Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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Holy Mystic Falls, Batman!
No doubt, if you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries, you were glued to your TV last night to enjoy and subsequently scream over the drama, suspense and sexiness that was the show’s 100th episode.
But perhaps there were some of you who made plans last night or were too sick to watch TV or forgot to pay your cable bill this month. Onto you we say…. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
Oh, right, like WE were going to miss a chance to possibly see Ian Somerhalder shirtless? Not friggin likely! And though we were denied such a moment, the events of last night’s episode actually made up for it! There were enough twists in that thing to make a pretzel say, “DUDE!”
Let’s not waste anymore of your precious time… let’s get right down to it!
It’s best if we start at the beginning…
Bulgaria , 1490. A very much human girl named Katerina gives birth to a baby out of wedlock and watches as her father tears her from her arms and life forever. Flashforward 500 years and that same girl is finally starting to look her age…
Yes, Katherine is dying and while we can count on one hand the amount of people who are upset about it, we need all our fingers and toes to count the others who are celebrating their demise. The whole crew, including Damon and Elena, still fresh from their breakup, reminisce about all the bad things she’s done to their group, including killing most of them and turning them into vampires!
But the thing none of them counted on was the loyalty of Katherine’s daughter, Nadia. She shows up with the ultimate plan to save her mother: she’ll let her possess her body as a Traveler. (Think of it like The Host, only with vampires, not aliens) But Katerine won't hear of it and sends her away, in tears.
But Nadia has already run the group of our the house, except for Damon, who insists on torturing with Katherine’s head and making her see things that aren’t there… LIKE AUNT JENNA! WHOO!
Meanwhile, out in the woods, Caroline stumbles upon another old face who’s come to see Katherine die: Klaus. The pair share their usual hostile exchange until Klaus drops the first mega bomb of the night: he promises Caroline if she shares how she truly feels about him, he’ll leave Mystic Falls and never come back.
Cue… THE SCANDALOUS SEX!!!
Hey! Klaroline fans! We’re not done! Stick with us!
While all this is going on, Stefan and Elena are being trapped by a group of travelers and being drained of a bucket of their blood. This is in no way explain in this episode, BUT we sense it will be pertinent down the road.
Everyone reunites back at the house for Katherine's finale hours — and when we say everyone, we do mean everyone!
It’s nice to have two people who can see ghosts in the house!
Stefan spends what he thinks are Katherine’s final moments with her, showing her that the evils she committed along the way, including the slaughter of her entire family was not her fault. She was only a 17-year-old girl with no one left to love her.
And it’s then that Katherine accepts the person she is and forgives herself for all she’s done. She let’s go, with her final thoughts being of her daughter and of Stefan.
Except …. NO. Bitch bounces back (way to drag this one out!) and finds her doppelgänger Elena sitting at her bedside. The two share what can only be called an awkward exchange considering their history, but Elena takes the high road in light of her ancestors impending passing.
And then… THE BIG BOMBSHELL!
With her final breath, Katherine brings Elena close to her… and SWITCHES BODIES! Yes, she enacts the spell her daughter intended to use earlier to steal Elena’s body, and kill Elena in the process.
DUN DUN DUN!!!!!
But is Elena really dead? Can she be saved? Or has Katherine had too much practice being the Gilber girl for anyone to notice????
Maybe it all has something to do with the bucket of blood??? WHO KNOWS!
That's why we have to keep watching week to week — to find out MORE!