Hope you had your tissues ready for tonight’s ‘Vampire Diaries.’
Saying it was a night of emotion on The Vampire Diaries wouldn’t exactly be accurate for this week’s episode. With Caroline (Candice Accola) worrying about the last moments of her mother’s life combined with Elena (Nina Dobrev) struggling to let go of her brother, let’s just say there wasn’t a dry eye after the episode. Don’t read if you don’t want major spoilers.
Steroline. Finally. Happened.
Let’s start with the moment that I’ve been waiting for since season two — Stefan (Paul Welsey) and Caroline finally kissed. After she reached into his tight jeans’ pocket to answer his cell phone, we knew it was only a matter of time.
She told him he didn’t need to be there, and you could clearly tell he wanted to be there no matter what. They shared one of the most romantic kiss scenes ever on TVD, which as you know, has been a lot. Kudos to director Chris Grimer for the sun shining through that scene. Wow.
However, that was about the only happy moment in the entire hour.
Terrible Things Happen To Amazing People
Meanwhile, while Caroline planned a surprise for her mom, Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) didn’t want to leave anything behind when she left — so she spent her last days trying to solve the rest of her open cases, with the help of trusty Damon (Ian Somerhalder), her BFF. However she quickly found out that the mysteries she was trying to solve were actually all his doing — except the Gilberts’ car crash. She desperately searched for a reason — through years-old voicemails and clues that she hoped would provide a reason.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t one, and she was forced to deal with the fact that, “Sometimes really terrible things happen to really amazing people.” Damon took her home and tucked her in, telling her that he never even attended his mother’s funeral — so she asked him to write her eulogy. With that, she lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital.
However, after tucking her in, the Sheriff loses consciousness and is rushed to the hospital. A hysterical Caroline comes rushing in — and I have to pause for a shout out to Candice Accola who literally tore our hearts out with her running into the hospital scene. It definitely felt more than real.
Of course, with Stefan by her side, she’s distraught over the fact that she didn’t get to say goodbye. But he shows her how to hold her mom’s hand, go back to a favorite memory to let go. With that, we flash back to Sheriff Forbes teaching her how to ride her bike. “Don’t let go, I’m not ready,” kid Caroline says — and Sheriff Forbes lets go, muttering, “Yes you are.”
With that, Caroline is able to say goodbye. And she flatlines, surrounded by Stefan, Damon, Elena and Matt.
Goodbye, Jeremy Gilbert
Meanwhile, Jeremy spends his last few days at Mystic Falls with a “going away party” that consists of Damon and Matt, before smoking a joint with Elena. Talk about sibling bonding. Unfortunately, it’s cut short with the return of Enzo who almost curb stomps him.
What’s Enzo doing you ask? Well, still messing with Sarah Salvatore — she even sent him to see Matt and directed them to come to a bridge in Mystic Falls. Somehow, she’s fine with hanging out with these strange men. That is until Enzo runs over Matt with his car. He didn’t die though, Enzo fed him his blood to revive him then disappeared leaving a terrified Sarah.
But back to Jer. It was time to go — he wanted to head to art school and start fresh: so he said his goodbyes and Alaric took him to the “airport.” Except, it was the bus stop — because he wasn’t going to art school, he was going to hunt vampires in Santa Fe.
“You found your purpose, so you might as well pursue it,” Alaric said and hugged him goodbye.
What did you think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Can you see through your tears? Are you happy for Steroline? Let us know.
— Emily Longeretta