The end of season 3!!!!!!

Episode 22 Synopsis

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Extended Promo

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How about some most likely fake spoilers?

KG previews a bit of Bonnie’s deal

KG, MT, and ND spill a little on the finale

5 teases from the finale

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88 thoughts on “The end of season 3!!!!!!

  1. In the first webclip, did Bonnie say Klaus’ body is unspelled? Is that what she said?

    Somebody deliver me from this new stupid development where Elena has been stringing everybody along. I can’t handle it. It’s bullcrap.

    • Not sure about what Bonnie said.

      Somebody deliver me from this new stupid development where Elena has been stringing everybody along. I can’t handle it.

      This! I can’t take it either. At first, I thought my ears were deceiving me. What is this? Have the writers been listening to certain parts of the fandom that are raving about how Elena is selfish for hurting the ~poor Salvatores’ feelings (I don’t think anybody has ever complained about Elena hurting Matt’s feelings) and this and the porch scene in the last ep is their response to that? Why would you do that? I resent these scenes so much.

      • I resent them too, and I think they’re part of the writers’ strategy to make it so people don’t hate Elena. “She’s not doing it on purpose! She knows she’s selfish, just like you think she is!” they just rewrote her history with Matt.

        • And the manipulation of the audience goes on and on :(. Hate what they are doing with Elena at the moment. She was on a good way this season but then the last 6 episodes happened.

        • I really need Elena to chose neither brother in the finale. Just to prove this very aggravating “Either way she is spoken for.”/”Elena has to choose one brother or the world will stop turning” crap wrong.

  2. I feel like the fourth wall has been broken on this show and not in a good way. What their doing with the triangle right now is not good especially Elena’s place in it.

    The comradery between Bonnie and Damon is disturbing me. Where is this coming from? if this was the beginning of the season I would get it. But no just no.

    • You’re so right about that.

      You know what? This is just like Damon and Elena. I wonder how many people realize that. Damon killed Jeremy, then he took no note of Elena’s anger, and soon she was chummy with him. This.is.exactly.what’s happened.with Bonnie. The Salvatores killed Abby, Bonnie said some words to Damon, he threw her hurt back in her face, and now she’s chummy with him. The only difference between this and Delena is that Elena has more of these instances under her belt. This is Bonnie’s first. I mean she did the whole stand back while Damon gets in her family’s face thing, just like Elena’s done where Jeremy’s concerned.

      • Also Bonnie has power where Elena doesn’t. It makes no sense for Bonnie to submit to Damon except if she was beyond tired of being the outcast.

        Please Bonnie go hand out with Tiki.

    • Klaus,Caroline and Rose are the worst. Having them comment on who Elena will choose is ridiculous. They should not care especially Caroline and Klaus. Caroline talks about it like it’s the most important thing in her life no Caroline she is just picking a boyfriend. Klaus just who are you going to choose. How about these characters be aloud to be characters and not be representations of the SE/DE fandoms. Why are they invested in this? It’s not going to change their lives.

  3. Bonnie said “unspelled.” Someone posted a transcript. It seems she has to spell Klaus’ body to keep it hidden from witches.

    I’ve given up trying to understand Elena.

    Matt didn’t seem real in that scene. It felt like he was a ghost. Weird.

    From the comments re the Bonnie/Damon clip, there’s mega Bamon hate out there. So much insecurity. Really, I think they’re just scared of Kat’s chemistry with everyone.

  4. Damon: You know what else was her call? Everything bad ever.

    Why does Damon want to be with Elena? My spec is that he only wants to beat Stefan.

    • Why does Damon want to be with Elena? My spec is that he only wants to beat Stefan.

      I don´t know either … probably because of the premise of the show, but how can they include that kind of dialogue into the finale when Elena is supposed to make a decision between them.

      I want her to choose herself but all these hints to Stefan and Klaus/Caroline being all Stelena shipper these days make me think that she will choose Damon in the end, because of the twisty twist. I don´t know why because they didn´t build up anything that would show us she loves him more than Stefan or even has the same amount of feelings for him. But it would be a big twist and this is what the show is living for.

      I have another speculation and I already confessed it to Emily but I´m to ashamed to mention it here because if it really happens then I know that my mind could work like the mind of the TVD writers. And that´s not a compliment.

      • Please share your spec Kathrin. There is no shame here. Remember that time Cana and I thought that Damon was raping Elena every night?

        Also, I bought into the idea that Stefan was the “good one” until the season 2 finale. Yikes.

        • Oh Susan I have so many (most of the time horrible, especially in regards to the triangle) speculations at least if it really happens only one of them comes true.
          I don´t even remember that … I think Cana spoke about Elena being compelled somewhere, but this particular spec I missed.

          Also, I bought into the idea that Stefan was the “good one” until the season 2 finale. Yikes.

          We all were misleaded when it comes to his character, Susan, don´t be ashamed.

          Okay I will share it:

          We know that Elena probably is in another accident with Matt on the Wickery Bridge, so I see her being saved by either Matt or one of the brothers again, but after she wakes up she only remembers what happened up until her first accident with her parents. So she doesn´t remember the Salvatores and that is why makes the decision in the finale to stay with Matt. Then you have season 4, where she connects with the Salvatores but only falls in love with Damon for some reason (the writers would find one) … of course they get together but then suddenly Elena remembers her time with Stefan and then the ToD goes on and on and on.

