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The Vampire Diaries: Bringing Out the Dead

Sheriff Forbes delivers some disturbing news to Alaric and Elena about the weapon used in a recent murder. In the Salvatore brothers' escalating quest to kill Klaus, Stefan turns to Bonnie and Abby, while Damon reaches out to an old acquaintance for help in setting up an elaborate plan. Intent on a plan of his own, Klaus hosts a strange dinner party, where he reveals another story from his family's violent past until an unexpected guest brings the party to an end. Meanwhile, Caroline is heartbroken when she is unable to stop a tragedy from unfolding.

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Episode Info

Episode number: 3x13
Airdate: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writer: Turi Meyer

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 20, 2012
AU (FOX8) Jul 03, 2012


Guest Stars
Alice EvansAlice Evans
As Esther (The Original Witch, Klaus and Rebekah's Mother)
Casper ZaferCasper Zafer
As Finn Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Nathaniel BuzolicNathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Persia WhitePersia White
As Abby Bennett Wilson (Bonnie Bennett's Mother)
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
As Dr. Meredith Fell (Medical Doctor, Town Council Member)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


The scene opens with Klaus and Damon Salvatore in a fierce altercation. Klaus hopes Damon will see what he is trying to say, but it grows into a fight that is hard to stop. It gets worse, and as Damon holds up a knife to defend himself, he won’t see anything but grudge. However, Klaus incites him no to make him do it. Finally, Klaus tells him that he needs help to destroy Stefan, they can be family again. Elena and her partner are at home, when he feels sorry about getting drunk and the hangover. Before long, the Sheriff is at the door. Their medical examiner was killed, and although the sheriff is not being attacked, she insists that the murder weapon only raises questions on Elena. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.74 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: The name of the first Lady Petrova is revealed to be Tatia.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Amy StroupWith WingsCaroline talk to her dad about becoming a vampire.
Jack SavorettiHate & LoveElena informs Matt that Caroline's father died.
SiaLullabyCaroline and Elena talk on the porch outside.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: I love her, Damon.
Damon: So do I.

Damon: Elijah, my favorite Original, back from the dead.
Elijah: You left something in my jacket pocket.
Damon: Yeah: "Dear Elijah, let's get together over the destruction of your brother. XOXO.
Elijah: ...Damon.
Damon: We're not gonna have a problem, are we?
Elijah: Well I'm here, so let's talk.

Damon: Un-daggering Elijah was smart, Stefan. Are you kidding me? After what Klaus did to him, he's in vengeance mode, perfect.
Stefan: Nothing smart about trusting Elijah, Damon. He screwed us over the last time he promised to kill Klaus.
Damon: And the way you've been acting, I trust him about as much as I trust you.
Stefan: Hmm...well I guess that goes both ways, doesn't it?
Damon: Oh yes, this is about me kissing Elena. Just remember if it wasn't for Klaus, you wouldn't become such a dick and that kiss would never have happened. So get ready, and get happy, we are going to negotiate a fake truce and I don't want your attitude screwing it up.

Elijah: Stefan, where is the lovely Elena tonight?
Stefan: I don't know, ask Damon.
Klaus: I'm sorry, you missed so much. Ah, trouble in paradise.

Caroline: How can you hate who I am so much?
Bill: No, no, no, sweetheart, I don't hate you. I love you. You're strong. You're beautiful. You're good.
Caroline: No, I'm not.
Bill: And even after everything that's happened to you, you are exactly who your mother and I hoped you'd grow up to be.

Episode Goofs

When Elena is comforting Caroline outside on the porch, she puts her arm around Caroline's shoulder. The camera angle changes, and Elena's hand is suddenly on Caroline's head.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Bringing Out the Dead

'Bringing Out the Dead' is the title of a film from 1999 by Martin Scorcese, starring Nicolas Cage.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 12: Elijah was brought back in 3x12 "The Ties That Bind."

Season 3, Episode 12: Bonnie met her birth mother in 3x12 "The Ties That Bind" after having dreams about her.

Season 3, Episode 12: Klaus discovered the location of the coffins in 3x12 "The Ties That Bind."

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