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