'The Vampire Diaries' greatest Katherine moments: Say goodbye to one of the series' best characters in GIFSAdd to Favorites | The Vampire Diaries
Nope, Katherine is really gone. For good. There's no eleventh-hour reprieve for the 500-year-old doppelganger/vampire-turned-human. No more body-jumping spells, no running from her fate, no bringing her back from the dead. Her soul was ripped from this world and dragged not to The Other Side for all eternity, but to "TVD's" version of hell: The Dark Side (which is what we're calling it for a nice symmetry). It was violent, it was brutal, it was dark ... and, like we said, it was permanent. Goodbye, Katherine Pierce. This truly has been "the role of a lifetime."
But before Thursday (March 20) night's episode, "While You Were Sleeping," which will be the first episode since Katherine's demise and the first episode since the beginning of the series where Katherine won't be a formidable adversary or a guiding force for the rest of the main characters, let's take a look back at all of Katherine's conniving, backstabbing, scheming and plotting -- a.k.a. all of her greatest moments -- in GIF form: