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The Vampire Diaries: 500 Years of Solitude

Face to face with a new crisis, Katherine remembers giving up her daughter in 1490. As her health deteriorates, Stefan makes Elena, Caroline and Bonnie aware of her condition. Damon, Matt and Jeremy remember Katherine's more notorious moments. Nadia has a plan that will protect her mother forcing Stefan and Elena to help her out. Caroline realizes she hasn't filled Elena in on the latest gossip. Elena and Katherine share a unexpected connection.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 2J7511
Airdate: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 11, 2014
NZ (2) Apr 25, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Emily Bennett
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson
David AndersDavid Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert
Joseph MorganJoseph Morgan
As Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson
Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers

Guest Stars
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova

Co-Guest Stars
Oleg SapoundjievOleg Sapoundjiev
As Katerina's Father
Sia SapoundjievaSia Sapoundjieva
As Katerina's Mother
Taylor TreadwellTaylor Treadwell
As Mia
Madison ConnollyMadison Connolly
As Sister Petrova
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
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.72 Million Viewers

Trivia: This is the 100th episode of 'The Vampire Diaries.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FrayLove Don't DieCaroline and Bonnie try to cheer Elena up.
Jagwar MaCome Save MeEveryone drinks and tells stories about Katherine.
PassengerLet Her GoVicki uses Bonnie to send Matt a message.
Sarah BlaskoIllusory LightStefan says goodbye to Katherine.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Rule number one, think of the worst thing Katherine Pierce has ever done to you. Rule number two, think of the glory of her impending death. Rule number three, if you come across something that's worse, which you will, repeat rules one and two. She pretended to be buried in a tomb for 145 years while I waited for her lying ass. Wait, does that beat pretending to be Elena and kissing me on the front porch of your old house?
Jeremy: I don't think so.
Damon: I don't think so either. (grabs a drink for Matt) Quarterback, go!
Matt: Uhh...
Damon: Think on that. (hands Jeremy a drink) Little Gilbert?
Jeremy: She fed me to Silas and I died.
Damon: Doozy.
Jeremy: Then she made me crash my car into a pole and left me for dead...again.
Damon: Double doozy, drink.

Katherine: They're talking about me, aren't they?
Stefan: No, they're reminiscing.

Liz: Put the pillow down, Damon.
Damon: Liz!
Liz: If you kill her, it's murder. I'm going to have to take you in, lock you up...there's all that paperwork.

Cultural References
The Wizard of Oz: Damon says, about Katherine, "Ding-dong. Does that mean the witch is dead?"

This is a reference to the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz,' starring Judy Garland. The original line is "Ding, dong the witch is dead."

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 10: Both Elena and Damon escaped from the Augustine Society in 5x10 "Fifty Shades of Grayson."

Season 5, Episode 10: Katherine fell down the stairs at the end of 5x10 "Fifty Shades of Grayson" while making plans to leave with Nadia.

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

Season 5, Episode 10: Damon broke up with Elena at the end of 5x10 "Fifty Shades of Grayson."

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 ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Supervising ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young
ProducerBrett Matthews  |  Pascal Verschooris
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorMarc Pollon
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorTony Griffin
Second Assistant DirectorBrandon O'Neil Leonard
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Key GripJoe Kraft
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Assistant EditorKchris De Gelsey
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
GafferStar Barry
Director of PhotographyDarren Genet
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)
Set CostumerLa Shan Knox  |  Brandon Bernard
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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