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The Vampire Diaries: Resident Evil

Both Stefan and Elena are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams, who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo gives Damon unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv enlists Matt, Jeremy and Tyler to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x18
Airdate: Thursday April 17th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV two) Apr 17, 2014
UK (itv2) Apr 29, 2014
NZ (2) Jun 13, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (4 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Jasmine Guy
As Sheila Bennett (Bonnie's Grandmother, On The Other Side)

Guest Stars
Chris Brochu
As Luke Parker (Brother Of Liv Parker, Warlock)
Marguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Mother)
Michael Malarkey
As Enzo (Damon's Vampire Friend)
Penelope Mitchell
As Liv Parker (Young Witch At Whitmore College)
Raffi Barsoumian
As Markos (Leader Of The Travellers)

Co-Guest Stars
Kayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan (Seen On The Other Side)
Nathaniel Buzolic
As Kol Mikaelson (Seen On The Other Side)
Main Cast
Nina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Katerina Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.66 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' was directed by Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore).

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Angus StoneIt Was BlueLiv tells Matt and Tyler to stab themselves.
The Lonely ForestWarm/HappyElena has a vision at the bar with Caroline.
M83OutroElena tells Damon about her visions.
The New DivisionKidsCaroline talks to Enzo on the phone.
Sara HickmanMad WorldElena has a dream about meeting Stefan.
WolfmotherWomanEnzo and Damon talk about Elena and play pool.

Episode Quotes
Enzo: So, you broke up, that I get. Then you slept together. Not smart, but again, I get it. Now, here's where it get's a bit hazy for me. You went to a parent teacher conference.
Damon: Jeremy's was having some trouble at school.
Enzo: Right...and then the kicker. You offer to drive her back to campus and she says she can't be around you. I mean, I'm just confused even thinking about it. I can't imagine how you feel.
Damon: I'm fine, we're just taking some time apart.
Enzo: Yeah, of course. The friends phase, where you, her friend, watches as she moves on with her life. Finds a new boyfriend. Perhaps a nice gentleman from a fraternity.

Elena: Caroline, if you bite your tongue any harder you'll bleed. Say it.
Caroline: It's Psych 101. Actually, it's whatever comes before 101. You told Damon that you couldn't see him anymore and now you're having dreams about Stefan.

Elena: Can we not do this.
Damon: We're not doing anything, and I think that's part of the problem. We're just standing...clothed...standing...doing nothing.
Elena: I mean the whole strange, awkward, don't know how to act part.
Damon: Oh.

Stefan: You know how sometimes you feel crazy and you call me and I tell you that you're not crazy?
Caroline: Even though most of the time I am.
Stefan: Well, I need you to tell me that I'm not crazy.
Caroline: Uh, no promises.

Episode Goofs

When Matt gets stabbed in the neck, the pattern of blood on his hand changes between camera angles.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Resident Evil

'Resident Evil' is the title of a film from 2002 starring Milla Jovovich.

Episode References
Season 5, Episode 16: Elena and Damon broke up at the end of 5x16 "While You Were Sleeping," but then immediately slept together.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCaroline Dries  |  Leslie Morgenstein  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Julie Plec
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris
Supervising ProducerBrian Young  |  Sonny Postiglione  |  Melinda Hsu
ProducerBrett Matthews
Co-ProducerRebecca Sonnenshine  |  Trish Stanard
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
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