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The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart

Caroline suggests that she, Elena and Bonnie attend a 'Bitter Ball' for broken-hearted students. Bonnie comes across a student dabbling in witchcraft called Liv. Matt and Nadia's relationship worries Tyler. Stefan makes a disturbing discovery that leads to a fraught conversation with Damon and Enzo. The research project Dr. Wes has been working on receives a donation from a new benefactor called Sloan. Damon and Enzo are still after revenge and try resorting to violence to get Jeremy and Bonnie to help them, but the consequences are horrifying.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 2J7513
Airdate: Thursday February 06th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 25, 2014

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Caitlin McHugh
As Sloan (Dr. Wes New Benefactor, Member Of The Travellers)
Michael Malarkey
As Enzo (Damon's Friend)
Olga Fonda
As Nadia Petrova (Daughter Of Katherine, Member Of The Travellers)
Penelope Mitchell
As Liv Parker (Witch In Bonnie's Class)
Rick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield (Professor, Performing Augustine Experiments)
Sabrina Mayfield
As Dianne Freeman (Head Of Security At Whitmore)
Shaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore (Corpse, Killed By Damon And Enzo)
Christopher Marrone
As Joey (Janitor Turned Into A Vampire By Wes Maxfield)
Main Cast
Nina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Zach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.16 Million Viewers

Trivia: There was a three week break following the airing of this episode due to scheduling conflicts because of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics starting February 7, 2014.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
American AuthorsBest Day of My LifeKatherine writes in her diary about being Elena.
BarcelonaBackgroundKatherine pretends to cry & asks Stefan for help.
BeginnersEver LoveCaroline shreds pictures while at the party.
A Great Big WorldSay Something Ft. Christina AguileraKatherine tells Stefan she'll help save Damon.
John NewmanLove Me AgainBonnie & Damon arrive at the Bitter Ball.
Jules LarsonI Want It AllKatherine asks Caroline advice on her earrings.
The NeighbourhoodFemale RobberyTyler, Matt and Nadia do shots at the Grill.
Pink FrostWho I Belong ToKatherine calls Nadia for advice.
The RivalIt Ain't OverTyler asks Nadia to do shots with him and Matt.
St LeonardsBest Part of MeKatherine dances with Stefan at the dance.
U.S. RoyaltyLady in WaitingEnzo and Damon interrogate Diane.

Episode Quotes
Caroline: So we all agree, no more moping about life's little failures, and no more dabbling in the dark arts of boyfriend's past. This is a fresh start.
Katherine: I couldn't agree more, I happen to love fresh starts.
Bonnie: Hey, I haven't been moping or dabbling.
Caroline: No one likes a bragger, Bonnie.

Tyler: Give me whatever will obliterate the memory of Caroline.
Matt: I thought you said you weren't drinking today.
Tyler: No, I said I wasn't drinking alone today. (about Nadia) She's new...
Matt: Whatever you're thinking, unthink it. That's Katherine's daughter, and the psycho doesn't fall far from the tree.
Nadia: I can hear you, you know.
Matt: You locked me in a safe and buried me alive

Damon: (as Bonnie and Jeremy kiss) It's like driving past a car crash, but you want to look away.
Bonnie: What are you doing here?
Damon: I tutor some kids in calculus. You know, I like giving back. Being a good role model. Kidding! I'm here to kidnap your boyfriend.

Damon: I happen to like my old sadistic self, Stefan. In fact I miss that guy, that guy was dumb enough to try and change himself to get a girl, so just get another hobby brother cause I'm not in the mood to be saved.
Enzo: What do you say? Should we get you a new hobby, golf, scrap-booking?
Damon: Scrap-booking.
Stefan: Come on, Damon. You're better than this.
Damon: On the contrary brother, I'm better like this.

Episode Goofs

When Bonnie, Caroline and Katherine (in Elena's body) arrive in class they all stand next to the aisle of seats while they talk about having a fresh start. Katherine is standing to the right of Caroline as Bonnie starts to file in to take her seat. When the camera angle changes, Katherine is suddenly standing next to Bonnie and about to sit down, now to the left of Caroline.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Total Eclipse of the Heart

'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is the title of a song by American music artist Bonnie Tyler.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 12: Mia successfully completed the spell in 5x12 "The Devil Inside" that would seal Katherine inside Elena's body and shut Elena out.

Season 5, Episode 12: After being rejected by who he thought was Elena, but was actually Katherine, Damon joined forces with Enzo in 5x12 "The Devil Inside" and attacked Aaron.

Season 5, Episode 12: Tyler found out that Caroline slept with Klaus when he overhead Katherine talking about it at the party in 5x12 "The Devil Inside."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJulie 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
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
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