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The Vampire Diaries: Dangerous Liaisons

Elena is surprised to receive an invitation to a formal ball, and when Damon and Stefan hear the party is being hosted at Klaus’s newly renovated mansion, they both insist on attending the event with her. Caroline and Matt also receive invitations to the ball from unexpected admirers. At the elegant party, Elena learns of a horrifying plan that could lead to numerous deaths and she must decide who she can trust with her new information. Caroline discovers a side of Klaus no one would have suspected. Finally, after an evening of violence and dashed hopes, Damon finds a new way to cope.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x14
Airdate: Thursday February 09th, 2012

Director: Chris Grismer
Writer: Caroline Dries

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 27, 2012
AU (FOX8) Jul 10, 2012


Guest Stars
Alice EvansAlice Evans
As Esther Mikaelson (The Original Witch, The Mikaelson'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)
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)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes


The scene opens with Elena and Matt at the hospital. They are leaving, when she lets on she has changed her lock at home, and he appreciates Caroline’s ability to cope up with the loss of her dad – given the closeness she shared with him. And another update is Bonnie and her mother are safe. After they see each other off, Elena gets into her car, but something strange happens. The car won’t move after a couple of yards – as though it was being tugged from behind. When Elena steps out to find out what’s wrong in a nervous manner, she doesn’t find anything, but soon Rebecca appears and is about to kill her. However, Elena gets saved when Elija turns up grabbing Rebecca by the neck. Before long, he is laying into her – is she challenging him? Rebecca leaves spouting hatred towards both of them...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.08 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman), Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), and Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Executive producer Julie Plec described this episode as "Salvatores in tuxedos."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The DaylightsWeaponsElena talks to Elijah in the hallway at the party.
Ed SheeranGive Me LoveElena and Damon dance, Elena and Stefan dance.
The HeavyShort Change HeroThe Originals talk to Klaus about getting daggered
HurtsDevotionElena arrives at the ball.
Mates Of StateAt Least I Have YouCaroline and Elena at the Mystic Grille.
MathclubBrand NewRebekah tells Kol she'll to kill Matt outside.
She Wants RevengeUp in FlamesRebekah gets rejected by Matt at the bar.
Sugar + The Hi-lowsStubborn LoverKol and Rebekah plan to kill Matt.
Trent DabbsWrap My Mind Around YouKlaus sees Caroline arrive at the ball.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Can we go back in time to the old Stefan who cared if Elena lived or died?
Stefan: What for? That's your job now.

Caroline: Is that why you collect hybrids? A little servant army to take you places and bring you things?
Klaus: You're making assumptions.
Caroline: Then why do you need Tyler? Stop controlling him. Give him his life back.
Klaus: You know, this has been a fun evening, but I think it's time for you to leave.
Caroline: I get it. Your father didn't love you, so you assume that no one else will, either. And that's why you compel people or you sire them or you try to buy them off, but that's not how it works. You don't connect with people, because you don't even try to understand them.

Elena: What are you doing here? I know your mom's rules. No hurting the locals.
Rebekah: Get over yourself, Elena. It's not all about you.

Stefan: What, you think I want to be this person? I hurt you, Elena. I bit you. I hate myself for what I did to you.
Elena: Then show it. Do something. Stefan, anything is better than trying to convince me that you don't care.

Elena: Do you think I like going behind your back? I don't. But if I hadn't asked Stefan to help, then you would have tried to be the hero, and you would have ruined everything.
Damon: Sorry for trying to keep you alive. Clearly Stefan doesn't give a crap anymore.
Elena: Now you're mad at me for including Stefan?
Damon: No, I'm mad at you because I love you.
Elena: Well, maybe that's the problem.

Damon: Burn. Rejected by the captain of the football team. Welcome to adolescence.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Dangerous Liaisons

'Dangerous Liaisons' is the title of a film from 1988 starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeifer.

The Hermitage: Klaus tells Caroline that one of his landscapes is hanging in The Hermitage.

The Hermitage is an art museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 13: After being "killed" with vampire blood in his system, Caroline's father chose to die in 3x13 "Bringing Out the Dead" instead of turning into a vampire.

Season 3, Episode 13: Bonnie and her mother, Abby, opened the coffin in 3x13 "Bringing Out the Dead" and Klaus' mother was found inside.

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