Don’t panic — it’s still a long way off, but like all good things, The Vampire Diaries Season 4 must come to an end. 

The Futon Critic and TVLine report that day is May 16. The CW has yet to announce the official date, but because there are 23 episodes of the show this year — and Season 3’s finale aired on May 10 — the date sounds like a good bet.

We’ve added the tentative schedule for when the rest of the episodes will air below.

OK, the bad news is this made you start picturing a long summer without TVD. The good news is this gives you plenty of time to start planning your finale party.

Source: The Futon Critic, TVLine

February 28: Hiatus (Season 4, Episode 10, "After School Special" airs)
March 7: Hiatus (Season 4, Episode 11, "Catch Me If You Can" airs)
March 14: The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On”
March 21: The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 17
March 28: The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18, “American Gothic”
April 4: TBD
April 11: TBD
April 18: TBD
April 25: The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals backdoor pilot
May 2: TBD
May 9: TBD
May 16: The Vampire Diaries Season 4 finale (reported)