          • I can see this happening. It is probably why her memories are being brought up right now. It is one of those things that make JP cry but will have no effect on me. It is kind of like Finn’s death. Why would that be sad? I met him 2 secs before his death. Similarly, I haven’t seen Elena thinking a lot about her past since the first season so it will fall flat. It is not like they showed us her dreams about her parents or anything before. They could have done that without showing the actual parents – maybe something like her dreaming that it was still last year and she can hear her parents in another room. It would be classic TVD to take away her memories in the same episode that we see her memories of the past. What is pacing?

    • Lol! How would he handle her bad calls? Would he just not let her make decisions? Or would he let her make them and prepare to clean up after her?

  5. What happened to Daniel/Elijah … he looks like a mess. Either Elijah spent the last 7 episodes at the beach or he went soul-searching and climbed up to the roof of the world but forgot about the sunscreen.

    He looks like the boys in my childhood when they dressed up as a cowboy for carnival and used make-up on their cheeks and neck so that it looked like they had a beard.

    But back to the content of the promo. Why is Elijah here? Is he trying to convince them that he sired Mary so that they help him to kill Alaric or does he only want Klaus body to take him around the world like Klaus did with his other siblings?

    I can´t deal with what they are doing with Elena. It´s just so bad.

    Perhaps in that one still where Reb and Damon look shocked about something … it is a fight between Bonnie and Alaric?
    According to the webclip It looks like Bonnie is with Damon and Alaric also (perhaps later) comes to the warehouse (stills). Damon and Alaric are fighting and Rebekah comes to them because she needs more screentime or something like that.

    That sl with Forwood seems to be seperate from all what is going on … but tbh I don´t care about the Council anymore. They had their chance to do something with it, especially after Alaric joined them but they faild. It´s like 18 episodes too late

    But if someone is interested here is a spoiler for it:

    I’ve been feeling a major lack of Vampire Diaries dish, specifically on Caroline! Help a girl out! — Kirsten
    I have endless love for Vampire Barbie, so I’m happy to help. Too bad Alaric doesn’t share my adoration. As we saw last night, Alaric called a Council meeting to announce that Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood were the mothers of a vampire and a hybrid and to reveal his own supernatural status. And as we head into next week’s season finale, this leaves Caroline and Tyler in a severely compromising position. ”Caroline and Tyler learn that there’s a target on their back and that if they stay in Mystic Falls, they could very well end up dead. So they have to decide what they’re gonna do about that,” says executive producer Julie Plec. “There’s a lot of choices that each of the characters need to make about their future. Do they stay and fight to the death? Do they run and get the hell out of dodge?” (Side note, when last night’s episode ended, Stefan and Damon were on their way to dump Klaus’ desiccated body into the Atlantic Ocean. Why am I not convinced that plan won’t be an epic fail?)

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/04/ncis-greys-anatomy-ncis-la-vampire-diaries-spoiler-room/2/

    And I don´t know if you already saw that but there is a scan of the TV Guide preview for the final:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31018079@N06/6986426976/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    Smh @ the another boneheaded alliance. These people know nothing.

    But Ian says that we will see the first meeting of Elena and Damon… why do they have to include this? Isn´t there enough in the final already? I have a feeling that Damon met Elena before Stefan … with all the flashbacks to a time before the accident I can see him meeting her at this time, then probably compelling her to forget him or something like that. Don´t know what this could mean for the triangle or what the writers are planning with this. I just don´t see them doing any flashbacks to directly after the accident because Elena wants to remember a time where everything seemed to be so easy so I don´t see her flashbacking to the time after her parents died.

    • I’d love to see Bonnie fight with Alaric. Maybe they’ll use it to give us a hint about how her dark magic will work. Even though I have problems with the idea.

      I couldn’t care less about the Forwood storyline. Like you said, the Council is irrelevant and not threatening. Also, these kids have never been concerned about exposure. Death doesn’t matter, but I’m supposed to care about people wanting to run them out of town? And you’re most likely right that this storyline will be separate, which means most of the other characters won’t care either.

      Uh, we already saw the first meeting with Elena. Are they going to say he saw her when she was unaware just like Stefan with the accident? Do both sides of the triangle have to match up? Pretty soon, choosing Damon will be like choosing Stefan, only Damon has a different name.

      • I’d love to see Bonnie fight with Alaric.

        Me too. Do you think the Salvatores came back to MF or was Damon calling Bonnie to wherever they were when Elena called?

        But I´m also interested in what Alaric wants to talk about with Jeremy, do you think he wants to convince him about his plan to go against all vampires? Jeremy has been very anti-vamp/Salvatores the last two episodes perhaps he wants to help Alaric to kill the Originals and strikes a deal with him so that Alaric doesn´t kill Elena after he succeeded with his mission?

        I saw some speculation about that Forwood sl and that the brother who Elena doesn´t choose could leave the town with them … I don´t know if that´s what the writers would go to and what they would do with it next season. I just don´t care to be honest, but then I thought that Tyler and Stefan sit in the same boat this season so I thought that if Delena happens next season Stefan could befriend Tyler. Their lifes revolve around Elena or Caroline, so they at least have something in common. Perhaps they are doing something like that instead of the in season 2 promised Matt/Stefan friendship.

        Do both sides of the triangle have to match up?

        Probably.
        I don´t see the purpose of it, because it does nothing for Elena and I thought the flashback are about her. What would she gain from Damon creeping after her before Stefan did … unless they want to tell us that Damon saved her or met her before Stefan did and compelled her to forget him and perhaps now she remembers it.

