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"The Vampire Diaries" Kill or Be Killed (2010)

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Original Air Date:
7 October 2010 (Season 2, Episode 5)
Mason earns the moonstone by telling Tyler how his Lockwood vampire curse was triggered in his student... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeff Woolnough 
Writing credits
Kevin Williamson (developed for television by) &
Julie Plec (developed for television by)

L.J. Smith (book)

Mike Daniels (written by) (as Michael Daniels)

Produced by
Elizabeth Craft .... consulting producer (as Liz Craft)
Mike Daniels .... co-producer
Caroline Dries .... supervising producer
Sarah Fain .... consulting producer
Bob Levy .... executive producer
Leslie Morgenstein .... executive producer
Julie Plec .... executive producer
Aida Rodgers .... co-producer
John Shiban .... co-executive producer
James L. Thompson III .... co-producer (as James Thompson)
J. Miller Tobin .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... producer
Kevin Williamson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Suby 
Cinematography by
Paul M. Sommers 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Erasmus 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
Art Direction by
Tim Beach 
Set Decoration by
Karen Bruck 
Makeup Department
Bryson Conley .... key hair stylist
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Katrina Suhre .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rudy A. Persico .... first assistant director
Tyler Romary .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nathan Alexander .... art department production assistant
Arma Benoit .... art department coordinator
Adam Chambers .... on-set dresser
Joe Connolly .... property master
Hank Curtis .... set dresser
William Anthony Duncan .... paint foreman
Damon Fishback II .... propmaker
Laurie Garner .... on-set dresser
Daphne Hayes .... set decoration buyer
Trent Hevener .... prop maker
Solomon King .... carpenter
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Larry Misselhorn .... head greensman
Nik Morgan .... set dresser
Nick Nelson .... scenic artist
Dan Post .... leadman
Taraja Ramsess .... props
Richard Salinas .... lead scenic artist
Monika van Schellenbeck .... set dresser
Amanda Ward .... prop assistant
John Weeks .... general foreman
Kari Lennox .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Sasser .... sound utility
Aron Siegel .... sound mixer: splinter unit
Jordan Wilby .... sound designer
Jordan Wilby .... sound effects editor
Allen Lee Williams III .... boom operator: splinter unit
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... 3d lead/compositor: Entity FX
Michael Armstrong .... data i/o: Entity FX
Pharoah Barrett .... 3d artist: Entity FX
Mat Beck .... senior visual effects supervisor
Michael Callahan .... 2d producion: Entity FX
Leslie Conover .... 3d artist: Entity FX
Dean Deakyne .... 3d artist: Entity FX
Jacob Debbs .... rotoscope artist: Entity FX
Brandon Flyte .... compositor: Entity FX
Kat Greene .... data i/o: Entity FX
Bob Hamel .... visual effects producer
Bob Hamel .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Brian Ali Harding .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX (as Brian Harding)
Seth Helpap .... rotoscope artist: Entity FX
Dong Joun Kim .... 3d production assistant: Entity FX
Maxx Lee .... systems engineer: Entity Fx
Ellyn Lewis .... visual effects general manager: Entity FX
Lisa Mosher .... visual effects coordinator: Entity FX
John Owens .... 3d artist: Entity FX
Rik Panero .... 3d artist: Entity FX
Mercedes Paulino .... compositor: Entity FX
Chad Reder .... compositor: Entity FX
Jeremy Renteria .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Billy Robinson .... rotoscope artist: Entity FX
Dan Rucinski .... visual effects executive producer: Entity FX
Paul Santagada .... compositor: Entity FX
Michael Scott .... compositor: Entity FX
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Martha Soehendra .... compositor: Entity FX
Takashi Takeoka .... compositor: Entity FX
John C. Wash .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jasi Cotton Lanier .... stunt double
Matt Brockman .... stunt double: Taylor Kinney (uncredited)
John Gilbert .... stunt double: Justin Geer (uncredited)
David Peirce .... stunt double: paul wesley (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dwight O. Campbell .... "a" second assistant camera
Marc Casey .... digital utility
Tyler Childs .... electrician
Brian Davis .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ulysses Domalaon .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey Engelson .... grip
William Frazier .... rigging electric best boy
Jay Kemp .... gaffer
Pierre O'Halloran .... "b" dolly grip
Pierre O'Halloran .... dolly grip
Derek Page .... lighting console programmer
Kelly Price .... grip
Robert Robinson .... camera operator
Randy Stewart .... electrician
Casting Department
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Joyce Kurtz .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aliyah I. Baynes .... set costumer
Steffany Bernstein .... costume supervisor
E. Dee Biddlecome .... key costumer
Shelby Davis .... additional costumer
Margaret Robbs .... key costumer
Sally Wilkerson .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Michael H. Friedlander .... assistant editor
Lucas Wolf .... post-production assistant
D.C. Cardinali .... hd dailies colorist (uncredited)
Scott Klein .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Christopher Mollere .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Keith N. Collis .... transportation coordinator
Sandy Davis .... dot compliance
Andy G. Strauss .... picture car captain
Other crew
Elysse Applebaum .... assistant to producers
Brian Bero .... weapon fabricator
Ryan Brunner .... set production assistant
Andrew Chambliss .... executive story editor
Amy Chance .... assistant production coordinator
Kellie Cyrus .... script supervisor
Matthew D'Ambrosio .... production assistant
Angie Dean .... assistant location manager
Timisha Goines .... security supervisor
Taylor W. Green .... production assistant
Jonathan Jansen .... location manager
Paula Kramer .... production coordinator
Brandon O'Neil Leonard .... set production assistant (as Brandon Leonard)
Ben McIver .... key assistant location manager
Jessica Ramsey .... personal assistant to mr. somerhalder
Danny Sconyers .... key assistant location manager
A. Rachel Tobias .... assistant to executive producer
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor
Brian Young .... story editor
John Albrecht .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Alexyz Danine Kemp .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Levinge .... payroll clerk (uncredited)
Daphne Miles .... writer assistant (uncredited)
David Peirce .... stand in for Ian Somerholder (uncredited)
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?
David J. Skal ... Himself
Angela Aleiss ... Herself - Interviewed
Julie Plec ... Herself
Katherine Graham ... Bonnie Bennet

