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The Vampire Diaries: Heart of Darkness

Elena and Damon set off together to make sure Jeremy is safe in Denver, and to see if his special abilities can help reveal the information they need about ancient vampire bloodlines. It doesn't take them long to learn that Jeremy has been hanging with the wrong people. Stefan and Klaus both go to brutal extremes in their search for the missing weapon. Caroline is thrilled when Tyler returns to town, but Tyler soon suspects that something has been going on between Caroline and Klaus. Matt has his hands full trying to keep Rebecca busy organizing the school's upcoming 1920s Decade Dance.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x19
Airdate: Thursday April 19th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) May 01, 2012
AU (FOX8) Aug 14, 2012


Guest Stars
Alice EvansAlice Evans
As Esther Mikaelson (The Original Witch, The Mikaelson's Mother)
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Rose-Marie (Vampire Contacted By Jeremy)
Nathaniel BuzolicNathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Clair Danielle CanterburyClair Danielle Canterbury
As Mary Porter (Vampire Who Turned Rose)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueenSteven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


The episode begins and Elena brings supplies to Alaric in the cellar. He thinks it’s better for him to remain confined, at least until his alter ego doesn’t give them the white oak stake, which his alter ego has hidden somewhere. He is also worried as to what Klaus would do if they don’t give him the stake. Elena says that it’s the only thing that will kill him so he would be desperate to get it in any way possible. She tells him that Stefan would watch over him for a while, in the meantime she and Damon would go to Denver to pick up Jeremy. It turns out that it was Stephan’s idea, as he wants her to sort out the unresolved feelings she possibly has for Damon. Later, Stephan and Elena part ways without saying much. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.21 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia: This episode had the lowest ratings of season 3 of 'The Vampire Diaries.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christel AlsosWhen The Light Dies OutRose tells Jeremy that Damon is good for Elena.
Civil TwilightDying To Be BornDamon and Elena find Jeremy playing baseball.
Florence And The MachineNever Let Me GoDamon and Elena kiss at the motel.
Mississippi TwilightStarting NowBeginning of the episode.
The Strange FamiliarRedemptionCaroline and Tyler reunite, Matt drives Rebekah.

Episode Quotes
Rebekah: So you'd rather dress in tacky colours with bad hair than be a classic flapper from the jazz age? Honestly, I don't know what my brother sees in you.
Caroline: You see, unlike some other people, I don't sleep with everyone I make eye-contact with.

Damon: Have you ever flown first class?
Elena: Who did you have to compel for that?
Damon: Please. I used miles.

Rebekah: Okay, spill. Why are you being nice to me?
Matt: I drove you home. You don't have a car.
Rebekah: Not just that. I mean, helping me with the dance, and, and standing up to Caroline. I don't buy it.
Matt: Buy what?
Rebekah: The whole gentlemanly thing. There's everything my family's done to you. What are you up to?
Matt: It's sad that you can't just get a ride home from school without thinking there's some ulterior motive.

Jeremy: You travelled across the country to get me to talk to a dead vampire?
Damon: Dead vampire is redundant, but yes.

Caroline: We are gonna do this an actual bed, right?
Tyler: Yes. Once I know how to deal with Klaus.
Caroline: Tell him to suck it.

Elena: Why don't you let anyone see the good in you?
Damon: When people see good, they expect good. And I don't wanna live up to anyone's expectations.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When Alaric pulls out 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' the book is much to thick for this novel. The actual novel is only about 69 to 112 pages long (depending on the font size) and would not be nearly as thick as the book Alaric is holding.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Heart of Darkness

'Heart of Darkness' is the title of a novel from 1902 by Joseph Conrad. The novel is about the darkness that lies within human beings when they commit acts of evil.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: When Elena brings in books for Alaric to read in the cell, she finds that Damon slipped in the book 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.'

'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' is a novel from 1886 in which the main character can change from a scientist into a monster.

Ghost: When Damon, Elena and Jeremy arrive at the hotel so that Jeremy can contact Rose, Damon calls Jeremy Whoopi.

Whoopi Goldberg was the star on the 1990 film 'Ghost,' where she was a medium who can contact people from the afterlife.

Moby Dick: When Alaric wakes up after being attacked by Klaus, Stefan tells him that he almost finished reading Moby Dick.

'Moby Dick' is a novel from 1851 by American writer Herman Melville.

Hoarders: When Elena and Damon enter Mary's house, Damon says that it looks like "Vampire Hoarders."

'Hoarders' is a documentary series that airs on A&E about people who suffer from compulsive hoarding.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: When Damon and Elena are in Mary's house and find her dead, Damon says "Mary..." to which Kol responds "...quite contrary."

These are the words to the beginning of English famous nursery rhyme 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.'

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 18: Stefan and Alaric used an oak wood dagger to kill Finn in 3x18 "The Murder of One."

Season 3, Episode 18: While looking for the daggers that could kill all of the Originals in 3x18 "The Murder of One" Alaric's alter ego stole one of the daggers.

Season 2, Episode 12: Rose was last seen in 2x12 "The Descent" when she died after being bit by a werewolf.

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