        As I wrote this I had a (horrible?) thought, I know that you and your friend had the idea of the characters being in an asylum and making all up what is happening on the show, I have another thought. I always thought that the series would end with Elena waking up out of a coma after the accident with her parents … but perhaps they do it earlier, namely in this seasons finale. That would be a big game changer … at least bigger than the ones they always promise. What if Elena dreamed up all what happened after the accident (the last three seasons). So we already know the characters (perhaps the Salvatores also already came to town) but they could change the whole story for them. The other characters have lived their life while Elena was in coma but now Elena comes back the dynamic would change dramatically. Would they do something like that because of their love for dramatic changes in the story?

        • I thought that if Delena happens next season Stefan could befriend Tyler. Their lifes revolve around Elena or Caroline, so they at least have something in common.

          I can already picture them sitting in the Grill:
          Tyler: “Caroline?”
          Stefan: “Elena” *sigh*
          Tyler “Caroline??”
          Stefan: “Elena!”
          Tyler: “Caroline …” /sadface

          Sorry, I’m in a silly mood.

          What would she gain from Damon creeping after her before Stefan did … unless they want to tell us that Damon saved her or met her before Stefan did and compelled her to forget him and perhaps now she remembers it.

          The way I can see it going: Damon is at this party Elena attended before the car crash. Tipsy flashback!Elena is hitting on Damon, while he is secretly killing some party-goers on the side – all to provide some ship tease. But Idk. Maybe the writers prefer to go with something ~deep for their first meeting.

          Would they do something like that because of their love for dramatic changes in the story?

          No.

          • Love the dialogue .. could definitely go that way lol

            The way I can see it going: Damon is at this party Elena attended before the car crash. Tipsy flashback!Elena is hitting on Damon, while he is secretly killing some party-goers on the side – all to provide some ship tease. But Idk. Maybe the writers prefer to go with something ~deep for their first meeting.

            I also had a thought of Elena htting on Damon at a party but I think they will go with something very deep, because it´s the triangle and it´s Delena.

            No.

            Lol, thanks for reassuring me, shouldn´t even have bother with writing it down.

        • I think they’re back in MF, because Damon says he was halfway out of Virginia, which makes it sound like he had to make a detour.

          I think that’s exactly what he wants to talk to Jeremy about. Jeremy wanted one day without vampires, and he was pretty pissed last episode. I’m interested in Jeremy’s response.

          but then I thought that Tyler and Stefan sit in the same boat this season so I thought that if Delena happens next season Stefan could befriend Tyler. Their lifes revolve around Elena or Caroline, so they at least have something in common.

          Smh. The only thing I’d look forward to in that scenario is Stefan’s impassiveness towards Tyler.

          I would probably flip if they did that. I would only accept this if Sheila became a recurring character again. I would lose my Bonnie/Jeremy! *Tear.* But I might accept that if Sheila came back. But if it’s the same thing where everyone has a guardian except for Bonnie, then no *______*.

        • As I wrote this I had a (horrible?) thought, I know that you and your friend had the idea of the characters being in an asylum and making all up what is happening on the show, I have another thought. I always thought that the series would end with Elena waking up out of a coma after the accident with her parents … but perhaps they do it earlier, namely in this seasons finale. That would be a big game changer … at least bigger than the ones they always promise. What if Elena dreamed up all what happened after the accident (the last three seasons). So we already know the characters (perhaps the Salvatores also already came to town) but they could change the whole story for them. The other characters have lived their life while Elena was in coma but now Elena comes back the dynamic would change dramatically. Would they do something like that because of their love for dramatic changes in the story?

          lol. In early to mid season 2, my fandom friend and I used to speculate about this constantly. We went through a phase when we treated this like it was real. IIRC, we thought that the Salvatores represented diff aspects of Elena’s grief and shame/guilt because they only appeared to her after her parents died. The other core characters (minus Alaric) were a mix of a real person Elena knows and an aspect of her personality. lol.

  6. I saw a interview of Kat in which she mentioned that she would go to the CW Upfronts next week. I´m a little bit confused … the last two years only the trio was there, right? Are more cast members attending it? Are they now realizing that the promoting of the show would be better with the whole cast or is Kat there because of her probably having a major sl next season? I don´t want to get my hopes up, lol.

    • I watched that interview. The upfronts are next week? Awesome! Do you know what day/date?

      Yeah, only the trio are going. I’m going with the most likely scenario that they’re expanding on the people going. Part of me thinks this is still a PR move because of how some fans feel about JP’s treatment of the Bonnie character. I won’t get my hopes up about her storyline in season 4.

  7. Just wanted to mention again that I hope Elena won´t turn into a vampire, I know she would be stronger and probably could save herself more often but I have seen so many people turn this season and why would they turn another main character two episodes after Alaric.
    Also Alaric should be dead if Elena dies (they can´t retcon this, they can´t.) … and I don´t see JP killing him off for real because of her love for Matt Davis. And I think I read somewhere that the writers made it so that there is a possibility for him to come back.

    And also there are too many vampires in the main cast. I don´t know if they will bring back Meredith but for me her character doesn´t offer anything. Don´t think the audience is very interested in her, they already disappointed the book fans with the changes for her character. And if Rebekah really comes back next season and is part of the main cast … then there would be 3 female vamps and 1 female witch. Such an imbalence … at least for the guys they have Jeremy and Matt still being human.

    • why would they turn another main character two episodes after Alaric.

      The producers don’t ask themselves these questions, so they would do it. They turned three adults this season. And of course the only one we didn’t watch make the decision to turn is the woman of color.

      Yeah, there are too many vamps in the cast. I know it’s The Vampire Diaries, but no.

      I’ve been thinking that Meredith dies in the finale. Just because I want her gone. They don’t know what to do with her. She’s a woman, so they might not keep her on regardless like they did with Alaric in season 2.

