See Elena’s shocked expression in the picture to the right? That’s how we feel while watching The Vampire Diaries, thanks to the show’s knack for serving up surprising plot twists.
After the CW series recently dropped one of its biggest bombshells — Stefan is Silas’ doppelganger, OMG! — TVLine invited executive producer Julie Plec to look back at four seasons’ worth of memorable curveballs.
Flip through the gallery to see what Plec had to say about the first seasons, and hit the comments with your thoughts. And be sure to check back next week for Part 2, reviewing Seasons 3 and 4!