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Give this season a grade. Ruthie, agreed. I can't seem to stop myself from reading the spoilers and watching the clips...but I also end up sort of piecing what I think will happen together and it ruins the episodes. I totally called the whole Elena dies with blood in her system thing as soon as the promos and spoilers started to come out. But I give the season a B, based against Season 1 (A+) and Season 2 (A-). The ghost thing annoys me and some of the plots resolved too quickly this season. I also take points off for logic fails, of which there seemed to be many this season. That said, still my favorite shows and the last two episodes were incredible (though the penultimate a bit better than the finale)!

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Most extreme action: Bonnie spelling Klaus, Rebekah causing the accident or Elena's chipper morning mood? Ruthie, you are reading my mind about the Klaus/Tyler thing! That said, I guess I didn't expect Bonnie to do that but it's not really extreme if you realize it was to save her friends by (at least temporarily) preventing Klaus's death. Bex was pretty bad-ass though!

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Though, when she woke up in the hospital, she seemed confused to be there...so maybe she didn't know...

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Did Elena make the right choice?
I agree with Matt, that next season will result in Elena wavering a bit and remembering things that Damon compelled her to forget. I don't love her choice, but it makes sense right now I guess. I also don't know how I feel about how she HAD to make her choice, but I think the writers did their best to make it something that had to come from Elena's gut in the heat of the moment when neither of them were right in front of her. It also paralleled nicely with the choice she made with Matt a few years back. But I think her passion for Damon was different than her sisterly love for Matt. That said, I am agree with Matt in wondering if Elena knew about the vamp blood and made the choice to turn...so Matt could be saved. It didn't even occur to me until read that interview with Julie Plec, but now...

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Biggest shocker: Klaus taking over Tyler, Alaric dying or Elena turning? All the spoilers and predictions leading up to this episode made me firmly believe that Elena would die with vampire blood in her system (thanks to the head wound..though I didn't know who would feed it to her), and that it would be a great way to kill Evilaric without actually KILLING Elena. So, as I kind of expected both, it leaves the body take over. Which DID surprise me but, I agree with Ruthie, it just left me with a lot of logistical questions and confused me.

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What was your favorite scene from the finale?
A tie between 'Ric dying in Damon's arms and him realizing that means Elena is dead, and the Stefan staring tragically over dead Elena in the morgue...JUST AS SHE WAKES A VAMPIRE! Yes!

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@Mel, Damon told her to forget the conversation, he didn't compel her to love Stefan...

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I think Elena's going to spend a great deal of the beginning of Season 4 being angry. And I don't think Stefan is going to be able to stay with her...not because they are both vampires and it changes their love or anything, but because he will blame himself for aiding in giving her this life she didn’t want (by honoring her choice like always does) and he will not be able to face her. Plus, he had the whole protector thing with her and now that she won't need that. We are so in for self-loathing Stefan…. I actually think that Elena, at some point in Season 4, will gravitate toward Damon now that she is a vampire but he won't be quite so receptive now that she chose Stefan in Damon's dying moments.
As an aside, I wonder if it’s Damon’s blood that Meredith used to heal Elena. It would put her in their bloodline so it would be fitting….. And, the whole Klaus/Tyler thing...they've got to clear up some details because I am sort of confused by how it all went down.
Also, can I just say that Klaus is going to be maaaadddddd when he realizes his Doppelganger blood-bag is gone! Plus, doesn't mean the end of the Petrova bloodline since Elena can't pro-create?

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I wasn't happy with Elena’s choice, I ship Delena, but I think it was a good choice from a writing standpoint. Stefan is the boy the teenage girl Elena loves…the one that provides stability, and that was there for her every time she needed him to be there. Damon is a darker choice, a consuming, dangerous and much more risky love.
Now that she is going to be a vampire, it’s likely the writers can have her re-think this decision as she will have the dark edge that comes with being a vampire and can begin to think about who she would want "always" instead of just “right now� . This will keep the triangle front and center which, despite what other fans gripe, is my FAVORITE element of the show. I also think Elena is going to struggle with her choice to be a vampire. I mean, we know she'll do it, but she didn't want it. I wonder if Damon will force feed her blood or something? Though I hope not, as he did that once before the sun/moon curse thing and she almost didn’t forgive him. AND, he knows what it’s like to be forced to turn. Then again, his tendency to put Elena’s survival over how she will feel towards his choice may win out…

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There is no doubt in my mind that Elena will complete the change or else, you know, end show. But I am not so sure she'll remain with Stefan. I think she will be confused when she remembers the times she was compelled by Damon...the things he said. I think she will be resentful that she is a vampire, but I am not quite sure she'll blame Stefan for that as it was her request he save Matt....but for sure Stefan will be blaming himself.