Credit: The CW © 2012 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Matt in Season 3, Episode 22: “The Departed”

This Thursday’s finale episode of The Vampire Diaries will be history repeating itself over by Wickery Bridge! The extended promo for Season 3, Episode 22, “The Departed” showed us a glimpse of that troublesome Original Rebekah (Claire Holt) standing in the middle of the road as Matt (Zach Roerig) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are driving along in his truck, causing them to veer off the bridge and crash into the river. Is that her jealousy letting loose? That’s at least one dangerous accident in the finale.

But the episode will also flash back to the wreck which started it all — the Gilbert family accident involving Elena and her parents. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to sense the connection, but TV Guide reports that the flashback crash won’t reveal any supernatural cause to the tragedy.

Executive producer Julie Plec says it “was an accident. Period. End of story,” but there will be another common denominator (aside from Elena) involved in both incidents: the person who saves them.

Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) was the one to rescue Elena from the murky wreck on the first go-round, and it seems he’ll get to be the hero once again for crash number two. If he hasn’t already redeemed himself to Elena, saving her life again might just do the trick, no? Let's just hope more than one human walks away from this accident!

Source: TV Guide

Need your daily Vampire Diaries fix? Like us on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Vampire Diaries Extended Promo Video For Season 3, Episode 22, "The Departed": Over the Bridge