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The Vampire Diariess Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) was seriously pulling on our heart strings in last night’s episode. She’s long been one of the most enjoyable characters to watch on TVD, but she’s also become one of the most compelling as she struggles to deal with her new reality and — dare we say it? — become a better person. Katherine will be at the center of the big 100th episode. What did Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) spill about the secretive storyline?

“The 100th episode, we’re really going to have an opportunity to understand Katherine in a  new light. It’s a really great look at this character,” Candice told TV Fanatic, detailing the ways in which Katherine is “the root” of the entire TVD narrative:

  • “The only reason Stefan stopped in Mystic Falls was because he thought he saw Katherine.”

  • “The only reason Damon returned to Mystic Falls was because he was looking for Katherine.”

  • “The only reason Caroline’s a vampire is because of Katherine.”

  • “The only reason Damon and Stefan ever became vampires was because of Katherine.”

Well summarized, Candice! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Does this mean that we will be getting a retrospective through Katherine’s 500-year life? It certainly seems a good way to tie all of these dead and gone characters back into the narrative, and we know that there will be a 19th century flashback during the ep. We’d definitely watch an entire episode watching Katherine traipse through the centuries in fancy dresses and with cunning plots. Though she has been a presence since Season 1, she has always been a character operating on the periphery. She rarely has had a chance to tell her story; it has always been filtered through the lens of our “heroes.” We would like to hear her story from her perspective.

However, the thought of an important, Katherine-centric episode has us seriously worried for her life. Right now, things are looking grim for our aggressively aging human — even when she’s not jumping off of clock towers. Could this episode be the last for Katherine?

Do you think Katherine will die in the 100th episode? Would you happily watch an entire episode about her life? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.