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Despite Elena's efforts to keep Jeremy safe, he offers to help Damon and Alaric deal with Katherine. Sheriff Forbes and Caroline share a few rare moments of quality mother/daughter time. Bonnie accidentally discovers new information about Mason and shares it with Stefan, leading Damon to take matters into his own hands.

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x6
Airdate: Thursday October 21st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 09, 2010

Guest Stars
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Wife of Richard Lockwood)
Taylor KinneyTaylor Kinney
As Mason Lockwood (Richard Lockwood's Brother, Tyler's Uncle)
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
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers


Elena and Stefan start getting friendly in the morning; same time and
action, different place for Katherine and Mason. Elena pauses things to
go decorate at the Lockwood's. She's worried about him being around
Mason, what with Mason's effort at killing him yesterday. He wants to
join her there, keep an eye on her. Elena fears Katherine will kill
Stefan if he finds out they are feigning their fights...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.62 Million Viewers

Casting: This is the first episode this season, where all credited main characters appear.

Trivia: Katherine is staying at a bed and breakfast with Mason. She tells Mason that they have to be quiet or Mrs. Flowers will think she is a floozy. In the 'Vampire Diaries' books, Mrs. Flowers runs the boarding house where Stefan and Damon live.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AthleteWiresEnd of the episode, Elena and Stefan break up.
The Black KeysTighten UpJenna invites Stefan to dinner.
The ScriptThis Is LoveElena and Stefan wake up, Katherin and Mason.
The Temper TrapScience of FearMatt and Tyler talk about Caroline.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: You know, Elena and I, we're kind of taking a...pause.
Jenna: Really?
Stefan: Yeah.
Jenna: 'Cause that's not what it sounded like this morning.
Stefan: Light sleeper.

Katherine: Mason? You should have been here an hour ago.
Damon: Wrong boy toy.
Katherine: Damon. I assume Mason's with you.
Damon: He's right beside me. Although his heart's across the room.
Katherine: You shouldn't have.

Stefan: Why would you involve Jeremy?
Damon: He's playing Indiana Jones. He involved himself.

Bonnie: What do you want?
Damon: A favour.
Bonnie: Like that's gonna happen!
Damon: So predictable!

Mason: She's going to use it to lift the curse.
Damon: Of the moon? So why would a vampire help a werewolf break a curse which keeps them from turning whenever they want?
Mason: So I wouldn't have to turn any more!
Damon: Why?
Mason: Because she loves me.
Damon: Now I get it. You're just stupid! Katherine doesn't love you, she's using you, you moron!

Damon: Elena. I'm the one who helped Katherine on. I wasn't thinking, I didn't think!
Elena: It doesn't matter. Damon...she won. Katherine won.

Elena: We did this. Stefan, Jenna's in the hospital, and Jeremy could be next. All because we didn't...we didn't listen to her, because...because we're together. Stefan...
Stefan: I know what you're going to say to me.
Elena: Then let me say it. I've been so selfish because I love you so much, and I know how much you love me, but it's over.

Episode Goofs

When Stefan is at the bottom of the well filled with vervaine, he is completely submerged and his clothes are soaking wet. When he is raised to the top of the well and Bonnie lowers him to the ground, his clothes are completely dry.

Cultural References
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Damon says to Alaric that Jeremy is "playing Indiana Jones."

'Indiana Jones' is the name of the main character in the 'Indiana Jones' film franchise, starting with the first film in 1981, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' starring Harrison Ford.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 5: At the end of 2x05 "Kill or Be Killed," Mason told Katherine he got the moonstone.

Season 2, Episode 5: Sheriff Forbes, Caroline's mother, found out Caroline was a vampire in 205 "Kill or Be Killed."

Season 2, Episode 5: Sheriff Forbes was put in the cell at Stefan and Damon's house in 2x05 "Kill or Be Killed" so that she wouldn't tell everyone about the vampires.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorSean Albertson
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
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
Production CoordinatorPaula Kramer
Post Production SupervisorAni Arutyunyan
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
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
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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