VAMPIRE DIARIES DELIVERS JAW-DROPPING SEASON FINALE
By: Nasiphi Mvunyiswa
Fans are calling it the saddest season finale they’ve ever watched. On Thursday, The Vampire Diaries delivered the much anticipated finale of Season 5 and the episode left fans with broken hearts as two protagonists we’ve loved since the first season died.
The shocking finale trended worldwide on twitter for 2 days after it aired on CW, with everyone stunned at the death of Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie Bennet (Katerina Graham).In an attempt to save his brother from the, “other side”, Damon ends up losing his life. The scene with Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) crying for Damon and screaming, “come back to me,” is one of the most powerful scenes the series has ever had. The episode left fans with so many questions- the perfect cliff-hanger ending.
Although the season finale has been the most powerful season finale thus far, the season as a whole has been quite disappointing, especially after season 4 was hailed as one of the best seasons to date. Season 5 actually had too much going on. There have been so many different story lines in this season you’d be forgiven for forgetting that it started with Stephan’s shadow self, Silas (Paul Wesley), being the villain. The season ended up being too confusing and thus failed to capture many viewers’ attention season-long.
There have been too many mistakes that have been made by the writers this season, such as the time Katherine faked her death and took over Elena’s life- surely Bonnie should have realised Katherine didn’t pass through her and therefore wasn’t dead!
At the end of the season fans are just left with perhaps too many questions. Will Damon and Bonnie come back from the dead? What did Bonnie’s grandmother have planned? Is something brewing between Stefan and Caroline (Candice Accola)? And of course, what exactly happened to Elena’s doppelganger, Katherine, the day she got sucked into darkness before passing over to the other side?
Season 5 hasn’t been a great season when compared to previous seasons, but it sure had the most powerful finale of all the seasons. The followers of the series now wait impatiently for season 6, hoping all the questions they have will be answered. Season 6 is rumoured to be the final season for the series, although nothing has been confirmed as yet.