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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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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Departed 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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Graduation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Graduation 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 Birthday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Birthday 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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Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Masquerade 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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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Heart of Darkness 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) 6 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Founder's Day 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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The Return is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Return 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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Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Rose 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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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
As I Lay Dying 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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Klaus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Klaus 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
162 Candles 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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I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
I Know What You Did Last Summer 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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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Sun Also Rises 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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Memorial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Memorial 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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Plan B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Plan B 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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Unpleasantville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Unpleasantville 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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Pilot 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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Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Bloodlines 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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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Stand by Me 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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The Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Hybrid 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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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Lost Girls 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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After School Special is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
After School Special The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 "After School Special" is the 10th episode of The Vampire Diaries's fourth season, premiering January 17, 2013, on The CW.

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Children of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Children of the Damned The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 In flashbacks, Stefan and Damon recall the long-ago actions taken by townspeople including their father, Guiseppe Salvatore, and Pearl, leading to the devastating events that caused the rift in ...more

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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Brave New World 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

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Haunted 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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We’ll Always Have Bourbon Stre... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 "We'll Always Have Bourbon Street" is the eighth episode of The Vampire Diaries's fourth season, premiering December 6, 2012 on The CW.

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The End of the Affair is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The End of the Affair 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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O Come, All Ye Faithful is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
O Come, All Ye Faithful The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 As a Winter Wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan and Caroline find themselves at odds with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a ...more

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The Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Turning Point The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 After reading the journal left by one of the Gilbert ancestors, Jeremy is inspired to return to his hobby of sketching fantasy creatures, a talent he had abandoned when his parents died. Much to ...more

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The Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Sacrifice The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help. When things take an unexpected turn, however, Rose calls on Damon to deal with the plan ...more

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Family Ties The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 Elena asks Stefan to escort her to the town's annual Founder's Party. Vicki gets Tyler to ask her to the party, then accuses him of trying to hide their relationship from his family. Zach ...more

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Friday Night Bites is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Friday Night Bites The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 "Friday Night Bites" is the third episode of the first season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the third episode of the series overall. It originally aired on ...more

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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 E... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Gone Girl The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 "Resident Evil" is the 18th episode of the fifth season of the American series The Vampire Diaries and the series' 107th episode overall. "Resident Evil" was originally aired ...more

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We All Go A Little Mad Sometim... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes" is the sixth episode of The Vampire Diaries's fourth season, premiering November 15, 2012 on The CW.

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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Descent The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 Stefan has his own ideas about Elena’s new plan for the future. While Damon tries to get the truth out of Jules, he asks Elena to keep an eye on Rose, a situation that turns unexpectedly ...more

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Memory Lane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Memory Lane The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 "Memory Lane" is the 4th episode of the second season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the 26th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on September 30, ...more

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Crying Wolf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Crying Wolf The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 Stefan and Elena get away for what they hope will be a romantic weekend at the Gilbert family lake house, not realizing that they’ve been followed. Jenna starts to worry that Alaric isn’t being ...more

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I Was Feeling Epic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
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The Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Night of the Comet The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 As Mystic Falls gets ready for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki continues to recover in the hospital following Damon's attack. Stefan heads to the hospital to try to use his ...more

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The Murder of One is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Murder of One The Vampire Diaries - Season 3 Damon and Stefan focus a new project that will bring them closer to destroying Klaus, and they quickly bring Elena, Caroline and Matt in on the plan. After Klaus threatens someone close to ...more

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Bringing Out the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Bringing Out the Dead The Vampire Diaries - Season 3 Sheriff Forbes delivers some disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about the weapon used in a recent murder. In the Salvatore brothers’ escalating quest to kill Klaus, Stefan turns to Bonnie and ...more

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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Catch Me If You Can The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 Jeremy is furious when Klaus tries to control him by putting Matt’s life in danger. Damon coaches Jeremy as he prepares to take on Klaus’ new vampires, but they find that Kol has beaten them to ...more

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You're Undead to Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
You're Undead to Me The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 Stefan takes action to protect Elena. Stefan is hopeful that his plan to get rid of Damon is working. Elena and Jenna are concerned about Jeremy’s relationship with Vicki. Stefan decides to ...more

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The House Guest is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The House Guest The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 Katherine’s mind games are getting on everyone’s nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them stay alive. Frustrated with her ...more

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History Repeating is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
History Repeating The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 "History Repeating" is the ninth episode of the first season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the ninth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on ...more

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A View To A Kill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
A View To A Kill The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 "A View to a Kill" is the twelfth episode of Season Four of The Vampire Diaries, premiering January 31, 2013 on The CW.

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Daddy Issues is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Daddy Issues The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 "Daddy Issues" is the 13th episode of the second season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the 35th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on February 3, ...more

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The Rager is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
The Rager The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 "The Rager" is the third episode of The Vampire Diaries's fourth season, premiering October 25, 2012 on The CW.

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Hell is other people is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
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Death and the Maiden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Vampire Diaries Episodes
Death and the Maiden The Vampire Diaries - Season 5 "Death and the Maiden" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the American series The Vampire Diaries and the series' 96th episode overall. "Death and the Maiden" was ...more