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Stefan decides to intervene with Damon when his behavior escalates, Elena asks to tag along but has her own reasoning as to why. Dr. Wes tests Damon's friendship with Enzo by asking for help from the Travelers. Matt has a heart to heart with Nadia and gets help to protect Elena, however this ends up in a violent argument. After the argument Stefan tries comforting Caroline, when the pair make a horrifying discovery.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x14
Production Number: 2J7514
Airdate: Thursday February 27th, 2014

Director: Michael Allowitz
Writer: Brian Young

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 01, 2014


Guest Stars
Michael MalarkeyMichael Malarkey
As Enzo (Damon's Vampire Friend)
Olga FondaOlga Fonda
As Nadia (Daughter Of Katherine, Member Of The Travellers)
Rick CosnettRick Cosnett
As Doctor Wesley "Wes" Maxfield (Professor, Performing Augustine Experiments)

Co-Guest Stars
Ryan KesslerRyan Kessler
As John (Newly Turned Vampire)
Alyssa LewisAlyssa Lewis
As Traveler #1
Cedric L. HatcherCedric L. Hatcher
As Traveler #2
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
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.03 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) and Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: This episode is dedicated "In Loving Memory of Sarah Jones 1986-2014". Sarah Jones was a Second Camera Assistant who worked on 'The Vampire Diaries' until her death on February 20, 2014.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CompanyPoisonous SpiderKatherine and Nadia meet up at the diner.
Imagine DragonsRadioactiveDamon feeds on a new vampire while Enzo watches.
LeaguesYou Belong HereKatherine sabotages Stefan's car.
Ă–rstenFleur BlancheKatherine kisses Stefan after showering.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: I shouldn't have let him go.
Caroline: No! Uh-uh, no. You are not turning Damon's roosting chickens into a Stefan Salvatore guilt trip. No one could have stopped him from going after Wes the other night.
Stefan: Wes must have injected him with whatever he was going to give to Elena that makes vampires feed on vampires.
Caroline: Good news, bad news. Bad news is that when this happened to Jessie we had to kill him, but the good news is...uhh...I'm sorry, usually there is some good news.

Katherine: You ever think about getting a new car?
Stefan: What are you talking about, this car is a classic!
Katherine: Yeah, and so is the Wright Brothers' plane, but you don't see people still flying around in that thing.

Caroline: Thank you. It's good coffee, although I usually take mine with a little more awkward silence.
Tyler: Nice try, but you don't take anything with silence.

Stefan: What did you do, bring your entire closet?
Katherine: Well, I didn't know how long we'd be gone, and to be honest Damon's spiral's require a little more than an overnight bag.

Damon: I know you can't help yourself, but if you bring home a rabid animal you're going to get bit.
Stefan: I never should have told you to leave.
Damon: I'm going to kill you, Stefan. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but at some point I'm going to rip open your throat and you're going to die.
Stefan: Come on, Damon. You think I'm afraid of a ripper? Who do you think invented the word? You know that feeling you get when you're around vampire blood? That burning in your veins. I feel that on a daily basis, and there's a way to control it.
Damon: And let me guess, it'd bring you no greater pleasure than to teach me?
Stefan: No, that's a good guess, but right now I'm going to go get you a little more vervaine and then I'm going to have a drink and let you think about what a royal pain in the ass you've been lately.

Episode Goofs

When Damon and Katherine arrive at the motel, Katherine goes to the bar and grabs two glasses off the counter, leaving the small glasses of alcohol on the counter. The camera switches to Stefan, and when it switches back, Katherine is suddenly holding only one glass and in the other hand the alcohol.

Cultural References
Episode Title: No Exit

'No Exit' could be a reference to a number of different things. 'No Exit' is the title of a 1944 French play by Jean-Paul Sartre, a 2008 film by Britt Pitre and a television series from 1972.

Goldilocks: When Katherine calls Nadia to ask her what is going on with Matt, she calls Caroline "Goldilocks," and calls Tyler "the big bad wolf."

'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' is the title of a nursery rhyme about a young girl with golden blonde hair.

The Wright Brothers: Elena compares Stefan's car to the Wright Brothers' plane when he calls it a classic.

Orville and Wilbur Wright, known as 'The Wright Brothers,' were inventors who built the world's first successful airplane and flew it on December 17, 1903.

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.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerLeslie Morgenstein  |  Caroline Dries  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Melinda Hsu  |  Brian Young
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine
Associate ProducerAni Arutyunyan  |  Kellie Cyrus
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
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Boom OperatorMatt Robinson
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Special Effects CoordinatorDavid Fletcher (1)
Makeup ArtistMark Sanchez (1)
Sound UtilityBen Farthing
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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