Which of Elena's The Vampire Diaries kills made Nina Dobrev feel like a bad ass? Whose script does Kat Graham have framed? What moment from Season 2 does Candice Accola call epic? The stars of the CW drama are sharing these answers and more.
As the series hits the 100-episode milestone, TVGuide.com spoke with five of the show's original cast members as they looked back on five seasons of love, loss and much more. You can check out Part 1 of the retrospective with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley here.
FAVORITE EPISODESeason 1, Episode 6, "Lost Girls" Dobrev: I've always said that my favorite to this day is "Lost Girls" from Season 1 because it was fun for me to explore and see Katherine in a different period and then also see Elena in present day figuring it all out. I had so much fun shooting that episode and I loved the way it turned out. Kayla [Ewell] was so good in that episode; [she] was so heart-breaking.
Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"Accola: I still love the pilot. I watched it a bunch of times and was just so excited.
Season 3, Episode 5, "The Reckoning"Graham: I have two. The first was directed by Michael Narducci andJohn Behring and it was where I dove into save Matt [Zach Roerig]. I actually framed that script and made Narducci sign it because I was so impressed by the writing. I was really happy with the work I did in that. Then, it was the prom episode. For me it was huge and there was a lot of really cool stuff with my character.
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Season 4, Episode 5, "The Killer"Dobrev: I loved killing Connor (Todd Williams). It was Elena's first kill and it was such a raw, aggressive, angry, malicious bite that lead to his death. It's something we'd never seen Elena do and she did it because she was trying to protect her brother, so it was justified. He was this huge guy and all muscles and big and macho, and for me to go in there and just ravage him and throw him down made me feel like kind of a badass in that moment.
Season 2, Episode 5, "Kill or Be Killed"Accola: When she attacks the two cops and snaps their neck and comes out with blood on her mouth like, "Hi mom." I think that was a pretty epic moment.
Season 2, Episode 18, "The Last Dance" Graham: The best death was my own in the go-go boots in Season 2.
SADDEST DEATHSeason 1, Episode 6, "Lost Girls"Dobrev: Kayla Ewell's, hands down. Maybe because she was my roommate at the time and she was the first person to die as a regular on the show. I miss her still.
Season 3, Episode 13, "Bringing Out the Dead"Accola: Personally for me was Kayla. For Caroline, I think it would be her father.
Season 1, Episode 14, "Fool Me Once"Graham: For Bonnie it was definitely her Grams.
FAVORITE FLASHBACK ERA1920'sDobrev: I loved watching the '20s flashbacks. I was in it, but for not very much, and I wish I had been in it more because it is my all-time favorite era.
Page 3 of 3 - 1920'sAccola: I loved the '20s, I think everyone did. It was really incredible.
12th Century ItalyGraham: There was an episode with Claire Holt during Roman times where she was fantastic.
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The Vampire Diaries 100th episode airs on Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.
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