It’s been three years since The Vampire Diaries pilot aired on the CW and the irresistible Salvatore brothers became household names. It’s been three years since Elena bumped into Stefan on the first day of junior year at Mystic Falls High and three years since Damon turned two simple words into the most brilliant greeting ever (“Hello, brother.”) So what has happened in three years since that fateful day we tuned in and joined our favorite TVD characters on their incredible yet heartbreaking journey through life? Lots of laughter, tears screams, and breathtaking musical moments — that’s what.
All in all, it’s been three years of heartfelt memories, three years of friendships, and three years of riveting supernatural entertainment. And here’s to many more to come! So in honor of this exciting “birthday” occasion — and as a thank you to the talented cast, amazing crew, gifted executive producers and writers (including Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, and Caroline Dries) and incredible fang fans who love and support the show — we’ve compiled a list of Julie Plec’s favorite episodes from Season 1 – 3! Enjoy:
'Friday Night Bites'"For our first understanding of who Damon was and who was he going to become." - Julie Plec
'You're Undead To Me'"for Mads Langer's 'Beauty of the Dark' montage, brought to you by @TheJoshuaButler, ending with 'What are you?'"" - Julie Plec
'Lost Girls'"For @kevwilliamson at his finest: Damon and Vicki." - Julie Plec
'History Repeating'"Because Marcos directed it w zero prep during the darkest time of Season1 and it rocked, & for football brother-bonding." - Julie Plec
"History Repeating" - Pictured (L-R) Nina Dobrev as Elena, Katerina Graham as Bonnie and Candice Accola as Caroline in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW©2009 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
'Let The Right One In'"Because it proved our crew could do anything -- but that they would kill us if we ever made them do it again." - Julie Plec
'Founder's Day'"Because we made a feature film in 10 days. And because of that whole Katherine thing...." - Julie Plec
'Under Control'Honorary Mention: "Because of getting to watch @paulwesley try not to lose his Rippah shit. And for Uncle John and Paramore." - Julie Plec
'Plan B'"To this day one of my Top 5. First major act 6 sob-fest of the season. And Katherine at her most diabolical. RIP Uncle Mason." - Julie Plec
'Masquerade'"Another @kevwilliamson gold medal: breaking Aimee's spine on the dance floor." - Julie Plec
'Katerina'"@ninadobrev at her greatest, the first mention of Klaus! (honorary mention, Rose: for our first intro to the Gillies aka Elijah)." - Julie Plec
"Katerina"Picture: Nina Dobrev as KaterinaPhoto Credit: Bob Mahoney / The CW© 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
'The Descent'"Most I've cried watching the first cut of an episode. Still gets me every time. RIP Rose." - Julie Plec
'Klaus'"Never was an episode full of exposition so well-executed. And because the Sun and Moon Curse was fake." - Julie Plec
'The End of The Affair'"@carolinedries and @chrisgrismer outdid themselves, and @verschoo let them do it. A mini-movie." - Julie Plec
'The Reckoning'"Might be my number 1 favorite episode of the whole series." - Julie Plec
'Ghost World'"Because every now and then it's okay to just CRY. And for @tyleredits using 'This Woman's Work' while Anna reunites with her mom." - Julie Plec
"Ghost World"--LtoR: Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy and Malese Jow as Anna on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.
'Our Town'"Editor Lance Anderson at his best. Because we already knew when Elena and Matt stood on Wickery Bridge how the season would end." - Julie Plec
'Do Not Go Gentle'"Be Still, @ErnestoRiley." - Julie Plec
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES"Do Not Go Gentle"Pictured (L-R): Ian Somerhalder as Damon, Paul Wesley as Stefan, and Nina Dobrev as Elena.Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW©2012 THE CW NETWORK. ALL RIGHT RESERVED.
A very happy 3rd birthday to The Vampire Diaries! So tell us: What is your favorite episode from The Vampire Diaries TV series? Cast your vote in the comments!