With all things considered, would the Elena Gilbert go out any other way?
Nina Dobrev’s exit from The Vampire Diaries had a surprising amount of closure for the characters, who all got to say their goodbyes. It came as a bit of a surprise to loose such a major character, and left us all wondering- where will the show go from here?
Season One of the series had made its television debut around the craze of Twilight. But the beautiful Salvator brothers (as well as the rest of the cast) held more substance and drew in a slightly more mature audience. Looking back, its really quite impressive how diverse the writers managed to keep the plot for the residents of Mystic Falls. Nowadays any television series that achieves beyond 4 or 5 seasons is clearly doing something right. However, the season finale still left some lingering questions left unanswered.
Yes, Elena is now taking a 60 year nap. But, Caroline and Stefan? Tyler and Liv? ALARIC AND JO? Alaric really can’t catch a break, Liv gave Tyler some of his own medicine (and vice versa), and Caroline is the only thing standing in the way of her happiness.
There was no way Damon was going to give up being a vampire, its his whole identity. Did Bonnie even happen to bump into Jeremy while he was there? I feel as though there were a few more opportunities to take Kai’s head off… it was a little anticlimactic. But perhaps thats my sense of witch-vampire-hybrid justice talking (for such a bad guy, it was a pretty easy death).
As always, we are left wanting more.
Over course of the series, the Mystic Falls gang have tugged at our heartstrings, and made us roll our eyes. These characters have welcomed us into their world and have created a relationship with the viewers. We do know a heck of a lot about the individual characters and their stories, to the point where “secondary characters” are not so secondary. If the goal was to keep us on the edge of our seats, mission accomplished.