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The Vampire Diaries: O Come, All Ye Faithful

As a Winter Wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan and Caroline find themselves at odds with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence. Meanwhile, Elena and Damon retreat to the Gilbert Lake House to help Jeremy conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie and Professor Shane, who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x9
Production Number: 2J6659
Airdate: Thursday December 13th, 2012

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

Co-Guest Stars
Micah Joe ParkerMicah Joe Parker
As Adrian (Klaus' Hybrid Trying To Break Sire Bond)

Angela KereczAngela Kerecz
As Auction Guest
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


The episode begins with Elena and Damon waking up in bed together fully clothed. "I was being a gentleman," Damon insists. Klaus summons Adrian his hybrid to take the painting he just completed to the Grille for the Winter Fair. Adrian is annoyed to be bossed around. Stefan wants to find the cure more than ever now that Elena turns out to be sired to Damon, but they need Jeremy to keep killing vampires who are not his friends. Stefan asks for proof that Klaus brought the sword back from Italy. Klaus opens his safe and shows him. Down in the cave, Adrian vents to Kim and Tyler about having to pretend to do Klaus' bidding. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.81 Million Viewers

Casting: The scene where Carol drowns was filmed using a stunt woman.

Trivia: In the closing title sequence of this episode, when the blood drips down off of the title it turns into a snowflake.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Amy StroupCovering Your TracksElena and Damon wake up and talk in bed.
BastilleOblivionElena talks to Damon before leaving the lake house
Cary BrothersO Holy NightKlaus kills all of the hybrids.
Digital DaggersHave Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasKlaus kills Mrs. Lockwood, End of the episode.
Julian CasablancasChristmas TreatTyler tells Caroline his plan to kill Klaus.
The KicksTake You To The MistletoeCaroline yells at Stefan for being late.
The RaveonettesThe Christmas SongTyler tells his mother his plan to get Klaus.
Sugar + The Hi-lowsJingle BellsStefan tells Klaus that he broke into his safe.
The WaitressesChristmas WrappingCaroline compliments Klaus on his paintings.

Episode Quotes
Tyler: I love you.
Caroline: I love you, even when I hate you.

Caroline: How come the only time April Young isn't following you around like a lost puppy is when I'm lying dead with a broken neck?
Matt: April saw you?
Caroline: Yeah, it's okay. I compelled her.
Matt: No, she's, she's wearing Jeremy's vervain bracelet. She can't be compelled.

Stefan: Well, Jeremy is the hunter, and he has to keep killing vampires to complete his mark, but we can't quite figure out how to keep him from killing us.
Klaus: Sounds like quite the chore, which is why I feel perfectly justified doing a little charity work.

Caroline: If we're going to be nice to each other, then I will need that glass of champagne.
Klaus: Is that our thing?
Caroline: We don't have a thing.
Klaus: Allow me.

Klaus: I heard you moved out of your house. Bit of a martyr move, hmm?
Stefan: I'm not here to bond, Klaus.
Klaus: Oh, on the contrary. I think right now, I'm the best friend you got.

Damon: This could be so much more fun if we were naked.
Elena: That's your fault, not mine.
Damon: I was being a gentleman.

Episode Goofs

When Elena is talking to Professor Shane on the dock at the Gilbert cottage, her hair is sticking out over her shoulder. The camera angle changes to Shane, and then back to Elena, and her hair is lying flat.

Cultural References
Episode Title: O Come, All Ye Faithful

'O Come, All Ye Faithful' is the title of a famous Christmas carol.

A Christmas Carol: When Klaus approaches Caroline at the Winter Wonderland auction, she asks him if he is there to "steal Tiny Tim's crutches."

Tiny Tim is a character from Charles Dickens' famous novel 'A Christmas Carol.'

Austin Powers: Damon calls Professor Shane "Dr. Evil."

Dr. Evil is the antagonist in the Austin Powers' movie franchise, starring Mike Myers.

Family Feud: When Damon enters the cottage, where Bonnie is asking Jeremy if he wants to try channelling again, he says, "Survey says..."

"Survey says.." is what the host of the game show 'Family Feud' says before revealing the answers on a board.

Noah's Ark: When Professor Shane is talking about discovering the cure for vampirism, he says to Damon, "Would you rather be the guy who discovers Noah's Ark, or sails it down the Hudson river?"

'Noah's Ark' is a story from the bible about a ship large enough to hold two of every animal from the earth.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 8: Damon learned in 4x08 "We'll Always Have Bourbon Street" that the only way to break Elena from the sire bond is to force her to leave him.

Season 4, Episode 4: It was revealed in 4x04 "The Five" that there is a cure to vampirism.

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

Season 4, Episode 7: Jeremy became the new vampire hunter, and a member of The Five, in 4x07 "My Brother's Keeper."

Season 4, Episode 8: The final hybrid broke his sire bond in 4x08 "We'll Always Have Bourbon Street," and they are planning to revolt against Klaus.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Jose Molina
Supervising ProducerChris Grismer
ProducerPascal Verschooris  |  Brian Young  |  Michael Narducci
Co-ProducerLance Anderson  |  Brett Matthews  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorNathan Easterling
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorTony Griffin
Second Assistant DirectorBrandon O'Neil Leonard
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyDave Perkal
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sonnenshine  |  Michael J. Cinquemani
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistEssie Cha
Producers AssistantPippa Von Etzdorf
Key Assistant Location ManagerJennifer Griffin (2)
Department Head HairstylistLori Rozman
Key Rigging GripRobert Kempf
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