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Alaric finds an unexpected ally to guide him on his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be. At the school's 1920s Decade Dance, Bonnie asks Jamie to go with her and, at Caroline's suggestion, Elena asks Stefan to be her date. Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Tyler shows up at the dance determined to sweep her off her feet, but Klaus does his best to come between them. The dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and especially Bonnie to undo a spell that could prove devastating for everyone.
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The episode begins, and Rebekah returns to the house and presents Klaus with the stake. He throws it on the fire and tells her to pack her bags, they're leaving town and taking Elena with them. Rebekah convinces him to stick around for the Decade dance tonight. She has big plans. Damon calls Alaric. He doesn't know if he turned over the stake, he woke up alone. He's going to leave town for a few days because he keeps blacking out so he's still a threat to everyone. He says he's taking Bonnie's herbs. Alaric gets off the phone and Rebekah joins him. It's bad Alaric, lying to Damon. She tells him Klaus burned the fake stake without a second thought. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 2.22 Million Viewers
Trivia: 'The Vampire Diaries' executive producer Julie Plec said she cried during the read through of this episode.
Music: The winning song from the "Bitten by.. A Fresh New Artist" contest was featured in this episode. "Love Triangle" by Semaj Foreman was chosen and played during the commercial break.
Stefan: So, given our dangerous dance karma...you sure you're up for this?
Elena: Getting out of bed is dangerous these days, but we have to live our lives.
Stefan: Hmm, who gave you that horrible advice?
Elena: Some guy I used to date said it once or twice.
Klaus: You know, all of this reminds me of our time together in the twenties.
Stefan: You say that like I'm supposed to have happy memories about it.
Klaus: Well, there were moments, real friendship, brotherhood.
Damon: Oh, he already has a brother. Not to be, you know, territorial or anything.
Klaus: Oh, no, of course. The Salvatores and their unshakeable bond. I wonder what'll happen when Elena finally makes her choice. Will we see you shake just a little bit?
Elena: Jeremy's got a lot on his mind. The whole thing with Alaric has got him really stressed out.
Caroline: Are you sure it had nothing to do with witnessing you and Damon getting hot and heavy in a skeevy motel?
Elena: I didn't tell you that so you could torture me with it.
Caroline: Ah, what are friends for?
Esther: (About Alaric) I'm going to remake him, make him strong, fast. Like my children. Indestructible. For one final time, I'm going to tap into the dark magic I used a thousand years ago. Like my husband, Mikael, before him, I will make Alaric into a true hunter. The Vampire to end all vampires.
Damon: Sorry I killed you...twice.
Alaric: So I have to actually die to get a real apology out of you.
Alaric: Actually I've been thinking about cutting back.
Episode Title: Do Not Go Gentle
'Do not go gentle into that good night' is the refrain, and title, of a poem by Dylan Thomas, written for his dying father.
Caroline says to Elena, about her and Damon, "But nothing! I've watched The Bachelor, okay? Fair is fair. It is Stefan`s turn."
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