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The Vampire Diaries: Handle With Care

Silas happily announces his new goal to Damon and Elena, but they are skeptical when he promises to accomplish one important task in return for their help. Tessa confidently tells Stefan about her next move, then realizes that Silas has managed to outsmart her. A desperate Katherine discovers a new and unexpected consequence of becoming human again, and realizes she needs a new place to stay. In exchange for a spot in the dorm room, she offers to show Caroline how to get answers from Dr. Maxfield. Bonnie is touched by Jeremy's strength and determination to stand by her. Finally, Damon is stunned when he figures out the secret to Tessa's plan.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 2J7506
Airdate: Thursday November 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Dec 03, 2013


Guest Stars
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As Tessa
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore

Co-Guest Stars
Sabrina MayfieldSabrina Mayfield
As Dianne Freeman
Dean J. WestDean J. West
As Kristof
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: 2.59 Million Viewers

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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Delta RiggsStarsElena calls Damon while he drives in the car.
Dum Dum GirlsComing DownDamon introduces Elena to Amara.
Fitz & The TantrumsThe WalkerKatherine and Caroline drain Maxfield of vervain.
Fitz & The TantrumsSparkKatherine eats and talks to Aaron at the party.
Queens of the Stone AgeKeep Your Eyes PeeledDamon, Silas & Jeremy arrive at the warehouse.
Sleigh BellsBitter RivalsKatherine eats at the diner.
Tame ImpalaElephantTessa wakes up Stefan after their night drinking.
Wild BelleShineCaroline finds Katherine in her dorm room.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: Greetings! Good morning, frenemies. You know, I'm only a few hours into my old life as a witch, but somehow the sun feels warmer. Probably because I'm not cursed with having to outlive it anymore.
Damon: What's with the home invasion, Silas?
Silas: Well Damon, after 2000 years of a miserable existence I finally get to die.

Caroline: What the hell are you doing in my dorm Katherine?
Katherine: I just need a place to crash.
Caroline: What? I loathe you.
Katherine: I'm desperate, okay? Damon kicked me out. Stefan doesn't remember me, and I just spent my last twenty dollars on a meal that I didn't even get to enjoy.
Caroline: Aww, and how is any of this my problem?
Katherine: Look at you, moving out, giving up. It's very un-Caroline of you. You need me, bad.

Silas: Knock, knock...Knock, knock. Who's there?The mayor? The mayor who?
Damon: Well, who?
Silas: No one! That's the joke. No one's there because I killed the mayor.
Jeremy: You're a dick.

Silas: Men only, you're staying here!
Elena: Are you serious? He's not serious.
Damon: No, he's not serious.
Silas: Actually, I'm 100% serious. She's a freaky carbon-copy of my one true love, Amara. You can understand why I don't want to stare at her imposter face all day.
Damon: That makes no sense.
Silas: It would make complete sense if you were ever in love with somebody who looked exactly like her.
Elena: This is ridiculous. We're bringing my best friend back from the dead. I'm going.

Episode Goofs

The placement of Damon's hand on the crowbar changes multiple times throughout his phone conversation with Tessa.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Handle With Care

'Handle With Care' is the title of a song from 1988 by the Travelling Wilburys.

Snooki: Damon says sarcastically that the object they are looking for is hidden in Snooki's backyard in New Jersey.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a reality television star known for her appearance on the New Jersey based show 'Jersey Shore.'

Fatal Attraction: Elena tells Stefan that she stopped by to make sure that he hadn't had some sort of 'Fatal Attraction' spell cast on him.

'Fatal Attraction' is the title of a film from 1987 starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.

Pocahontas: Damon calls Jeremy Pocahontas and tells him to put his crossbow down.

'Pocahontas' was a Virginia Indian known for her involvement in the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

Madonna: Silas calls himself a supernatural Madonna, because he keeps reinventing himself.

Madonna is an American singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist.

Episode References
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.

Season 5, Episode 3: Stefan lost his memory in 5x03 "Original Sin" when Tessa used him to perform a spell on Silas.

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

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Caroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerBrian Young  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Melinda Hsu
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorAmy Schmidt
Second Assistant DirectorAlex Ostapiej
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Key GripJoe Kraft
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Script CoordinatorJeane Wong
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
GafferStar Barry
Director of PhotographyMike Karasick
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Assistant Production CoordinatorJessica Mason
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Post Production AssistantBrandon Hwang
Makeup ArtistMark Sanchez (1)
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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