With the series finale of The Vampire Diaries just round the corner, in five days to be exact, I just wanted to take the time to say a few words or lot of them.
This show has taken some crazy turns and been on some amazing rides, to the point where I even thought it got a little ridiculous at times. I remember seeing this show on tv my freshman year of high school. I was flipping through the channels on a Thursday night after cheer practice and stopped and thought this is not really my kind of show. Of course I found myself back on channel 5 next Thursday totally and 100% hooked. Jump to a season or two later (I can’t really remember, give me a break it was 5 or 6 yeas ago) and I was at home sick and my friend lent me her dvds of season 1. I watched them only to discover I hadn’t seen the first four episodes of the show. I fell in love all over again.
Now I must say this before you continue reading. I was, and a part of me always will be, on team Stelena, but I am thrilled with the outcome of the pilot predicted “June wedding”. If you are team Delena, feel free to stop reading now (you win, you called it), but you should really continue with me.
In honor of the wedding that just happened on the second to last episode of The Vampire Diaries EVER, I would like to make some toasts of my own.
To our favorites that died and helped shape our characters and taught us lessons in love, friendship and bravery, Lexi Branson, Liz Forbes, Jenna Sommers and Shelia Bennett, let’s raise a glass for them.
To the villans who made our jaws drop, made us gasp with surprise, made us feel a bit sorry for them at times and of course who were always a tad bit sexy, Katherine Pierce, Klaus Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Rebehak Mikaelson (the rest of their family), Kai Parker and yes, even some of our heroes (Damon, Stefan, Elena, and Caroline) this ones to you.
To the heroes who made us laugh with fantastic one liners, made us cry with heart wrenching emotion and the death of I’m pretty sure all of them at one time or another, made us smile with their friendships, made us yell at our screens when they picked the wrong person to be with (according to our ships), inspired us with the lengths they would go to for family, made us ache with their eternal optimism when it came to winning battles and their love lives, and let’s admit it, are all way too good looking to be from the same town, this one goes out to you, Matt Donovan, Tyler Lockwood, Alaric Salesman, Jeremy Gilbert, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Stefan Salvatore, Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore.
Now we come the hard parts..
Thank you TVD for being a show I could relate to, for showing me examples of great friendships (although I don’t think I will have quite as many occasions for my friends to risk their lives for me), for giving me something to go back to when I needed it, for being with me through the last eight years through high school and college.
Thank you Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson for creating this show and writing every episode so beautifully.
Thank you to the crew behind the camera for helping make this show possible.
Thank you Matthew Davis, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig, Kat Graham, Candice King, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder for working so hard and making some of my favorite characters come to life. The show would not have been the same without you.
The show first started with Stefan saying “I am a vampire and this is my story,” and now that story has come to an end.
Goodbye TVD. It’s been a hell of a ride, it’s been epic and I can’t wait for the last one.