The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 20

The Last Day

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Damon is willing to take extreme measures to prevent Klaus from harming Elena. His actions pit Damon and Stefan against one another, and the tension that started brewing between the two over their differing opinions of how to protect Elena turns into a full-scale conflict. Tyler receives a concerning phone call and returns to Mystic Falls. With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together, worried that it might be their last.moreless

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  • How could anybody not love this? Dude. Seriously.

    Wow! Amazing episode. Emotional in the beginning, white-knuckle excitement mixed with thrills and unbelievable twists and turns at the end. This was absolutely amazing... which makes me wonder how the next two can top it. Of course, they will... but still... Wow...


    What I Loved:

    1. Damon giving Elena his blood. Although he was a total jerk for doing this and it was a terrible, awful, very bad move... this was a great twist to start off the episode. I wonder how she'll be able to forgive him for it, if she does.

    2. Tyler's return. I missed Tyler! Mostly the "Taroline" scenes. They have such good chemistry. I love Matt and all, but I don't know. There's something about Tyler and Caroline together that's more exciting in my opinion.

    3. Klaus. He's so evil! It's incredible. Ha. I wasn't disappointed at all by him. He's more than I could have ever dreamed of... and Joseph Morgan plays him beautifully. He was, hands down, the perfect choice.

    4. Damon got bitten by Tyler. I had a feeling that either Stefan or Damon would get bitten by a werewolf. Now I'm just curious how they're going to find a cure, if there is one. Could it be that the only way to cure a wolf bite is to kill the wolf that bit you? It would make sense, but just conjecture.

    5. Matt and Caroline are trapped in the tomb with a wolfed out Tyler. This is exciting. I wonder what's going to become of this. This episode sort of made me begin to forgive Matt for being such a major douche and betraying Caroline. Liz... I haven't decided yet. It strikes me as strange that she was much more understanding the last time she found out. But, of course, she started out very similar to how she is now.

    6. Oh... yeah... Jenna's going to be a vampire. I mean, wow! I did not see that coming at all. I legit thought she was dead for a minute. But then, no. No, no. She's going to be a vampire. I was just totally blown away. It's like Caroline all over again. Can't wait to see what becomes of this! Will she choose to turn? We've never seen anyone NOT choose to turn, which kind of makes me think that she might not. Which would be just devastating. I love Jenna... and Sara Canning is a wonderful actress.

    **I wonder how Rick will react to this... after Isobel and all.**

    7. The Stefan and Elena spending the day together scenes. How emotional was it when Elena told him that doesn't want to be a vampire? Wow. Nina Dobrev is such a wonderful actress. It totally sucked me in. The same goes for the scene in the Salvatore driveway when she was saying her good-bye to Stefan before leaving with Klaus.

    8. Katherine. Need I say more?

    9. Maddox is dead. He was just a troublesome pain. Ha. Witches never last long on this show, besides Bonnie, of course.

    Well, I think that's it... Yep. I think so. Nothing I didn't like, so I'ma go now.

  • I believe the word I am looking for is O.M.G Spoilers included

    I believe the word I'm looking for is OMG. I nearly suffocated holding my breath during this episode. Spoilers!

    To date this is the best episode yet of TVD. I was so caught up in all the events of this episode. There was action but it was actually Elena who made this episode enjoyable for me. normally, i find her annoying and boring but in all honesty her emotional plight of what Damon did to her made this episode and you got a little more plot and character development from her.

    I'm kind of confused about Katherine. Why is she still there if she is using Vervain? I'm not understanding the point of the Vervain that Damon gave her to escape.

    Matt is starting to realize what he is doing is wrong and realizes that his Caroline is still under the Vampire and he actually comes to rescue her. How did he know she was in the tomb, i have no clue. I guess he followed Damon but still

    Tyler's absence has been missed and his return brings back a much needed element...The Salvatore brothers are the lead guys however, both Tyler, Matt and Jeremy bring in something that the two leads don't. Without Elena, Stefan literally has no Plot development and Damon does...He has grown quite a bit over the season. Stefan has been the same Stefan for the entire series...which is boring.

    Finally...Jenna...A Vampire? My gosh. This is definitely an interesting turn of events for the series and it finally gives her character something to do. It took them 40, 41 episodes but she finally serves a purpose. LOVE IT!

    Such a great episode and I can't wait for next weekmoreless
  • Best episode of the season. screw everything else and focus on Damon's appearances, especially the twist at the end.

    this was a great episode for once and to explain why I list these reasons;

    1)Jenna has finally found out, wayyyy! though not as freaked out as she probably should have been it was still nice to see her in the loop and the surprise at the end of the episode was worth all the time she didn't have a clue.

