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The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon of a similar crime spree a century earlier. In flashbacks to 1912, Damon recalls a beautiful vampire, Sage, who showed him a whole new way to exist. Sheriff Forbes warns Damon not to get involved in her investigation, but Damon is convinced she's going after the wrong suspect. Elena and Matt resort to breaking and entering in their search for evidence to prove Dr. Fell is a murderer. For reasons known only to her, Rebekah, becomes interested in locating one of the town's oldest landmarks. Finally, Elena comes to a new understanding of the path her life has taken, and Damon makes an emotional confession to Stefan.
Source: The CW
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
David Colin Smith
As Brian Walters (Medical Examiner, Appears In Archive Footage)
As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes Father, Appears In Archive Footage)
As Dr. Meredith Fell (Medical Doctor, Town Council Member)
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)
As Gerald Forbes (Founding Council Member And Sheriff In 1912)
As Zachariah Salvatore (Half-Nephew Of Stefan And Damon, Killed In 1912)
The episode begins at Mystic Falls 1912, Sheriff Gerald Forbes worries about Mr. Salvatore getting home safely, given the recent murder of another councilman. Mr. Salvatore heads out alone, and is soon stabbed in the back. Present Day Carol Lockwood yells at Sheriff Liz Forbes to tell her who committed the council murders. Cut to Alaric waking up in a cell, with a shoulder wound. Damon can't believe Liz is arresting him on Meredith's say so. Dr. Fell cured him with vampire blood and is claiming Alaric came at her with the knife. She also said Alaric's wounds from the earlier attack could have been self-inflicted. Alaric claims he's being framed, but since Liz has no evidence to the contrary, she's holding him. Elena and Matt go on a run. She's upset. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 2.64 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast members Candace Accola (Caroline Forbes), Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) do not appear in this episode.
Trivia: Originally, there was supposed to be a back story between Damon and Kol featured in this episode, but it was deleted from the script.
Damon: I let you walk away. I watched you go over the edge, and I didn't do anything to stop you.
Stefan: You couldn't have.
Damon: Sure, I could have. But I just didn't want to. But I want to now. Whenever you go too far, I will be there to pull you back, every second, every day till you don't need me.
Damon: 'Cause right now, you're all I got.
Matt: I just don't get it, your thing with them.
Elena: I know it doesn't make sense. But at the beginning, after my parents died, there was something about being with Stefan that just...felt safe.
Matt: Safe? Elena, he's a vampire.
Elena: I know, believe me, just saying it out loud sounds crazy, but...it's like I knew that he would never stop loving me, like he would never...
Elena: Die. Like he would never die.
Meredith: You took pity on a borderline alcoholic vampire hunter, and you never even thought to look any deeper.
Elena: How could you do this to him? He didn't kill anyone, and you know it.
Meredith: You date vampires, Elena. It shouldn't come as a shock to learn that your guardian is a murderer.
Matt: I'll add breaking and entering to the list of life favours you owe me.
Elena: Skeletons in the closet. Just like a true founder.
Damon: Have you've been eating relatives again?
Stefan: It's been almost 50 years.
Damon: Why would I be mad at you, Stefan? You made me become a vampire, now I walk the world alone, drinking other people's blood.