The definitive ranking of major characters on 'The Vampire Diaries'


After eight seasons of vampires, witches, werewolves and death, The Vampire Diaries has finally come to an end and while some fans may be less than impressed with the way the series came to an end, there is a lot to be said for how the series chose to conclude their story.

Last week's episode drew a 0.4 rating and 1.13 million in viewership.

Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries" was one of my favorite television shows in middle school, high school and now college. He tries to revive her.

"Luckily we survived to the bitter end with out any broken bones (surprisingly) and now 8 years later we have a show that we're proud of and a friendship that will last a life time", she concluded.

Caroline's heart was broken in the finale, but when she reunited with Elena she did find some comfort.

Damon asks Katherine where Elena's body is.

Nina Dobrev, 28, seemed especially moved by the finale on Friday night, and posted a collection of behind-the-scenes shots with her co-stars.

"Stefan and Elena. I know, I know..." He tries to carry her away, but gets stuck in the boiler room.

Matt reveals to his father, Peter (Joel Gretsch) that Vicki is the one ringing the bell. In the end, Stefan chose to sacrifice himself for his big brother. He tells him that he has to get Katherine to break the spell. He tells her that he has to stay in order to convince Damon to leave.

Alaric (Matthew Davis) gives Bonnie an idea. "And all the sacrifices that they had made so that she could be human and safe made it worth it, and they could've gone and passed on into oblivion".

To help bring you some closure, we called up The Vampire Dairies co-creator and showrunner Julie Plec to get the inside scoop on how it was decided who would die - and if we'll ever get the answer to one lingering question!

So, in preparation for Elena's imminent return along with some of TVD's original faces, we made a decision to provide a definitive ranking of the most important citizens of Mystic Falls. He says that he's spilled more blood than Stefan. But, Bonnie redirects it all back to hell.

Seeing that the show kicked off with a diary entry, I couldn't think of a better way to say goodbye. She looks at the trophy case and memories come flooding back to her. But Stefan was reunited with best friend Lexi and found peace in the afterlife.

When Elena wakes up, everyone gathers around Stefan's grave to say goodbye to him.

He reasoned that Damon literally had an eternity of bliss ahead of him. Jeremy Gilbert is helping them. It only got worse in season three when Team Klaroline rose out of Klaus' sudden interest in Caroline and the world I loved to escape into turned into something full of hate. Elena is going to med school. We were a family, united by love of a group of characters we'd gotten to know for almost a decade. Damon and Caroline mourn Stefan together.