    2)Stefan and Elena hung out.BORING!! Elena is the only one who gets to sacrifice herself for her friends and family, hell no. Stefan plays the same old sappy boyfriend all over again which bores the hell out of anyone not a fan of twilight.

    3)The curse. it was nice to see some of Tyler and Caroline though i think the limited time they had together was enough to satisfy everyone.

    4)Klaus. typical badass and expertly played. I'm liking the back-up plan which of course every1 should have seen coming a mile away. Killing Damon at the end was straightforward and clinical which i liked, though he could not have foresaw the werewolf bite on Damon's arm.

    5)Damon - WTF / OMG!!! Him biting Elena was surprising but definitely his style. his brother has the love/hate relationship down and he is willing to extend that to Elena for an eternity, if it saves her life.

    I did love that twist at the end when Damon was somehow brought back from death because of tylers werewolf bite as well.

    In next weeks episode I would like to see;

    - How damon survived. Has he taken on some hybrid abilities himself to match Klaus due to him taking both a fatal werewolf and vampire bite.

    - How Jenna copes in transition.

    - something with Katherine. I like her a hell of a lot more than i do Elena though both played by Nina Dobrev.

    - the ritual being screwed up in some way. I mean hell, i also like Jules as well.

    So alot of goods things to say about this episode, hopefully next weeks will measure up.moreless
  • The Last Day

    The Last Day was a really awesome and superb episode of The Vampire Diaries. I enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of action, drama, intrigue, character and plot development as well as humor and surprise. Klaus appears in his true body and collects the rest of his necessary ingredients for the spell to break his curse. Damon launches a rescue mission only to learn that he himself may soon be dust. It was cool to see Tyler back in town and neat when he changed into a werewolf and was chasing Matt and Caroline. I wonder what may have happened to Jenna. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • QUOTE: Stephen: Breakfast of Champions Damon: When I'm surrounded by idiots anything is better

    This episode was better than some of the previous episodes in Season 2 I still couldnt rate it more then a seven.

    Damon was the action man - the wit, the man with a backbone, attempting to put a plan in action and the whisky.

    Stephen - nothing to report except he gets stabbed in the stomach by Damon.

    Elena - talk about a princess and a burden it must be her good looks that keep the brothers interested

    Caroline - when are they going to kill her off I cannot see the point in keeping her character she's a pain.

    Tyler - Hes Back and howling

    Matt - He actually does something in this episode instead of moping around the bar.

    Klaus - he is finally in his real body, his focused, a hardass and bad.moreless
Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan


Guest Star

Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker

Greta Martin

Guest Star

Gino Anthony Pesi

Gino Anthony Pesi


Guest Star

Susan Walters

Susan Walters

Carol Lockwood

Recurring Role

Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies


Recurring Role

Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Elena: (After getting to the top of the mountain) We made it, ah.
      Stefan: That was nothing. I've climbed Mount Everest.
      Elena: Nobody likes a bragger, Stefan.

    • Elena: (referring to climbing the mountain) We're climbing all the way up to the top?
      Stefan: Oh yeah.
      Elena: Well, can't you do one of your super power, vampire jumpy things?
      Stefan: No. It's your last day as a human. Why cheat now?

    • Elena: (takes Stefan's hands) I know that I love you, Stefan. I know that. But our future, our lives together, those were things I was supposed to deal with as they came along. I'm supposed to grow up. Decide if I want to have kids, and start a family, grow old. I was supposed to have a lifetime of those choices. Now, it's all gone.
      Stefan: Hey, say it. Please.
      Elena: I don't want to be a vampire, Stefan. I never wanted to be one.

    • Elijah: The problem, talk a good game but you don't actually know anything. She'll never forgive you. And never for a's a very long time.

    • Damon: And you're going to die, Elena.
      Elena: And then I'll come back to life.
      Damon: That is not a risk I am willing to take.
      Elena: But I am. It's my life, Damon. My choice.
      Damon: I can't lose you.
      Elena: You won't.

    • Stefan: Elena made her decision. She's choosing to trust Elijah. I'm going to put my faith in her.
      Damon: Why? She's going to end up dead.
      Stefan: Because she put her faith in me. She chose to trust me in spite of what I am. I'm going to bet on somebody's instincts, it's going to be hers.
      Damon: Well, then, that makes you the biggest idiot of them all.
      Stefan: She chose to trust you, too.
      Damon: Then maybe you shouldn't be so sure about her instincts.

    • Damon: What if it doesn't work, Elena?
      Elena: Then I guess I'll just be dead.

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