Day 05 - Your Favorite Episode
"Miss Mystic Falls" (Season 01, Episode 19)
Yes, the Damon/Elena interactions (especially the dance and final scene) were key in listing this episode, but this episode is so much more with every character showcased in strong ways. We had Stefan falling apart, the return of Bonnie and the effect Gram's death had on her, Jeremy dealing with his new information, Caroline's well-deserved win, the adorable Stefan/Elena version of the dance, Damon stepping up for both Elena and Stefan, as well as the mystery of Uncle John beginning to be revealed. This episode has heart (of both the warming and breaking kind), heat, and a dash of humor. Perfection from beginning to end.