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Coreen Mayrs 
Art Direction by
Andy Amoroso (2009)
Andrew Amorroso 
Art Department
Mohamed AbouAhmed .... lead hand painter
Scanlan Backus .... scenic carpenter (2009-2010)
Houman Eshraghi .... illustrator (2009)
Martin Quesnel .... construction coordinator
Neil Westlake .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Millar Montgomery .... epk sound
Stephen Warner .... foley/adr recordist
Chad Sayn .... stunt rigger
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunt double
Loyd Bateman .... stunt double (2010) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pascal Jean Provost .... camera operator
Transportation Department
Bubba Thrift .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Crystal Braunwarth .... clearance coordinator
Crystal Braunwarth .... script coordinator
Mike Liesemer .... location production assistant (2009)
Sheri Mayervich .... location manager
Candice Preddy .... second assistant production coordinator
Devin Taylor .... playback editor (2009)
Max Torroba .... playback coordinator (2009)
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

42 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Stefan says Mason only has superhuman abilities during the full moon. However, at the carnival Stefan learned that Mason has superhuman strength even without a full moon when they arm wrestled, and Damon witnessed Mason's superhuman strength and agility when Mason fought a carny.See more »
Damon Salvatore:[Appears behind Stefan] What are you doing?
Stefan Salvatore:Negotiating peace on your behalf.
Damon Salvatore:But I don't want peace!
Stefan Salvatore:Well, consider it opposite then.
Damon Salvatore:Stefan. Please tell me you don't seriously think a handshake just solved our problem?
Stefan Salvatore:No actually, I think that the first chance Mason Lockwood gets he's going to drive a stake through your heart... and then through mine, all because you took it upon yourself to try and kill him. So thank you, because we don't have enough problems!
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Disclosing Secrets, 11 September 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mason discloses to Tyler how he triggered the Lockwood family curse and turned into a werewolf when he accidentally killed his friend Jimmy in Florida. Meanwhile Stefan and Elena decide to simulate a fight to lure Katherine. Stefan, Damon and Mason go to a picnic and Mason tells to Liz that Stefan and Damon are vampires. Then Mason goes to the woods and Stefan and Damon confront him, but the Salvatore brothers are hit by Liz and two deputies and Liz injects them with verbena. Tyler discloses the secret of his family to Jeremy and he decides to give the moonstone to Mason. Caroline is forced to expose herself to her mother to save Stefan and Damon. Mason brings the stone to a car parked in a dark area and delivers it to Katherine, who had plotted the attack of Jimmy.

"Kill or Be Killed" is an engaging episode of "The Vampire Diaries" where secrets are disclosed: Mason to Tyler about the Lockwood family curse; Mason to Liz about who the Salvatore brothers really are; Tyler to Jeremy about the curse of his family; and Caroline to Liz about what she has become. However the secret of the moonstone is still a mystery to be revealed on the next episodes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Kill or Be Killed"

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