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On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon is annoyed by a new houseguest, and everyone is surprised by the arrival of a new student in Alaric's history class. Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realizes he made a serious mistake. Meanwhile, Stefan continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus.
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As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
As Vicki Donovan (Appears As Ghost, Jeremy's Former Girlfriend)
As Anna (Appears As Ghost, Jeremy's Former Girlfriend)
As Mason Lockwood (Werewolf, Attacks Damon)
The scene opens with Elena's alarm going off at 5:15 a.m. She covers up the bite marks on her neck with make-up. Alaric takes her out into the woods for training on using vampire weapons. She's having a hard time admitting she might have to use them on Stefan since Klaus made him flip the switch on his humanity. She's not strong enough. At school, it's the start of senior year. Elena realizes it's her one year anniversary with Stefan. She's resolved to put it behind her. Damon comes downstairs and has to step over women on the stairs. He finds Stefan playing drinking Twister, where he takes a bite for each square the women spin to. Rebecca barges in. Klaus left her there. She announces she'll be staying with them. Bonnie sees Jeremy. She is irked he's been seeing his ex-girlfriends' ghosts. Matt drives up to school. Suddenly, Vicki appears in the truck with him. He's glad to be able to talk to her about life stuff. She tells him there's a way he can help her "come back." They're interrupted by Tyler. Katherine tries to wake up Michael, but he won't eat. She answers Damon's call. "Try harder. We need him to kill Klaus so I can de rip-ify Stefan before he destroys my house," Damon tells her. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 3.03 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast member Joseph Morgan (Klaus) does not appear in this episode.
Trivia: This is the 50th episode of The Vampire Diaries.
Alaric: Look, I get why you're here. Stefan hurt you. You don't want it to happen again.
Elena: But you think that I'm crazy. To believe that I can protect myself from a vampire who's flipped the switch on his humanity.
Alaric: I think you found a way to get out of bed this morning. And that makes you the strongest person I know. I think that you can do pretty much anything.
Matt: You can't just keep appearing like this. Freaks me out.
Vicki: I'm a ghost, it's all I got.
Caroline: You're a vampire now, Tyler. Everything about your personality is heightened. So you have to be careful.
Tyler: I will. I promise. Just don't hate me. Everything I like about me, is you.
Damon: We're forgetting a key player here. Rebecca? Wherever Stefan goes, the blond ponytail tends to follow.
Elena: Which is why it's your job to keep her away.
Damon: How? She's an original. Last time I checked, we're out of daggers.
Elena: So then preoccupy her with your charm.
Alaric: Might have better luck finding the dagger.
Damon: So are ever not going to be mad at me, Ric?
Stefan: Elena, wait. You could have let me die in that fire tonight. Why didn't you?
Elena: Because I still have hope.
Stefan: After everything I've done, you...you still think I'll be able to find my humanity again.
Elena: Yes, I do. I know who you really are better than anyone, Stefan. And I'm not giving up.
Stefan: Elena, do you have any idea how pathetic that makes you?
Elena: No, Stefan, it makes me strong.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is the title of a song by Nirvana
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
When Damon helps Elena while she is lifting weights, he says to her, "Come on, Buffy."
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer
' is a television series than ran from 1997 until 2003, about a girl named Buffy who fights vampires and demons.
Xena: Warrior Princess:
When Damon is asking Elena what she plans to do about Klaus and Stefan, he says, "What's the plan, oh Warrior Princess?"
This is a reference to the television series 'Xena: Warrior Princess
Season 3, Episode 5:
Klaus successfully turned Tyler into a Hybrid in 3x05 "The Reckoning
" by feeding him Elena's blood.
Season 3, Episode 5:
In 3x05 "The Reckoning
," Klaus was scared away by Damon, who told him that he and Katherine had found Mikael.
Season 3, Episode 5:
Katherine and Jeremy woke Mikael, the vampire hunter, in 3x05 "The Reckoning