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The Vampire Diaries: Brave New World

Desperate and confused, Caroline leaves the hospital; Damon is suspicious of Tyler's uncle; Bonnie unleashes her anger on Damon.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x2
Airdate: Thursday September 16th, 2010

Director: John Dahl
Writer: Brian Young

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Oct 12, 2010

Guest Stars
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Wife of Richard Lockwood)
Taylor KinneyTaylor Kinney
As Mason Lockwood (Richard Lockwood's Brother, Tyler's Uncle)

Co-Guest Stars
Terri James HutsonTerri James Hutson
As Nurse Haynes (Works in The Mystic Falls Hospital)
B.J. BrittB.J. Britt
As Carter (Works At Mystic Falls Carnival, Killed By Caroline)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueenSteven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


As things become increasingly stressful for everyone in Mystic Falls, we learn a lot of unsettling information about important characters. Caroline wakes up confused fairly late at night because she is really hungry. She tells the nurse that she is very hungry, but the nurse says that she is going to be fed at 7am. This isn't good enough for Caroline and she goes seeking a bag of blood. This episode explores the realization and transitional aspects to becoming a vampire on her part. She is scared, confused, and not particularly interested in drinking blood but she has to. She acquires a bag of blood and gets down to it. At first, she loses it a bit because it is disgusting to human Caroline, but she is no longer human. She is a vampire and she needs to get used to it. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.05 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman) and Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Andrew BelleThe LadderMatt and Caroline stand at the bottles and talk.
GlasvegasGeraldineAt the carnival.
Neon TreesAnimalElena and Bonnie talk about Katherine and set up.
OneRepublicAll This TimeEnd of the episode, Elena and Stefan at carnival.
Silversun PickupsCurrency Of LoveStefan and Mason arm wrestle at the carnival.

Episode Quotes
Elena: I was just hoping that this carnival would reel him back into the land of high school teenager.
Stefan: Oh. Is that what we were doing here?

Stefan: We haven't seen the last of Katherine. You do know that right? We have no idea what she's up to.
Damon: Sure we do. She came back to press her undying eternal love for you. So I'll let you deal with her, 'cause I have more important things to do like...explode.

Damon: Jeremy! So good to see you alive.
Jeremy: Aren't you a little old for a high school carnival?
Damon: A hundred and fifty years too old.

Damon: Oh, hey blondie. They let you out?
Caroline: I remember.
Damon: What do you remember?
Caroline: I remember how you manipulated me, you pushed me around, abused me, erased my memories, fed on me.
Damon: You're crazy.
Caroline: Well the memories have been coming back. In pieces.
Damon: You can't remember. It's impossible. I mean unless you're were becoming a...
Caroline: I've got a message from Katherine. She said 'Game On'.
Damon: Wait...
Caroline: You suck.

Bonnie: I can't believe this is happening.
Damon: Come on, don't pout about it. Got a body to bury.

Stefan: Maybe they're ninja turtles.
Damon: You're not funny.
Stefan: Or no, zombies, werewolves.
Damon: No comedic timing at all.

Damon: (to Jeremy) Look, I don't do the 'Big brother' thing very well, so I haven't got any milk and cookies to offer you.

Episode Goofs

When Caroline puts on the necklace given to her by Elena, while at the hospital, it burns her skin. Previously in the series, Stefan has been able to touch Elena's necklace without receiving any injuries.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Brave New World

'Brave New World' is the title of a novel published in 1932 by Aldous Huxley. The novel predicts a variety of developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and operant conditioning.

The Simpsons: Bart and Homer dolls are seen at the school fair.

Bart and Homer are characters from the animated comedy show 'The Simpsons.'

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: When Stefan and Mason arm wrestle, Damon says that Mason and Tyler could be 'Ninja Turtles' because of their strength.

'Ninja Turtles' are a group of human-like turtles that fight crime in the series 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.'

Twilight: Team Jacob t-shirts are seen at the carnival.

Jacob is a character in the 'Twilight Saga' books and films.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 22: Katherine returned to Mystic Falls in 1x22 "Founders Day."

Season 2, Episode 1: While recovering in the hospital, having been given Damon's blood to keep her alive, Caroline was killed by Katherine in 2x01 "The Return."

Season 2, Episode 1: After being turned down by both Elena and Katherine in 2x01 "The Return," Damon took his anger out on Jeremy by snapping his neck. However, he was wearing John's ring.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorNicholas Erasmus
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerAida Rodgers
First Assistant DirectorMichael Allowitz
Second Assistant DirectorTyler Romary
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerJennifer Bryan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Post Production SupervisorAni Arutyunyan
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyPaul M. Sommers
Story EditorBrian Young
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Executive Story EditorAndrew Chambliss
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
Makeup ArtistJudy Lovell
Producers AssistantGenessa Davis
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