There's no denying it -- episode 4 of “The Vampire Diaries” was a complete sob fest. “For Whom The Bell Tolls” aired on Thursday, Oct. 24 and viewers couldn’t help but take to Twitter to show how distraught they were about the episode.
What happened that was so emotional? Bonnie was finally revealed to be dead.
At the end of season 4, Bonnie performed a spell to bring Jeremy back from the dead. But as fans of the hit CW series know, the balance of nature needs to be maintained and a price needed to be paid for his revival. Bonnie ended up paying the price with her own life.
Not ready to accept the fact that she’s dead, Bonnie used Jeremy (who can see dead people) to communicate with her friends. Putting on an act all summer that she was traveling the world with her mom, Jeremy finally came clean about Bonnie’s fate in episode 4.
“You can’t just bring somebody back from the dead,” Jeremy told Damon. “There’s always a price to pay for it.”
“You say it and everything in Elena’s life turns to crap,” Damon warned. “Everything changes.”
“Bonnie’s dead,” Jeremy spilled to an actually distraught looking Damon.
The emotional moment was made worse when the usually cold-hearted and feeling-less Damon grabbed Jeremy and pulled him in for a hug.
The waterworks grew when the whole crew (including a previously MIA Tyler) gathered in the woods to pay respect to their friend. A teary-eyed Bonnie stood behind Jeremy and was able to finally communicate with her friends.
“Say that I’m not going anywhere. Say that even though they couldn’t see me I’ve been there the whole time,” Bonnie instructed Jeremy.
The witch then went friend-to-friend giving a personal message. For Elena, Bonnie told her to stop worrying about everyone and pack her things to go “live it up” at college. Addressing Matt’s previous concerns that he thought Bonnie was mad at him, she tells him that he didn’t do anything wrong and would have sent him 200 emails over the summer if she could. As for Caroline, Bonnie joked, “I watched you decorate that dorm room like your life depended on it.”
And the two EPs were not alone! “Vampire Diaries” fans took over Twitter posting messages and photos regarding the emotionally draining episode. Check out some fan photos below (including my own) and let us know if you thought episode 4, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” was sob worthy!
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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