  8. While some of the stuff in these “spoilers” sound true, like Rebekah saving Matt instead of Elena because she wants to keep her family in tact, others sound fake because they’ve got the status of the characters wrong. I’m talking about the Bonnie/Jaime dating thing. They’re not dating, so there’s no need for a breakup.

    • You are using Earth logic. However, using the logic of wherever the TVD writers are from, Bonnie and Jamie are picking out engagement rings rn. The break-up will be so heartbreaking 😦

  9. Since there isn’t a new podcast out yet I’ve read through all of these comments and I need more more more!!!!

  10. I just thought about the shooting schedule I send you Alta weeks ago …

    And now I think that the different colour meant that the filmed for different episodes. The green unit still made scene for ep 21 and the blue unit already started episode 22. So it looks like Elijah/Jeremy/Caroline could have a scene together. I don´t know what that could mean, I would understand Jeremy because he wants to do everything to save Elena and perhaps he has the fear that Elijah would kill Elena to kill Alaric in the process but what could be going on with Caroline … I thought she would mostly be involved with that Council subplot.

    And I also thought about the Tyler/Bonnie scene again are we still going to see it, did Michael say that he would have a group scene or a scene alone with Kat. Don´t remember it … and then I thought if they could have cut the scene in the last two episodes but where could they have interacted?
    So perhaps the deal could be with Tyler in the finale? I don´t know what to think about it … because then it looks like it only has consequences for Tyler but nothing for Bonnie. At least I can´t imagine how this could affect Bonnie.

    And I´m also afraid that because we got “a lot of” screentime for Bonnie in last episode that she will be in the background this episode lol.

    • The green unit still made scene for ep 21

      That´s because of the Hilary/Nina/Joseph/Michael part which probably represents the Tyler/Klaus/nurse/Elena scene and the Persia/Ian/Kat part which represents the the Abby/Damon/Bonnie scene from last weeks episode.

    • Well Steven and Daniel are down for 11am while Candice was written for 10:30am, so maybe she won’t be in the scene. I’ll roll my eyes if Elijah tries to kill Elena after the crap I had to put up with in 3.15.

      I have no idea. This Thursday is the last chance to find out. This deal better have consequences for Bonnie and not just for Tyler. Because they tried giving someone else the consequences for a magical phenomenon (Jeremy and the ghosts), and it was a major flop imo. But JP isn’t me.

      Ugh. The only thing I come close to being sure of is that Bonnie and Jeremy most likely won’t interact in this episode.

  11. Two new spoilers:

    I can’t believe The Vampire Diaries finale is Thursday! What will we learn from the flashback to Elena’s parents’ accident? — Rachel
    NATALIE: For one thing, it wasn’t part of some bigger conspiracy. “That was an accident. Period. End of story. No supernatural influence,” executive producer Julie Plec says. But on the season finale, Elena and Matt’s impending accident will seem oddly reminiscent of the Gilbert family crash — including who saves them.

    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mega-Buzz-House-Vampire-Diaries-Spoilers-1047202.aspx

    Curious if you have any spoilers on who Elena chooses in Thursday’s Vampire Diaries season finale? —Bridii
    Ausiello: The only spoiler you’re getting out of me is that she does make a choice. [Beat] I lied. I have one more spoiler for you: The scene/moment/twist you’ll be talking about Friday morning involves a flashback.

    http://tvline.com/2012/05/08/spoilers-house-criminal-minds-glee-smash/

    So Stefan will save them … the question is when will this accident happen and will Elena survive it? Matt will for sure. He won´t be killed.

    But the second spoiler … I don´t know but I have a feeling that the flashback we (and with that I mean the shippers and we will probably raging about some retcon lol) will all be talking won´t be the car accident but this Damon/Elena first meeting Ian talked about.

    What do you think?

    • I think the same thing as you, that the moment will be of Damon’s first meeting with Elena.

      I wonder where Matt and Elena are driving to.

      • I wonder where Matt and Elena are driving to.

        Me too and I hope it doesn´t involve her trying to find Damon to say him that she would choose him, because I couldn´t handle Matt driving Elena to the killer of his sister even if he worked with him the last episodes but this I simply couldn´t take, lol.
        Argh to be honest I can´t handle anything involving Matt/Salvatore brothers.

        And Stefan has to be somewhere near the bridge … because who could call him about what happened … would Rebekah do it so that she can taunt him?

        • Lmao!

          If Rebekah is causing the accident in order to kill Elena, then I don’t know why she would call Stefan.

          I just had a horrifying thought. What if they have Ric compel Rebekah to go cause the accident? I don’t know why he’d do that, but Ric being able to compel an Original would surely do me in.

          • Alta I´m dreading this triangle stuff so much … I want her to choose herself because JP promised us that we would understand Elena´s decision and at the moment I can only see her Salvatore-free. I really hope JP had her Team Defan shirt on when she wrote that episode (without that awful dialogue but with Elena deciding to choose neither – for me it would be because Elena loves herself so much and doesn´t want to put up with them – for at least 7 episodes – and for JP it would be because Elena doesn´t want to break up their epic rl … hope I could explain that right)

            Mhh perhaps the plot requires it like the villains in those movies who always reveal their plan to early before the hero is dead and so the hero can save the day.

            I also thought about Alaric being able to compel the Originals … but why didn´t he compel Klaus to lie still on the floor so that he could kill him in a more relaxed way?

            Also in regards to Alaric … do you think it´s possible for him to break the compulsion of Damon (I know we don´t know what happened with it) and show Jeremy again how awful the vampires are for his life and for his sister (don´t know how they would handle his anger in regards of Elena telling Damon to do it) and therefore pulling him on his side?

