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The Vampire Diaries: The House Guest

Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them stay alive. Frustrated with her relationship with Matt, Caroline finds a new way to get his attention. Alaric makes a surprising confession to Jenna, and Katherine makes a different kind of confession to Damon. Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together, but Jonas' lack of trust leads to a violent and fiery confrontation.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x16
Airdate: Thursday February 24th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 01, 2011


Guest Stars
Bryton JamesBryton James
As Luka Martin (New Student At Mystic Falls, Warlock)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (Killed By Damon, Stefan and Elena)
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Isobel Flemming (Wife of Alaric Saltzman, Vampire)
Randy J. GoodwinRandy J. Goodwin
As Jonas Martin (Father of Luka Martin, Warlock)
S.O. StereoS.O. Stereo
As Themselves (Performing At The Mystic Grille)
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
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.98 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Katherine has more screen time in this episode than Elena.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Angel TaylorEpiphanyElena, Bonnie and Caroline talk in the kitchen.
James Morrison (2)Broken Strings ft. Nelly FurtadoDamon and Katherine talk about the Gilbert diary.
S.O. StereoHello Miss HeelsElena walks in on Caroline and Matt.
S.O. StereoI'll Take the BulletElena, Caroline, Bonnie and Jenna at the Grille.
S.O. StereoEternal Flame ft. Candice AccolaCandice sings at the Grille to get attract Matt.

Episode Quotes
Caroline: You were dying, and my blood healed you.
Matt: What do you mean, it healed me? could your blood heal me?
Caroline: Because that's what vampire blood does for humans, and that's what I am. I'm a vampire, Matt.

Jenna: Not tonight, Ric. Tonight I have traded you for Senor Tequila.
Alaric: Yeah, well Senor Tequila’s not gonna treat you very well.
Jenna: Well the two of you have a lot in common.
Alaric: Look, Jenna. I hate that you're this upset with me.
Jenna: Yeah, well it's your own fault because whatever it is you're keeping from me, whatever you think I can't're wrong. 'Cause last year I was a grad student who smoked a lot of pot and couldn't keep a goldfish alive, and now I'm a parent. So I think I can handle anything, Ric.

Elena: What is she doing here?
Damon: When we killed Elijah, it broke the compulsion and freed the bitch from the tomb.

Caroline: So there's this guy, and uh, he told he to tell him how I feel about him. Like it's so easy. You know, just 'cause I talk a lot doesn't mean I know what I'm always talking about. Uhh, like now, when I'm feeling loopy and I don't really know how to express myself, umm...(the band tries to take away the microphone) I can sing! Yeah, yeah. You know what, I'm going to sing.
Band Member: Come on, off the stage.
Caroline: You are going to let me live out my rock star fantasies, and you are going to be my backup.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The House Guest

'The House Guest' is the title of a film from 1995 about a criminal who poses as a family friend to escape the law. Katherine poses as a friend to Damon, Stefan and Elena in order to hide from Klaus.

The Notebook: During girl's night, Caroline suggests that they watch The Notebook.

'The Notebook' is a film from 2004 starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 15: Elena, Stefan and Damon killed Elijah in 2x15 "The Dinner Party" using the special dagger.

Season 2, Episode 15: In 2x15 "The Dinner Party," Bonnie's powers were taken away by Jonas Martin.

Season 2, Episode 15: After Elijah was killed in 2x15 "The Dinner Party," Katherine was able to leave the tomb. She has promised to help Damon.

Season 1, Episode 2: When Caroline tells Matt that she is a vampire, he says that he remembers Vicki telling him about vampires. In 1x02 "The Night of the Comet" Vicki, Matt's sister, was hospitalized after being attacked by Damon.

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