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The Vampire Diaries: Dead Man on Campus

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

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 2J7508
Airdate: Thursday November 21st, 2013


Guest Stars
Kendrick SampsonKendrick Sampson
As Jesse
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore

Co-Guest Stars
Rebecca KoonRebecca Koon
As Old Woman
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
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.67 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BarcelonaSlipping AwayCarline shows Jesse how to heal using his blood.
Cage The ElephantCome a Little CloserJesse dances with Caroline at the party.
David Gray (1)The Other SideStefan reads Katherine's letter to Nadia.
Digital DaggersBad IntentionsKatherine drinks and talks to Matt at the bar.
Icona PopAll NightAaron and Elena talk about Wes at the party.
Joshua RadinMy My LoveBonnie tells Jeremy she misses doing magic.
Martin SolveigThe Night Out (Single Version)Caroline and Elena talk about Jessie at the party.
New PoliticsHarlemBonnie makes a video in her dorm for her mother.

Episode Quotes
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.

Episode Goofs

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.

Factual Error:

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.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Dead Man on Campus

'Dead Man on Campus' is the title of a film from 1998 starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott.

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.

Frankenstein: 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.'

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 7: Silas, Tessa and Amara all died in 5x07 "Death and the Maiden."

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.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerKevin Williamson  |  Caroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young  |  Melinda Hsu
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerKellie Cyrus  |  Ani Arutyunyan
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorMarc Pollon
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  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
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
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistMark Sanchez (1)
General ForemanTommy Bruce (1)
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
1st Assistant Camera AAl Cohen
2nd Assistant Camera AMike Torino
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