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Without telling Elena that Stefan is missing, Damon turns to Sheriff Forbes for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield. While Jeremy struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie, but he can't convince her that it's time to let the others know that she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia uses violence to make a point about her own agenda.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 2J7502
Airdate: Thursday October 10th, 2013

Director: Joshua Butler
Writer: Brian Young

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 05, 2013
IE (TG4) Jun 10, 2014


Guest Stars
Kendrick SampsonKendrick Sampson
As Jesse
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield
Rick WorthyRick Worthy
As Rudy Hopkins

Co-Guest Stars
Hans ObmaHans Obma
As Gregor
Russ TillerRuss Tiller
As Cashier
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.14 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Katherine compares herself to the moonstone from season two of 'The Vampire Diaries.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ellie GouldingBurnElena and Caroline arrive at the bonfire.
FerrasDon't Give UpElena and Caroline talk about the death of Megan.
Paper RouteBetter LifeCaroline and Elena go to their bio class.
PlumbDon't Deserve YouElena gets ready to look for Stefan.
The RivalSay NowJeremy, Matt and Katherine stop for gas.
Tyrone WellsThis Moment NowCaroline and Jesse talk about their relationships.

Episode Quotes
Silas: Look, I get why you like her. I have a soft spot for brunettes too. What I don't get is why she likes you.
Damon: That's because you haven't had sex with me.

Liz: Damon, I know I said I'd help you find your brother, but I can't dredge this entire quarry. It's enormous.
Damon: I'm aware of that. I mean, clearly. That is why we wanted to dump Silas' body here, because it's big and deep and no one would find him. Now say I'm Silas, and I want to take over my doppleganger's life, why wouldn't I dump him a place that's big and deep where no one would find him.

Katherine: Are these ropes really necessary?
Jeremy: A bullet would have been more effective, but we're trying to be nice. You crashed my car and left me to die.

Caroline: Damon, towel! Knock!
Damon: Caroline, no one cares! No!

Episode Goofs

When Jeremy and Silas are fighting, Silas shoves a wooden branch right through himself and through Jeremy's back. When he pulls the the branch out and Jeremy falls there is no hole in Jeremy's shirt and no blood.

Crew or Equipment Visible:

When Damon helps Elena to pack up the car, he pulls her towards him by her shirt and her mic pack can be seen poking into the fabric.

Cultural References
Episode Title: True Lies

'True Lies' is the title of a film from 1994 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Nancy Drew: Damon asks Elena if she is at all curious about "the whole Nancy Drew" thing her professor has going on.

Nancy Drew is a fictional detective from the mystery novel series by Edward Stratemeyer.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 1: Caroline and Elena started college in 5x01 "I Know What You Did Last Summer," where their room-mate was killed by a vampire on the first day.

Season 5, Episode 1: Silas killed Bonnie's father in 5x01 "I Know What You Did Last Summer" while using mind control on the town.

Season 4, Episode 23: Elena forced Katherine into taking the cure in 4x23 "Graduation."

Season 4, Episode 23: Silas revealed that Stefan was his doppleganger 4x23 "Graduation" before putting him in a coffin and pushing him into the water.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Caroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerMelinda Hsu  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorMarc Pollon
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorAmy Schmidt
Second Assistant DirectorAlex Ostapiej
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Assistant EditorKchris De Gelsey
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyMike Karasick
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Steadicam OperatorGeoff Shotz
Makeup ArtistDavid Abbott (4)
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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