Over the course of eight seasons, “The Vampire Diaries” has had quite a few standout episodes.
The pilot sucked us all in with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) instant connection, the Season 3 finale blended Originals craziness with Elena’s final human moments, and even Season 7 pulled out a showstopper in Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) hell dimension bottle episode. Ask any fan, and they’ll tell you they don’t have a favorite episode of “The Vampire Diaries” — they have 10.
Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, however, have managed to select one episode, and it’s not a huge finale or season opener like we expected. When asked to pick one of their favorite moments of the series, Wesley and Somerhalder both immediately pointed to the fifth episode of Season 1.