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The Vampire Diaries: Kill or Be Killed

Tyler learns more about the Lockwood family curse from Mason. Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle Mason.Elena tries to keep Jeremy from becoming more involved with the Lockwood mystery, but Jeremy makes an effort to hang out with Tyler. Mason gives Sheriff Lockwood some startling information, leading to a night of violence, confession and heartbreak.

Source: CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Airdate: Thursday October 07th, 2010

Director: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Mike Daniels

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 02, 2010

Guest Stars
Maiara WalshMaiara Walsh
As Sarah (Friend of Tyler Lockwood's)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Taylor KinneyTaylor Kinney
As Mason Lockwood (Richard Lockwood's Brother, Tyler's Uncle)
Tiya SircarTiya Sircar
As Aimee Bradley (Friend of Sarah's, Interested in Matt Donovan)
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


A year ago, Mason was in a Florida bar. He finished his drink and left.
He was followed by a man, Jim, who shoved Mason and hotly declared that
Mason slept with his girlfriend. It was a lie, and Mason told him so.
Jim didn't buy it and things turned ugly - and physical. The fight
escalated until Jim was dead, and that's how Mason found out there was a

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.47 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers), Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), and Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AthleteSuperhuman TouchThe beginning of Volunteer Day.
Fast RomanticsCool KidsElena and Caroline at Volunteer Day.
Kris AllenI Need To KnowEnd of the episode.
The Naked And FamousPunching in a DreamElena and Stefan fake a fight at Volunteer Day.
New PoliticsYeah Yeah YeahThe girls play with the moonstone at the party.
The PassColorsSarah falls down the stairs at the party.
The RiflesSometimesSarah and Aimee talking about Jeremy.
Sky FerreiraObsessionSarah, Aimee, Tyler and Jeremy party at the house.
Smashing PumpkinsThe FellowshipMason fights with a man at the bar.
Title TracksSteady LoveDamon drinks lemonade spiked with vervaine.
Trent DabbsCounting SleepStefan appears behind a closet door at Elena's.

Episode Quotes
Damon: What are you doing?
Stefan: Negotiating peace on your behalf.
Damon: But I don't want peace!
Stefan: Huh.. consider it opposite day.
Damon: Stefan, please tell me you don't seriously think a handshake just solved our problem.
Stefan: No, actually, I think that the first chance Mason Lockwood gets, he's gonna drive a stake through your heart, and then through mine. All because you took it upon yourself to try and kill him. So thank you, 'cause we don't have enough problems.

Stefan: Please tell me that you were just bonding.
Damon: So what's up with this, um, faux drama in your relationship?
Stefan: What are you talking about?
Damon: Oh, come on, Stefan. You and Elena don't fight, especially not over me.
Stefan: Drop it, Damon.
Damon: With pleasure.

Caroline: I can take you.
Mason: Wanna bet?
Caroline. Yeah. I do.

Damon: But you're my friend.
Sheriff Forbes: Our friendship was a lie. Answer me, and I'll kill you fast.

Sheriff Forbes: Keep Caroline away from me, please. I don't want to see her.
Damon: She's your daughter, Liz.
Sheriff Forbes: Not anymore. My daughter's gone.
Damon: You have no idea how wrong you are about that.

Stefan: Ok, how about this, today when we're fighting, if I say 'I can't do this any more Elena' what I'm really mean is that I love you.
Elena: And when I say 'Fine Stefan. Whatever', what I mean is 'I love you too.'

Damon: Hello Mason. Working hard?
Mason: Doing my part.
Damon: I heard you talked to Stefan.
Mason: Nice guy.
Damon: Yeah. a lot nicer than me.
Mason: Well, nice is overrated.
Damon: That's what I think.

Episode Goofs

When Liz Forbes is at the Salvatore's, she gives Damon his cell phone and he puts it in his back pocket. When the camera angle changes, Damon has the phone in his hand again.


When Caroline is in the Lockwood Estate dungeon she has blood on her mouth. The consistency of he blood changes between shots.


Stefan says that Mason only has his superhuman abilities when there is a full moon. This isn't true, because in 2x02 "Brave New World" Mason and Damon arm wrestle and Stefan notices that Damon has superhuman strength. Damon also saw Mason fight the carnival worker.


When Caroline saves Stefan and Damon from Sheriff Forbes, Damon drinks the blood of the deputy to get his strength back. In 1x08 "162 Candles," Damon gave vervain to Sheriff Forbes and she said she was going to be giving it to all of her deputies.

Cultural References
Bionic Woman: When Caroline is on the hill, trying to hear better, she moves her hair behind her ear and tilts her head. This is a reference to 'Bionic Woman.' This is the exact way Jaime Sommers used to focus her hearing.

'Bionic Woman' is a television series that ran from 1976-1978, and was revived in 2007.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 4: Katherine revealed to Stefan in 2x04 "Memory Lane" how she escaped the tomb and how she is still in love with him.

Season 2, Episode 4: Elena and Stefan pretended to break up in 2x04 "Memory Lane" so that Katherine would leave Elena alone.

Season 2, Episode 4: Damon tried to kill Mason in 2x04 "Memory Lane" using a silver knife, but it didn't work.

Season 2, Episode 4: Tyler learned in 2x04 "Memory Lane" that he has to kill someone to activate the werewolf gene and curse.

Other Episode Crew

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