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Connor continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy to work with him. With Dr. Fell's help, Damon and Klaus question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt and Caroline. Rebekah's arrival at school makes it difficult for Elena to control her anger, but she learns that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, Rebekah realizes how alone she is, and reaches out to April. Stefan takes Elena on a thrilling motorcycle ride in an effort to show her that life can still be fun. Tyler gets a surprise visit from Hayley, a werewolf who helped him through the ordeal of breaking his sire-bond to Klaus. Concerned about Elena, as well as his own emotions, Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Thursday October 25th, 2012

Director: Lance Anderson
Writer: Brian Young

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Oct 29, 2012


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson
Todd WilliamsTodd Williams
As Connor Jordan
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
As April Young
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
As Dr. Meredith Fell
Phoebe TonkinPhoebe Tonkin
As Hayley Marshall
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood

Co-Guest Stars
Jenna Leigh HallJenna Leigh Hall
As High School Girl
Nicci FairesNicci Faires
As Heather
Nick DekayNick Dekay
As Police Officer
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


The episode begins and Tyler is sleeping in his hospital room. The guard posted outside the door goes to investigate a noise in the hall, and gets jumped by Connor. Tyler hides in his room and attacks Connor when he comes in, but Connor quickly subdues him with an injection of a paralytic. Then he draws a vial of werewolf venom from Tyler's gums and leaves. Damon plans to find Connor, take Tyler's werewolf venom, and kill the hunter. Tyler and Carol Lockwood come home, where she's arranged for a pair of Klaus's hybrids to watch over Tyler. In school, Elena and Stefan get ready for what used to be Alaric's class. Rebekah saunters in, announcing her anti-curfew party. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.87 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: This episode marks Zach Roerig's 50th appearance of Matt Donovan.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alex ClareToo CloseElena has a hallucination about Damon.
GrouploveDon't Say Oh WellElena stands on the back of Stefan's motorcycle.
LadyhawkeGirl Like MeElena does a keg stand at Rebekah's house party.
The LumineersHo HeyHaley arrived at Tyler's house to surprise him.
SantogoldDisparate YouthStefan and Elena arrive at Rebekah's house party.
Wild BelleKeep YouElena talks to April at Rebekah's house party.

Episode Quotes
Connor: You two are gonna kill me anyway.
Klaus: Well, let's not be too hasty. I feel we're just getting to know each other.
Damon: Let's start with the basics. Where are you from? What do you know? Maybe you can cue me in on this greater evil, because I've fought this guy (points to Klaus) and there's nothing more evil than that.
Klaus: Yeah, truth be told, I'm as evil as it gets.
Connor: I'm not telling you anything. You think if you kill me it's gonna be over? There's another waiting to take my place.
Damon: See, this is what I like to hear. Vague threats, ominous prophecies, disappearing tattoos.

Meredith: How'd you get stuck on hunter duty?
Damon: Stefan had a physics test.
Meredith: You are a good brother.
Damon: I'm the bad brother.

Rebekah: I'm surprised you came to my party.
Matt: Well, I thought about it. You explained why you ran me off the bridge, so the least I could do is explain how I feel. The truth is, Rebekah, I think you're amazing. You've had a thousand years to learn, to grow, and to start fresh and somehow you've managed to throw it all away. Now you're alone. You're compelling your friends. Your brother hates you. You whine about not finding love. The reason you don't find love is because you don't deserve it.

Klaus: You are a new face.
Hayley: And I take it from your accent you are an old one. Klaus.

Meredith: Tell me that is not a bomb.
Damon: Ok. It's a kitten. It's an adorable, exploding kitten.

Episode Goofs

When Elena goes into the bathroom to wipe the blood off of her hands and shirt, the pattern of blood near her shoulder changes three times between shots, before she has a chance to touch it or wipe it off.

Cultural References
The View: Caroline tells Stefan that he should write a book about transitioning into a vampire and go on The View.

'The View' is a talk show that airs on ABC.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 1: Elena transitioned into a vampire in 4x01 "Growing Pains."

Season 4, Episode 2: A new vampire hunter, Connor, arrived in Mystic Falls in 4x02 "Memorial" and began attacking the vampires and Tyler.

Season 4, Episode 2: After rejecting animal blood in 4x02 "Memorial," Elena fed on Matt.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerCaroline Dries
Supervising ProducerChris Grismer
ProducerBrian Young  |  Pascal Verschooris
Co-ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Lance Anderson  |  James L. Thompson III
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
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