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Klaus puts a plan in motion that will give him even more power, but even with the unwilling participation of werewolf Ray Sutton, things don't go exactly as Klaus had planned. Damon and Alaric reluctantly go along with Elena's new strategy to find Stefan, leading Damon into a dangerous fight with an unexpected enemy. Jeremy turns to Matt for help as he continues to try to understand what the ghosts from his past want from him. Unaware that Caroline is in need of his help, Tyler faces an emotional confrontation with his mother.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x2
Airdate: Thursday September 22nd, 2011

Director: Joshua Butler
Writer: Al Septien

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Oct 18, 2011
AU (FOX8) Apr 17, 2012


Guest Stars
David GallagherDavid Gallagher
As Ray Sutton (Werewolf Turned Hybrid By Klaus)
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father)
Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan (Appears As Ghost, Jeremy's Former Girlfriend)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Appears As Ghost, Jeremy's Former Girlfriend)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)
April BillingsleyApril Billingsley
As Paige (Werewolf Turned Hybrid By Klaus)
Jason MacJason Mac
As Derek (Human Living With Werewolves, Bitten By Klaus)

Co-Guest Stars
Kelly SuttonKelly Sutton
As Anchor Woman (Announces Andie Star's Death)
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
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


The scene opens with Damon seeing a news report about the death of Andi Starr -- Stefan's latest victim. Elena tells him Stefan called. Sheriff Forbes traced the call to Tennessee. Damon thinks Stefan is gone. "And I don't mean geographically," he says. Damon burns papers in his fireplace. Ric wakes up with a wicked hangover to loud pounding on his door. Elena asks what he knows about Stefan and Tennessee. She refuses to give up on him. Ric tells her they've been tracking werewolves. Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Stefan carries Ray's body through the woods with Klaus. He's not happy about it. With a body on his shoulders, Stefan and Klaus wander into a werewolf pack. Stefan tosses down the body. Klaus introduces himself. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.52 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Delta SpiritParadeJeremy tells Matt that he saw Vicki's ghost.
Jason WalkerEchoDamon tells Elena about Stefan.
The Joy FormidableA Heavy AbacusTyler and Matt talk at the Mystic Grille.
Portugal. The ManGot It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) 
Smith WesternsStill NewElena talks with Alaric and Tyler at Mystic Grille

Episode Quotes
Elena: You've been dodging my calls.
Damon: Busy day. Dead fake girlfriend and all.
Elena: Why didn't you tell me?
Damon: Happy Birthday, Elena. Stefan killed Andie. Cake?

Alaric: You wanna hunt down a pack of werewolves on a full moon?
Elena: We'll be out of there before the moon is full. If you don't come with me, I'm going by myself. What? You're the one who told me that I could handle things on my own now.
Alaric: Yeah, I meant like frozen dinners and SATs.

Damon: What changed your mind, Elena?
Elena: I didn't want to see you get hurt, ok? I was...I was worried about you.
Damon: Thanks.
Elena: Yes, I worry about you. Why do you even have to hear me say it?
Damon: Because when I drag my brother from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone.

Alaric: In a couple hours the full moon is going to rise just above that ridge. If Tyler's right, that's where the pack will be.
Elena: You were a boy scout weren't you?
Alaric: Shut up.

Elena: Are you ok? Did you...?
Damon: Fine, bite-free. Get back in the car, please.
Elena: Can you just give me a minute to appreciate that you're not dead?
Damon: I'll give you 10 seconds. 9, 8...Hey, Ric, did you happen to see where I parked my car?

Episode Goofs

When Elena is standing in the water and arguing with Damon, her hair changes multiple times throughout the scene. First, it is pushed back off her face. When the camera angle changes, it is falling loose around her face, and a moment later, it is tucked behind her ears.

Cultural References
Heroes: Actor Jack Coleman (Bill Forbes) starred in the NBC series 'Heroes.'

On 'Heroes' Jack Coleman's character also had a blonde daughter who had supernatural powers.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 1: Caroline was shot with vervaine darts in 3x01 "The Birthday" by Tyler Lockwood's mother.

Season 3, Episode 1: Stefan killed Damon's girlfriend Andie Starr in 3x01 "The Birthday."

Season 3, Episode 1: Stefan and Klaus are travelling the country in search of werewolves. Stefan helped Klaus torture a man in 3x01 "The Birthday," and has been killing people for him.

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