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The Vampire Diaries: While You Were Sleeping

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.

Source: CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x16
Production Number: 2J7516
Airdate: Thursday March 20th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 15, 2014


Guest Stars
Caitlin McHughCaitlin McHugh
As Sloan (Dr. Wes Benefactor, Member Of The Travellers)
Chris BrochuChris Brochu
As Luke Parker (Brother Of Liv Parker)
Michael MalarkeyMichael Malarkey
As Enzo (Damon's Vampire Friend)
Penelope MitchellPenelope Mitchell
As Liv Parker (Young Witch At Whitmore College)
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Aaron Whitmore (Apears In Hallucination)
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.28 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast member Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Courtney BarnettAvant GardenerLiv brags about her spell to Bonnie at the bar.
Empire Of The SunAliveElena's flashback to Katherine dancing at a bar.
LaurelFire BreatherElena and Damon sleep together.

Episode Quotes
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...
Elena: No!
Damon: Yep.

Episode Goofs

When Elena has a hallucination of Aaron Whitmore, he appears with blood on her neck. The camera angle changes, and when it changes back, the blood pattern on his neck has changed slightly.

Cultural References
Episode Title: While You Were Sleeping

'While You Were Sleeping' could refer to a large variety of things, including a 1995 film starring Sandra Bullock.

Dr. Frankenstein: 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.'

Episode References
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 13: Damon was given the serum in 5x13 "Total Eclipse of the Heart" that makes him want to feed on vampires.

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.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Caroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerMelinda Hsu  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Brian Young
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine  |  Brett Matthews
Associate ProducerKellie Cyrus  |  Ani Arutyunyan
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorTony Solomons
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  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
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorMichael Ward
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Key Makeup ArtistDanlee Winegar
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistAmber Crowe
Producers AssistantPippa Von Etzdorf
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
Department Head Make-up ArtistTarra D. Day
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