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The Vampire Diaries: Memory Lane

Stefan takes drastic measures to find out the real reason Katherine has returned to Mystic Falls, and is shocked when she reveals new secrets about what really happened in 1864. Damon tries a new tactic to resolve his issues with Mason, but it proves costly. Tyler pushes Mason to tell him the truth about the Lockwoods. Finally, when Katherine delivers an ultimatum, Stefan and Elena are left with very few options.

Source: CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Thursday September 30th, 2010

Director: Rob Hardy
Writer: Caroline Dries

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Oct 26, 2010

Guest Stars
Evan GambleEvan Gamble
As Henry (Vampire From The Tomb)
Taylor KinneyTaylor Kinney
As Mason Lockwood (Richard Lockwood's Brother, Tyler's Uncle)
Simon MillerSimon Miller
As George Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls, Werewolf)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers


Stefan has a dream about Katherine. They are dancing, and when he leans
in for a kiss she tells him no touching, those are the rules. He notices
that Damon is unamused that she is with him, and she tells him that
Damon needs to concede that Stefan is a better dancer. When next he
looks at Damon, he is with Elena, and as he heads toward them, they
begin to walk away. Katherine tries to stop him from going to her. They
go through a door which closes behind Damon and Elena. When he follows
them through, he's back in current times. He appears to be in a bar.
He looks through the crowd and sees Elena at a pool table. She says
"it's your turn." Damon says "be prepared to lose" and they kiss.
Katherine shows up in current times, still wearing her gown. She notes
that it hurts (to see what Stefan is seeing) and now he knows how she
feels. She tells him he loved her once. The dream reverts to the past
and Katherine tells him they can love again. They kiss. He wakes up
and tells her it was a bad dream, and she should go back to sleep. He
lands on the other side of the room, and hisses her name. Katherine
grins and says he has to admit she's getting better at this. Stephen
asks Katherine why she's back in town, and she says three reasons, and
they are all him...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.18 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), and Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: This is the first episode where Katherine has more screen time than Elena.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ballas Hough BandTogether FarawayMason, Alaric & Damon arrive for Jenna's barbecue.
CollideRock OnElena and Damon talk at The Mystic Grille.
GoldfrappWe RadiateCaroline drives Elena to see Stefan.
HaydnQuartet for Strings in C Major, EmperorStefan and Katherine dance at the Founders Ball.
HowlsHammockElena, Damon and Jenna eat pie in the kitchen.
Sara BareillesBreathe AgainEnd of episode, Katherine shows Stefan her love.
Tyrone WellsTime Of Our LivesCaroline apologizes, Stefan warns Elena.

Episode Quotes
Damon: She doesn't like me very much.
Mason: We haven't met. Mason Lockwood.
Damon: Oh sure hey, Damon Salvatore.
Mason: I know. Heard great things about you.
Damon: Really? That's weird. 'Cuz I'm a dick.

Stefan: Why are you back in town?
Katherine: Three reasons. You, you and... you.

Stefan: So you're saying that all the Lockwood's are werewolves?
Katherine: The Lockwood gene runs in the Lockwood family. Not that they're all wolves.
Stefan: How many other werewolves are out there? I mean is it just limited to the Lockwoods?
Katherine: No. There are others. Not many. Practically instinct. They many exist in books and really bad movies.

Stefan: I know we've only known each other for a short while. And I know I'm in competition for your affections but, uh, I've never net a woman quite like you. I-I look at you and I see an angel. It's to a touch of skin, my entire body ignites. I kiss you and I know that I'm falling in love. I am in love with you.
Katherine: There is just so much you don't know about me Stefan.
Stefan: More to learn and love.

Jenna: Mason was a catch. He had girls lining up.
Damon: Really? Huh, I pegged you for a lone wolf.
Mason: I'm sure I wasn't half the lady killer you were.

Mason: There was confusion. I could chain myself up in time. I have no control once I shift.
Damon: Aww, no obedience school?

Elena: How do you know about Jenna's barbecue?
Damon: Well it was my idea. Jenna went to school with Mason, so I figured it was a good opportunity to get to know the guy. So I asked Alaric, to ask Jenna...
Elena: Does Jenna know you're coming? 'Cause she's not exactly a big fan of yours.
Damon: Well I figured this peach cobbler would be a good way.

Cultural References
Dances with Wolves: While talking with Jenna, Damon and Caroline, Mason mentions the movie 'Dances with Wolves.'

'Dances with Wolves' is the title of a film from 1990 starring Kevin Costner.

Guitar Hero: While at Jenna's barbecue, Mason says that "Jenna just brought out guitar hero."

'Guitar Hero' is a video game where you play along to songs using a guitar game controller.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 3: Elena learned in 2x03 "Bad Moon Rising" that Katherine was originally from Europe, and that her real last name is Petrova.

Season 2, Episode 3: Mason Lockwood turned into a vampire in 2x03 "Bad Moon Rising" and tried to attack Stefan and Caroline.

Season 2, Episode 3: At the end of 2x03 "Bad Moon Rising," Katherine showed up in Caroline's bedroom.

Season 2, Episode 3: After turning into a vampire, Caroline broke up with Matt in 2x03 "Bad Moon Rising" to protect him.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorJoshua Butler
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
Assistant EditorTyler Cook
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
Makeup ArtistJudy Lovell
Producers AssistantAllison Venrick
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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