Can you believe we’ve been around for 100 episodes, TVD Family? It seems just like the other day when we first stepped into Mystic Falls, fell in love with the Salvatore brothers and followed Elena and the gang around on their many adventures. Last night’s 100th episode, titled “500 Years of Solitude” was all about closure for the gang, all of whose lives had been affected by Katherine’s many web of lies, deceit and betrayals, as they came to terms with her impending death. We check out our top ten moments from the episode. Tread with caution … spoilersahead (including from The Originals).
1. Break ups aren’t forever
“Who spends two years pining after a girl to dump her?” asked Matt as Damon drank his way out of the breakup. On the other hand … Caroline seemed to be the happiest, even if Elena wanted to be left alone inside her blanket all day. However, guess who is the biggest DELENA shipper on the show? Why, it is Stefan Salvatore! Stefan asked Elena not to give up on Damon and told Damon that she was the best thing to happen to him … ladies and gentlemen … that Stefan steals a piece of my heart with every episode!
2. The TVD Drinking Game
The gang sat down and drank a shot of Bourbon for every bad thing that had happened to them because of Katherine … thereby recounting the many story lines from the past seasons! Some of our favourites are listed below –
Damon: “She pretended to be buried in the tomb for 145 years while I waited for her lying ass.”
Jeremy: “She fed me to Silas and I died … then she made me crash my car and left me for dead … again.”
Matt: “My sister is dead because of her.”
Damon: “Yes she is because I wouldn’t even have been in town to turn Vicki into a murderous vampire if I wasn’t trying to get Katherine out of a tomb … she wasn’t in. Group shot.”
Elena: “She impersonated me … repeatedly.”
Bonnie: “My grams died trying to close the tomb she wasn’t in.”
Elena: “She tried to kill me atleast twice.”
Caroline: “She did kill me … although I’m weirdly better off.”
Yes you are Caroline … except when you are being judgy about Delena and not allowing Klaroline to happen!!!
3. Klaroline Happened!
Speaking of which … it finally happened you guys! KLAROLINE HAPPENED! So while Klaus was in town to gloat over Katherine’s last hours … he ended up spending time with Caroline and then the two MADE FACE!!
So yeah … Caroline gave in and allowed Klaroline to happen … Klaus is going to return to New Orleans a changed man … well, one can dream and hopefully, somewhere in the future more crossovers will happen allowing Caroline to travel to the French Quarter and Klaus to return to Mystic Falls (even though he promised he would never come back). Please Julie Plec … please! Let’s see this once again … in gif format!
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4. Mischievous Damon
Damon returned to his mischievous ways when he took to dream walk into Katherine’s memories that tortured her. Believing that she was the reason for every bad decision of his, he tortured her with hallucinations of Aunt Jenna stabbing her, Uncle John chopping off her fingers and even Elijah providing her with a false sense of hope only to rip it away. Damon has a personality that is both yin and yang. When Rose died of a werewolf bite in Season 2, he filled her dreams with peaceful memories, but it wouldn’t be the same for Katherine, because this is Damon, and he is still hurting inside, especially after breaking up with Elena, believing that there was no good in him.
5. Stefan’s Compassion
When he’s not out being the Ripper, he is Stefan Salvatore, compassionate, forgiving and full of humanity. It were those reasons and not the “one night of hot sex” as Damon put it, that made Stefan want to help and console a dying Katherine. He even walked her dreams … removing the pain of seeing her slaughtered family and giving her peace by reuniting her with her infant daughter. When he drank to Katherine, it was to toast the survivor in her. He even asked Elena to give Damon a chance as she gave him and consoled Damon as the two brothers sat together for a chat after a very long time. More of these Salvatore brothers moments please!
6. The Familiar Faces!
So many of our beloved characters returned in this episode as ghosts and visitors and in memories and flashbacks.
I was hoping that Elijah would actually come, especially since he mentioned (in The Originals) how in the last 1000 years, he had only fallen in love twice, presumably, those two loves were Celeste and Katherine.
Tyler came back, returning to Mystic Falls as a parting gift from Rebekah to Matt … and now that Caroline has kind of done the deed with Klaus … what’s it going to be like for them? And is Tyler actually done with his revenge plans?
7. This Face Matt Made …
Matt got knocked out and locked in the safe by Nadia and when Rebekah rescued him … that smiling face of his melted our hearts. As the only human being in Mystic Falls … we totally heart him! The above reaction is even better in gif form!
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8. Setting up Another Mystery
When one issue gets resolved, ten more creep into place. That is what makes The Vampire Diaries really awesome. The past five seasons have been filled with EPIC plots, crazy twists and turns and some plain old great story telling that will hopefully continue for another five seasons and beyond. So what is this new mystery you ask? Why … it is traveler business of course. Nadia delivers the two dopplegangers, Stefan and Elena, to a house full of travelers who chant mysterious words while one of them draws blood from the two, allowing them to go once they have each delivered a bucketful of blood. Now what is this all about?
9. The Many Shades of Nina Dobrev
We all know that Nina Dobrev is one of the best things about this show. So far she’s played three different characters, each with completely different personalities, such that you’d never mix them up. She already showed off her skills in the season 4 episode “Stand By Me” where she cries after learning of Jeremy’s death. This episode was no different, and she went from playing a scared and vulnerable Katherine to a determined and forgiving Elena.
10. That Ending …
Speaking of Nina Dobrev’s acting … how about being in Elena’s body and pretending to be Elena because it’s actually Katherine inside! Confused? That is because the BIG TWIST of the night was that as a traveler, Katherine jumped into Elena’s body just before she died … because after all the peace she made with Nadia and Stefan and herself .. it was still not enough … she still needed to survive, and she’s a survivor. She did say that she had some unfinished business, whether this business is actually a one time thing is to be seen … for after all, it’s Katherine Pierce … and what Katherine wants … Katherine gets! I wonder how long it will be before someone notices!
All in all, it was one EPIC episode … we had plenty of fun watching it and can’t wait for the next episode. Well, only a week more to go and it seems that Elena might have a problem. Check out the promo below –