Elena (Nina Dobrev) is back! Still a little off, though. Must be her murder plot. This week, it’s all about vampires from beyond the grave. Or the veil. That means it’s time for our live recap of The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 22, “The Walking Dead.”

We’ll have our full Vampire Diaries recap up after the show, but until then, you can follow along with our live chat, starting at 8 pm. We’ve busted out our Ouija boards and are ready to answer your questions, comments, and concerns, so keep refreshing frequently.  

Graduation is nigh, and Caroline (Candice Accola) has her eye on the prize. She’s trying to get Elena to mail out her graduation announcements, but the baby vamp is basically saying, “Katherine! Katherine! Katherine!”

Speaking of, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) might be regretting her pact with Bonnie (Kat Graham). The witch wants the doppelganger’s help in going after Silas. Um, Bon? Katherine tends to run from danger, not toward it. With or without the vampire’s help, Bonnie manages to lower the veil to the Other Side, and some ghosts make their way over.

Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre), fresh off a near-death experience, enlists Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) in investigating some mysterious blood-drainings at the hospital.

There will also be more Matt (Zach Roerig)-Rebekah (Claire Holt) togetherness.

Who’s ready to see some ghosts?

8:00 — Previously on!

8:01 — Makes us miss Alaric!  

8:02 — Same old Elena — Not!

8:03 — $500 boots? Like you actually paid for them, Kat.

8:05 — Deputies Salvatore and Salvatore, reporting for duty.

8:06 — Should’ve probably told Liz this sooner, yes?

8:07 — “The Lockwood cellar reeks of wet dog.” #werewolfburn

8:08 — Drinking: The solution to all of TVD problems.

8:14 — “I think we should split up.” Preceding every bad thing in a scary movie ever.

8:15 — “I don’t care about Bonnie.” Hey, neither does Damon!

8:16 — Considering how little she goes to school, Elena has the layout down.

8:18 — Tombstones 2,000 years ago sucked.

8:18 — Eee! Alaric!

8:23 — It’s good. It’s so, so good.

8:24 — BFFs forever. Even beyond the grave.

8:25 — That’s Kol-d.

8:26 — Matt’s having a bad week. Or as he calls it, every week.

8:28 — “Stefan!” She sounds soooo annoyed.

8:29 — Aw, Matty warms my heart.

8:30 — This is so trippy.

8:34 — “Do you still have feelings for her?” Most normal couple fight they’ve ever had.

8:36 — “Isn’t she your girlfriend?” Like you haven’t been watching, Alaric.

8:36 — Still kinda want Caroline and Rebekah to be besties.

8:38 — Alaric: Best Silas yet?

8:40 — Ghosts in the graveyard.

8:45 — Aww. Hoped we see her.

8:47 — Loooove scary Bonnie.

8:48 — So, ghosts are just constantly watching people? Creepy.

8:48 — Everything about this episode is making me happy. And sobby. 

8:53 — I’m about to cry super hard, aren’t I?

8:54 — We’re glad to see Lex, but she didn’t help out AT ALL.

8:55 — See? Damon agrees with me. Creepy.

8:56 — Bonnie just never learns, does she?

8:58 — Hell’s bells. Hunters.

8:59 — Bonnie!!!

9:00 — Wow and wow. Stunned. Thanks for watching with us! See you next week for the Season 4 finale!