            Btw I listen to your podcast at the moment … wanted to finish it yesterday, but had no time and it´s awesome! Listen to your last two podcast too but couldn´t comment on it, but this time I will.

            • I understand what you’re saying. Considering Elena’s confusion, it would make sense for her to choose herself so that she can give it time. You know, the producers are doing Elena a real disservice. They didn’t even spend that much time developing her feelings for Damon and letting her come to terms with having feelings for both before they started pressuring her to choose.

              Lol, maybe. Tyler did reveal to Klaus last episode that he broke the sire bond. Smh.

              Retcon? If he’s able to compel him next episode, then it’ll be a retcon. And a twisty twist. Ugh.

              That’d be a great way for Klaus to try and get Jeremy on his side. I just want someone to tell him he’s compelled! Elena’s obviously not going to do it.

              Thank you :)!

  12. Hey again!it’s me. I just want to ask you what do you think about the 3×22 spolers and stuff like that?This is what I found on tumblr.
    The Departed

    The Departed is twenty-second episode of the Season 3 and the sixty sixth episode in the series. This is the last episode of Season 3.

    THE SECRET HERO — Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. In the harsh reality of the present situation, Elena longs for the simpler times in her life when her parents, Grayson and Miranda, and Aunt Jenna were still alive and her biggest concerns was her relationship with Matt. Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon split up when Elena needs one of them. Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-changing decision. Finally, Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.

    Written by: Story: Brett Matthews & Elisabeth R. Finch (Also wrote “1912”). Teleplay: Julie Plec.

    Directed by: John Behring (Also directed “Plan B”, “The Last Dance”, “As I Lay Dying”, “The Birthday”, “The Reckoning”, “The New Deal” and “1912”).

    TRIVIA:

    This is the last episode the Season 3’s final chapter: The Bloodline Chapter.
    This episode will feature flashbacks to the night the Gilbert’s car drove off Wickery Bridge and Elena’s parents died.
    This episode has the flashback closer to the present (Months before Pilot).
    Elena, Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Jeremy, Bonnie, Alaric, Liz and Carol are the only characters to appear in all three season finales to date. (Jenna, Matt and Tyler were absent during As I Lay Dying).
    This marked the first appearances of Grayson and Miranda Sommers-Gilbert, but only in flashback scenes.
    Sara Canning returns as Jenna Sommers in this episode via flashback scenes.
    Jenna was last seen in The Sun Also Rises, when she was staked by Klaus as the vampire sacrifice during the Sacrifice Ritual.
    Elijah was last seen in All My Children. This is the second season finale to feature Elijah.

    Behind the Scenes:

    The Departed is the title of the 2006 Academy Award-winning American action thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese.
    Elena will finally make a choice between Damon and Stefan.
    Lana Del Ray’s song Blue Jeans will be featured in flashbacks.
    Filming began on March 23, and ended on April 2.
    According to Nina Dobrev a few people will die in this episode.
    The title refers to all those who Elena has lost over the years, starting with her parents and continuing through Aunt Jenna.
    A new pseudo villain will be introduced in this episode.
    Joseph Morgan has claimed that the Season 3 finale will be “epic”.
    Candice Accola recently admitted that she cried reading the script for the finale.
    This episode will have an underwater scene, featuring Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore, Miranda Sommers Gilbert and Grayson Gilbert.
    We will see Damon telling Elena the first time he laid eyes on her knowing she wasn’t Katherine.
    According to Ian Somerhalder, we can expect some Delena goodness in the season finale and we will also see how much Damon really cares about Elena.
    According to TV Guide, Ian Somerhalder has said, “What’s interesting about what’s happening right now is the dynamic between the brothers. They are starting to really bond. A tease about the episode coming up is really about these brothers overcoming their disdain for each other and ultimately realizing that family is really embedded into the fabric of who we are and if you can connect with that it’s really powerful.”
    In an interview, Joseph Morgan said that the season 3 finale will shed some light on past events that happened in season 1, and Ian Somerhalder said something happens between Damon and Elena that he never thought of as Damon.
    There will be a massive, unexpected death in this episode.
    When Ian spoke to TV Guide, he spilled that Damon and Elena are going to share a moment in the finale. “It’s ridiculously emotional… the scene with Damon and Elena and it was a very, very introspective scene that brought me back to the beginning of the show.” Co-star Joseph Morgan (Klaus) thinks viewers will get a sense of déjà vu as well, saying certain aspects of the episode will “shed some light on events that go way back to the beginning of the first season.”
    Joseph Morgan said that the last 20 seconds of the finale with leave fans with their hearts in their mouth, and they will be wishing time will fast forward to season 4. He also said that there is so much shock, that the finale will change the world of The Vampire Diaries forever.
    Julie Plec said we will finally see who is behind The Darkness.
    Stefan brings in an old ally.
    According to TVLine, executive producer Julie Plec has said “confusion” is “the key word…for Elena.” She needs to figure out what she feels for each of them, and spending time with one and then the other does seem to be a pretty good way for her to do that. This is all leading up to her making a choice, and Plec says “the big thing with her choice is she’s not the one in complete control of it.” This is “really a decision about what does love mean to me and to us and where are we supposed to be in our lives with each other.” It does seem about time for her to make that decision, and considering everything that’s happened between her and each vampire, it would be surprising if she wasn’t confused. What will her decision mean for everyone in season 4?
    According to TV Guide, Stefan and Damon are going to be trying to figure out how “to contain Klaus” since they can’t exactly just kill him. They don’t know if killing him would lead to their deaths since Kol killed the vampire who could at least give them a clue as to which bloodline they’re part of. Besides, they already know that killing Klaus would definitely kill Tyler, but as Caroline had told Tyler, Damon didn’t exactly care about that if he had found out he wasn’t in the hybrid’s bloodline. At least now it’s looking like it’s likely that Tyler will be safe, unless they get new information.
    Interview – Julie Plec: The season finale — which will feature a flashback to the car accident that killed Elena’s parents, when Stefan first saw her and rescued her from the water below Wickery Bridge — will find Elena making a decision about her feelings for the Salvatore Brothers. “It will not be easy. It will be very emotional for both sides because it’s going to be a very honest, very pure, very difficult decision.
    Vampire Diaries season finale kiss — “The Departed” will also feature “an important kiss.” Now, it’s already been revealed that Elena will be making her decision about her feelings for Damon and Stefan. Will the kiss be between her and the one she’s chosen? Could it be between Elena and the vampire she hasn’t chosen as a goodbye? It could always not even be between Elena and someone.
    In an interview with Zap2it, Plec confirmed that the episode will feature the car crash in which Elena’s parents died, but added that there will be no shocking supernatural twist on the event.
    “There’s definitely some murder and mayhem, and if all goes well, there will be some epic tears, too,” exec producer Julie Plec promises of the season 3 finale. Damon and Stefan, head out of town on “bloodline-related business.” But when they get the news that Elena is in the hospital – and in danger, with both the Originals and vampire hunter, Alaric after her – they must determine who returns to protect the woman they both love. As the hour comes to a close, Elena finally makes the choice fans will debate all summer. “We’ll put Elena in a situation where there’s only one brother that she can see in a very important moment, and she needs to decide which one it is,” Plec says. “We’ll know which brother she wants to be with at this point in her life.”

