The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Everybody gathers for the funeral of Liz Forbes. Elena is worried Caroline isn't coping as well as everyone believes.


Julie Plec


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert (credit only)
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Michael Malarkey ... Lorenzo 'Enzo' St. John (credit only)
Marguerite MacIntyre ... Sheriff Liz Forbes
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Dr. Jo Laughlin
Annie Wersching ... Lily Salvatore
Chris Wood ... Kai Parker
Brad Sanders Brad Sanders ... Pastor


Nearly all Mystic falls attends sheriff Forbes' funeral, a cause for elaborate reminiscing in her and the mourners' family history. Matt keeps drunk Tyler away but offers to join police academy together. Damon ends up writing the eulogy, in part making up for his failure to do so at father Salvatore's death to kid brother Stefan's frustration. Despite lover Alaric's advice, Jo agrees, when Kai shows their magical bond instead of the twins made both of them ill, to donate her magic to him. Thus they hope to prevent a collapse of the magical prison dimensions, between which Bonnie now finds herself traveling, before returning to elated Damon.The brothers agree now Stefan is over losing Elena, he should go for his less passionate love for Caroline, whom Elena analyzes as in denial but fails to stop from turning off her emotions in vampire mode. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

19 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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16:9 HD
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The title of this episode, 'Let Her Go,' comes from a 1994 song by the band Cheap Trick. See more »


Damon Salvatore: Liz Forbes was my friend. In her last moments she asked me to pass along a message to her daughter, but I cut her off before she could say too much, told her she could tell Caroline herself. She didn't get that chance. Your mom wanted you to know how proud of you she was, and she should be. You're a beautiful, strong woman, a generous friend, and a bright light in a sea of dark. She said you were extraordinary, and you are, and so was she. Liz was a hero to this town, she was a hero to all of ...
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21 February 2015 | by elefantraSee all my reviews

Lately, I've only tuned in to Vampire Diaries to see in what way the writers have tried to destroy the show even further. Nothing has really compared to the excellence we got used to in season 3, even season 4 (you can probably tell I'm an avid Klaus-fan). Sure enough, the last few episodes have punched me right in the feels, especially the scenes dealing with Caroline and Liz. However, for the better part of it, I'm just sick of Enzo, Steroline and every other way the show has gone downhill in.

This episode changed my mind. Well, it doesn't excuse season 6 so far, but it was fantastic, and truly brought me back to the state of mind in which I was when I got hooked on Vamps for the first time. Some of the scenes even touched my roommate to tears (and he hates the show, referring to it as Vampire Dhiarrea).

All I can say without giving away spoilers is: finally. You won't be disappointed. If you've given up on the show, at least try to push through the episodes leading to this one and just enjoy it. Bring tissues.

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