The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 16 Or how Elena will cope in general. If Jeremy is in fact dead, then I can’t help but think that this is a little harsh on the poor girl. First she lost her parents, then her birth parents, then Jenna, then Alaric, and now the only blood relative she had left. Since Jenna died, all Elena has been concerned with is keeping Jeremy safe, and now that she’s failed in that mission, the emotional fallout could be huge. It could essentially change the whole show, which is one of the reasons I’m keen for Jeremy to stay dead. This show used to kill characters all the The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 16 time, but we were getting hugely overcrowded. And Tyler has also gone running, as fear over what violent form Klaus’ revenge will take once he’s free means he has to leave Mystic Falls. We’re supposed to find his and Caroline’s breakup heartbreaking and poignant but, at this point, I have zero emotional connection to the character. He was just taking up space in a busy show, and it was a good decision to have him head out for an undetermined amount of time. The writers can have him back whenever they want but, until then, we can spend some time wrapping up the Caroline/Klaus storyline before he heads to New Orleans. The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 16 With the cure found, Silas raised, Tyler gone, Jeremy dead and Katherine returned, the events of this episode should at least kick season four up the jacksee. Most fans will be happy to see the back of this ‘race for the cure’ malarkey, and a bigger-than-big death could bring some emotional intensity back to a largely plot-driven season. We should be looking at a vastly different second half, providing the writers don’t chicken out and raise Jeremy from the dead via some half-arsed loophole. Fingers crossed, I’ll see you there!