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The Vampire Diaries: As I Lay Dying

While Mystic Falls presents a screening of "Gone with The Wind" in the town square, Damon's memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of Elena in the present day. Stefan pays a terrible personal price for his attempt to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes makes a deadly mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. More than one life hangs in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x22
Airdate: Thursday May 12th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) May 17, 2011


Guest Stars
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Emily Bennett (Witch, Speaks Through Bonnie Bennett)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (Vampire. Brother of Klaus)
Joseph MorganJoseph Morgan
As Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson (The Original Hybrid)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Jeremy's See's Anna's Ghost)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)

Co-Guest Stars
Ashlyn HensenAshlyn Hensen
As Warehouse Girl
Chris WhitleyChris Whitley
As Deputy #2
Mark Wilson (4)Mark Wilson (4)
As Deputy #1

Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan (Jeremy's See's Vicki's Ghost)
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
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.86 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: The filming of this episode took from Monday, April 4 until Friday, April 15, 2011.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Days DifferenceSpeakersStefan tells Alaric that Damon is dying.
Girl Named TobyHolding A HeartJeremy talks to Bonnie on the computer.
Ingrid MichaelsonTurn To StoneBeginning of the episode.
Levi KreisI Should GoElena lays with Damon on his bed while he dies.

Episode Quotes
Klaus: I heard about this one vampire, crazy bloke, always on-and-off the wagon for decades. When he was off, he was magnificent. 1917 he went into Monterrey and wiped out an entire migrant village. True Ripper. Sound familiar?
Stefan: I haven’t been that way in a very long time.
Klaus: Well, that’s the vampire I can make a deal with. That is the kind of talent that I can use when I leave this town.

Stefan: Your blood is the cure.
Klaus: Gotta love Mother Nature.

Damon: Elena, feeding you my blood, I was wrong.
Elena: Yes, you were.
Damon: And I know I don’t deserve your forgiveness but... I need it.

Stefan: You’re not dying today.
Damon: What’s the plan, Superman?

Damon: You should want me dead. I'm the reason Jenna got killed.
Alaric: I don’t blame you for Jenna.
Damon: Oh sure you do. Let’s not forget I turned your wife into a vampire. You must really hate me for that one.
Alaric: Ok, give me your glass. Neither one of us is drunk enough for this conversation.

Damon: I've made a lot of choices that have gotten me here. I deserve this. I deserve to die. It’s ok, because if I’d have chosen differently, I wouldn't have met you. I'm so sorry. I've done so many things to hurt you.
Elena: It's ok. I forgive you.
Damon: I know you love Stefan. I know it'll always be Stefan. But I love you. You should know that.
Elena: I do.
Damon: You should have met me in 1864. You would have liked me.
Elena: I like you now. Just the way you are.

Episode Goofs

Katherine brought Damon blood at the Salvatore house without being invited in. In 2x18 "The Last Dance" Elena was given ownership of the house so that she could stop vampires from being able to enter whenever they want.


When Carol Lockwood goes into Sheriff Forbes' office she is wearing a sling. When she enters the room the sling is on straight, but when the camera angle changes, the band has been twisted.

Cultural References
Episode Title: As I Lay Dying

'As I Lay Dying' is the title of a novel by William Faulkner, published in 1930.

Superman: When Stefan locks Damon in the cell in the Salvatore house, Damon says, "What's the plan, Superman?"

'Superman' is a fictional character from the DC Comics universe.

Gone with the Wind: Mystic Falls is doing a screening of the film 'Gone with the Wind.'

'Gone with the Wind,' starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, was released in 1939.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 21: In 2x21 "The Sun Also Rises," Jenna was killed by Klaus as part of the sacrifice.

Season 2, Episode 21: Klaus broke the curse of the sun and the moon in 2x21 "The Sun Also Rises," so that he can now turn into a werewolf. He and Elijah escaped.

Season 2, Episode 21: John Gilbert sacrificed his life for Elena's in 2x21 "The Sun Also Rises" with the help of Bonnie, so that Elena wouldn't turn into a vampire.

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."

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