‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 finale review: Kat Graham, Paul Wesley shockers and more

Paul WesleyYou’ve been waiting for quite a long time, and on Thursday night’s new “Vampire Diaries” episode, we finally had the graduation that so many of you were hoping to see. With that being said, though, who felt that this ceremony was an afterthought in many ways to all of the other madness taking place in Mystic Falls?

The biggest objective that everyone had was trying to figure out how in the world to close that dastardly veil, which had sent a whole series of terrible people in their direction (but also some good ones). Yes, it was painful to see Alaric gone for the umpteenth time, but what surprisingly affected us the most was Paul Wesley’s subtle “see ya, Lexie,” when she ended up disappearing from his world.

This was a pretty big episode for Stefan, mostly because Elena begged him to take the cure, mostly because he was such a horrible vampire thanks to his urges. However, he didn’t take it, and what we had instead was really a twist for the ages. In an effort to save herself, Elena ended up using the cure on the last person in the known world who would ever want to have it: Katherine.

Now, we turn to the death toll. Bonnie appears to actually be gone now, but she did not want anyone to know the truth. We don’t know where in the world this will go, though we do now know where Klaus is heading: New Orleans, but without Caroline.

But perhaps all of this fails to compare with the real shocker at the tail end of the episode: As it turns out, Stefan also has a doppelganger … and his name is Silas. Yep, this is going to be troublesome, no? Paul’s going to have quite a bit to do in this new season.

What was your take on the “Vampire Diaries” finale: Were you surprised by what happened, and are you more or less excited about the show even without Klaus? If you want to read some more early news about the show’s fifth season, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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