by BRIANNA SICILIANO Staff Writer
The fourth season of “The Vampire Diaries” finally came to an end on May 16, 2013, and there are only great things for which to look forward.
The successful New York Times best-selling series, written by L. J. Smith, was brought to life by directors and script writers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.
The series premiered on The CW Television Network on September 10, 2009, and grew into the hearts of many fans.
Since then, the show’s audience has expanded and received numerous awards.
“The Vampire Diaries” is not an easy show to understand, unless you have watched every episode of every season. If you miss five minutes of an episode, you will have a hard time understanding the plot of the next episode.
As you may have guessed from the title, “The Vampire Diaries” is not just about ordinary people. Characters vary from werewolves, vampires, witches, immortal vampire hunters, ghosts, and humans.
There are also two doppelgängers (one is revealed in this episode).
If there is one thing you can look forward to from the season finales of “The Vampire Diaries”, it is unexpected cliffhangers that leave you wanting more.
Bonnie, a young witch who died in the 22nd episode of season four and is played by Katerina Graham, has been brought back to life, along with every other dead supernatural.
This means that every monster that has ever ‘lived’ is back and as strong and angry as ever, and they are not going anywhere unless Bonnie’s spell is completed and the veil to the other side, where the diseased supernaturals stay, is back up.
This episode’s title is “Graduation.” After many ups and downs, five of the main characters are finally graduating high school together, but that is too easy.
Hours before graduation, the only human friend out of the main group, Matt (Zach Roeri), has been captured by Alexander (Paul Telfer), an original Vampire Hunter, and is trapped in a bomb device. One step off the device and he will be in a billion pieces.
Rebekah (Claire Holt) is one of the six original vampires and has had a crush on Matt. She and Alexander were romantically involved many years ago. During this scene, Rebekah stays with Matt and saves his life. While kissing him, she puts herself onto the bomb and lets him run away and get ready for graduation, alive.
Another original vampire, Kol Mikaelson (Nathaniel Buzolic) brings together many dead hybrids (half-vampire and half-werewolf) and witches to come together and persuade Bonnie to not put the veil (a spell that brings supernatural beings back to life) back up. They want to ‘live’ again and not return to the other side.
The witches come together and try to kill Caroline (Candie Accola), Elena (Nina Drobev), and Stefan (Paul Wesley) who are all vampires. Original vampire and hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), comes to the rescue and beheads the head witch.
Klaus has had feelings for Caroline and he intends to give Caroline exactly what she wants, whether she knows what that is yet or not.
He gives Caroline a speech after revealing her graduation present: her boyfriend, a hybrid that was disloyal to Klaus, freedom to return to Mystic Falls after being banned from returning.
“[Tyler] is your first love; I intend to be your last, however long it takes,” he says.
Since season one, there has always been a love triangle between Elena and the two Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). In this episode, Elena finally chooses the brother she is in love with, leaving the other heartbroken.
“I am not sorry that I am in love with you. I love you, Damon. I love you,” said Elena.
As Bonnie puts the veil back up, her last spell succeeds. In her death, Bonnie said a spell to bring Jeremy (Steven McQueen), her past lover and best friend’s brother, back to life. While Bonnie takes her last breath, Jeremy gets an entire new outtake on breathing. He is alive again.
“Bonnie and Jeremy are so cute together, and it’s great that Jeremy can still speak to and see ghosts. Maybe Bonnie will find a way to come back to life and be with Jeremy,” said sophomore Corinne Franchette.
Jeremy is not the only character who is alive again. After hundreds of years of being on the run and being a vampire, Katherine (also played by Nina Drobev) is finally human again. Elena force-feeds Katherine the only cure that transforms a vampire into a human again.
Another plot twist is only seconds away. Stefan, a vampire, is on Silas duty. Silas is impossible to kill. In the previous episode, Bonnie transformed Silas into stone, but that was before she died.
Silas found a way out of the spell, but there is a twist. He is now Stefan’s doppelgänger. He looks like Stefan and has the same voice as Stefan. To any ordinary person, Silas is Stefan. And Silas knows that.
Silas stakes Stefan and whispers, “Do you have any idea what it is like to starve for two thousand years?” before locking Stefan into a safe and throwing it into a body of water. How will he be found?
In the fall, a spin-off show called “The Originals” will air on The CW. More will be revealed about the Original vampires and their family, as well as the other major characters involved in this series.
“I can’t wait for ‘The Originals’. I’m team Klaroline and I can’t wait to see what happens between Klaus and Caroline,” said an anonymous source.
What do you think about “The Vampire Diaries” season finale, and the seasons to come?