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The Vampire Diaries: Catch Me if You Can

Jeremy is furious when Klaus tries to control him by putting Matt's life in danger. Damon coaches Jeremy as he prepares to take on Klaus' new vampires, but they find that Kol has beaten them to it. Kol makes it clear that he will stop at nothing to convince everyone to give up the search for the cure. Looking for a new ally, Rebekah reminds Stefan that they were once close friends. When Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Hopkins question Shane about his involvement in the Founders' Council deaths, Bonnie steps in with questions of her own, and Shane's responses push Bonnie to the edge of her powers. Elena negotiates with Klaus to keep Jeremy safe, but when danger suddenly appears from a totally unexpected enemy, Elena comes up with her own daring plan for Jeremy.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 2J6661
Airdate: Thursday January 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Jan 25, 2013
UK (itv2) Feb 26, 2013


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
David AlpayDavid Alpay
As Professor Atticus Shane (Occult Professor At Whitmore College)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Nathaniel BuzolicNathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Rick WorthyRick Worthy
As Rudy Hopkins (Bonnie's Father, Mystic Falls Interim Mayor)

Co-Guest Stars
David Ryan ShipmanDavid Ryan Shipman
As Mystery Man (Tries To Steal Silas' Headstone)

Angela KereczAngela Kerecz
As Biting Victim
Jeff Matthew GloverJeff Matthew Glover
As Deputy
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 with Matt running through the forest, trying to get away from something; a vampire grabs him and chomps on his neck. Jeremy runs up and pulls the vampire off. Back in the bar, Jeremy doesn't like the plan, so Klaus threatens to compel the vampires to kill Matt. He's offering a two minute head start. Damon can't talk Klaus out of it. They prepare to run. Back in the forest, Matt is ok, but wants a minute to regroup. They don't have it. Damon shows up to help, warning Jeremy he needs to be ready. Jeremy wants to get Matt to safety at the lake house first. Damon stays behind to slow down the vampires with a little heart ripping. Matt is running through the woods when another vampire jumps him. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.71 Million Viewers

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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Deap VallyBaby I Call HellDamon and Jeremy look for the vampires at the bar.
Phantogram16 YearsDamon arrives at the Mystic Grille to kill Jeremy.
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideThey Told MeDamon and Klaus tells Jeremy to kill the vampires.
Two Door Cinema ClubSleep AloneStefan gets out of the shower and finds Rebekah.
The xxMissingRebekah talks to Stefan about them in the 1920s.
Zola JesusSkinDamon wakes up, End of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Jeremy: No way. I'm not doing this.
Klaus: What makes you think you have a choice?
Damon: You have to kill vampires to complete the Hunter's Mark. Mark equals cure. You're in a bar full of almost-vampires, so get your hunt on.

Damon: Listen, just go one at a time, only shoot for the heart. Don't hesitate, and don't miss.
Jeremy: Save the teaching moment, Elena's not here. You don't have to pretend to give a damn about me.
Damon: I'm trying to keep you alive, dumbass. Come on.

Kol: You know, when my brother bragged about his plan to complete Jeremy's hunter's mark, it was easy enough to track this lot down. They were all hiding in the shadows. Now, killing young vampires is easy; or old ones, for that matter.
Damon: Why? What's it to you either way?
Kol: Because, you fools, in your zeal to find the cure, you risk waking someone very dangerous.
Damon: Oh. You must be talking about Silas.
Kol: What do you know of him?
Damon: Nothing. Don't want to. Not our problem.

Jeremy: Klaus still wants me to finish the mark. He's not gonna stop.
Elena: There's a group of compelled vampires out there.
Jeremy: Get to the house, hurry.
Elena: We need a plan.
Jeremy: They're coming.
Damon: Jeremy, get your hunt on.

Damon: He shot me in the head! Stupid, idiot, borderline brain dead moron! That was dumb, Jeremy. You should have killed me when you had the chance.

Episode Goofs

When Jeremy and Damon are talking to Kol at the back of the bar, Jeremy lowers his crossbow. A shot from behind shows Jeremy's crossbow pointing towards the floor. The camera angle changes to show Damon's face, and Jeremy's crossbow is suddenly lifted again.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Catch Me If You Can

'Catch Me If You Can' is the title of a film from 2002 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 10: Elena told Damon that she was in love with him in 4x10 "After School Special."

Season 4, Episode 10: At the end of 4x10 "After School Special," Stefan and Rebekah decided to work together to find the cure.

Season 4, Episode 10: Klaus transitioned a bar full of people into vampires in 4x10 "After School Special" so that Jeremy would have to kill them.

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

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  |  Michael Narducci  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Lance Anderson  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorTyler Cook
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles
First Assistant DirectorTony Griffin
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
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistEssie Cha
Paint ForemanFabrice Alberti
Department Head HairstylistLori Rozman
Dit UtilityAmanda Etheridge
2nd Assistant A CameraColin Duran
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