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The Vampire Diaries: The Walking Dead

As Graduation Day approaches, Caroline tries to distract Elena by focusing on simple tasks like sending out announcements, but Elena won't be swayed from her new obsession. Sheriff Forbes calls Damon and Stefan to the hospital, where someone has been attacking patients. Still trying to force Katherine to help her, Bonnie refuses to give up on her plan to defeat Silas. As a violent wind storm causes a power outage in Mystic Falls, ghosts suddenly appear - some with good intentions and some bent on revenge.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x22
Production Number: 2J6672
Airdate: Thursday May 09th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) May 14, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy
As Sheila Bennett (Grandmother of Bonnie Bennett, Witch)
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman/Silas (Appears As A Ghost, Possessed By Silas)

Guest Stars
Arielle KebbelArielle Kebbel
As Lexi Branson (Stefan Salvatore's Best Friend, Vampire)
Charlie BewleyCharlie Bewley
As Galen Vaughn (Member Of The Five)
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Jason SpisakJason Spisak
voiced Silas
Mackenzie BrittMackenzie Britt
As Elena Double
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Nathaniel BuzolicNathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Katherine Pierce
Paul TelferPaul Telfer
As Alexander (Vampire Hunter, One Of The Five)
Raymond Scott ParksRaymond Scott Parks
As Silas (The World's First Immortal Being)
Todd WilliamsTodd Williams
As Connor Jordan (Vampire Hunter)
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


Elena is training with Stefan. She asks where Katherine is and he tells her that she should have focused on love rather than killing Katherine. Stefan says that she doesn’t want to really kill Katherine, but Elena says that she does. Matt is working at the bar. Rebekah asks Matt why he isn’t happy about showing everyone that he is graduating. Matt says that he doesn’t have a lot of family and that he is not holding his breathe that his mother will show up. Rebekah agrees and says that her mother never wanted her to graduate anyways. Caroline meets with Elena and Elena tells her that no one cares that she is graduating and so why should she. Elena asks where Katherine and grabs her hand. She tells her that she has to tell her, but Caroline doesn’t know...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.28 Million Viewers

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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Adam AginFragile LoveRebekah & Matt at the Grille during the blackout.
AwolnationSailElena trains to fight Katherine.
BastilleThings We Lost in the FireElena plays darts at the Mystic Grille.
The Boxer RebellionDreamEveryone spends time with the dead people.
TelekinesisLean on MeMatt and Rebekah talk about graduation.

Episode Quotes
Elena: You wanted to kill Klaus when you got your emotions back.
Stefan: I know, and I couldn't.
Elena: You don't think I can kill Katherine?
Stefan: I don't think you really want to.
Elena: Maybe you're right. Maybe I just want to feel the warmth of her chest cavity as I rip out her heart, and watch her face as she realizes that I took it from her. Nah, I just want to kill her. It's that simple.

Katherine: You realize I'm not just some wandering child in a supermarket, right? I'm a vampire that can kill you.
Bonnie: Whatever happens to me happens to you. Do you really think I want you here?
Katherine: And what is "here"? Oh, right. Twelve dead hybrids. This should be good.

Caroline: Is it supposed to rain tonight?
Rebekah: Do I look like a meteorologist?

Damon: As self righteous as Stefan is, he has a point. Behind your rage there is a tidal wave of feelings. All of your guilt, all your grief. Every emotion you have put off, and Katherine is going to let it all in. And if you can't handle it, then we're back to square one.
Elena: And if I can? What if killing Katherine takes away all that grief and guilt? What if killing Katherine finally lets me feel all the good things that I've lost? Damon, help me.

Damon: So this is either really good, or really bad.
Alaric: It's good to see you too, Damon.

Rebekah: So, let me get this straight. You send out a notice of your impending graduation and people feel obliged to give you money?
Matt: Pretty much.
Rebekah: That sounds brilliant. Why aren't you participating?
Matt: I don't have a whole lot of family.

Episode Goofs

When Damon is drawing the expression triangle on the map, with Stefan and Liz, he begins to connect the three points by drawing the first line. The camera angle changes to Liz for less than a second, and when it switches back Damon is drawing the third line to complete the triangle. The second line has been drawn in, but there would have been no time for him to do it.


Jeremy's tombstone is not the same as it was in 4x19 "Pictures of You."

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Walking Dead

'The Walking Dead' is the title of a television show that airs on AMC.

Thelma & Louise: Elena tells Rebekah that they had a 'Thelma & Louise' thing when her humanity was turned off, but that they are not friends.

'Thelma & Louise' is the title of a film from 1991 starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 21: Elena turned her humanity back on in 4x21 "She's Come Undone," after she thought that Matt had died.

Season 4, Episode 21: Silas threatened all of Bonnie's friends and family in 4x21 "She's Come Undone" until she agreed to not betray him and open the veil.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerJose Molina  |  Caroline Dries
ProducerMichael Narducci  |  Pascal Verschooris  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Lance Anderson  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorTony Solomons
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  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
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
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
Post Production AssistantAndrew Coles
Payroll AccountantJohn Albrecht
Makeup ArtistLisa Layman
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
Facilities AssistantRusty Carter
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