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Katherine’s past is finally revealed when Elena puts herself in a dangerous position as she searches for the truth about what her own future may hold. Jeremy teams up with Bonnie after she casts a difficult spell. Stefan and Damon both come to Elena's assistance, and in the process, learn some information about vampires, people and events in the distant past. The brothers also come to reach a new understanding. Meanwhile, Caroline tries to make things easier for Tyler.

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Thursday November 11th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 30, 2010
BR (Warner) Jan 26, 2011

Guest Stars
Bryton JamesBryton James
As Luka Martin (New Student At Mystic Falls)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Looking For Elena)
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Rose-Marie (Vampire Who Kidnapped Elena, Tells Her About Klaus)
Randy J. GoodwinRandy J. Goodwin
As Jonas Martin (Father of Luka Martin)
Trent FordTrent Ford
As Trevor (Vampire Who Kidnapped Elena, Killed By Elijah)
Trevor PetersonTrevor Peterson
As Slater (Vampire Friend of Rose's)

Co-Guest Stars
Oleg SapoundjievOleg Sapoundjiev
As Katerina's Father
Sia SapoundjievaSia Sapoundjieva
As Katerina's Mother
Sandra LaffertySandra Lafferty
As Old Woman (Compelled By Rose)
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes


The show opened with a young girl about to give birth to an illegitimate child in 1490 Bulgaria. The potential grandmother was telling the young woman to push, push, it is almost here. With one huge last effort, the young mother pushed her baby girl into the world and it immediately was taken and wrapped into a blanket and whisked from the room. The young mother begged her mother and the midwives to allow her to see her newly born child, but only silence answered her as the grandmother tried to comfort the girl. The grandfather came into the room and demanded to know where the child was and when told, he said that that was as it should be. The new mother wept wildly in her grief, demanding to see her baby, but was tended to and then left alone in her room. Meanwhile, the baby was taken by boat to an undisclosed location...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.50 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), and Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Atomic TomYou Always Get What You WantJeremy asks Bonnie to play pool with him.
Ben HarperAmen OmenRose tells Damon she cant care about anyone.
David Gray (1)A Moment Changes EverythingRose and Damon talk to Slater about Klaus.
Free EnergyLight Love 
Matt DuncanPuritan Heart 
The PassTrap of MirrorsBonnie and Luca talk at the Mystic Grille.
Pete YornPrecious StoneCaroline talks to Stefan about Tyler.

Episode Quotes
Rose: Being in love with your brother's girlfriend must be difficult.
Damon: I'm not in love with anyone.
Rose: Wanna try that again?

Katherine: Witches and their spells. So many ingredients. So many people to sacrifice.

Elena: You killed yourself?
Katherine: Klaus needed a human doppelganger. As a vampire, I was no longer any use to him.
Elena: But it didn't work. You didn't really escape, you've been running from Klaus ever since.
Katherine: I underestimated his spirit for vengeance. But living out of a suitcase is better than dying so that you could have your blood spilled over some silly little rock.

Damon: She's in denial.
Stefan: Shut up Damon.

Elena: Tell everyone I wasn't feeling well and I went home from school.
Caroline: Can't believe I'm agreeing to this. I'm a terrible liar.
Elena: I'll keep Stefan busy. I don't want him to know what I'm up to.
Caroline: I'm even worse at duplicity... and you know this.
Elena: You managed to keep me occupied when Katherine paid Stefan a visit.
Caroline: Yeah...'cause she threatened me. Not that I'm saying you should use that a a tactic!

Elena: Rose and Trevor spent the last five hundred years running because you used them. Trevor just got killed.
Katherine: I never thought he would've lasted that long.
Elena: You don't even care that you ruined their lives.
Katherine: I was looking out for myself, Elena. I will always look out for myself. If you're smart, you'll do the same.

Cultural References
Craigslist: Slater tells Damon and Rose that he uses Craigslist as a way to get a hold of other vampires.

Craigslist is an online classified advertisements website where people can post, and respond to, ads about a large variety of things.

Citizen Kane: Damon calls Rose "Rosebud." This is a possible reference to 'Citizen Kane.'

'Citizen Kane' is a film from 1941, starring Orson Welles, in which the famous final words of the film are 'Rosebud.'

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 8: Damon told Elena that he loved her at the end of 2x08 "Rose," but he compelled her to forget it.

Season 2, Episode 8: Elena was kidnapped and held hostage by Rose and Trevor in 2x08 "Rose." They were planning to hand her over to Elijah, one of the original vampires, in order to gain their freedom.

Season 2, Episode 8: Damon and Stefan thought they killed Elijah in 2x08 "Rose" but he survived.

Season 2, Episode 6: Elena and Stefan broke up in 2x06 "Plan B" because it was becoming too dangerous for Elena and her family.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorLance Anderson
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorRudy Persico
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerJennifer Bryan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Script CoordinatorBryan Gracia
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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