This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is going to be a painful one as we say goodbye to one of the most beloved characters, Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre), who had lost her battle with cancer last week. In the upcoming episode titled, ‘Let Her Go‘, we will see the aftermath of Sheriff Forbes’ death.
Caroline (Candice Accola) assigns tasks to each of her friends regarding the funeral and then attempts to deal with her current situation as reality begins to set in around her. While spending the day with Caroline, Elena (Nina Dobrev) grows concerned when she starts noticing a strange change in her behavior. Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to comfort Caroline.
Meanwhile, Alaric (Matt Davis) becomes wary when Kai (Chris Wood), who has begun experiencing “unexpected consequences” from the merge, turns to Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), desperate for her help. Could it be that he is overwhelmed with the amount of grief and compassion he has been feeling lately?
Matt (Zach Roerig) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) contemplate a major life change after seeing Jeremy (Steven McQueen) make the change for himself. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) offers Caroline advice on how to cope with everything going on around her and it forces him to revisit painful memories involving his own mother. Damon also gives a touching eulogy at Sheriff Forbes’ funeral.
Finally, we will see Bonnie (Kat Graham) arriving at Nova Scotia, which is unfamiliar territory as she’s trying to escape the past and come back to the present time.
Executive producer, Julie Plec makes her directorial debut with this episode.