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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
Ratings: 2.07 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast member Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) does not appear in this episode.
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.
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.
'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.
Stefan is dressed as James Dean for the Whitmore ball.
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.
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.