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Damon goes with Elena and Bonnie to visit Whitmore College, where Professor Shane is taking over the Occult Studies classes formerly taught by Bonnie's grandmother. At a fraternity costume party, Damon takes advantage of the wild scene to give Elena a lesson in choosing a victim. Rebekah's attempt to buy Matt's forgiveness falls flat, but she is intrigued by unexpected news from Klaus. When Stefan questions Klaus about Connor's motives, Klaus reveals a long-ago encounter with a powerful group of vampire hunters, but it's Rebekah who delivers the information that stuns Stefan.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Airdate: Thursday November 01st, 2012


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson
David AlpayDavid Alpay
As Professor Atticus Shane
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
As April Young
Paul TelferPaul Telfer
As Alexander
Todd WilliamsTodd Williams
As Connor Jordan
Morgan PelligrinoMorgan Pelligrino
As Pretty Girl

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Lee KimelMichael Lee Kimel
As Nate
Jen HarperJen Harper
As The Witch of The Five
Jeremy PalkoJeremy Palko
As Frankie
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
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan


The episode begins in 1110 A.D. A witch recites an incantation in the forest and when she's finished; she sets down her cauldron of flame and lets the spell travel up the arms and onto the bodies of five strapping young men. It traces tattoos over their chests. Back in the present, Damon brings Connor's things back to the house to go over them for answers. Damon gets a call from Sheriff Forbes; they didn't find Connor's remains at the explosion site. Later, in the woods for "hunter defense class" Elena explains her reasons for going to Stefan. She can't feed on animals or blood bags because they make her sick, Caroline is too good at self control to understand what Elena is going through and Stefan gets weird around that much blood. So it has to be Damon. Rebekah brings Matt keys to a new truck to try to make up for things. "If that's your idea of an apology, you should probably give it to Elena. She's the one you killed" Matt says. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.27 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Candace Accola (Caroline Forbes) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: It is revealed in this episode that there is a cure for vampirism.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anders MagnaGlamourElena, Bonnie and Damon arrive at the house party.
AwolnationKill Your HeroesElena, Bonnie and Damon arrive at the college.
Calvin HarrisFeel So Close (Benny Benassi Remix)Damon and Elena feed and dance at the party.
Hard-FiSweatRebekah, Matt and April talk at the Mystic Grille.
Olivia BroadfieldHappeningElena and Damon talk on the porch after the party.

Episode Quotes
Elena: Are you sure that you're okay with this?
Bonnie: If I could spell you out of wanting blood, I would, but I can't, so better you learn this now than at freshman orientation.
Elena: Something tells me that college isn't in my future any more.
Damon: Oh, stop with the pity party. If I can go to college, you can go to college.
Bonnie: You went to college?
Damon: Sure. Plenty of times. I always had a thing for sorority girls.
Bonnie: You're disgusting.
Damon: I know.

Klaus: Rebekah, love, eat your veggies.
Rebekah: I'm not eating 'til you apologize.
Klaus: For which indiscretion? There have been so many.
Rebekah: You broke my neck.
Klaus: You threw away Elena's blood so I can't make any more hybrids.
Rebekah: Because you took me for granted.
Klaus: That's what big brothers do, sweetheart
Stefan: Let me just name the million other people I'd rather be having dinner with right now.

Stefan: What? You are not going to tell me.
Damon: It's private. We are in a fight.
Stefan: We are not in a fight. You are in a fight, I'm not. I'm over it already.

Damon: I'm gonna need you to get on this today. I've to take Elena to college.
Stefan: I'm sorry, you have to do what, exactly?
Damon: I'm teaching her how to feed. She needs to learn snatch, eat, erase, now more than ever. Nah, we are not in a fight, remember?

Rebekah: Last I heard you were leaving town, forever.
Klaus: Well, I was but then I thought to myself, how can I when my sister clearly so desperate for love and affection is left here, bribing the help.

Episode Goofs

After Elena feeds on the jock at the Murder Party, the amount of blood on her chin changes multiple times as the camera angle changes.

Cultural References
Stephen King: When Bonnie is with Professor Shane, looking for her grandmothers things, he says that her grandmother left a copy of Cujo.

'Cujo' is the title of a book by American author Stephen King.

Indiana Jones: Professor Shane compares himself to Indiana Jones.

'Indiana Jones' is a character from the Indiana Jones franchise, created by George Lucas.

Jack the Ripper: Damon goes to the Murder Party as Jack the Ripper, with Elena and Bonnie as two as his victims.

'Jack the Ripper' was a serial killer that existed and operated in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.

50 Shades of Grey: Stefan calls Klaus torture chamber his "Red Room of Pain."

This is a reference to the novel '50 Shades of Grey,' by British author E. L. James.

Episode References
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 3: Damon and Klaus discovered in 4x03 "The Rager" that the vampire hunter is "one of the five."

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

Other Episode Crew

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