Who lived? Who died? Who found peace?
And what does peace in The Vampire Diaries universe even mean?
Following an episode finale of this beloved CW drama, it's time to take a look back at the most surprising, sentimental and downright stunning moments...
... Stefan. He sacrified himself to save Damon, and all of Mystic Falls, really, holding Katherine at bay while Hell fire engulfed the past lovers in flames and destroyed both Katherine and Hell forever.
Damon is Human
Ah, yes, so: Stefan gave his brother the Cure in order to knock him out and prevent Damon from sacrificing himself to save the town.
The Biggest Cry
It had to be when Caroline learned Stefan received her voicemail before he died, the one that said she will love him "forever."
... Elena! It wasn't a surprise, considering Nina Dobrev made it known weeks ago, but Elena returned after Bonnie figured out how to break her spell. We saw her reunite with Damon and even find peace with her family (including Aunt Jenna and Uncle John!) in the show's version of heaven to close out the finale.
And Also Hello to...
... a lot of people. But let's start with Klaus, who penned a letter to Caroline that explained his donation to her and Alaric's new school for gifted children that read "Dearest Caroline, I have often imagined the paths your life might take, but your chosen future is more noble than I ever fathomed. Please accept this contribution to your virtuous cause. I do look forward to thanking you in person someday… however long it takes. Yours, Klaus."
Other Returns Included...
Lexi, who was waiting for Stefan in his version of heaven. We already mentioned Uncle John and Aunt Jenna, but Grams made an appearance to help Bonnie save the town and even Alaric's, Jo, was seen smiling at her former husband... from the beyond. And let's not forget about Sheriff Forbes!