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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
Ratings: 2.59 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast members Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.
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 Title: Handle With Care
'Handle With Care' is the title of a song from 1988 by the Travelling Wilburys.
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
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.
Silas calls himself a supernatural Madonna, because he keeps reinventing himself.
is an American singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist.
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