Welcome back to Humor Nation. The Vampire Diaries has a total number of 171 episodes that have been released over the course of eight seasons, the first season aired in 2009 and the final one concluded in 2017. The show is based on the books and the first TVD season attracted more than 3+ Million viewers making it the most watched show on the CW Network. Almost every Vampire Diaries season consisted of 22 episodes with the exception of Season 4 and Season 8. Season 4 aired 23 episodes, one more than the usual whereas Season 8 consisted of only 16 episodes as it was decided that it would be the final season of the series therefore the writers and creators focused more on the quality than quantity.
So Take A Look At 5 Interesting Facts About The Best Episodes Of The Vampire Diaries
5. THE DEPARTED (SEASON 3) – HIGHEST RATED
Did you know the Season 3 finale episode ‘The Departed’ is the highest rated IMDB episode of the entire show. The show has a rating of 9.4 and nearly 3.7K votes. The episode revolves around Elena struggling to make a choice to choose one Salvatore. The Enhanced Original Alaric is after Klaus, the Mystic Falls Gang must protect the life of Klaus. Bonnie makes a deal with severe implications. The episode is filled with a surprising cliffhanger as Elena ends up becoming a vampire as she has vampire blood in her system before she meets her tragic demise. Many fans also consider this episode to be one of the best episodes of all time. When the episode aired, it has a viewership of 2.5 million viewers. Several media outlets praised the performances of the actors especially Nina Dobrev’s performance, several storylines also coming to a conclusion.
4. I WAS FEELING EPIC (SEASON 8) – CALLBACKS & REFERENCES
‘I Was Feeling Epic’ is also one of the best episodes, the final episode which concludes the show.
- The name of this episode comes from Lexi Branson’s quote ‘I Was Feeling Epic’ said in Season 1 episode 162 Candles. There are many interesting callbacks and references to the first season.
- The episode features an old man sitting in a wheelchair who is the same person who appeared in Season 1 and told Elena that there is something strange about Stefan.
- At the end of the episode when Elena is writing her diary, a crow can be seen sitting on the Salvatore tomb, it is the callback to the crow who appeared in the pilot episode when Elena was in the cemetery.
- A line said by Katherine ‘That’s for me to know and you to…and it ends with dot dot dot” is exactly the same line which was said by Damon Salvatore in S1E2.