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