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At Whitmore College, Elena and Caroline decide it's time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse suddenly needs Caroline's help. At Elena's request, Damon comes up with an effective method to get Wes to answer his questions. At the party, Elena finds that she and Aaron have a lot in common, and Caroline grows more concerned about Jesse. Meanwhile, Katherine does a favor for Matt and manages to get through to Stefan, who is still struggling to overcome the events of the summer. Finally, Bonnie does her best to cope with her new reality, and Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society.
Source: The CW
Ratings: 2.67 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.
Elena: Silas and Tessa are gone and you finally aren't.
Caroline: Which equals a massive cause for celebration!
Elena: Which equals a massive party. Hopefully...I mean, since each of us have only made one friend in college so far.
Caroline: And given that mine went radio silent after he kissed me. And yours was last seen after a tea party for a vampire hating secret society.
Bonnie: Augustine, right? The one who covered up your roommates death and wants to kick you off campus? What? I've kept up! The other side is boring, what else I am supposed to do?
Elena: Alright, so Augustine wants us gone. Who cares, it doesn't matter. It's not going to happen. We're moving on with out lives. Together, as functional vampires...former witch...anchor...thing?
Katherine: I want another drink.
Matt: No, you're drunk. You're scaring the customers.
Katherine: You realize that every time you say no, it makes you hotter, right?
Stefan: What are you doing?
Katherine: I told you, you either face your problems or you rot. I chose option three.
Stefan: And what problem has you jumping off of a clock tower?
Katherine: I'm dying, Stefan. I'm dying of old age.
Bonnie: (lighting candles) I'll admit it, I miss magic.
Jeremy: Step away from the candles.
When Elena hands the flyer for Bonnie's party to Aaron, she shows him the front of it. The camera angle changes, and Elena is instead holding the flyer out for him to grab and Aaron is taking it from her.
When Katherine tells Stefan that her daughter was ripped from her arms right after she was born, this is not entirely true. In the episode that showed Katerina's birth of Nadia, Katherine's father took the baby away before Katherine was every able to hold her.
Doogie Howser, M.D.:
Damon calls Dr. Wes 'Doogie.'
This is a reference to the television series 'Doogie Howser, M.D.
' that ran from 1989-1993.
Damon calls Dr. Wes "Dr. Frankenstein" while talking to Elena and Caroline.
This is a reference to the main character from Mary Shelley's
horror novel 'Frankenstein.'
Season 5, Episode 7:
Bonnie was brought back to life in 5x07 "Death and the Maiden
," through the death of Tessa.
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.