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The Vampire Diaries: All My Children

After starting her day with a startling discovery of Damon's latest indiscretion, Elena is frustrated to find that none of her friends agree with her on how they should react to the Original family's internal power struggle. Once again caught up in the destiny of the Bennett witches, Bonnie and Abby find themselves playing a part in a ritual to appease the spirits of nature. When Elijah gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice.

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Episode Info

Episode number: 3x15
Airdate: Thursday February 16th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 03, 2012
AU (FOX8) Jul 17, 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)
Nathaniel BuzolicNathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Persia WhitePersia White
As Abby Bennett Wilson (Bonnie Bennett's Mother, Witch)
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


The episode begins with Elena waking up and calling Stefan. He ignores her call. She leaves a message, saying she has to talk to him. She calls Damon. She wants to talk and tells him if he's mad, he needs to get over it. He's lying in bed with Rebekah. He's over it. Later, he walks Rebekah to the door in last night's party dress. Elena is on the other side. After Rebekah is gone, Elena asks if this is how he's lashing out at her for hurting his feelings. She reminds him that Rebekah tried to kill her less than 48 hours ago. He suggests it has nothing to do with her. She tells him about Esther's kill-them-all plan. Damon's immediately for it. Stefan joins in, saying it's the only way to go. Rebekah comes home on the walk of shame and gets razzed by Kol and Klaus. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.90 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: This episode marks the 50th appearance of Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Civil TwilightFire EscapeRebekah gets home after her night with Damon.
The Civil WarsPoison & WineElena calls Stefan and Damon on the phone.
Dum Dum GirlsTeardrops On My PillowKlaus sees Caroline at the Mystic Grille.
Kevin DanielGuardedCaroline tells Elena that Bonnie needs time alone.
UmeRubiconKol gets daggered by Alaric and Meredith.
We Were Promised JetpacksMedicineDamon calls Alaric to check up on Elena.

Episode Quotes
Caroline: So what do you want to talk about?
Klaus: I want to talk about you. Your hopes. Your dreams. Everything you want in life.
Caroline: Just to be clear, I'm too smart to be seduced by you.
Klaus: Well, that's why I like you.

Stefan: I lost that coin toss, Damon. It should have been me who turned Abby. Why'd you do it?
Damon: 'Cause I'm not blind. I see what's been going on around here. You're hanging by a thread, Stefan. Barely over your last ripper binge and all you want is to be the old Stefan again.
Stefan: That part of me is gone for good.
Damon: Oh yeah? How long has it been since you had a drop of human blood?
Stefan: How'd you know?
Damon: Spend a hundred and forty-six years with someone, you kind of start to pick up on their tells. Answer the question. How long's it been since your last drink?
Stefan: Since the night I threatened to drive Elena off the Wickery bridge.

Damon: She's not gonna listen to anything I say.
Stefan: Is it because of your little sleepover?
Damon: It's not my fault she decided to get jealous.

Alaric: I haven't seen Elena since this morning.
Damon: Well, she's not answering her phone.
Alaric: Well, I'm surprised you have time to call, what with all this Original sex you've been having.

Elena: Why are you doing this?
Stefan: He's right, you know. Klaus has to die. They all do.
Damon: See? It's democracy in action.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When Elijah is talking to Elena about his past, he points to a field and says that there used to be wild horses that grazed there about 1000 ago near the Indian village. However, horses went extinct in North America about 10,000 years ago, and weren't re-introduced by Spanish "Conquistadores" until the 16th century.


After Damon turns Abby into a vampire, Esther and Finn disappear from the inside of the circle. Klaus, Kol and Elijah are standing next to one another outside of the circle. A moments later, when the flames go out, Kol is standing in the middle of the circle.

Cultural References
Episode Title: All My Children

'All My Children' is the title of an American soap opera that ran from January 5, 1970 until September 23, 2011.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 14: Esther performed a spell in 3x14 "Dangerous Liaisons" that bound all of the Originals together, so that she could kill them.

Season 3, Episode 14: Damon slept with Rebekah at the end of 3x14 "Dangerous Liaisons" after Elena hurt his feelings.

Other Episode Crew

Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorNathan Easterling
MusicMichael Suby
Director of PhotographyDave Perkal
Story EditorRebecca Sonnenshine
Executive Story EditorBrian Young
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