'The Vampire Diaries' Episode 409 recap: Merry Mystic Falls mayhem in 'O Come All Ye Faithful'

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit quite like some not-so-merry mayhem set to a delightful Christmas soundtrack, so I've decided to write a full "Vampire Diaries" to wrap up a fantastic Mystic Falls year. This week's winter wonderland episode featured an unexpected death (I've given the victim a proper eulogy here), a bit of heartbreaking romance, and some major reveals that changed the course of the season.Before we cue up the episode, though, I'd like to remind you that as usual, this recap is stuffed with my own opinions, which might be different from your opinions, because that's how opinions work. (Madness!) Right now, I'm enjoying the choices the show has made with Damon/Elena, but I think Stefan's heartbreak and anger is entirely justified. I love Caroline as much as ever, but I have yet to be convinced that she and Klaus are forever-love material. Also, I love Jeremy's arms. If you disagree with...



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