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The Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls

While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon and Elena try to help Stefan through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own. A worried Matt tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline makes an effort to get to know Jesse better. Jeremy makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard. Finally, Dr. Maxfield puts a plan in motion that will change everything.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Airdate: Thursday October 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 19, 2013


Guest Stars
Kendrick SampsonKendrick Sampson
As Jesse
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield

Co-Guest Stars
Amanda PowellAmanda Powell
As Waitress
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.63 Million Viewers

Trivia: The song that plays while Stefan and Elena almost kiss next to the Wickery Bridge, 'Gravity' by Sara Bareilles, is the same song that played when Elena and Stefan kissed for the very first time.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Babe YouthHappy FacesStefan follows the waitress into the bathroom.
BirdyWithout a WordEveryone gathers to hold Bonnie's funeral.
Cage The ElephantBack Against The WallBonnie watches Jeremy work out.
Howie DayLongest NightStefan and Elena talk on the roof of the school.
Manchester OrchestraI've Got FriendsDamon and Stefan talk while in the stolen car.
The Naked And FamousHearts Like OursJesse helps Caroline study and kisses her.
Sara BareillesGravityElena and Stefan talk next to the Wickery Bridge.
Von BonnevilleCards With The DevilElena meets Damon and Stefan at the Mystic Grill.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: So, let me get this straight. I helped you steal this car, I found out I was a vampire who killed his own father, and yet I don't litter.
Damon: You're a man of principle Stefan, who had his memories erased by a 2000 year old witch.
Stefan: Yeah, well I bet that 2000 year old witch probably drives a bit faster than you. Wait, let me guess. (Points to himself) Fun brother...(points to Damon) safe brother.
Damon: (laughs)
Stefan: What are you doing?
Damon: Do you trust me?
Stefan: Do I really have a choice?
Damon: Nope.

Elena: Please tell me I wasn't out of my mind to leave Damon in charge of vampire amnesia 101.
Caroline: What did he say exactly?
Elena: One text: So far, so good. Which in Damon speak...
Caroline: Means that they probably devoured a troop of Girl Scouts by now.

Jeremy: So, is this our new thing? You make dead jokes while I avoid all of our friends on your behalf.
Bonnie: There's nothing I can do to get Stefan's memory back, Jeremy.
Jeremy: But they don't know that, because they don't know you're dead.

Stefan: What kind of name is 'Honoria Fell'?
Damon: Shh, you're kind of the one that killed her.
Stefan: ...oh.

Episode Goofs

When Damon leaves the tombs, Elena had just finished lighting all the candles on the wall. The stick she is holding is still lit and she looks back over her shoulder at Damon. When Stefan starts talking to her, Elena puts her stick back into the flames for no reason and then takes it back out and waves it to make it go out.

Cultural References
Episode Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls

'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is the title of a film from 1943 set during the Spanish Civil War, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.

Grey's Anatomy: Caroline says that she knows so much about amnesia from studying and watching 'Grey's Anatomy.'

'Grey's Anatomy' is the title of an American medical drama.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 3: Tessa performed a spell to take away Silas' mind control, using Stefan, in 5x03 "Original Sin." Stefan woke up at the end not knowing who Damon or Elena were.

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

Season 1, Episode 1: Elena and Stefan relive many of the events from 1x01 "Pilot" to try and get him to regain his memories.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerMelinda Hsu  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
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