    My reaction to only one thing there is pretty strange so here it is:

    We will see Damon telling Elena the first time he laid eyes on her knowing she wasn’t Katherine.

    We will see Damon telling Elena the first time he laid eyes on her knowing she wasn’t Katherine.

    We will see Damon telling Elena the first time he laid eyes on her knowing she wasn’t Katherine.

    Is JP trolling Bamon fans or something??? #After Hours

    http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/stories/384-after-hours

    And letting this fact aside, HOW IN THE WORLD WOULD HE KNOW SHE WASN’T KATHERINE?! They look exactly alike and he laid THE FIRST TIME his eyes on her. Is Damon reading minds or something to know immediatly she wasn’t Katherine?

    The next DE thing we will see will probably be Damon saving Elena’s life after a carcrash using his bathtub. #GoFigureThatOneOut #Bamon

    Edit: Sorry for posting this at the podcast. I posted it here now 🙂

    • Thanks for posting it here! Okay, so it’s been a while since I shipped Bamon, so I don’t remember the details but are some of the fans worried about him meeting Elena first? Because he already met Elena first on the show in season 1. And After Hours is about how he actually met Bonnie first and kissed her first, yeah?

      • I’m not worried, I just feel offended that they transform a Stelena moment(when he saved her from the car crash) and a book Bamon moment into Delena. Stelena’s past should be different than Delena’s past because if they aren’t as you said(i think) choosing Damon would be like choosing Stefan but with a different name.
        And if Damon saw Elena why wasn’t he following her around?Why did he even let her go in the first place?
        So if we assume he followed her and spend time with her but make her forget, why didn’t Stefan say anything?And Damon in the begining did everything to have Elena, why wouldn’t he just take her as he first saw her? S1 Damon was obsessed with Katherine and than Elena so what wouldn’t have made Damon just take her with him right then and there? Also s1 Damon and still Damon isn’t a man of a shadow.
        Maybe Damon will save her from some drunky teenagers *sighs*
        So who do you think that the new villian is? And who do you think that has the epic kiss in the finale? I don’t think it is DE because this thing was pretty common in s1 and s2’s finale. I hope it’s a SE kiss or maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with the triangle. Maybe it would be Elijah/Elena or Damon/another girl.
        As for the deal I think Bonnie makes it with Esther to 1)tell her how to kill Alaric without killing Elena or 2)how to disconnect Tyler from Klaus(Tonnie will have a scene so it might be something about that) and the heartbreaking consequences are her turning to dark magic.Maybe Esther tells her a spell the uses dark magic so when she uses it it corrupts her. Speaking of which is there any ‘rippher Stefan thing’ for the witches or werewolfs?I mean the bad part of being a witch/werewolf. I believe that if there is for vampires there might be for witches/wolfs. I just don’t want s4 to be originals season, i think it’s witches’ time(s1-vampires;s2-werewolfs&hybrids;s3-originals&hybrids). So if Bonnie turns to dark magic or stuff like that s4 would be exploring this.

        Who do you think it’s gonna die in the finale? I just hope Elena WON’T turn into a vampire yet and that Matt will live.

        • Yeah, I did say that. Stelena’s past should be different from Delena’s.

          I completely buy that Damon could meet Elena and not feel anything for her. That’s what we saw in early season 1. He still loved Katherine, and Elena had her face but none of her attitude. His feelings for Elena didn’t kick in until after he saw Katherine wasn’t in the tomb, and then somehow by episode 20 we were being told he’s in love with her (whatever). But I don’t think it’ll be ridiculous that he met her and didn’t “take her.” And I’m guessing he didn’t follow her around because he already knew she wasn’t Katherine. He knew she was in the tomb. And also, Elena had nothing that could help him get Katherine out. What’s ridiculous is saying they met before the second episode. Ugh.

          We’ve seen over the course of three seasons that Stefan absolutely does not tell Elena the whole truth. So if it’s revealed that Damon compelled her, and he knew, then I won’t be surprised that he kept his mouth shut. But, for the sake of drama, I’m thinking they might have him find out instead of saying he already knew.

