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The Vampire Diaries Flashback Episodes: Which Was Your Favorite?

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After a lengthy hiatus, The Vampire Diaries Season 5 returns with a new episode tonight.

It looks to be an interesting return installment, with Katherine out to seduce Stefan and Damon out to resist feeding on Enzo.

But before we look too far ahead, let's take a look back, shall we?

This is a series that has excelled at flashing back to old day (sometimes really old days) in order to surprise viewers with new character information. How did Damon get turned? How did Rebekah come into the picture?

Go back and watch The Vampire Diaries online to relive some of these great installments and see if you agree below with our ranking of the Top 9 Flashback Episodes in TVD history:

We'll Always Have Bourbon Street
Not a great deal of new information was uncovered on this flashback episode, but it featured Lexi and New Orleans. Has to earn a spot on our countdown for that reason alone.

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Favourite : Season3 end of the affair, stefan, nik and rebekah in chicago in 1920s flashback, prohibition is also shown, & i liked the evil team ripper and the original hybrid but my personal favourite is the scene where stefan compelled Liam grant to drink Laila's (Liam's wife) blood, what an evil !!!

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My favorites:
Season 1 - ISOBEL & THE FOUNDER'S DAY
Season 2 - KLAUS & THE SUN ALSO RISES & AS I LAY DYING
Season 3 - THE DEPARTED
Season 4 - I SMELL TEEN SPIRIT

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Wish we could have a flashback with other people and new people and not throw lexi in the flashbacks. WAY TO OVERUSED and i'm tired of the character

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1920s flashback with Rippah Stefan, Rebekah, and Klaus will always be my favorite.

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Katerina is my favorite. Then Ordinary People and End of the Affair. I think Katerina giving birth in the opening scene and Nina speaking Bulgarian was fantastic. I also love one of the ending scenes of Kat in the tomb looking at the drawing of her family. Ben Harpers Amen Omen playing in the background was so fitting. It was cool to see how she became a vamp and why. Ordinary People was great. The mythology of the vampire race and how it came to be was really unique. End of the Affair was interesting to see Stefan and Klaus had a real friendship. And the 20's are just cool.

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Love Ripper Stefan flashbacks, 5x09 and 4x17 Damon flashbacks, 4x08 was great too! And I like flashbacks to Stefan and Damon in 1864. All of them are amazing! But my all time favourite has to be 3x22. I loved the first meeting between Damon and Elena. It was a huge, amazing suprise. And It was nice to get to know her family a little better :)

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My favorite is Katerina

Spindae-2o

the first season flashbacks were really amazing and carrying a lot of mythology. but the five(which U dIdn't mention) & the en of affair were really great ! Kudos to Claire Holt.

Chelle-plus

Blood Brothers and Because of the Night have to be my favorite flashback episodes to date! I totally enjoyed learning how the Salvatore Brothers turned. Then there is Because of the Night, who can resist a Damon centric episode?!

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3x22 - Stefan saves Elena (Flashback)

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

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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