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The Vampire Diaries: The Sun Also Rises

With the arrival of the full moon, Elena tries to prepare for whatever Klaus has planned and Tyler faces his second transformation. The terrifying events quickly spin out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Finally, Damon admits the truth to Stefan about a terrible new development they must face.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Airdate: Thursday May 05th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) May 10, 2011


Guest Stars
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Working With Elena)
David AndersDavid Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert (Grayson Gilbert's Younger Brother, Elena's Father)
Joseph MorganJoseph Morgan
As Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson (The Original Hybrid, Performing Sacrifice)
Lisa TuckerLisa Tucker
As Greta Martin (Witch, Working For Klaus)
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Jules (Friend of Tyler's, Werewolf In Sacrifice)
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: 2.84 Million Viewers

Trivia: Episode director Paul M. Sommers placed his name on one of the grave stones in the cemetery.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BirdySkinny LoveElena reads John's letter, During funeral.

Episode Quotes
Katherine: It was her or me, I chose her.
Damon: I helped you, you owed me. Now when Klaus dies, you're going to walk out of here without a scratch, and Elena's aunt dies. Sometimes you're the only one that wins, how'd that happen?
Katherine: I didn't let love get in the way.
Damon: Enjoy eternity alone, Katherine.

Elijah: You're very honorable.
Stefan: Are you? Because this plan is contingent on your honor, Elijah.

Damon: Her soul? Really? You're going to put some faith in some act of God mumbo jumbo?
John: I refuse to let Elena become the thing I spent my life protecting her against, and you can call that God, or mystical energy, or whatever you want. But yes, I'm putting my faith in it.

John: You ruined her life. You know that, right?
Damon: I know that, John. I took her choices, destroyed her future, I get that.

Caroline: You shouldn't leave again.
Tyler: You're kidding, right? This is the second time I've tried to kill you.
Caroline: Well, no friendship is perfect.

Stefan: Klaus is your brother. I know that I've wanted to kill my brother a thousand times, but I've never been able to.
Elijah: You know, Klaus was not my only brother. I had siblings, parents. I had a family. Over the centuries, Klaus hunted them down one by one and he took them from me. He scattered them across the seas where their bodies could never be found.
Stefan: You want revenge.
Elijah: Sometimes there's honour in revenge, Stefan. I won't fail you.
Stefan: Please end this.

Episode Goofs

When Klaus approaches Jenna and Elena, surrounded by circles of fire, Jenna stands up. Elena then asks Klaus to spare Jenna. The camera angle changes, and Jenna is shown standing up again.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Sun Also Rises

'The Sun Also Rises' is the title of a novel by Ernest Hemingway. The novel explores the themes of love, death and renewal of nature.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 20: Damon was bit by Tyler, who was turning into a werewolf, while trying to save Tyler and Caroline from Klaus in 2x20 "The Last Day."

Season 2, Episode 20: Klaus began the process of turning Jenna into a vampire in 2x20 "The Last Day" so that he could sacrifice her in the ritual.

Season 2, Episode 20: Damon fed Elena his blood in 2x20 "The Last Day" so that if she was killed by Klaus she would come back as a vampire.

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