          I have no idea who this new pseudo villain could be. I’m wondering if some wires are getting crossed. Because I thought it was supposed to be Alaric. He’s obviously a villain now. But there might be someone else?

          Since DE just kissed, I don’t know if they would crown yet another DE kiss as epic, so I’m guessing it’s Stelena. We know none of the other two girls would be described as having epic kisses. Certainly not Bonnie.

          I need Esther to get off my screen, so hopefully Bonnie’s making the deal with someone else. If it’s Klaus, that won’t be impressive because we’ve seen people make deals with Klaus before.

          I really really hate the idea that dark magic corrupts. I think it’s a total mistake to go that route. I also don’t think the witches and werewolves need the equivalent of a Ripper. Stefan seems to be the only Ripper to have ever existed and the concept of that story is just a mess at this point. It’s done nothing but take responsibility away from Stefan, and the last thing this show needs is more of that.

          I have no idea who could be dying, which is ridiculous because you’d think you’d be able to count on the villains dying. But nope. This is TVD.

            • I´m so scared I can´t even describe how much lmao

              But if we are on the topic of the Council I listened to the interview with Susan Walters, nothing much about it but just few things Susan spoke about
              She said in regards to the season finale “my. heart. breaks” and she spoke that her real life husband almost got a job on this show, but he didn´t have time because he had to shoot for Teen Wolf … look at nepotism you spoke about, lol.

              She has one scene with Tyler in the final, that´s what she said and she also spoke that she hasn´t shot a scene with Tyler for months before that but then three minutes later or so she speaks about how the rl on this show are so deep and meaningful.
              She is a total SE-Shipper at least she spoke about their scenes and said how much she loves them together from the start.

              I know she has to promote this show so some of her answers made me roll my eyes, but I think she is a great actress and we should see more of her. Funny note: She says that she hopes that at the end of every script she is still alive, she knows about the parents not having a great chance of survival on this show, lol

              • Who’s her real life husband?

                She has one scene with Tyler in the final, that´s what she said and she also spoke that she hasn´t shot a scene with Tyler for months before that but then three minutes later or so she speaks about how the rl on this show are so deep and meaningful.

                *Dead*

                Lol. So sad.

  13. Producers preview (and Bonnie is in it … and even JP mentions her):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCjt7g_ShxI

    Hm now I have to rethink my guess about nobody dying in the finale. Perhaps she simply means some extras. I can´t believe that Alaric will die … and I thought Tyler was safe because of that supposed sl coming in for him.
    I don´t hope that the first Bonnie/Tyler scene (if this one is still to come) in three years could be her killing him for whatever reason the writers are finding.

    • Thanks for bringing it over! Someone told me Bonnie was in it so I watched and was coming to post it. I can’t wait to just hear her talk about nonsense. Just regular stuff. I can’t wait to watch her be free of all these pressures.

      The Alaric/Jeremy scene has me wondering if Jeremy will need to be stopped by Bonnie or Damon. Ugh. If he needs to be stopped, please let it be by Bonnie. I can’t take his scenes with Damon.

    • This was an interesting clip. I tend to not watch JP clips, but since you said that Bonnie was mentioned… Heck, Bonnie is even in the clip so Yay!!

      I think they’re playing games with us regarding the big “death” stuff. My guess is we already know who’s dying because they are already dead–Grayson and Miranda. And instead of being told about it, we’ll see it happen in real time via the flashback which will make their deaths raw and real because we will finally have seen them interact with Elena and Jeremy.

      I am hoping for the Bonnie/Tyler scene. Bonnie’s choice with dire consequences leaves a lot open for interpretation. I’m leaning toward dark magic and/or an alliance with someone she hates in order to achieve a greater good. Or she does something icky to achieve a greater good.

      From watching the clip, I’m even more annoyed at how much emphasis has been placed on the Originals. Esther tying their deaths to all the other vamps is a pain because that means we’ll never get rid of them. According to TVD mythology a witch can’t undo another witch’s spell. In this case, I wouldn’t mind a retcon real quick.

      • To have both Elena/Matt and Miranda/Grayson crash is ridiculous to me. So they’ll probably do it.

        Kat says she doesn’t know anything about Bonnie going down a dark path as of this episode, and I kind of believe her. We’ll see.

        From watching the clip, I now share Olu’s wish to see these kids be Kings and Queens of their high school where they’re everyone’s overlord.

  14. What Kat said about Bonnie’s deal…..it makes me a little bit hopeful. Which is bad. But I’ve been sorely missing Bonnie doing things that are informed by her background and her experience. And her making a decision based on the toxic relationships she currently has? That’s a dream of mine. We’ll see how it plays out.

    What she said about being Team Damon or Team Stefan, however, killed me. She should’ve played it like Steven McQueen. I guess she, like me, is pretending the Abby storyline never happened.

    • “What she said about being Team Damon or Team Stefan, however, killed me. She should’ve played it like Steven McQueen. I guess she, like me, is pretending the Abby storyline never happened.”

      Yeah, I can’t believe she chose him given everything not to mention the attitude. She could take a few pointers from Steven McQueen on how to handle certain topics.

    • I can’t even. Considering Elena choosing between the brothers is what this show is about, this feels like it’s being blown out of proportion. Compared to everything that has happened to Elena and every other character, I just can’t figure out why this is important.

  15. Okay, so the way Kat is referring to Bonnie possibly being “addicted” is giving me a bad feeling. Please no addiction! Please!!!! But I’m probably in a losing situation. This is the show where Stefan’s addicted to blood and Alaric killing people is absolutely not his fault because he has a second personality. Ugh.

    But I think the 4th item in the TVGuide article is referring to Bonnie, which means MT wasn’t hallucinating. Hear that, Tavi! Lmao! MT knew what he was talking about.

    I’m very interested in Bonnie’s decision, although I got upset at JP saying Bonnie’s going to realize she doesn’t need people telling her what to do or whatever. Like someone else said, Bonnie’s known this before, yet JP maintained on keeping her in that position.

    This decision of Bonnie’s better be good, and it better bring back the character I stan.

    I also wonder what she could possibly need closure from. I honestly can’t imagine. Her behavior and emotions have been so freaking all over the place. But number 4 says the person in the group will make the decision because of their love for someone else. It better be Abby. I’ll accept Jeremy. I’ll grudgingly accept Caroline while wishing it had been Abby or Jeremy. That’s it. That’s as far as I’m willing to bend.

    The only other thing of not is Elena’s headache. It makes it seem like she’ll turn into a vamp. Her treatment will affect her the rest of her life? We’ll see. Her loved ones’ deaths can’t even affect her for two episodes straight.

    The interview about Elena’s choice is too stupid for words. It’s really not that big of a deal. You’d think it was considering that’s what this show is about. But it’s not. It just reads like they’re blowing it out of proportion. With everything Elena and all the other characters have gone through, why does her choice of boyfriend matter? It’s so trite.

    This finale’s gonna be cray.

    • Okay, so the way Kat is referring to Bonnie possibly being “addicted” is giving me a bad feeling. Please no addiction! Please!!!!

      That´s also what I thought, please don´t do it show.

      The only other thing of not is Elena’s headache. It makes it seem like she’ll turn into a vamp. Her treatment will affect her the rest of her life? We’ll see. Her loved ones’ deaths can’t even affect her for two episodes straight.

      Yep that´s all so true and I think Meredith will give her vamp blood. That´s probably why she is in this episode.

      The interview about Elena’s choice is too stupid for words. It’s really not that big of a deal. You’d think it was considering that’s what this show is about. But it’s not. It just reads like they’re blowing it out of proportion. With everything Elena and all the other characters have gone through, why does her choice of boyfriend matter? It’s so trite.

      All of this.

      This finale’s gonna be cray.

      Truer words have never been spoken. I don´t know if I want to go unspoiled into this hot mess.

  16. 1. Elena’s head problems are only just beginning.

    So that is why Meredith is in this episode … she will give her vampire blood. And all this teasing with “will affect her for rest of her life” … are they seriously turning her into a vampire? Been there done that, do they think the zillions time the turning gets more interesting?

    2. We will see Klaus again.

    So Bonnie opens the coffin to do whatever she is planning to do with … but does she speak with a corpse? I just can´t figure out what closure she could get with Klaus? If she thinks about him using her to do that unbinding spell … then she should have done that earlier with the Salvatores, why has it to be Klaus? Probably because it is all his fault. Smh.

    3. Elena’s and Matt’s accidents will look familiar

    The won´t kill Matt … that´s not possible, So Elena will probably do it like Elena´s father and pushes Stefan to save Matt first … and then she will die?

    4. A rival will come out of left field.

    I think it´s either Jeremy or Bonnie … the special mention of the “loved one” makes me think that it is Jeremy … perhaps that possible Jeremy/Elijah scene comes into play here. Don´t know what could happen in a Tyler/Bonnie scene that would make one of them go dark.

    5. You’ll cry.

    I just hope these 30 seconds they are all talking about won´t be Elena´s decision because that would be wasted. And also not Elena turning … I hope it is something big that will involve everyone. Because we saw what happened with Stefan´s sl … it only affected the ToD, nobody else was allowed to react.

    In regards to Elena´s choice … I think more and more that she is going to choose Damon, because they practically spoiled every single SE scene. That hug after she wakes up in the webclip, him saving Elena/Matt and then they will kiss, at least it is implied in another video interview I saw.
    It looks like they want to misdirect us so that everybody believes that Stefan is her choice and then twisty twist and in one single “epic” Delena scene we know who she really wants to be with, but she probably won´t have the chance to tell him … and like we know that Damon wouldn´t believe that she would choose him anyway. So they will take this into season 4. And if Elena isn´t able to tell the brother she choose that she wants to be with him it will also make that comment “if she chooses you I will leave town” invalid for the moment.
    JP said that both fanbases would be happy … so she provides the SE-Fans some beautiful scenes to lessen the blow when Elena chooses Damon. To be honest that is really cruel, but that´s how JPs mind work, I would want to have her choose neither but you know I don´t write for this show.

    • I hope Meredith only has one scene. Seriously. Too much is happening in this episode for her to be moving from scene to scene.

      Lord, I hope Bonnie doesn’t place more blame on Klaus than she does on the Salvatores. I’m tired of Klaus shouldering other people’s actions and decisions.

      Yeah, she probably will tell Stefan to save Matt first. And he’ll do it, and some of the shippers will crow about how he listens to her and respects her choices unlike Damon, and they’ll have to be reminded that Stefan has already ignore Elena’s choice in order to kill Bonnie’s mother.

      I didn’t even think about Jeremy. He could be the person, but why would they tease Jeremy and Elijah never having interacted? That just doesn’t seem like an important detail because I don’t think there are many people who feel Jeremy and Elijah should’ve had scenes already.

      JP said that both fanbases would be happy … so she provides the SE-Fans some beautiful scenes to lessen the blow when Elena chooses Damon.

      That always reeks of a cop-out to me.

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