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I Was Feeling Epic is the sixteenth and final episode of the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and seventy-first episode of the series overall. It is also the series finale.
A one-hour retrospective will air before the finale.
OLD FRIENDS – With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle.
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- This episode marks Elena Gilbert's 134th appearance (excluding her voice cameo in the Season Seven finale, Gods and Monsters, and several archive footage appearances), returning after a 37-episode absence since the Season Six finale, I'm Thinking Of You All The While.
- This is the first and only episode to credit Nina Dobrev as a special guest star.
- This is the second episode to credit Steven R. McQueen as a special guest star.
- Vicki was last seen through a hallucination in Nostalgia's a Bitch.
- Katherine was last seen through a hallucination in While You Were Sleeping
- John and Jenna were last seen through a hallucination in 500 Years of Solitude.
- Jeremy was last seen in I'm Thinking Of You All The While.
- This episode marks Jeremy's 100th appearance on the show.
- According the behind the scenes pictures, Founders' Day Parade will take place in this episode. The parade was last featured in the first season finale, Founder's Day.
- This will be the eight season finale to feature Stefan, Damon, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Alaric; the seventh to feature Matt and Jeremy; the fifth to feature Tyler; the third to feature Enzo and Jenna and the second to feature Vicki, John, Lizzie and Josie.
- As of this episode Caroline will be the first non-lead character to appear in every episode of a season.
Behind the Scenes
- "I was feeling epic" is a line from Lexi to Stefan from season one's 162 Candles.
- Shooting of the final episode ended on February 8, 2017.
- The episode will air on Jasmine Guy's 55th birthday.
- This will be the episode with the most special guest stars.
- Elena: "What happened? Why am I here right now?"
- Elena (to Stefan): "What happened? Why am I here right now?"
The Vampire Diaries Series Finale Teaser The CW
The Vampire Diaries Series Finale Teaser 2 (HD) Elena and Stefan
The Vampire Diaries Series Finale Teaser 3 (HD) Elena and Damon
Cast on set of The Vampire Diaries (8x16)
Paul Wesley on set of The Vampire Diaries (8x16)
Kat Graham's Instagram Video
Paul Wesley's Instagram Video
Candice King and Kat Graham on set of The Vampire Diaries (8x16)