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The Vampire Diaries: Monster's Ball

On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron. Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield, who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia reveals her surprising history to Katherine, and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas. Silas' demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 2J7505
Airdate: Thursday October 31st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 26, 2013


Guest Stars
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As Tessa
Kendrick SampsonKendrick Sampson
As Jesse
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.07 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Barbara BrownSend Him to MeKatherine talks to Nadia at the diner.
Brooke AnnibaleYou Don't KnowElena writes in her diary about Bonnie.
Cary BrothersNever Tear Us ApartSilas dances with Qetsiyah/Tessa at the ball.
CultsMost WantedTessa arrives at the ball and talks to Stefan.
MeikoBad ThingsCaroline & Tyler arrive at the Whitmore ball.
OneRepublicAu RevoirCaroline and Tyler fight at the ball, Tyler leaves
Young SummerWaves That Rolled You UnderElena dances with Dr. Maxfield at the ball.

Episode Quotes
Silas: (to Nadia) Even though my brain is on the fritz, due to an ex-fiance stalker witch that can't seem to take a hint, that doesn't mean that I'm not still brilliant and crafty and becoming rapidly well versed in the power of cell phone tracking.
(Nadia hangs up the phone)
Katherine: Little tip, woman to woman, don't piss off the diabolical ones.

Stefan: So, why did you call me?
Damon: Same reason you answered. You need help, and I want to help you.

Damon: Do you want to explain to me why I just killed my brother?
Silas: Well, Tessa's spell mentally linked us. I lost my psychic abilities, Stefan lost his memories.
Damon: And this severed the link?
Silas: Yes, Damon. I can read your mind again. No, I'm not lying, and maybe you enjoy breaking your brother's neck just a little too much.
Damon: Sold.

Tyler: Look, Car, I didn't come back here just to get you in bed.
Caroline: I know! It's just a happy by-product of us being in school together.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Monster's Ball

'Monster's Ball' is the title of a film from 2001 starring Halle Berry.

Bonnie and Clyde: Caroline tells Tyler that she got them 'Bonnie and Clyde' costumes for the ball.

'Bonnie and Clyde' were American outlaws and robbers who operated during the 1930's.

James Dean: Stefan is dressed as James Dean for the Whitmore ball.

James Dean was a famous American actor.

Anne Boleyn: Elena and Damon go to the Whitmore ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII.

Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536.

Cleopatra: Tessa goes to the Whitmore ball dressed as Cleopatra.

Cleopatra VII Philopator was a pharaoh in Ancient Egyptian times.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 4: Everyone held a funeral for Bonnie at the end of 5x04 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" after finally finding out she died.

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 5, Episode 4: After being attacked by Stefan in 5x04 "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Caroline fed Jesse her blood to keep him alive. Professor Maxfield then killed Jesse at the end of the episode so that he would transition into a vampire.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Caroline Dries
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young  |  Melinda Hsu
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorMarc Pollon
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  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
Key GripJoe Kraft
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Transportation CoordinatorKeith N. Collis
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Script SupervisorLori Grabowski
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
GafferStar Barry
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Post Production CoordinatorDevon Turner
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistDavid Abbott (4)
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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