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The Vampire Diaries: Bring It On

Elena's new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan and Damon to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena's behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus tries to use Hayley to get the information he's after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x16
Production Number: 2J6666
Airdate: Thursday March 14th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 02, 2013


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Phoebe TonkinPhoebe Tonkin
As Hayley Marshall (Werewolf Friend of Tyler's)

Co-Guest Stars
Aaron Jay RomeAaron Jay Rome
As Will (Vampire Working For Katherine)
Katie GarfieldKatie Garfield
As Blonde Girl (Cheerleader Elena Feeds On At Competition)
Lindsey BrathwaiteLindsey Brathwaite
As Highschool Student
Regan DealRegan Deal
As Woman (Attacked By Elena On The Road)

Jeffrey KarantzaJeffrey Karantza
As Truck Driver
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes


The episode begins with Elena going for a late night stroll. She lies down in the middle of a road. At the Salvatore's, Stefan worries about Elena. A car rolls to a stop, in the road, in front of Elena. Stefan thinks they need to give Elena a reason to turn her humanity back on, so she's not overwhelmed with grief. A woman gets out of the car and checks on Elena. She attacks the woman. Damon makes her stop, before she goes too far. Klaus finds Hayley, the hybrid, at a truck stop fending off a vampire. He knows Katherine is coming for her and he promises to protect her, in exchange for information about Katherine. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.41 Million Viewers

Castings: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: The Salvatore Boarding House has a special water filter that stops the vervain in the water system from burning them.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cold War KidsMiracle MileStefan and Caroline watch Elena dance and party.
Deadmau5Professional Griefers ft. Gerard WaySheriff Forbes tries to shut down the party.
Fidlar5 To 9Elena sees a poster for Jeremy at school.
FidlarWhite on WhiteDamon and Elena drive to New York, End of episode.
GarbageControlKlaus and Hayley sleep together.
Icona PopI Love It ft. Charli XCXThe party starts at the Salvatore Boarding House.
Matthew Perryman JonesAnymore of This ft. Mindy SmithCaroline leaves Tyler a message, End of episode.
PontiakLions of LeastCaroline yells at Elena for feeding in public.
Ra Ra RiotDance With MeDamon and Rebekah talk at the party.
White RabbitsTemporaryElena arrives at the cheerleading competition.

Episode Quotes
Damon: That's the plan? You're gonna take her back to school?
Stefan: Well the fun route didn't actually pay off, did it?
Damon: I don't know, got a free meal out of it.
Stefan: Look, you think I want to go to school and play chaperone? You can't go because you're not a student. Besides you have to look for Katherine. I mean, Elena needs this cure now more than ever.

Sheriff Forbes: The entire blood supply from the hospital... all of a sudden just gone. Vanished.
Stefan: I don't understand... Are you accusing us?
Sheriff Forbes: No, I'm not accusing you, but this town is at a tipping point. Any more unexplained house fires and things are going to boil over. I'm sorry, I know it's not your fault, it's been a rough week. Miranda Gilbert was one of my best friends in high school. To see what's happened to her family is just...

Stefan: Well, we got a little problem. You said blood was stolen from Grove Hills Hospital? Sheriff says there's been reports of six other blood bank thefts all within 30 miles of Mystic Falls. Somebody's stockpiling blood. It wasn't Elena. It's not us.
Damon: Okay, so...
Stefan: I think Silas followed us back from that island. He hasn't fed in 2000 years so he'd need to gorge on blood.

Caroline: Elena!
Stefan: She's basically numb to everything that makes her who she is.
Caroline: I think taking her back to school is a great idea.
Damon: Don't eat anyone.

Stefan: Elena's sire bond stems from her feelings for you. With her humanity off she has no feelings.
Damon: All I wanted to do was break that damn bond. You're telling me now this whole time all she had to do was turn it off? What happens if she turns it back on?

Episode Goofs

When Elena lays down on the road, her butt is lined up with the white line down the middle of the street. Moments later, when the woman gets out of the car to check on her, Elena's butt is laying slightly above the white line.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Bring It On

'Bring It On' is the title of a cheer-leading movie from 2000 starring Kirsten Dunst.

Sherlock Holmes: Rebekah calls Damon "Sherlock Holmes with brain damage" while they are searching in the hospital for missing blood bags.

'Sherlock Holmes' is a fictional character created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: Damon mentions "Scooby Doo" in dialogue.

'Scooby Doo, Where Are You!' is the title of a television show that ran in the 1970's.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 14: Jeremy was killed by Silas in 4x14 "Down the Rabbit Hole" while trying to get the cure.

Season 4, Episode 15: In 4x15 "Stand by Me," Elena burned down her home after accepting that Jeremy really was dead.

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.

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

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerLeslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Jose Molina
ProducerPascal Verschooris  |  Michael Narducci  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Lance Anderson  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorMichael Allowitz
Second Assistant DirectorBrandon O'Neil Leonard
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Production AssistantKathleen Walsh
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyDave Perkal
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
Makeup ArtistLisa Layman
Key Scenic ArtistWilliam Duncan
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
Dolly Grip BKen Woodbury
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