The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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The Departed 

In the third season finale, determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.

Director:

John Behring

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Joseph Morgan ... Klaus Mikaelson
Claire Holt ... Rebekah Mikaelson
Daniel Gillies ... Elijah Mikaelson
Marguerite MacIntyre ... Sheriff Liz Forbes
Torrey DeVitto ... Dr. Meredith Fell
Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers
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Storyline

Alaric has informed the ancestral council, which agreed to depose monsters-compromised sheriff and mayoress and resume the ruthless hunt for vampires. The Salvatore brother make a pact to accept whoever Elena chooses, but she explains to Matt she must, yet can't decide. Original Elijah is back and convinces Stefan and Elena, to Damon's horror, to let his family help them deal with Alaric and Klaus. Tyler convinces Caroline she must leave him and flee as his bloodline is doomed by Klaus's fate, but when Alaric finally gets to his storage-hidden coffin and strikes with the last ultimate stake, the results are utterly different, due to a switch no vampire notices yet. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The highest rated episode of The Vampire Diaries out of all 8 seasons. See more »

Goofs

Stefan and Matt state that Damon is '100 miles out of town' and 'cannot get back within 1 hour'. However, as shown multiple times throughout the series, Damon is capable of running at many times faster than 100 mph, so fast that he is just a blur. He would have been able to return to Mystic Falls well within 1 hour. See more »

Quotes

Elena Gilbert: Jeremy locked himself in the bathroom again. Does he think we don't know what he's doing in there?
Jenna Sommers: He's 14. They don't think.
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Connections

Featured in The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (2014) See more »

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Dauðalogn
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Performed by Sigur Ros
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Can't wait for next season
11 May 2012 | by soreal-bhadoriaSee all my reviews

OMG! That was a fantastic finale. can't wait for the 4th season premier. This episode was full of emotions and thrills. Finally Elena makes her choice and eye watering scenes. This was a Perfect finale after a little disappointing last episode. They could've done a much better job in previous episode than this after creating a negative character of Alaric.

I haven't read a single book of Vampire Diaries, so i can't compare it with anything but i surely love this show. They have done a brilliant job with the storyline and a great base for the next season and just hoping that they continue like this in the next season. On the whole 3rd season was brilliant with some Amazing starting 9 Episodes and last 5 episodes... and some bad episodes like 1912,Break on through...

If i have to pick "The Reckoning ,Heart of Darkness , The Departed " were the best episodes...... 10 stars to last episode and 9 star to season 3.


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