goodbye...who would it be?
        Elena: I love him, Damon. He came into my life at a time when I needed someone, and I fell for him instantly. No matter what I feel for you, I...I never un-fell for him.
        Damon: Hey, I get it. It's Stefan. It's always gonna be Stefan.
        Elena: I can't think about always. All I can think about is right now. And I care about you, Damon. Which is why I have to let you go.

      • Elena: He saved my life, you know. I never told you that. The night that my parents' car went off the bridge, Stefan was the one that saved me.
        Matt: So do you feel like you owe him or something?
        Elena: No. It's not that. It's...after the accident, I kind of felt like I didn't know how to live anymore. Like I didn't want to. But then being with Stefan, somehow I figured it out. And that's what love should be. You should love the person that makes you glad that you're alive.

      • Stefan: Hey. What's wrong?
        Elena: Lately, I feel like every time someone walks out of this house, there's a chance they may not make it back home.
        Stefan: Well, I promise...I will do everything in my power to make sure that we all come back.

      • Matt: (referring to Elena) So you're just going to let her call the shots?
        Stefan: I'm letting her make her own decisions.
        Matt: Even if they're wrong?
        Stefan: Nothing wrong with free will, Matt. Trust me. You don't realize that till you lose it.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "So What" by Pink
        "Wasted" by Low vs. Diamond
        "Airplane" by Shadow Rewind
        "Sick Muse" by Metric
        "Dauðalogn" by Sigur Ros

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, May 10, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Sweden: Friday, June 8, 2012 on TV6
        Norway: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 on FEM
        Australia: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 on FOX8

    • ALLUSIONS (0)