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When Rebekah turns down Klaus' plea to stop Kol and protect Jeremy, Klaus turns to Stefan for help. After an angry confrontation with her father, Mayor Hopkins, over his unconventional approach to ending the violence in Mystic Falls, Bonnie has a frightening run-in with Kol, followed by an unexpected visitor. Klaus complicates the already tense feelings between Stefan and Damon by revealing a bit of Stefan's personal life, then surprises Damon by asking for personal advice. Elena tells Stefan about her dangerous plan for Jeremy, leaving Stefan in a difficult spot. When the high school's 1980s Decade Dance is cancelled by Mayor Hopkins, Stefan finds a charming way to make it up to a disappointed Rebekah.Source:
The episode begins and Stefan wakes up in bed with Rebekah draped over him. He makes it to the door, where Klaus greets him. Rebekah is annoyed. Klaus is angry because Kol took his daggers, he wants Rebekah's dagger and white oak ash to go after Kol. She says no, she doesn't want to be left defenseless. Klaus makes a pitch to Stefan to get it so they can end Kol's compulsion of Damon and keep Jeremy safe. Bonnie in the meantime calls Elena from dance prep. Elena's on lockdown at home with Jeremy and Matt. She tells Bonnie about her plan to have Jeremy kill Kol. Elena washes her hands and gets burned. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 2.56 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast members Candace Accola (Caroline Forbes) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.
Trivia: This is the first appearance of Persia White as Abby Bennett Wilson in season four of 'The Vampire Diaries.'
Rebekah: What's going on with you? You're fun tonight.
Stefan: I can't listen to this music without thinking of my best friend, Lexi. We spent most of the '80's together. I remember this one time she snuck us backstage and compelled half the band to do tequila shots with us before the show. She was fearless. Kinda like you.
Rebekah: So, you slept with her, too?
Stefan: No, it wasn't like that. I was just a better person when I was with her. I didn't think I'd ever feel that way again.
Rebekah: Until Elena.
Stefan: Until Elena. And now that's over.
Stefan: They maybe dysfunctional lunatics, but they stick together no matter what.
Elena: We need to find the dagger and use it on Rebekah.
Rebekah: This is my place, Nik and I don't appreciate you invading my privacy like some kind of creeping tom.
Klaus: Well, I apologize for breaking up this sordid little tryst, but I do have some urgent business...or have you forgotten our paranoid brother Kol is running around with the White Oak Stake and homicide on the brain?
Rebekah: He tried to kill me last night. I didn't forget.
Klaus: Hello, mate.
Damon: What the hell are you doing here?
Rebekah: So is everything about the '80's so excessive?
Stefan: It had it's charm. Say Anything, Lloyd Dobler standing outside of a bedroom window with a boombox over his head, desperately trying to get back the girl of his dreams. Princess Bride, Wesley slays giant rats for love. Breakfast Club, one detention turns a bunch of outcasts into allies.
Rebekah: So it was a decade of sentimental drivel as well?
Stefan: Well, I was gonna say love, friendship, possibility of anything happening. You would've loved it.
Rebekah: And why is that?
Stefan: Because as much as we both hate to admit it, we care about those things.
A View to a Kill
'A View to a Kill' is the title of the fourteenth film in the 'James Bond' series, starring Roger Moore
While talking to Rebekah about the 80's, Stefan mentions 'Say Anything.'
'Say Anything' is a film from 1989 starring John Cusack
While talking to Rebekah about the 80's, Stefan mentions 'The Princess Bride.'
'The Princess Bride' is a film from 1987 starring Cary Elwes
, Mandy Patinkin
and Robin Wright
The Breakfast Club:
While talking to Rebekah about the 80's, Stefan mentions 'The Breakfast Club.'
'The Breakfast Club' is a film from 1985 starring Emilio Estevez
, Judd Nelson
and Molly Ringwald
Damon tells Klaus that he would rather stay in his cell than try to bust out like 'The Hulk' to kill Jeremy.
'The Hulk' is a character from the Marvel universe, played most recently in 'The Avengers' film by Mark Ruffalo