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The Vampire Diaries: Death and the Maiden

While Elena and Damon try to explain Amara's situation to Stefan, Dr. Wes gives Katherine some deeply disturbing news. Nadia shows up at Caroline's dorm room, searching for Katherine. After a surprising conversation with Amara, Jeremy and Bonnie share a glimmer of hope. Silas fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Production Number: 2J7507
Airdate: Thursday November 14th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Dec 10, 2013


Guest Stars
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As Qetsiyah/Tessa
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield

Co-Guest Stars
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.72 Million Viewers

Casting: Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Nina Dobrev appears as all three doppelgängers in a single scene in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The AquatonesYouSilas talks to a young couple at the bus stop.
Christina GrimmieWith LoveBonnie says goodbye to Jeremy.
EjectaAfraid of the DarkElena tries to tell Stefan not to kill Silas.
The NationalDon't Swallow the CapSilas sits on the bus and talks to Damon.
The NeighbourhoodAfraidStefan buries Silas' body, End of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Elena: Morning, I made coffee. How did you sleep?
Stefan: Not great.
Elena: First night back in your own bed. Not as comfy as Tessa's couch, huh?
Stefan: If we're going to talk about Tessa I think I need that caffeine.

Jeremy: Bonn, there is something that I want to tell you. Actually, there are three things that I want to tell you.
Bonnie: Don't you dare give me a goodbye speech.
Jeremy: This is not a goodbye. That's the first thing.
Bonnie: Okay.
Jeremy: I know one way or another that you will always be here. The second is, thank you for giving your life up for me.
Bonnie: Jer...
Jeremy: And the third is--
Bonnie: Wait. Don't tell me. If you don't tell me then we'll have to wait until another time. Which means there'll be another time.

Dr. Maxfield: The patient is irritable, not sure if this is a symptom or a personality.
Katherine: (smashes his recorder) Personality. Now tell me what the hell is going on with me.

Damon: I was hoping we could talk.
Tessa: And I was hoping you were my Chinese food.

Amara: What is that?
Elena: It's Bonnie's grimoire.
Amara: A grim--what?
Katherine: It's a magic spell book, idiot.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Death and the Maiden

'Death and the Maiden' is the title of a film from 1994 starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Cast Away: Damon tells Stefan that Amara went crazy like "one of those deserted island guys that talk to volleyballs."

This is a reference to the 2000 film 'Cast Away,' starring Tom Hanks.

Helen of Troy: Tessa says that Amara was "the face that launched a thousand doppelgängers."

This is a reference to Helen of Troy being "the face that launched a thousand ships".

Alice in Wonderland: Tessa refers to Amara and Elena as "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum."

'Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum' are characters from Disney's 1951 feature film 'Alice in Wonderland,' based on the works by Lewis Carroll.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 6: Damon and Jeremy's plan to bring Bonnie back to life when Silas died in 5x06 "Handle With Care" fell through when Silas locked Tessa in her cabin.

Season 5, Episode 6: Silas found the body of Amara in 5x06 "Handle With Care" and brought her back to life.

Season 5, Episode 5: Tyler and Caroline broke up at the end of 5x05 "Monster's Ball."

Season 5, Episode 5: Damon fed Silas Katherine's blood, which contains the cure, in 5x05 "Monster's Ball," and although she was completely drained she still did not die.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerBrian Young  |  Melinda Hsu  |  Sonny Postiglione
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerKellie Cyrus  |  Ani Arutyunyan
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
Key GripJoe Kraft
Set DesignerWilliam F. Matthews (3)
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
GafferStar Barry
Director of PhotographyDarren Genet
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
AssistantTom Farrell
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistMark Sanchez (1)
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
Craft Service KeyAnthony Oliver (1)
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