'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Finale: Guessing the Plot from the Official Synopsis
'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Finale: Guessing the Plot from the Official Synopsis
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
We're still a few weeks and -- probably -- dozens of murders away from the Vampire Diaries season 3 finale. But, thanks to an official episode synopsis released by The CW, we can start to theorize about what might happen at the end of this season. You know, other than a whole lot of bloodshed.

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WARNING: There are a few Vampire Diaries spoilers and a whole lot of Vampire Diaries speculation in the article that follows. If this offends you, reading is probably a bad option.

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Finale Official Synopsis
Coming directly from The CW, here is the official synopsis for the Vampire Diaries season 3 finale, "The Departed":

Determined to protect his sister, Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything. In the harsh reality of the present situation, Elena longs for simpler times when her parents, Grayson (guest star Jason MacDonald) and Miranda (guest star Erin Beute), and Aunt Jenna (guest star Sara Canning) were still alive, and her biggest concern was her relationship with Matt. Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but soon split up when Elena needs one of them. Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-changing decision. Finally, Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences.

Got all that? Let the speculation begin!


"Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything."
Not knowing what exactly will be Jeremy's role when he finally returns to Mystic Falls, this is difficult to guess. Probably the Magic Ring will be involved. Is Jeremy going to go homicidal? Could the decision be in some other area?


"Elena longs for simpler times..."
This would be the flashback story that has been widely spoiled for quite awhile now.

Considering all of the Wickery Bridge plots that have featured throughout The Vampire Diaries season 3, it's not a huge surprise to learn that we may be about to relive the deaths of the Gilbert parents in "The Departed."

We can expect several things from the flashbacks, including:

  • A fair amount of Aunt Jenna (yay!)
  • Elena, back as a cheerleader and smitten with Matt
  • Some sort of foreshadowing
  • The events surrounding the Gilberts' deadly plunge off of Wickery Bridge -- there will almost definitely be a huge Vampire Diaries plot twist involving this


"Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls together on a mission..."
Salvatore missions, as of late, have been all about the Originals. This will probably be another such mission. Hopefully, since it's the season 3 finale and all, this mission will be at least a little more successful than most of the others.

The more interesting questions are: Is it Damon or Stefan needed by Elena? Who goes back to Mystic Falls? What will this mean for Elena's relationship with the brother who comes and with the brother who stays away?


"Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-changing decision."
Could there be a breakup in this tragic couple's future?

With all of the angst endured by Caroline and Tyler throughout The Vampire Diaries season 3, a breakup is likely. These two crazy, undead kids might make it work somehow, but the odds have always been stacked against them.

Add in Klaus' determined interest in both of them, and the relationship may indeed have some life-changing decisions ahead.


"Bonnie makes a secret deal that has heartbreaking consequences."
For whom is Bonnie about to perform magic? And who is going to die as a result? Smart money is on Bonnie's mother, Abby, who is just tragic enough to have a heartbreaking end in the season finale.


But this is far from certain. After all, if there is one thing we have learned from three seasons of The Vampire Diaries, it's that heartbreak comes to everyone. No one is safe.

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What do you expect from the Vampire Diaries season 3 finale? Who will make it out alive? What role will the Originals play in all of this? Leave your comments below!

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