The fourth season of The Vampire Diaries ended with ‘Graduation’, a rollercoaster of an episode which saw the vampirism cure almost used by three different characters, the veil rise, a character return to life, Elena’s love triangle finally settled, and the true face of Silas revealed.
I’ll give TVD this, while the episode wasn’t perfect, it was damned entertaining and the ending was a surprise.
But first, let’s get the graduation out of the way. While it was a nice emotional moment and a pleasant way to say a sort-of goodbye to Bonnie, it made the characters seem vapid. The vengeful dead are wandering around town, the veil needs to be raised in a few hours, and time is ticking down until the everyone’s loved ones fade into the ether. Going to their graduation felt like a waste of valuable time for the characters.