Now-and-then photos of 'The Vampire Diaries' cast that prove they really are immortal

But are the really vampires...?

'Tis time.

The Vampire Diaries has officially been laid to rest. After seven bloody (hehe) intense season, Friday night saw the show's season finale air and it did not happen without a tear or two.

To help mend this new blank space in our hearts - rather than turning off our humanity switches - we thought we'd take a look at the cast when they first started, to now.