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The Vampire Diaries: Fifty Shades of Grayson

Damon enlists Stefan's help to find Elena, when they decide to visit Aaron, Damon has shocking first hand knowledge about Aaron's family. Dr. Wes unleashes a secret weapon to try and stop Damon forcing him to deal with his past issues head on. Elena is horrified when she learns of Dr. Wes' dark history and what his ultimate goal is. Katherine asks Matt for help, soon realizing Nadia is the only one who can help her problem.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 2J7510
Airdate: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Director: Kellie Cyrus
Writer: Caroline Dries

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 04, 2014


Guest Stars
Michael MalarkeyMichael Malarkey
As Enzo
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore
Kayla MadisonKayla Madison
As Young Elena Gilbert

Co-Guest Stars
Jason MacDonald (1)Jason MacDonald (1)
As Dr. Grayson Gilbert
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.44 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Elena is Augustine patient number 83182.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alt-JFitzpleasureKatherine wakes up to find her hair falling out.
KodalineAll I WantKatherine falls down the stairs, End of episode.
LordeThe Love ClubMatt tries to help Katherine work out.
SaccoWhere It Ends, Where It BeginsDamon talks to Aaron after escaping his cell.
Yeah Yeah YeahsSlaveDamon tries to break out of his cell.

Episode Quotes
Katherine: What the hell happened to you?
Damon: Ditto. Elena's not here by any chance, is she?
Katherine: I haven't seen her. Not that I've been looking.
Damon: (yelling) Stef, you awake?
Katherine: You know, he hasn't seen her either. I know because we were together...all night.
Damon: Look, I've had a really crappy couple of days, okay? If you're implying what I think you're implying--
Katherine: Why? What were you thinking? That our hot naked bodies collided in one unforgettable night of passion?
Damon: I'm gonna barf.
Katherine: Right, then my work here is done. See you!

Stefan: Where the hell have you been?
Damon: Oh you know, being held against my will, shot in the head. Now I can't find Elena. How was your evening, anything out of the ordinary happen?

Aaron: Why don't you finish the rest of the story, Damon?
Stefan: I don't recall saying that you could talk. Did I say that he could talk?
Damon: I don't remember anything.
Stefan: I didn't think so.

Wes: Damon Salvatore is locked in an impenetrable and inescapable fortified cell.
Aaron: Or he's in front of me imagining what my kidney would taste like.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Fifty Shades of Grayson

'Fifty Shades of Grayson' is a play on words on the popular E. L. James novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 9: Katherine and Stefan kissed at the end of 5x09 "The Cell" after she helped him work on his PTSD.

Season 5, Episode 9: Elena was captured by the Augustine Society in 5x09 "The Cell" and began to be experimented on.

Season 5, Episode 9: Damon told Elena about his old cell mate, Enzo, in 5x09 "The Cell," who turns out to still be alive.

Season 5, Episode 8: Katherine tried to kill herself in 5x08 "Dead Man on Campus," but Stefan saved her life.

Season 5, Episode 8: Jesse died in 5x08 "Dead Man on Campus" after it was revealed that Dr. Wes was trying to make vampires that would feed on vampires.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerMelinda Hsu  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorTony Solomons
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 MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
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)
"B" Camera OperatorRob Robinson
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
1st Assistant Camera BColin Duran
2nd Assistant Camera BMarc Casey
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