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On the island, Damon has an ugly run-in with a Hunter named Vaughn, and realizes he is one of The Five. Stefan confesses his true feelings about the possibility of becoming human again to Elena. When a stunning new piece of information about the cure is suddenly revealed, it changes the stakes for everyone. Jeremy helps Bonnie recognize what is real and what is an illusion, and Shane is comforted by a woman from his past, Caitlin. Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline and Tyler find that their attempt to translate the code on the Hunter's Sword is futile without help from Klaus, who has his own reasons for solving the puzzle.
Source: The CW
Special Guest Stars
As Sheila "Grams" Bennett (Grandmother of Bonnie Bennett, Witch)
As Caitlin Shane (Atticus Shane's Wife, Witch)
As Galen Vaughn (Member Of The Five, Holding Damon Captive)
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
As Professor Atticus Shane (Occult Professor, Leading Expedition To Find SIlas)
The episode begins in the woods, and one of the five hunters has Damon tied to a tree. He knows all about the crew from Mystic Falls and what they're up to. His mark completed two days ago for no apparent reason, when they killed Kol. He doesn't appreciate Damon's glib approach, so he sticks a metal rod in Damon's neck. His name is Galen. Elena in the meantime calls Caroline to update her on Shane's shenanigans and Damon's disappearance. Elena wants help translating Jeremy's tattoos and wants her to get the sword from Klaus. Caroline goes to look for it. Shane takes Jeremy, Bonnie and Massak the witch to the cave where Silas is. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 2.31 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast member Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) does not appear in this episode.
Vaughn: My name is Galen Vaughn and you better start talking.
Stefan: Everyone's here because they wanna be.
Shane: We're gonna raise the most powerful immortal creature that ever was.
Jeremy: Take my hand. I'll get us there.
Vaughn: Your friends will be the end of you.
Damon: You don't know my friends.
Elena: And once again everyone's life is in danger looking for this cure because poor Elena can't deal with being a vampire.
Stefan: No. Everyone's here because they want to be. Not just for you, but for themselves too.
Caroline: Tell me you’re not serious.
Elena: I wish I weren't. When we got back from looking for Jeremy, Shane and Bonnie were both gone, too. Shane needs Bonnie in order to cast the spell and Jeremy’s tattoo in order to find the cure, and he managed to sneak them both out from under our noses.
Caroline: Well, where is Damon in all of this?
Elena: We had an argument. I thought he was just taking a walk, but then when we went to the beach and we saw signs of a struggle.
Caroline: Meaning what?
Elena: Meaning somebody probably jumped him and then grabbed him!
Klaus: Well, might I suggest using the magic of the internet to purchase an Aramaic-to-English dictionary from your nearest retailer?
Tyler: What's Aramaic?
Caroline: It's a dead language. It hasn't been used since, like, biblical times.
Klaus: Qetsiyah's native tongue, I'm guessing. You know, even if you had the best dictionary in the world, it could take days to translate. Perhaps weeks.
Jeremy: Just don't do anything stupid. If your Expression gets out of hand, Shane is the only one that can help you keep it in control.
Bonnie: Don't worry about me. I'm fine. But if Shane tries to lift one finger on his hand to hurt either one of us...I'll kill him myself.
When Elena and Stefan are on the cliff talking about the cure, her hair changes from being lying flat down to having just her bangs tucked in behind her ears.
When Damon is attacked by Vaughn, the amount, and pattern, of the blood beneath his nose changes.
Down the Rabbit Hole
'Down the Rabbit Hole' is a reference to the 'Alice in Wonderland' story by Lewis Carroll
The Davinci Code:
Caroline says she knows what the symbol on the handle of the sword is because she has seen 'The Davinci Code.'
'The Davinci Code' is the title of a film from 2006 starring Tom Hanks
While talking to Galen Vaughn, Damon calls him Shrek.
'Shrek' is a fictional character, an ogre, with a Scottish accent played by Mike Meyers
The Hope Diamond: Shane tells Bonnie that the headstone is more valuable than the Hope Diamond.
The Hope Diamond is a very valuable, large, deep blue diamond that is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute.
Little Orphan Annie: Klaus calls Tyler "Little Orphan Lockwood" when he gets to Elena's house to help Caroline find the sword.
'Little Orphan Annie' is the title of a daily comic strip by Harold Gray that ran from 1894–1968.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
Damon asks Galen Vaughn why he is so worried about "Bonnie the Teenage Witch."
This is a reference to the television series 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' starring Melissa Joan Hart
Season 4, Episode 13:
Professor Shane had Jeremy kidnapped and stole the headstone in 4x13 "Into the Wild
" so that he could resurrect Silas without everyone else.
Season 4, Episode 13:
Klaus bit Caroline, but then chose to save her, in 4x13 "Into the Wild
" because he is in love with her.
Season 4, Episode 13:
Damon, Bonnie, Jeremy, Stefan, Elena, Shane and Rebekah travelled to Nova Scotia in 4x13 "Into the Wild
" to find Silas and the cure.