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When Stefan tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena, her first instinct is to call Damon. At the same time, Damon is trying to figure out how to make a disturbing confession to Elena. While going through Dr. Wes' files, Caroline discovers a frightening secret, and is surprised when Enzo appears, claiming to have the solution everyone is searching for. At Enzo's insistence, Caroline asks Stefan to meet her at a mysterious location where they are joined by a group of Travelers, including Sloan, who reveals new information on the importance of doppelgangers. During spring break on a mostly deserted Whitmore campus, Elena runs into Luke, a student who seems to know her, though she has no memory of meeting him. Recently dumped by his boyfriend, Luke proposes that he and Elena spend the break getting drunk together, but she sends him off on an urgent mission to find Bonnie and the "newbie" witch, Liv. Damon finally tells Elena the truth about his recent activities, and they come to a new agreement about their relationship.
Ratings: 2.28 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.
Elena: The last thing I remember I was running through the woods, and my head felt like it was being attacked by Katherine's whole life. Then I saw Damon, I threw my arms around him, then...nothing.
Stefan: Yeah, that was about three weeks ago.
Elena: Three weeks ago?! Wow, three weeks...huh. Yet it took one second for Katherine to infect me with some virus that makes me want to kill all my friends.
Stefan: Well, you know Katherine. She's not about to go out without a grande finale.
Damon: Hilarious. Give me the damn cup. Wipe that smile off your face.
Jeremy: Hey, you're lucky I'm even helping you, considering the last thing you did for me was tell Enzo to strangle me to death.
Damon: Quit crying. You're still around.
Liv: I mean, you gotta admit, it was pretty rad. I locked a vampire in her dorm with an invisible seal. I mean, how many newbie witches have that on their resume?
Bonnie: If they do, they don't brag about it as loudly.
Elena: Distract me!
Damon: Alright...what are you wearing?
Elena: Damon, come on. Tell me, what else have I missed?
Damon: Okay, okay, okay. Let's see. Umm, it's been unseasonably cold. Jeremy bought a bunch of new X-Box games that are ridiculously loud and obnoxious. Tyler had a party, it was lame. Ooh! Did you hear the gossip?
Elena: What gossip?
Damon: Caroline and the original hybrid sitting in a tree...
While You Were Sleeping
'While You Were Sleeping' could refer to a large variety of things, including a 1995 film starring Sandra Bullock
Caroline calls Wes "Dr. Creepenstein" when she is talking to Stefan on the phone about the venom.
This is a reference to Dr. Frankenstein, the fictional main character from Mary Shelley's
1818 novel 'Frankenstein.'
Season 5, Episode 16:
Both Katherine and Nadia died in 5x16 "Gone Girl
," but Katherine injected herself with the Augustine venom first so that Elena would be sick.
Season 5, Episode 11:
Caroline admitted to Klaus that she had strong feelings for him in 5x11 "500 Years of Solitude
" and they slept together.