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The Vampire Diaries: The End of the Affair

Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire who hasn't really moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. In a flashback to Chicago in the 1920s, Stefan comes face-to-face with a shocking chapter from his wild past. After Damon gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus' whereabouts from an unexpected source, he and Elena follow their trail. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes for help.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Airdate: Thursday September 29th, 2011

Director: Chris Grismer
Writer: Caroline Dries

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Oct 25, 2011
AU (FOX8) Apr 24, 2012


Guest Stars
Charmin LeeCharmin Lee
As Gloria (Powerful Witch, Runs Bar)
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché
As Mikael (One Of The Originals)
Enisha BrewsterEnisha Brewster
As Young Gloria (Powerful Witch In 1920s Flashback)

Co-Guest Stars
Christine LekasChristine Lekas
As Lila Grant (Wife of Liam Grant)
Shane CallahamShane Callaham
As Liam Grant (Man In 1920s Flashback)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


The scene opens with Damon getting a call from Katherine. She knows where Klaus and Stefan are. She tells Damon that Klaus' hybrids didn't work. Stefan and Klaus arrive in Chicago. Flash back to the middle of Prohibition, Stefan draining a young woman in the backseat of a car. He goes into a speakeasy where a woman named Gloria is singing. Stefan eyes a hot blonde who knows who he is. She kisses him and approves of the blood on his lips, a fellow vampire. Back in the present, Klaus announces they're going to see his favorite witch for help with his hybrid problem. Elena wakes up in bed to find Damon next to her. He tells her Stefan's in Chicago. In the dungeon, Caroline calls for her dad Bill. A mist comes in and makes her choke. He comes in and tells her he's sorry "this happened to her." He wants to know how they walk in the sunlight. She points to her ring. He takes it off. He tells her the dungeon where he's holding her used to be used on vampires. Vervane in the ventilation reinforced steel chair and a window with steel blinds. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.74 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Katerina Graham (Bonnie), Matt Davis (Alaric), and Zach Roerig (Matt) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BirdyShelterLiz and Tyler rescue Caroline from her father.
Christina PerriDistanceElena wakes up to find Damon in her bed.
Nerves JuniorKaleDamon meets Klaus at the bar.
Pink FrostYou Should KnowStefan arrives at the club in the 1920's.
Snake! Snake! Snakes!We Come Out At NightStefan and Klaus talk about a flashback.
UmeRun WildDamon and Elena drive to Chicago for Stefan.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Rise and shine sleepy head.
Elena: What are you doing? Get out!
Damon: You know you were dreaming about me, explains the drool.
Elena: Oh my god, 6 AM seriously? You have nothing better to do at 6 AM!?
Damon: It came to me in a dream, I was naked, you would have loved it.

Klaus: I know how much you loved it here. Bringing back memories of the good old ripper days.
Stefan: Blocked out most of them. A lot of blood, a lot of partying. The details are all a blur.
Klaus: Well, that is a crying shame. The details are what makes it legend.

Damon: I sure hope we find him, 'cause it would suck if the last memento of Stefan was that crappy old necklace.
Elena: It's an antique, Damon. Like you.

Stefan: So I'm confused. If we were such great friends, then why do I only know you as the hybrid dick who sacrificed my girlfriend on an altar of fire? Huh?
Klaus: All good things must come to an end.

Elena: Where were you in the 1920's? Paving the way for women's liberation?
Damon: I was around. Chicago's a big city. Stefan was a cocky ripper douche. But i could avoid him and still indulge in a few Daisy Buchanan's of my own.
Elena: Ugh. Where are you going?
Damon: His old stomping ground.
Elena: I'm coming with you!
Damon: No. You stay here and whip an actual plan. I'll come back when I find him.

Stefan: I spent thirty years trying to pull myself together. To a vampire, that's nothing. To you? That's half your life.
Elena: I can't give up on you, Stefan.
Stefan: Yes, you can. It's done. That part of my life is done. I don't want to see you. I don't want to be with you. I just want you to go.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The End of the Affair

'The End of the Affair' is the title of a film from 1999, starring Ralph Feinnes, in which two men are in love the the same woman. A famous quote from this movie is "Love does not end just because I do not see you"

Oprah Winfrey: When Damon tells Elena that Stefan is in Chicago, he says, "Let's just say he's not there to meet Oprah."

Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, whose show was recorded in Chicago.

The Great Gatsby: Damon tells Elena that he avoided Stefan during the 1920's, but still "indulged in a few Daisy Buchanan's" of his own.

Daisy Buchanan is a character from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel 'The Great Gatsby.'

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 2: In 3x02 "The Hybrid," Klaus tried, and failed, at turning a pack of werewolves into hybrids.

Season 3, Episode 2: In 3x02 "The Hybrid" Tyler transformed into a werewolf in front of his mother.

Season 3, Episode 2: Carol called Caroline's father in 3x02 "The Hybrid" after finding out that Caroline is a vampire.

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