Katherine Pierce was a Petrova—and that meant she was a fighter. So when she died in season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, fans were both shocked and saddened by the loss of the “cute” doppelgänger. After five seasons of Katherine’s smirk, how were viewers supposed to say goodbye?
To add fuel to the fire, Katherine’s send-off involved one of the show’s greatest mysteries. She wasn’t allowed to go to the Other Side, but instead, was dragged out of a church…to where? Fans still debate the answer—and for that, her death has landed a spot on EW.com’s Best of 2014 list.
In honor of the woman who stole as many hearts as she ripped out, we asked executive producer Julie Plec to write Katherine Pierce the fauxbituary she deserves. Click here for more stories behind the year’s top TV moments.