The Vampire Diaries says goodbye

The series finale of The Vampire Diaries was bittersweet. I wish everyone had a happy ending, but they didn’t.

Vicki followed through on Katherine’s order to ring the bell. She released the hellfire that was supposed to destroy Mystic Falls. I say supposed to because it didn’t. Bonnie, as she did so many times during the series, saved the day.

She came up with a plan that would allow her to send the hellfire back to Hell and destroy it. To make sure Katherine was gone once and for all, someone had to ensure Katherine was in Hell at the time Bonnie destroyed it. Damon volunteered to do it and thought he compelled Stefan to leave him in the tunnel with Katherine. But Stefan had vervaine in him and couldn’t be compelled. Instead, Stefan gave Damon a shot of his blood, making Damon human. Stefan then stood in the tunnel and killed Katherine as the hellfire passed through.

I couldn’t believe Stefan died. I thought a miracle would happen and he would survive, but that didn’t happen. Like in many episodes over the years, I watched as everyone said goodbye to Stefan for one last time. I felt bad for Caroline. She ended up becoming a widow after being married for only one day.

In the end, Caroline opened up a new school for gifted children with Alaric and Jeremy came back to help them run it. It was named after Stefan.

Matt was still a cop in Mystic Falls and got a bench with his name on it.

Bonnie figured out how to break the spell on Elena. Once the spell was broken, Bonnie decided she was going to do what Enzo wanted and live life to the fullest. She planned to travel the world.

Elena and Damon were the only ones to get a true happy ending. Elena became a doctor and lived a long human life with Damon until they both died. In death, Elena was reunited with her family and Damon saw Stefan again.

Overall, I thought it was a good ending. It was touching to see the love between Stefan and Damon, and I loved that Bonnie finally got her powers back and saved the town.

Did you like the series finale?

 

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