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The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Finale Trailer: The Return Of...

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No, "Before Sunset" was not The Vampire Diaries season finale.

While last night's action-packed, (literally) heart-stopping episode of this CW thriller could easily have served as a cliffhanger-y conclusion to season three, one installment remains.

What do we know about the finale? It will be titled "The Departed." It will flash back to a happier time in Elena's life. It will feature Alaric and a shady storage unit. It will result in Elena making a choice: Damon or Stefan?

And it will feature the return of a fan favorite, as teased in the following network promo. Watch now!!!

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Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Elena crashing on that bridge and waking up a vampire....great twist in the books...but not on the show
exactly. Why it was exciting in the books and won't be in tv show:
- it was the first vampire turning we got to see in the books. In the show we had what 10? 15 vampire turnings? NO shock value left.
- Book Elena was interesting, relatable and awesome. TV Show Elena is Bella Swan and characters. People could not care less on what happens to her.
- In the books it happened in second or first book, can't remember. And till that we had a whole book of awesome independent lead heroine. With TVD we had 65 episodes of annoying whiny Bella Swan. I could not care less on what happens to tv-show Elena. She could spend 45 mins of episode being brutally murdered and I would not ban an eyelash.

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So, Rebekah comes back. Elijah gets somehow involved. But still Badlaric is after Klaus?! It's not like the hyprid could run away...

Leon-alexis

Damon:Come on man,we were friends! Alaric:Yes,you are right we were,but we are not anymore.Damon: So, what do you want?!? Alaric: I want you to tell me where is Klaus! Damon: Why? Alaric: Because I want he to teach me to play soccer as well as he can. Damon: To break doors out? Alaric: Yes, and windows,and walls, everything. Damon:(Poor Alaric,his crazy man now!)

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My theory as i've been looking at the pictures and we see damon with rebekah clearly trying to keep klaus coffin away from alaric, and then you see the new promo with Elena and Matt driving in the car a crashing on the bridge, she clearly calls Stefan or she was already on the phone with him or he hears it and he comes and saves her again from almost the same fate as her parents had and it will make her realize that Stefan is her choice.

Sarah-silva

Wow I think that the Elena being turned into a Vampire predictions may be right. I read that 2 characters will be in grave danger so Elena being a Vampire and Matt we will not know if he is dead or alive, personally I want him to be alive!

Sarah-silva

Elijah is back! It was pretty evident in Elena's speech last night to Damon and Stefan that for now she will not choose either brother, which is good as that way neither brother will leave town!

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ELIJAH!! I think Elena will remember something of Stefan and then go running back to him. Anyone else get super excited last night when he came in the morning to check on them. Jeremy- "So are you two dating again or what."
I screamed both say "YES!" I love Elijah. Can he please stay like ALWAYS! Also, Julie Plec keep the Jeremy, Stefan, and Damon together scenes coming. 3 hot guys on my screen at one time is AMAZING! I feel like Elena and can't pick which one I would choose. Also, when Klaus was with all three of them was :) To bad he is gone now & we couldn't have had Elijah, Jeremy, Stefan, Damon and Klaus all together.

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omg that doesn't look good at all. I don't want Matt to die.. they can't kill of every human being on this show! And Damon and Bonnie?! No, just no..that's so wrong and disgusting hot damon + ugly bonnie