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The Vampire Diaries: Pictures of You

After making a decision that infuriates Klaus, Elijah proposes a life-changing challenge for Rebekah. Caroline finds that her carefully laid plans for the perfect Senior Prom night are disrupted by Elena, so she turns to an amused Klaus for a solution. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon and Stefan both attend the prom, but the evening begins to spiral out of control despite their efforts. When Elena suddenly lashes out in a way no one could have predicted, Matt turns to Rebekah for help. Finally, Bonnie makes a terrifying discovery, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything

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Episode Info

Episode number: 4x19
Production Number: 2J6669
Airdate: Thursday April 18th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 23, 2013


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
As April Young (Pastor Young's Daughter)

Co-Guest Stars
Raymond Scott ParksRaymond Scott Parks
As Silas (The World's First Immortal Being)
Julionne JohnsonJulionne Johnson
As Female Guest

Jason SpisakJason Spisak
voiced Silas
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
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood


Bonnie visits Jeremy's grave and says a tearful goodbye. While at it, she sees him standing behind her, shouting at her to wake up. She wakes up on her couch surrounded by flames and puts them out with a wave of her hand. At the Salvatores, it has been eight or nine days since Elena killed anyone, so the plan is to either bombard Elena with emotions until one of them sticks or to lock her up. Stefan plans to bail, when she gets her humanity back. Rebekah and Klaus try to convince Elijah why each of them are worthy of the cure and Rebekah argues that Klaus having it means Silas could break down the veil to the other side...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.14 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Caught A GhostYou Send MeTyler and Caroline dance at the prom.
Charli XCXStay AwayBonnie and Matt on stage at the prom.
Class ActressPictures of YouElena gets to the prom and sees Jeremy's picture.
The Cold And LovelyPaper and GunApril tells Rebekah about the prom queen votes.
Dave BaxterWhispersBonnie has a dream of visiting Jeremy's grave.
Hot As SunDesert SongEveryone dances at the prom.
Hunter HuntedKeep TogetherCaroline tries on her prom dress for Bonnie.
Josh RitterLightsRebekah asks Matt to dance with her at prom.
Kari KimmelRememberStefan and Caroline dance and talk about Elena.
Luke Sital-SinghBottled Up TightStefan and Damon pick Elena up for the prom.
PhosphorescentSong For ZulaSilas, appearing as Stefan, talks to Damon.
RihannaStay (Feat. Mikky Ekko)Stefan and Elena dance, Rebekah talks to Matt.

Episode Quotes
Rebekah: I thought about what you said, about being good, and you're right. It won't be easy but it's worth trying.
Matt: I don't understand why my opinion is so important to you.
Rebekah: Because you're everything that I want to be. You're loyal, honest, kind. People root for you to succeed. Elena even died for you.
Matt: I'm a busboy, Rebekah. Okay? It's not like I'm out saving the world.
Rebekah: But you're human. You're so...beautifully human.

Damon: Beautiful dress.
Elena: Thank you. I stole it.

Matt: You haven't seen Bonnie, have you?
Rebekah: She's probably in the bathroom, every other girl is. And if you haven't notice, I'm sitting here all on my own...So, please will you put me out of my misery and dance with me?
Matt: I don't think so.

Damon: So what are you going to do? Pull a Lexi, bombard her with emotions till one of those sticks.
Stefan: Yeah and if that doesn't work then we got plan B, lock her up, keep her isolated until you and I figure out plan C.
Damon: And what happens when she gets slammed with every emotion she's repressed since Jeremy died?
Stefan: Well, then you my friend, will be right by her side ready to help her through it.
Damon: Right, cause you don't want to keep reliving history and when this is all over, you are just going to get out of our lives.
Stefan: Bingo

Episode Goofs

When it is announced that Matt and Bonnie are prom king and queen, they look at everyone with stunned faces, standing slightly apart and not touching. The camera angle switches to Damon for a second, and when it switches back, Bonnie suddenly has her arm laced through Matt's arm.


When Elena tries to attack Bonnie at the prom, Bonnie uses her magic to stop Elena. Elena falls down to the table and she can be seen wearing a corsage on her left wrist. The camera angle changes, with Elena using her left hand to grab her head, and her corsage is missing.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Pictures of You

'Pictures of You' is the title of a song by American music artists The Cure.

Grace Kelly: Caroline tells Klaus that she wants to look like Princess Grace of Monaco at the prom.

'Princess Grace of Monaco' became the formal name of Grace Kelly after her marriage to Prince Rainier.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 18: Katherine gave the cure to Elijah at the end of 4x18 "American Gothic" for him to use however he wants.

Season 4, Episode 18: Elena killed a waitress at the end of 4x18 "American Gothic" after Stefan and Damon refused to leave her alone about not wanting to take the cure.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerJose Molina  |  Caroline Dries
ProducerPascal Verschooris  |  Michael Narducci  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerLance Anderson  |  Brett Matthews  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerChris Cornwell
EditorTony Solomons
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorTyler Romary
Second Assistant DirectorBrandon O'Neil Leonard
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Script CoordinatorJeane Wong
Assistant EditorEvan J. Warner
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyDave Perkal
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Production SecretaryShelby McDaniel
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sonnenshine
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistLisa Layman
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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