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The Vampire Diaries: Stand by Me

When Stefan arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena and Jeremy, Caroline is immediately worried about Elena's state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell and Matt for help. Still on the island, Damon relays somber news to Rebekah, and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn. Everyone is horrified when Bonnie reveals the rest of Shane's plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x15
Production Number: 2J6665
Airdate: Thursday February 21st, 2013

Director: Lance Anderson
Writer: Julie Plec

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 26, 2013


Guest Stars
Charlie BewleyCharlie Bewley
As Galen Vaughn (Member Of The Five)
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
David AlpayDavid Alpay
As Professor Atticus Shane (Occult Professor, Looking For Silas)
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
voiced April Young (Jeremy's Friend, Pastor Young's Daughter)
Jeff Matthew GloverJeff Matthew Glover
As Deputy
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
As Dr. Meredith Fell (Medical Doctor, Town Council Member)
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


The episode begins back in the cave. Elena runs to Jeremy, who is dead on the ground. She waits for the ring to bring him back. Stefan and Damon don't know where Bonnie is. Stefan tells Damon that, because Jeremy was one of the five, he's supernatural and the ring won't work anymore. Damon says he'll find Bonnie and tells Stefan to get Elena off the island...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.91 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Noah GundersenFamilyStefan and Damon talk, Elena burns down the house.

Episode Quotes
Elena: Jeremy! You're going to be okay. The ring is gonna bring you back.
Stefan: Jeremy was one of the Five, a hunter.
Meredith: I need you to release the body to me.
Elena: He's not dead!
Damon: She's out of her mind.
Elena: We need Bonnie. Find me Bonnie!

Rebekah: Where is it? The cure. I know someone has it.
Damon: Yeah, someone. Katherine.
Rebekah: Katherine? The doppelgänger?
Damon: Yeah, sneaky little bitch must've been spying on us for weeks. She killed Jeremy. Or somebody did. He killed your brother. Let's not with the fake sad face.

Damon: (to Vaughn) Here's the thing, I was completely willing to accept the fact that you were one man on a lonely mission to kill old Silas. And then I got boned by my vixen nemesis, Miss Katherine Pierce. And then I started thinking, "There's no way this is a coincidence." So, what do you know?
(Rebekah walks up)
Damon: (to Rebekah) Took you long enough.
Rebekah: Sorry. I had to dig the arrow out of my spine. Thank you for that.

Stefan: She doesn't say anything except that she's waiting for him to wake up.
Matt: This town, this crazy world we live in, it's okay to have a hope.
Stefan: Denial is the one thing protecting her from letting it all in.
Damon: I'm not enough. Not this time.

Episode Goofs

When Elena and Matt are drinking tea and talking about Jeremy, Elena puts down her cup with the handle sticking out to the right. The camera angle changes and Elena is holding her cup again with the handle facing the other direction. When Matt grabs her hands, we get a better shot of the cup, not on the table, with the handle facing to the left.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Stand by Me

'Stand by Me' is the title of a film from 1986 starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell.

The Nutty Professor: While talking to Stefan about what Professor Shane told Bonnie to do, Damon calls Shane "The Nutty Professor."

'The Nutty Professor' is the title of a film from 1996 starring Eddie Murphy.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 14: It was revealed in 4x14 "Down the Rabbit Hole" that the cure can only be used to turn one vampire back into a human.

Season 4, Episode 14: Katherine appeared in 4x14 "Down the Rabbit Hole" and stole the cure.

Season 4, Episode 14: Jeremy was killed by Silas in 4x14 "Down the Rabbit Hole" when he was awoken using Jeremy's blood.

Season 4, Episode 14: Tyler was forced to flee from Mystic Falls in 4x14 "Down the Rabbit Hole" so that Klaus would not kill him.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerJose Molina  |  Caroline Dries
Supervising ProducerChris Grismer
ProducerPascal Verschooris  |  Michael Narducci  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Lance Anderson  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorNathan Easterling
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  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
Assistant EditorKchris De Gelsey
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyDarren Genet
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sonnenshine
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Picture Car CoordinatorAndrew G. Strauss
Makeup ArtistLisa Layman
Assistant Location ManagerLenzi Sealy
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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