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The Vampire Diaries: We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes

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.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Airdate: Thursday November 15th, 2012

Director: Wendey Stanzler
Writer: Julie Plec


Guest Stars
David AlpayDavid Alpay
As Professor Atticus Shane (Occult Professor At Whitmore College)
Todd WilliamsTodd Williams
As Connor Jordan (Vampire Hunter, Apears As Ghost)
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
As April Young (Jeremy's Friend, Pastor Young's Daughter)
Phoebe TonkinPhoebe Tonkin
As Hayley Marshall (Werewolf Friend of Tyler's)
Alyssa DiazAlyssa Diaz
As Kimberly (One Of Klaus' Hybrids, Broke Sire Bond)
Mackenzie BrittMackenzie Britt
As Elena Double
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Katherine Pierce

Co-Guest Stars
Erin BeuteErin Beute
As Miranda Sommers-Gilbert (Elena's Mother, Appears As A Hallucination)

Angela KereczAngela Kerecz
As Parent
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


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. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.84 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode marks the first appearance of Katherine since the season three episode 'Homecoming.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Aidan HawkenWalking Blind ft. Carina RoundElena and Stefan break up, End of the episode.
Dum Dum GirlsBedroom EyesKlaus and Caroline talk at the Mystic Grille.
A Fine FrenzyIt's AliveMatt and Damon talk at the Mystic Grille.
The HeavySame Ol'Haley, Chris and Tyler drink to honor Dean.

Episode Quotes
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.

Cultural References
Episode Title: 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.

Van Helsing: 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 novel 'Dracula.'

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.

Episode References
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."

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Jose Molina
Supervising ProducerChris Grismer
ProducerMichael Narducci  |  Pascal Verschooris
Co-ProducerLance Anderson  |  Brett Matthews  |  James L. Thompson III
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
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