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Julie Plec Lists Favorite Vampire Diaries Episodes

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Three years ago today, The Vampire Diaries premiered on The CW.

In celebration of that event, and with just over a month to go until The Vampire Diaries Season 4 kicks off, executive producer Julie Plec has taken to Twitter to list her favorite TVD episodes by order of their air date.

It's an interesting, fun list. Read through it below and then try to name your top hour in show history...

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SEASON ONE
Friday Night Bites -- for our first understanding of who Damon was and who was he going to become.

You're Undead to Me: for Mads Langer's 'Beauty of the Dark' montage, brought to you by @TheJoshuaButler, ending with 'What are you?'

Lost Girls for @kevwilliamson at his finest: Damon and Vicki.

History Repeating: because Marcos directed it w zero prep during the darkest time of Season1 and it rocked, & for football brother-bonding.

Let the Right One In: because it proved our crew could do anything -- but that they would kill us if we ever made them do it again.

Founder's Day: because we made a feature film in 10 days. And because of that whole Katherine thing....

SEASON TWO
Plan B: To this day one of my Top 5. First major act 6 sob-fest of the season. And Katherine at her most diabolical. RIP Uncle Mason.

Masquerade: another @kevwilliamson gold medal: breaking Aimee's spine on the dance floor.

Katerina: @ninadobrev at her greatest, the first mention of Klaus! (honorary mention, Rose: for our first intro to the Gillies aka Elijah).

The Descent: most I've cried watching the first cut of an episode. Still gets me every time. RIP Rose.

Klaus: never was an episode full of exposition so well-executed. And because the Sun and Moon Curse was fake.

SEASON THREE
The End of the Affair. @carolinedries and @chrisgrismer outdid themselves, and @verschoo let them do it. A mini-movie.

The Reckoning: might be my number 1 favorite episode of the whole series.

Ghost World: because every now and then it's okay to just CRY. And for @tyleredits using This Woman's Work while Anna reunites w her mom.

Our Town: editor Lance Anderson at his best. Because we already knew when Elena and Matt stood on Wickery Bridge how the season would end.

Do Not Go Gentle: "Be Still", @ErnestoRiley.

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having been meeting Damon secretly and letting him drink her blood I know that it wasn't what you meant but from what you said it seems like Elena was willing! She only let Damon drink her blood because he threatened her little sister and that time that he used compulsion on her, after all. :)

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@FruitSalad
You make a really good point too. I can certainly agree with you that it was not a strong sense of foreshadowing, because I didnt really think much of it when i first saw it either.
And P.S. Sorry if my first comment sounded rude and insulting, honestly i had no intention of making it sound that way, I just read it right now and realized that.

Fruit salad

@Christina Actually, I'd forgotten that line, thank you. It's hard to keep alert when it's just Matt and Elena. Okay, I see the foreshadowing bit - wishing it was possible to delete earlier posts now, haha - but it wasn't all that amazing, at least not as epic and foreshadow-y as Plec wants it to be. It could have been, had Elena shown any signs of being a different person than before, if it had had any effects - did she seem relieved in the next episode? As if the burden of her old life had been lifted off of her shoulders and she was now free to embrace the mess her life had become, no longer nostalgic of the past? No, she was the exact same, dull, caring person as she'd been before. No changes. And that makes the scene insignificant and kind of hilarious - it had no build-up nor effects of any kind. And one foreshadow-heavy line is not going to redeem it.

David and sabrina 2014

Some of the episodes listed from season 1 and 2 were some of my favorites evem though some of them were missing. Season 3 didn't have many episodes to like as favorites but it was at a 3.5 rating. I can't wait for season 4 to come. =)

Amie

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and the best part was that they thought Bonnie's prophecy lasted only for a cretain period of time, Elena thought danger would come from Stefan, or Damon, but in fact it came from Katherine, and just the whole scene of how it happened and how Elena was all alone in that situation, not having the time to see her friends before that, and having been meeting Damon secretly and letting him drink her blood, exchanging blood with him....so when she died, it was tragic and brutal...I felt non of that watching tv Elena die.

Amie

Second, ok, I can agree that there is a connection between the episodes "Our Town" and "The Departed" in terms of some elements - Matt and Elena together on the bridge, talking about life and choices and Elena gets a mini-funeral. But in terms of foreshadowing, you can say that only if you close your eyes on all the episodes between Our Town and The Departed, because there was no build-up towards the finale about Elena losing her life and turning, none what so ever. There weren't any reminders, any signs, that would make me. as a viewer say,ok, this is heading towards Elena dying soon on that bridge. Look, I have read the books and the build up between the moment where Bonnie tells Elena that "death awaits her at the bridge" and Elena dying was done exceptionally well because the characters talked about it quite often, whenever they were near the bridge, they were constantly reminded by the fcat that something bad might happen, and the best part was that they thought Bonnie's prophecy lasted only for a cretain period of time, Elena thought danger would come from Stefan, or Damon, but in fact it came from Katherine, and just the whole scene of how it happened and how Elena was all alone in that situation, not having the time to see her friends before that, and having been meeting Damon secretly and letting him drink her blood, exchanging blood with him....so when she died, it was tragic and brutal...I felt non of that watching tv Elena die.

Amie

First of all, Ghost World? Really? Sorry Julie, but no, worst episode in the history of TVD. Second, ok, I can agree that there is a connection between the episodes "Our Town" and "The Departed" in terms of some elements - Matt and Elena together on the bridge, talking about life and choices and Elena gets a mini-funeral. But in terms of foreshadowing, you can say that only if you close your eyes on all the episodes between Our Town and The Departed, because there was no build-up towards the finale about Elena losing her life and turning, none what so ever. There weren't any reminders, any signs, that would make me. as a viewer say,ok, this is heading towards Elena dying soon on that bridge. Look, I have read the books and the build up between the moment where Bonnie tells Elena that "death awaits her at the bridge" and Elena dying was done exceptionally well because the characters talked about it quite often, whenever they were near the bridge, they were constantly reminded by the fcat that something bad might happen, and the best part was that they thought Bonnie's prophecy lasted only for a cretain period of time, Elena thought danger would come from Stefan, or Damon, but in fact it came from Katherine, and just the whole scene of how it happened and how Elena was all alone in that situation, not having the time to see her friends before that, and having been meeting Damon secretly and letting him drink her blood, exchanging blood with him....so when she died, it was tragic and brutal...I felt non of that watching tv Elena die.

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i agree with alot of them but others i like arent there

Misschelseagirl

I agreed with all of those episodes except ghost world, it was a bad episode.

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"Here lies Elena Gilbert"*

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.

Damon

I wanna say thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love to consume me, and passion, and adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want than for it to last forever, but it can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is goodbye, Damon.

Elena [to Damon]
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