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The Vampire Diaries: My Brother's Keeper

Caroline does her best to be there for Stefan and Elena in a tough time. Damon tries to convince Stefan to help him uncover Prof. Shane's motives, but Stefan is intent on carrying out a different plan with Klaus. At the annual Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, Elena and Caroline give April advice on which dress to wear, while Tyler and Hayley work together on a secret project, and Damon confronts Prof. Shane with his suspicions. Alarmed by the vivid nightmares he's having, Jeremy turns to Matt for help, but the situation escalates sooner than anyone expected.

Source: The CW


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x7
Airdate: Thursday November 29th, 2012



  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (10 Votes cast)

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Flash
Guest Stars
Alyssa Diaz
As Kimberly (One Of Klaus' Hybrids, Broke Sire Bond)
Recurring
David Alpay
As Professor Atticus Shane (Occult Professor At Whitmore College)
Recurring
Grace Phipps
As April Young (Jeremy's Friend, Pastor Young's Daughter)
Recurring
Phoebe Tonkin
As Hayley Marshall (Werewolf Friend of Tyler's)
Recurring
Susan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Gabrielle Douglas
As Girl (Worked On Flowers For Miss Mystic Falls Pageant)
Joshua Mikel
As Patient (Murderer In The Hospital, Killed By Jeremy)
Maurice Johnson
As Police Officer (Compelled By Stefan At The Hospital)
Main Cast
Nina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Zach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood

Recap

The episode begins and Caroline prepares for the Miss Mystic Falls pageant at the Lockwood Estate. Back home, Stefan tells Damon that he and Elena broke up. Damon wants to find another hunter instead of having Jeremy kill enough vampires to reveal his full hunter's mark map to the cure. He was planning to bully Professor Shane, but he's wary now that he knows Shane was in frequent contact with Pastor Young. Damon offers to blow his plans off to "brother bond" with Stefan over some Tri-Delts. At the Miss Mystic Falls pageant set-up, Caroline tries to convince Elena she's nutty for breaking up with Stefan. Elena says she's confused. Professor Shane joins them, he's a pageant judge. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.86 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: Guest cast member Gabrielle Douglas competed, and won two gold medals, as a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Deap VallyAin't FairHaley helps Kimberly break the sire bond to Klaus.
Ed SheeranKiss MeElena and Damon dance and kiss.
Laura VeirsLittle DeschutesThe couples dance together at the pageant.
Matt & KimLet's GoEveryone gets ready for the Mystic Falls pageant.
Vitamin String QuartetOrdinary WorldKlaus arrives at the pageant and talks to Caroline
Vitamin String QuartetFalling SlowlyKlaus and Caroline talk and drink at the pageant.


Episode Quotes
Caroline: What do you mean, you're not coming? I don't need to remind you that your Miss Mystic Falls attendance record totally sucks. Besides, you're a founding family member. By definition, you have to be here.
Stefan: Elena and I broke up. By definition, I don't need to be anywhere.
Caroline: Did that sound as depressing to you as it did to me?
Stefan: Oh, I'm not depressed. I just want to rip into someone's artery and feed until I can't breathe anymore.
Caroline: Well, you can't. As your sober sponsor, I'm not going to let that happen.

Caroline: How did I become the bad guy?
Klaus: Let's get you a drink. I'll tell you all about being the bad guy.

Klaus: I was wondering what time I should pick you up tomorrow.
Caroline: How about a quarter to never?
Klaus: I was promised a date in return for one of my hybrids.
Caroline: Yes, a date. Like, to a movie, where we don't have to talk and I can put at least three seats between us.

Damon: Where've you been?
Stefan: Oh, you know. Out.
Damon: Where you going?
Stefan: Out.
Damon: Okay. I see shady Stefan's back. Please don't tell me that you're still working with Klaus?
Stefan: You obviously haven't heard. Elena and I broke up.
Damon: Oh. Got it. Well, I'll be quick then. So apparently if we want to find the cure, we have to find a vampire hunter who can kill enough vampires to reveal the map on the hunters mark. Now unless we want Jeremy to go all Connor 2.0, I suggest we find a different hunter.

Elena: My brother wants to kill me.
Damon: Welcome to the club.



Episode Goofs
Continuity:

When Stefan and Caroline are talking about Elena, Stefan pours them both a shot on the table in front of him. The camera zooms in, and then changes, and the second shot glass is suddenly sitting in front of Caroline.




Cultural References
Episode Title: My Brother's Keeper

'My Brother's Keeper' is the title of a scene from the 2003 Ronny Yu film 'Freddy vs. Jason.' It may also be a reference to the Bible quote about Cain and Abel, when Cain says to God, "I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?"



Episode References
Season 4, Episode 6: Damon told Elena that there might be a cure for vampirism in 4x06 "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes."

Season 4, Episode 6: Stefan and Elena broke up in 4x06 "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes."

Season 4, Episode 6: Jeremy killed a hybrid in 4x06 "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes," completing the ritual that turned him into one of The Five.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJulie 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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