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Stefan and Damon decide on a new plan to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood’s masquerade ball. Katherine calls on an old friend, Lucy, to attend the ball with her.

Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric all do what they can to help Stefan and Damon, but Katherine has a surprise planned that none of them could foresee. Things take an ugly turn when Matt and Tyler start doing shots with their friends.

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Thursday October 28th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 16, 2010

Guest Stars
Maiara WalshMaiara Walsh
As Sarah (Friend of Tyler Lockwood's)
Natashia WilliamsNatashia Williams
As Lucy (Bonnie's Cousin, Friend of Katherine's)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Wife of Richard Lockwood)
Tiya SircarTiya Sircar
As Aimee Bradley (Friend of Sarah's, Interested in Matt Donovan)
Jackie PruchaJackie Prucha
As Mrs. Flowers (Bed & Breakfast Landlady, Carrie's Katherine's Bag)
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


Stefan comes home to find a very shaken up Caroline. She tells them she
saw Katherine at the Grill, when she stopped by to quasi-stalk Matt.
'Elena' asks if she's okay, but Caroline realizes it's Katherine, and
tries to leave. Katherine uses her as a messenger. She needs to tell
the brothers she wants the moonstone at the masquerade tonight or she'll
rip the town apart until it rains blood...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.55 Million Viewers

Trivia: The fire spinners, fire eaters, stilt walkers and jugglers performing at the Masquerade Ball were all members of the Imperial Opa Circus, a local Atlanta performing group.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cruel Black DoveLove My WayThe party stars, Tyler talks to his mom.
Digital DaggersHead Over HeelsKatherine asks Stefan to dance at the masquerade.
GorillazOn Melancholy HillMatt pours shots for Tyler to get him drunk.
Joel & LukePeople ChangeCaroline sees Matt with a girl and gets a text.
KaskadeFire In Your New Shoes feat. DragonetteBonnie confronts her cousin about the spell.
Morning ParadeUnder The StarsDamon convinces Stefan to kill Katherine.
Tawgs SalterBraveFinal scenes of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Katherine: Three of us together, just like old times. The brother who loved me too much and the one who didn't love me enough.
Damon: And the evil slut vampire who only loved herself.
Katherine: What happened to you, Damon? You used to be so sweet and polite.
Damon: That Damon died long time ago.
Katherine: Good, he was a bore.

Stefan: In 1864 you faked your death. Who were you running from Katherine?
Katherine: In 1987, you were in Chicago. At a concert of all places with that wench Lexi. Come on Stefan, don't look so surprised. Of course I checked in on you over the years. You were standing in the front row, dancing all night, you were watching Bon Jovi and I was watching you.
Stefan: What were you running from?
Katherine: (mouths) I love you.

Elena: Where's Jeremy? Is he hungry?
Jenna: He already left. For the Lockewood party.
Elena: He went to that?
Jenna: I'm glad. He needs to have more fun. Lose some of that 'emo' thing.

Bonnie: What's going on?
Jeremy: We're gonna kill Katherine.
Stefan: I can explain.
Bonnie: Please.
Stefan: We're...gonna kill Katherine.

Damon: I'm going to go to the Masquerade Ball and I'm gonna kill her. Tonight.
Stefan: You're not gonna kill her.
Damon: Don't give me that goody goody crap.
Stefan: You're not gonna kill her.
Damon: Oh really?
Stefan: Because I am.

Katherine: Have I mentioned how inconvenient your obsession with me has been?
Damon: You and me both, honey.

Katherine: She needs to be protected!
Damon: Then I'll protect her.. While you rot in hell.

Episode Goofs

When Katherine, Damon and Stefan are fighting, the blood stains on the back of Elena's top change size and shape throughout the fight. At first the blood is at the top left of her back, near her shoulder. Later it is near the bottom of her back.


When Bonnie is looking for Lucy at the party she is wearing her mask. She see's Lucy and leaves the room. As she round the corner, the camera angle changes, and Bonnie is suddenly not wearing a mask any more.

Cultural References
Jon Bon Jovi: While talking to Stefan, Katherine says, "You were standing in the front row, dancing all night, you were watching Bon Jovi and I was watching you."

Jon Bon Jovi is an American music artist.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 6: Elena broke up with Stefan at the end of 2x06 "Plan B" to protect her family.

Season 2, Episode 6: Damon killed Mason Lockwood in 2x06 "Plan B" after getting the moonstone.

Season 2, Episode 6: Katherine compelled Matt Donovan at the end of 2x06 "Plan B" to fight Tyler until Tyler kills him.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorJoshua Butler
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
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
Production CoordinatorPaula Kramer
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 AssistantCharlie Charbonneau
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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