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Terrifying hallucinations leave Elena shaken and confused, causing her to make a dangerous mistake. After giving Stefan some very disturbing news about Elena, Klaus takes matters into his own hands. Professor Shane reveals a story of ancient witchcraft to Damon and Bonnie. With help from Klaus and Stefan, Jeremy begins a new chapter in his life. Finally, Elena makes a painful personal confession to Stefan, and Matt gives Damon startling new information about Professor Shane.
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The episode begins and Elena tosses and turns in bed, trying to sleep. She gets up to make tea and see Connor, the hunter she just killed, bloody and standing in her kitchen. He talks to her, asking if it's the first time she's killed a human. She calls for Jeremy, but Connor attacks her. She throws him off and picks up a kitchen knife. She drives it into his neck. Except that it's not Connor, it's Jeremy. And she just stabbed him. Luckily, he's wearing his ring. Elena calls Damon to help while Jeremy reboots. She doesn't want to talk to Stefan, he's been lying to her and she doesn't trust him. ..Read the full recap
Damon: You can rest easy, brother, we've figured out how to solve our little Elena problem.
Stefan: Yeah, well, now we have a bigger one...I lost her.
Damon: What? Again?
Elena: I can't believe this happened. What am I going to say to him?
Damon: Thanks for not ditching the family ring after it drove Ric crazy? You should've called Stefan.
Elena: I don't wan't to talk to him. He's been lying to me and hiding things from me. He compelled Jeremy to forget God knows what!
Damon: In all fairness, I mean, I think you killing him kind of trumps that.
Stefan: You're using your calm voice today. Who's getting killed?
Klaus: Not you, if that's what you're worried about.
Stefan: It's Klaus.
Damon: Time to face the music. Pay the piper. Dance with the devil.
Stefan: You know, I'm glad you find this amusing. If he finds out I told you about the cure, he’ll kill both of us.
Damon: Then quit avoiding him. I mean, it’s shady. Shady people get outed.
Bonnie: You need to kill a vampire.
Jeremy: Great, give me a stake, I'll kill Damon right now.
Damon: Easy Van Helsing, we’ll get you one.
We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes
'We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes' is a reference to a quote from the 1960 film 'Psycho,' by director Alfred Hitchcock
When telling Jeremy what he had to do to become one of The Five, Damon calls him Van Helsing.
'Van Helsing' is a fictional vampire hunter from the 1897 Bram Stoker
Charles Darwin: When Damon is talking to Professor Shane, Damon mentions "On the Origin of the Species."
'On the Origin of the Species' is the title of a book by British nationalist Charles Darwin.
Season 4, Episode 5:
The vampire hunter, Connor, was killed by Elena in 4x06 "The Killer
Season 4, Episode 5:
After Connor was killed in 4x06 "The Killer
," tattoos appeared on Jeremy's hand.
Season 4, Episode 1:
Elena transitioned into a vampire in 4x01 "Growing Pains