The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Finale: Photo, Synopsis Revealed!

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We know it will be titled "The Departed." We know it will feature a flashback to Elena's car crash and an appearance by a late relative.

What else can fans expect from The Vampire Diaries season 3 finale? A stunned Damon and Rebekah, based on the first photo released from the May 10 episode, along with a life-altering decision by Jeremy.

Check out the picture now, courtesy of TV Guide, followed by the official CW synopsis of "The Departed."

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Finale Photo

Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. In the harsh reality of the present situation, Elena longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson and Miranda, and Aunt Jenna, were still alive and her biggest concern was her relationship with Matt.

Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon split up when Elena needs one of them. Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-changing decision. Finally, Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.

The Vampire Diaries returns tonight with a new episode. Visit our TVD video section for a look at what's to come on it and then visit TV Fanatic within the hour after it concludes for my detailed review.

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come on stefan and elena belong 2gether they have history. stefan saved elena becuz elenas dad wouldnt let stefan help them until elena waz ok. u would know tht if u actually watched the episode were stefan explained it all 2 elena..


Bored Now, we get your point about TVD. You can stop, because no one gives a hoot about it. Why do you spend so much time criticizing something you obviously don't like very much? That seems pretty dumb. This show is entertaining for a lot of people. If you don't like it, you have the freedom to watch anything else. :)


(addition to my comment)...she is two people at once. A strong-willed person (around Damon) and a weak-willed (around Stefan) person. Her double-sidedness, if you will, shows her growth as a character. The slowly and subtle melting of that strong-willed person and that weak-willed person is expressive of Elena's growth. Although the writers do not directly show it as they flip-flop between Damon and Elena, but as the show progresses things she did around Damon and not Stefan she is doing around Stefan and vise versca. The love triangle is a goopy teenage love story, but at the same time expressive of the cental characters coming of age and subtle most teenage love stories are...have to look deeper...ponder.


Umm @BoredNow...I understand you are entitled to your opinion, but your opinion seems like it was made off of not watching the show. Elena throughout the season has shown emotion wtih Jeremy leaving, Stefan leaving her, confusion between the love triangle, Alaric dying, and some other events. If she cried in every single episode...that would not make any sense for it would annoy the majority of viewers as well as make it seem as if she has a mental breakdown every two weeks (episodes usually tie into where the others leave off). And contrasting your opinion, I believe Elena has grown as a character. She may be the same "Elena", but in Stefan leaving her, Jenna dying, and Bonnie's mom turning, she has become more selfish. Even that attempt to save Alaric was selfish she did not want to live without matter if his evilness caused peril to everyone else. She also shows her emotions through her choices. Elena is an interesting character...a semi-paradox if you will say. She is two at once, slowly shifting between a more strong-willed character(around Damon) and a more weak-willed one(around Stefan). Her two-sidedness, if you will, whether you see it or not, is expressive of her growth as a character.


Its so obvious that stefan n elena belong together they're soul mates. They have chemistry any1 would be blind not to see it. Stelena 4eva ladies n gents:-)


Stefan and elena belong together that's the bottom line!


Bonnie and jeremy sacrificing themselves for Elena. Shocker.

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I can't wait to see what'll happen in the season finale. Luckilly we still have the episodes before this to know how this episode will arrive. =0


I think the flashback will show Stefan being responsible for Elena's parents death. That makes it an easy out for the writers to have Elena chose Damon. Otherwise they would advocate for girls to go with the bad boy and that would be irresponsible of them. Quick fix: make Stefan worse than Damon.


perhaps because she has the flash back elena will see that stefan saved elena from the crash and see that she loves HIM. i actually couldn't care less who she choses at this point but with the whole flash back it seems like she will chose stefan. and plus i watched the season 1 pilot the other day and its 'stefans' story so maybe they will go back to season 1 and do that whole stefan/elena and damon being bad.. i cant see stefan and elena together after shes been with damon and its pretty clear stefan and elena will end the show together.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


When 9 Russians tell you you're drunk, you lie down.

Enzo [to Bonnie]