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The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes  

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List of the best The Vampire Diaries episodes, as determined by voters like you. This sexy show about the undead and the people who love them is an addictive treat. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top The Vampire Diaries episodes of all time are. Currently ranking number one on TV shows with the hottest castsThe Vampire Diaries has also given fans many memorable moments. Fans of The Vampire Diaries are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List is made up of many different episodes, including "A Darker Truth" and "The Departed". What is the best The Vampire Diaries episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Graduation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 4
On Graduation Day, Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon’s life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt ...more
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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 3
"The Departed" is the twenty-second and final episode of The Vampire Diaries's third season, premiering May 10, 2012 on The CW. During the episode, Elena remembers when life was ...more
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Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
Stefan and Damon decide on a new plan to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood’s masquerade ball. Katherine calls on an old friend, Lucy, to attend the ball with her. Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric all ...more
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The Birthday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 3
On the morning of Elena’s 18th birthday, Caroline is busy planning a party, but Elena is focused on searching for any clues that might help her discover where Stefan is. Damon is also searching ...more
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Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
An Ancient Presence In Mystic Falls, Stefan and Damon come to Elena’s assistance and, in the process, learn surprising new information about people, vampires and events in the distant past. ...more
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The Return is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
The second season begins with Elena discovering her uncle John's bloody body and learning Jeremy's fate, and Damon realizing that Katherine has returned. Meanwhile, Caroline is taken to the ...more
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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
Mystic Falls screens "Gone with The Wind" in the town square, and Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of present-day Elena. Stefan pays a steep price after ...more
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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 3
Elena and Damon set off together to make sure Jeremy is safe in Denver, and to see if his special abilities can help reveal the information they need about ancient vampire bloodlines. It doesn’t ...more
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Founder's Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
Founder's Day has finally arrived, and everyone is busy with last-minute preparations for floats and fireworks. Stefan is uncomfortable with Damon's new attitude toward Elena, but Elena is more ...more
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Klaus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
Stefan and Damon are furious when they discover that Elena has defied them both to make a new ally and take control of the plan to out-maneuver Klaus. Disagreement over how to protect Elena ...more
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162 Candles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
On his birthday, Stefan is surprised by a visit from Lexi, one of his oldest friends. Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena does her best to stay away from Stefan, but ...more
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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
With the arrival of the full moon, Elena tries to prepare for whatever Klaus has planned and Tyler faces his second transformation. The terrifying events quickly spin out of control, despite an ...more
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I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 5
After spending the summer enjoying her passionate relationship with Damon, and making sure that Jeremy is adjusting after his return from the dead, Elena is thrilled to move into the dorm at ...more
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Memorial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 4
"Memorial" is the second episode of The Vampire Diaries's fourth season, premiering October 18, 2012 on The CW.
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Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
"Bloodlines" is the eleventh episode of the first season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the eleventh episode of the series overall. It originally aired on January ...more
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Unpleasantville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
Damon, Elena and Stefan attend the school dance with a 1950s' theme, where Alaric introduces himself to Damon. Stefan and Damon try to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town, Stefan ...more
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Plan B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
"Plan B" is the 6th episode of the second season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the 28th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on October 21, 2010. ...more
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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 4
When Stefan arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena and Jeremy, Caroline is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell and Matt for help. Still on the ...more
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
Elena Gilbert and her brother Jeremy come to terms with the death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her peers and the perfect straight A student, but has difficulties hiding her grief ...more
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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
"Lost Girls" is the sixth episode of the first season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the sixth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on October 15, ...more
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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1
"Haunted" is the seventh episode of the first season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the seventh episode of the series overall. It originally aired on October 29, ...more
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I Was Feeling Epic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
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The End of the Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 3
Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire who hasn't really moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. In a flashback to Chicago in the 1920s, Stefan ...more
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The Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 3
Klaus puts a plan in motion that will give him even more power, but even with the unwilling participation of werewolf Ray Sutton, things don’t go exactly as Klaus had planned. Damon and Alaric ...more
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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Vampire Diaries - Season 2
When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena come to Caroline’s ...more