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The Vampire Diaries: Daddy Issues

Johnathan Gilbert's return to Mystic Falls comes as an unhappy surprise to Elena, Jenna and Damon. Caroline lets Stefan know about her conversation with Tyler, and Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused and conflicted Tyler. Jeremy comforts Bonnie after her disturbing conversation with Jonas. When Jules takes a hostage, the situation quickly escalates into a violent confrontation.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x13
Airdate: Thursday February 03rd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Feb 08, 2011
BR (Warner) Mar 16, 2011

Guest Stars
David AndersDavid Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert (Grayson Gilbert's Younger Brother, Elena's Father)
Dawn OlivieriDawn Olivieri
As Andie Star (Mystic Falls Newscaster, Jenna's Friend)
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Jules (Friend of Mason's, Werewolf)
Randy J. GoodwinRandy J. Goodwin
As Jonas Martin (Father of Luka Martin, Warlock)
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Brady (Boyfriend of Jules, Werewolf)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Wife of Richard Lockwood)

Co-Guest Stars
Joel RogersJoel Rogers
As Pastor (Part of Victims Memorial)
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.22 Million Viewers

Trivia: Some of the scenes of this episode were filmed on Ian Somerhalder's (Damon Salvatore) birthday.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AdeleDon't You RememberJenna talks to Alaric about Elena's real father.
Alex BandOnly OneMatt asks Caroline if he can talk to her later.
HurtsStayJenna introduces Damon to Andie Star.
Natasha BedingfieldStrip MeJohn talks to Elena about Elijah.
Ryan StarLosing Your MemoryStefan and Elena, End of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Damon: You need to stop doing that.
Elena: Doing what?
Damon: Assuming that I'll play the good guy, because it's you who's asking

Jenna: So Elena is my sister's husband's brother's daughter and her mother is my boyfriend's deceased wife. You can't make that stuff up.

Bonnie: Overnight, you turned into this hot guy, who's really hot and...
Jeremy: You think I'm hot?

Stefan: No, what you’re doing is you’re being a martyr.
Elena: How is that any different when you say that you would die to keep me safe?
Stefan: Because I’ve already lived—162 years, and you’ve barely begun. Now you want to get yourself killed? That’s not heroic. It’s tragic.

Elena: Are you saying I should put my faith in you? After everything that you did to Stefan and Damon?
John: We've had our differences, and I've made mistakes, but you and I, we're family.
Elena: You don't get to use that word. That word is off limits to you.
John: Fine. But it doesn't change the facts.
Elena: You're right. Facts are facts, so listen up. You may be my father, but I am never going to be your daughter. You got that?

Damon: You brought back John Gilbert, that was your big save-Elena-move?
Stefan: I went to go look for Isobel and I got John instead. He said he could help us and we're desperate...
Damon: We're not that desperate Stefan, that guy tried to barbecue me!

Episode Goofs

After Caroline wakes up from being shot in the head, she wipes her hand across her forehead to remove some of the blood. A moment later, when she notices she is being watched, the blood on her forehead is smaller and not in the same pattern it was a moment before.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 12: Rose died in 2x12 "The Descent" after being bit by a werewolf.

Season 2, Episode 12: After Rose's death, Damon attacked and killed an innocent girl in 2x12 "The Descent."

Season 2, Episode 12: Jonathan Gilbert returned to Mystic Falls at the end of 2x12 "The Descent."

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerJennifer Bryan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
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
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
Makeup ArtistJudy Lovell
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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