'Vampire Diaries' Finale Week

Vampire Diaries Boss Talks Katherine's Sudden Rise to Power, Admits She Briefly Considered Killing Off Elena

If you were hoping Friday’s Vampire Diaries finale (The CW, 9/8c) would help fill in a few blanks about Katherine — for example, how she became the new queen of Hell — then I guess that makes me the bearer of bad news. READ MORE

'Vampire Diaries' Finale Week

The Vampire Diaries Finale Countdown: Nina Dobrev's Doppelgängers, Ranked

Over the course of The Vampire Diaries‘ eight seasons, “doppelgänger” went from being that word you couldn’t spell to that word you couldn’t escape. And if you thought it was exhausting keeping up with it all, just imagine what Nina Dobrev went through. READ MORE & VOTE

'Vampire Diaries' Finale Week

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Revisited: Damon's Crazy Powers, the Birth of 'Steroline' and 15 Other Gems

After eight dramatic seasons, The Vampire Diaries will smolder its final smolder this Friday (The CW, 9/8c). But to truly appreciate how far Mystic Falls’ finest have come, we need to go back to the very beginning. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS