‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 3 Finale ‘The Departed’ Preview: Talks and Bridges

The Vampire Diaries season 3 comes to an end next week with episode 22, “The Departed.” Klaus may have been taken care of, but they still have problems on their hands—big problems.

Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 22 “The Departed” Promo

“Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) makes a decision that will change everything. In the harsh reality of the present situation, Elena (Nina Dobrev) longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson (guest star Jason MacDonald) and Miranda (guest star Erin Beute), and Aunt Jenna (guest star Sara Canning) were still alive and her biggest concern was her relationship with Matt (Zach Roerig). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon split up when Elena needs one of them. Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) are forced to make a life-changing decision. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.”

While this episode has been teased as the one that will feature the flashbacks to Elena’s life when her parents were alive, she was with Matt, and things were just so much simpler without vampires, werewolves, hybrids, and witches, there’s a lot coming up in the present as well. Alaric’s planning something, as photos show him at a storage locker and “Before Sunset” showed him holding a council meeting. Then there’s the fact that Elena, whom Esther bound Alaric to, collapsed at the end of the last episode with her nose bleeding. Stefan and Damon left to take care of Klaus’s body and Damon was in a pretty good mood, but that’s going to be short-lived.

The Vampire Diaries season 3 finale promo for “The Departed” (below) begins with Alaric joining Jeremy at the bar with a beer and the stake. Alaric says they need to talk. Will Jeremy’s “decision that will change everything” involve something Alaric says to him in this conversation? Also coming up in this episode is Elena making her choice between the Salvatore brothers, and Stefan does tell Elena, “I will do everything to make sure we all come back.” Will he be able to stick to that, or will something happen? Meanwhile, his brother’s not doing too well in the preview. Alaric has his arm around his neck and asks where Klaus is.

Finally, the promo ends with Matt and Elena driving down the road when she yells to look out. Rebekah is standing in the middle of the road. The car goes off the bridge. Could that be what leads to Elena’s flashback of her parents’ accident?

What do you think of the Vampire Diaries season 3 episode 22 spoilers for the finale, “The Departed”?

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